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CAS Receives Industry Awards for Marketing and Communications

The Casualty Actuarial Society has won three coveted EXCEL Awards for exemplary marketing and communications work over the past year for a special issue of the CAS Future Fellows newsletter, a social media campaign for the 2017 CAS Annual Meeting and an advertisement about CAS diversity efforts. The EXCEL Awards, hosted by Association Media & Publishing, recognizes excellence in nonprofit association marketing and communications. Winners of the highly competitive contest, which received over 800 entries this year, were honored at the EXCEL Awards Gala on June 25 in Washington, D.C.

Staffers show off awards that the CAS received at the Association Media & Publishing EXCEL Awards Gala on June 25. Left to right, are Jessica Whelan, public relations coordinator; Mike Boa, chief communications officer; Kate Niswander, marketing and communications manager; and Elizabeth Smith, publications manager.

The complete listing of awards includes:

  • A bronze award in the category of “Editorial Excellence (Print)” for CAS Future Fellows newsletter.
    Future Fellows, the CAS’s quarterly newsletter dedicated to providing information and resources to CAS candidates, was recognized for its December 2017 newsletter, an issue reporting solely on the transition to Technology-Based Examination.
  • A bronze award in the category of Social Media Campaign (Event/Convention) for the 2017 CAS Annual Meeting.
    The #CASAnnual campaign was executed on a variety of social media platforms before, during and after the meeting last November. The campaign includes elements such as a social media toolkit for speakers, a daily Twitter contest for attendees and a custom Snapchat filter.
  • A silver award in the category of “Advertisement Single Piece” for the CAS Diversity ad.
    This advertisement was featured in the program guide at the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) 2017 Annual Meeting. The graphic reflects the CAS’s ongoing commitment to supporting and promoting diversity in the actuarial profession as well as its proud sponsorship of IABA.

Association Media & Publishing will showcase EXCEL Award winners in the August/September issue of its Signature magazine.