UnitingCare Queensland’s Blue Care campaign has been recognised as a winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Marketing Awards category in the fifth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards today.
The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards® for sixteen years.
Nicknamed ‘The Stevies’ for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala banquet at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong on Friday, 1 June.
As part of a wider brand revitalisation project for Blue Care, this award celebrates the innovative work in evolving the brand and maintaining market presence in the competitive, contestable and continually changing aged care market.
UnitingCare Queensland’s (UCQ) Group Executive Customer Services, Tracey McFarland, said she was very proud to accept the award on behalf of Blue Care and UnitingCare Queensland’s Marketing Team.
"Working on the iconic Blue Care brand is a privilege for the team, and their efforts in revitalising the brand has enabled us to effectively engage with our customers in a meaningful and relevant way, regarding the services that Blue Care offers."
"Blue Care has been caring for Queenslanders for over 60 years, and the latest brand revitalisation campaign reflects this by highlighting Blue Care as a trusted advisor, providing information and personalised support to clients and their families," said Tracey.
Tracey said that the campaign was aimed at bringing to life Blue Care’s unique and respectful approach to providing person-centred care and supporting cherished relationships whilst guiding people through the aged care system.
"Supporting our clients and their families to live the best life possible at any stage of their life journey is the core focus of our Blue Care brand and it’s this focus that allows us to provide the best possible outcomes for our clients."
"We also acknowledge our creative partners at Clemenger BBDO and OMD Brisbane who have supported us throughout the development of this campaign; their partnership in bringing key insights to life creatively was very valuable."
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April. Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at http://Asia.Stevieawards.com.
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About Blue Care
Blue Care is Queensland’s largest not-for-profit provider of aged care living, help at home, respite support and retirement living, providing services from Thursday Island down to Coolangatta and as far west as Mt Isa and Charleville.
First established in 1953, Blue Care’s services are available to people of all ages and care needs, whether they require a high level of care or just some short term support until they are back on their feet. Blue Care makes the options clearer, the decisions easier and the outcomes better suited, so individuals and their families can live life their way.
Blue Care has 48 residential care facilities in Queensland and in the 2016-17 financial year supported over 63,000 with care services across the State.
About UnitingCare Queensland
UnitingCare Queensland provides health and community services to thousands of people every day of the year through its service groups, UnitingCare Child and Family Services, UnitingCare Hospitals, Blue Care and ARRCS (Australian Regional and Remote Community Services). As the health and community service provider of the Uniting Church we have supported Queensland communities for over 60years. Our 17,400 employees and 9,200 volunteers care for and support people from all walks of life, including older people, people with disability, children, families and Indigenous people.
For more information about UnitingCare Queensland please visit: www.unitingcareqld.com.au
About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors and partners of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include PR Newswire Asia and the Korea Business Communicators Association.