LAFCU Wins 4 National Awards in SIAA Competition

    LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has won four national awards in the 20th annual Service Industry Advertising Awards (SIAA) competition, with three entries receiving top honors in their respective categories.

    A public relations campaign promoting the credit union’s comprehensive personal finance course, an internal communications campaign promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, and the 12-week Shields Up! Campaign, which educated LAFCU employees about the dangers of cyberthreats, were recognized with Gold Award distinctions.

    “LAFCU is committed to its communities, members and staff and this national recognition shows the credit union’s commitment to making a positive impact through the critically important topics we address, both internally and externally, and the fantastic partnerships we form with other local businesses,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer and chief diversity officer. “The LAFCU team looks forward to doing more impactful, innovative work in the coming year and beyond.”

    Entries earning Gold Awards and their SIAA categories are:

    • Shields Up!  ­– Electronic Advertising
    • DEI Internal Communication Program – Equality & Diversity Promotion
    • Pathway to Financial Transformation – Total Public Relations Campaign

    Earning a Bronze Award was the PR campaign announcing the partnership between LAFCU and Quality Dairy to offer LAFCU ATMs in all Quality Dairy locations.

    • Spot the Savings – Total Public Relations Campaign

    The winning entries were created in partnership with Publicom, Inc., a full-service marketing communications firm.

    Over 1,200 entries were submitted for this year’s SIAA competition, which recognizes service industry advertising excellence. A panel of judges selected 117 Gold, 59 Silver and 36 Bronze Award recipients based on execution, creativity, quality, consumer appeal and overall breakthrough content.