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Alera Group HR Communications Agency, Blue Communications, Celebrates Winning Multiple Hermes Creative Awards

June 27, 2023

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Deerfield, IL (June 27, 2023) — Alera Group specialty practice Blue Communications received six awards at this year's Hermes Creative Awards, adding to honors the agency has received from one of the world’s most prestigious creative competitions.

Among the nation’s premier HR communications agencies, Blue specializes in internal communications; wellbeing program development; diversity, equity and inclusion; culture and strategy, development and implementation; and organizational change management. Alera Group acquired the agency in the fall of 2021.

Blue Communications’ 13-year streak of winning Hermes Creative Awards is a testament to the company’s exemplary skills in creative conceptualization, campaign development and implementation across both traditional and emerging media platforms. The agency’s leading HR communications solutions have helped businesses navigate significant benefits, compensation, organizational, workforce and business changes with effective communications strategies and creative campaigns.

Blue Communications’ winning entries included:

  • Gold Award: Amentum Live Well Golden Ticket Well-Being Challenge

  • Gold Award: DXC Technologies Employee Benefits Website          

  • Platinum Award: Stanford 2023 Open Enrollment    

  • Honorable Mention: SMBC 2023 Open Enrollment and HR Brand  

  • Honorable Mention: AECOM Kudos Challenge        

  • Honorable Mention: AECOM Super 6 Challenge.    

To learn more about Hermes Creative Awards and to see all winners, click here.

"These accolades represent Blue Communications' unwavering commitment in supporting our clients' marketing and communications needs while translating their ideas into captivating, creative work," said Sally Prather, Executive Vice President and Employee Benefits Practice Leader at Alera Group. "Strong communication serves as the vital link that empowers individuals to fully harness and optimize their employee benefits. It not only enables them to effectively navigate the system but also helps with maximizing utilization.”

Since 2007, Blue Communications has earned 50 awards from the Hermes program, which this year received more than 6,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and almost 30 other countries. Judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), the winners were named in more than 200 categories, grouped under advertising, publications, marketing/branding, integrated marketing, public relations/communications, electronic media and pro bono.

“It is an honor and privilege to win multiple Hermes Creative Awards with our client partners,” said Pam Little, Managing Partner at Blue Communications. “These awards are a testament to the dedication and work we put in with our clients to deliver exceptional campaigns and experiences for their employees and families. We are proud to be recognized among the best in our industry, and we look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in partnership with our clients.”

Earlier this year, Blue was awarded AVA Digital Awards for AECOM’s Global Well-Being Website and DXC Technologies’ Employee Benefits Website. For more information, please visit: https://bluecommunications.com/awards/.


About Alera Group  

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and wealth services firm with more than $1.1 billion in annual revenue, offering comprehensive employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan services and wealth services solutions to clients nationwide. By working collaboratively across specialties and geographies, Alera Group’s team of more than 4,000 professionals in more than 180 offices provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit https://aleragroup.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn.