FWD Hong Kong earns host of prestigious awards for focus on community engagement
Sponsored campaigns designed to “Celebrate Living” met with critical acclaim
CHINA - Media
OutReach - 10 September 2020 - FWD Hong Kong ("FWD") has won 29 marketing
and public relations (PR) awards so far this year for the breadth and creativity of
their recent community engagement campaigns, embodying our brand promise to "Celebrate
Living". The accolades include seven Marketing Event Awards, four Event
Marketing Awards, twelve PR Awards, two PR Awards Asia, one Bloomberg
Businessweek Financial Institution Awards, one MARKies Awards and two
Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards (see Table 1 for details).
Rolling out high-profile campaigns
is a long-held tradition at FWD. FWD's vision is to change the way people feel
about insurance, not only by offering innovative, easy-to-understand products
and services to serve different needs, but also by proactively engaging with the community and
sharing its passion to "Celebrate Living".
Ken Lau, FWD Managing Director
of Greater China and Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer explains: "'Celebrate
Living' encapsulates the value of living in the moment, seizing opportunities,
and embracing new life experiences. We've always sought to establish an intimate
connection with the community around shared values, and will continue striving
to share our passion through award-winning initiatives and campaigns."
of FWD's latest campaigns showcase the wide-ranging breadth of its community
FWD x "The World of Studio
Ghibli's Animation" exhibition enchants crowds
In 2019, FWD awakened some
of Hong Kong people's most treasured childhood memories. Critically acclaimed
and declared a "must see", the FWD x "The World of Studio Ghibli's Animation"
exhibition was a resounding success and positive coverage of the event spread
like wildfire on social media.
Studio Ghibli's films
inspire the audience to reflect on different stages of their lives, which
resonates with FWD's promise to empower people to fully unleash their passion
and pursue their life goals without hesitation. The popular campaign won 15
awards, such as Campaign of the Year at the PR Awards 2020 and Best Pop-up
Event at the Marketing Event Awards 2020.
the city's cultural heritage
FWD is proud of its Hong
Kong roots and actively seeks to celebrate and preserve the city's cultural
heritage for the enjoyment of the wider community and future generations. In
January 2020, FWD launched the "Hong Kong Story Walk -- Miniature Hong Kong" at
FWD HOUSE 1881, an exhibition featuring miniature replicas of classic Hong Kong
stories that evocate rituals, traditions, and memories. The event earned FWD
four awards with PR Awards 2020's Best PR Campaign -- Lifestyle and
From running the world's
coolest race to planting trees for a greener future
FWD is also committed to
its responsibility to fight climate change and the diverse threats posed to our
environment. For the fourth consecutive year, the insurer has
sponsored and actively participated in the North Pole Marathon, the "world's coolest
marathon", with the race aiming to advance ecological conservation.
What's more, FWD enrolled
four local influencers and runners who helped promote the planting of trees across
Southeast Asia, and worked with an Asian reforestation
enterprise, EcoMatcher, to plant 5,000 trees to offset carbon footprint. FWD's initiatives
won six awards, which includes four Gold awards for the Best Use of
Influencers/Advocates and Best Use of Social Media at the Marketing Event
Awards 2020, Best Sponsorship at the Event Marketing Awards 2020, and
Innovation in the Use of Celebrities or Public Figures at 2020 Asia-Pacific
plays its part in the fight against COVID-19
Designed in response to
the COVID-19 pandemic, the #stayhomemoments campaign aimed to help flatten the
curve of new COVID-19 infections by forming partnerships with popular merchants
such as foodpanda, Hong Kong Telecom and Trip.com to offer free protection for
Hong Kong citizens against the coronavirus and encourage them to stay home. The
#stayhomemoments earned three awards, such as PR Awards 2020's Best PR Campaign
Ken takes note of the
significance of the multiple accolades: "These awards are proof of our continued
efforts to inspire our community with a passion to live in the here and now. We
look forward to bringing new interactive experiences to the public, advancing
worthy causes ‑such as our shared heritage or the environment‑ and nurturing a
desire to cherish everything life has to offer."
Table 1: FWD swept away 29 marketing and PR awards in 2020
Innovation in the Use of Celebrities or Public Figures (Gold)
PR Awards 2020
Best Influencers Strategy (Silver)
Story Walk -- Miniature Hong Kong"
Marketing Event Awards 2020
Best Pop Up Event (Silver)
PR Awards Asia 2020
Experiential PR --1881 Miniatures (Bronze)
PR Awards 2020
Best PR Campaign: Lifestyle and Entertainment (Gold)
Best Storytelling Strategy (Silver)
FWD #stayhomemoment Campaign
PR Awards 2020
Best PR Campaign: Partnership/Sponsorship (Gold)
Best Use of Social Media (Silver)
Best PR Campaign: Public Awareness (Bronze)
FWD brought home with its unique and innovative campaigns 12 awards in
PR Awards 2020, including the grand recognition, Best of Show -- Brand in 2020.
With the brand promise "Celebrate Living" always in mind, FWD sought to
establish an intimate connection with the community and bring world-class
events to the public, with campaigns well recognised at the Event Marketing
Awards 2020 with 4 awards which include two Best Sponsorship awards.
FWD x "The World of Studio Ghibli's Animation" and FWD North Pole
Marathon garnered two innovation awards from the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards
In June, FWD won 11 awards in the Bloomberg Businessweek Financial Institution
Awards with FWD x "The World of Studio Ghibli's Animation" earning the Integrated
Marketing -- Branding Promotion (Outstanding) award.
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About FWD Hong Kong & Macau
FWD Hong Kong
offers life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, and
financial planning. Its life insurance and general insurance operating entities
have been assigned strong financial strength ratings by international rating
agencies -- FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited (incorporated in Bermuda
with limited liability) is rated "A3" by Moody's and "A" by Fitch; and FWD
General Insurance Company Limited is rated "A" by Fitch. FWD Macau provides a
suite of life and medical insurance.
FWD Hong Kong &
Macau is a part of the FWD Group, the insurance business of investment group,
Pacific Century Group. FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand,
Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Malaysia.
By creating fresh customer
experiences with easy-to-understand products supported by digital technology,
FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel