GONG COMMUNICATIONS AND LLOYD’S OF LONDON WIN MARKETING WEEK’S DIVERSITY CHAMPION AWARD FOR DIVE IN FESTIVAL
London, 13 May 2016: Praised as a ‘bold and brave’ event, the Dive In Festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance has won a prestigious industry award. Curated by Gong for our client Lloyd’s of London, Dive In won the Diversity Champion category at the Marketing Week awards beating off some stiff competition. The judges also said: “Dive In ran a prominent event and really made their mark ensuring they are committed for the long term.”
The award was presented by Sir Lenny Henry at a glittering ceremony at the Roundhouse in London on May 12th.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Dive In has received this high profile recognition,” commented Narda Shirley, managing director at Gong Communications. “It was an honour to have been an integral part of a very exciting ‘first’ for the insurance industry with a wide-ranging brief spanning branding, video, events and workshops. Dive In 2016 is already looking even bigger and better!”
Following on from the hugely successful 2015 event, Gong has been re-appointed by Lloyd’s to curate Dive In on behalf of the Inclusion@Lloyd’s steering group. This year’s festival will be held between 27th-29th Sept 2016 and will include branded events across the globe as well as expanded participation outside the Lloyd’s Market.
GONG COMMUNICATIONS RE-APPOINTED TO DIVERSITY FESTIVAL BRIEF FOR LLOYD’S INSURANCE MARKET
3 May 2016, London: Gong Communications has been re-appointed to manage diversity and inclusion communications for the Lloyd’s insurance market. Following on from the hugely successful 2015 event, Gong will again curate Dive In, the first London insurance market-wide diversity and inclusion festival on behalf of the Inclusion@Lloyd’s steering group.
Pauline Miller, head of diversity and inclusion at Lloyd’s, said: “Gong’s team delivered superb results last year and they were always on hand to help with a busy programme of activity. I’m grateful that we are able to continue our relationship. I look forward to their support promoting the events and engaging with audiences at this year’s festival.”
Dive In – four days of inspirational speakers, workshops, videos, branding and events – has been shortlisted for five industry awards: as a ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ nominee for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, ‘Diversity Champion’ for the Marketing Week Awards, ‘Best Insurance Event’ for the Insurance PR & Marketing Awards, in the diversity category at the British Insurance Awards and as lead agency for the event, Gong Communications has been shortlisted for the Sabre EMEA ‘Cause-relatedmarketing’ Award.
Narda Shirley, managing director at Gong Communications, said: “To see Dive In recognised in this way is very exciting and testament to months of hard work, creativity and a very successful collaboration with the Inclusion@Lloyd’s team; our warmest congratulations to everybody involved. We look forward to working closely together again this year as Dive In goes global.”
This year’s Dive In festival will be held between 27th-29th Sept 2016 and will include branded events across the globe as well as expanded participation outside the Lloyd’s Market.