Award honors company’s video production and innovative media capabilities
Benefitfocus, Inc., a leading cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, announced its Media & Animation team won a coveted Bronze Telly Award in the Non-Broadcast: Craft-Motion Graphics/Design category at the 40th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and are judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, BuzzFeed and A&E Networks.
Benefitfocus Media & Animation develops custom videos for employers, insurance carriers and partners on the Benefitfocus BenefitsPlace platform. BenefitsPlace is the largest benefits platform in the industry, with over 25 million consumers connecting to industry recognized brands. The platform simplifies employee benefits enrollment, engagement and management. As part of that simplified benefits selection approach, Benefitfocus embeds videos to educate consumers about their benefit offerings and help them make informed benefits choices. The Telly-winning video produced by the Benefitfocus team featured BenefitsPlace partner MedPut, a medical financing company, and was designed to educate benefits buyers about MedPut solutions that address out-of-pocket medical expenses.
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“Benefitfocus is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changing,” said Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards. “This award is a tribute to the talent and vision of its creators and a celebration of the diversity of work being made today for all screens.”
“At Benefitfocus we strive to drive innovation and new solutions across the employee benefits ecosystem to transform and move the industry forward,” said Benefitfocus Senior Vice President of Marketing, Jeffrey Gross. “We introduced Benefitfocus Media & Animation with our inhouse studio and editing suite several years ago with this in mind, as we sought new, engaging and creative ways to educate consumers about their benefits. We’re honored to have our work recognized by The Telly Awards and thrilled with the recognition for our team.”
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The winner’s announcement caps a year-long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Telly Awards. Throughout 2018-2019, The Telly Awards celebrated four decades of honoring the video and television industry, whether through its inaugural international screening series or its online video interviews with industry experts. This year also saw the continued expansion of new categories further to the awards’ recent initiative to rebuild the honors for the multi-screen era. New categories included serialized Branded Content and expanded Social Video categories.
Last year, The Telly Awards attracted more than 12,000 entries from top video content producers including Condé Nast, Netflix, Refinery29, RadicalMedia, T Brand Studio and Ogilvy & Mather.
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