Guardian journalist Jonathan Watts in Auckland 


Supreme Franchise Awards

Paramount Services won the Westpac Supreme Franchise Award in November 2018 based on a submission prepared by CBD. The award is based on the demanding Baldrige Criteria, which require applicants to demonstrate excellent governance, management and implementation processes and results. It is the third time Paramount has won the supreme award on CBD-written entries. Recognition from the awards has helped the company quadruple in size since 2008.

Mind the Gap

CBD developed a stakeholder and public information programme dubbed Mind the Gap to promote the benefits of income protection insurance on behalf of insurance industry body the Financial Services Council. Actions included three video case studies, a website, booklet and half day conference complemented with news media outreach.

Rothbury joins Steadfast

When insurance brokerage client Rothbury joined Australia's largest independent insurance broker network Steadfast, CBD worked with Rothbury's senior leadership team and communication manager to stage an Auckland announcement to staff that was simulcast to 15 offices nationwide before being announced to insurers, clients and the market. A follow-up staff survey showed the news was very well presented, understood and accepted.

Jonathan Watts Tour

Guardian journalist Jonathan Watts toured New Zealand in early 2012 talking about sustainability. CBD worked with sponsor Paramount Services to identify co-sponsors and supporters and to promote the speaking events through radio, print and on-line advertising and editorial publicity.