intellicents' Brand Anthem Named Best in Social Video in the 39th Annual Telly Awards

intellicents announced today its Brand Anthem Video titled “what’s your dream?” has been awarded the 2018 Bronze Telly Award for Social Video in the General Products and Services category.

”intellicents 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.” The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.

intellicents, a pioneer within the investment management and employee benefits community, is pushing the boundaries for video innovation and social creativity through multiple platforms. The typical American gets the vast majority of their financial needs taken care of at their place of employment. Toward this end, intellicents has put together four core services – retirement, group insurance, personal financial management, and financial wellness - all supported by smart people and great technology, with the end goal of helping the American worker make their dreams real. “what’s your dream?” captures the heart and soul of that dream.

“The Brand Anthem video ‘what’s your dream?’ originated with the effort to tell the story of ‘who we serve,’ and it’s a dream come true to see our efforts being awarded,” said Brad Arends, CEO of intellicents. “Our social media strategy will continue to dive deeper, humanize the people we serve every day, and tell their stories.”

This approach is the brainchild of the firm’s brand manager, BRICK by Mortarr (formerly The Marketing Plant), in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Together, the two companies worked with the cinema crew from acowsay cinema out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the production of the video.

“We love working on the intellicents brand,” said Cole Thompson, Creative Director at Mortarr. “It is rare to find a CEO like Brad with such a creative vision, and these stories aren’t about intellicents, they’re about people - yet the stories also reflect back to intellicents’ mission. It takes a brave brand to do something like this, and it’s refreshing to be a part of it.”

“’what’s your dream?’ is a film that captures the heart and soul of the American dream,” said Tyler Eichorst, owner of acowsay cinema. “intellicents is an organization that values relationships, and by telling the story of who they serve, puts people over products. It was a pleasure to work with a firm that shares our values and appreciates the power of storytelling to connect with people.”

The full list of the 39th Annual Telly Awards winners for Social Video in the General Products category can be found here.

About intellicents intellicents is reimagining financial services for employers and individuals. Through group insurance consulting, retirement plan design and fiduciary investment consulting, and personal wealth management and financial planning services, they are paving a smarter way for the American worker and their employer. With headquarters in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and branch offices in Eden Prairie, MN, Leawood, KS, Des Moines, Pella and Lake Mills, IA, and now Tacoma, WA they serve over 200 employers, with 48,000 participants, and over $3.3 billion in assets under management and advisement. More information about intellicents can be found at About The Telly Awards The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are udged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, and Digiday.


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