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brandt ronat creative propels national wins for Community Credit Union of Florida

Merritt Island, Florida — Innovative REMIX Campaign created by brandt ronat + company wins marketing awards in three major national competitions.  The REMIX campaign created for Community Credit Union of Florida earned a Credit Union National Association Diamond Award for electronic marketing;  a CAMEO from CSCU for overall online campaign; and Golden Mirror award from Credit Union Executives Society  for the television campaign component.

In each case, the work was selected from hundreds of entries submitted by credit unions around the United States.

The REMIX campaign was created using hand-drawn illustrations, created by Julian Bennett of brandt ronat + company, with choreographed movements using actual hands for the key video elements for website, tv commercials, social postings and other applications at the heart of the campaign.  Aimed at a younger demographic, REMIX represents taking a strong visual concept targeted to a specific audience in an integrated approach to include a mix of traditional and non-traditional media.  It’s also a lot of fun.

See what the campaign looks like here:

http://www.brc60.com/portfolio-item/remix-my-loan-program-for-community-credit-union

The concept for the campaign was created by Linda Brandt and Jay Decator, written by Jay Decator and William Ronat, illustrated by Julian Bennett with hand choreography by Christine Manning Brandt. The videos for the campaign were directed by Jay Decator.

“The norm for most animation these days is digital, so we went in the other direction,” said Linda Brandt, president of brandt ronat + co. “The camera was locked down and the graphics were moved around the ‘stage’ by a real pair of hands.  This not only gave the spots a sense of whimsy but also a more personal feeling than a straight digital animation. That personal approach is right for the demographic and right for Community Credit Union of Florida.”

The REMIX campaign has been recognized on a national level by these organizations:

Credit Union National Association:  Diamond Award: Electronic Marketing: $250 million – $499 million in assets – http://www.cunamarketingcouncil.org/diamond2012/cat12.html

Card Services for Credit Unions: CAMEO Awards: Overall Credit Campaign $351 million – $599 million 1st Place – http://www.cucorp.com/CSCU-CAMEO-Awards-502.html

Credit Union Executives Society: Golden Mirror Award: Second place, Television, Assets $250 million – $700 million – http://cargocollective.com/cuesgma/Winners-List

About the organizations:

Credit Union National Association (CUNA), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America’s credit unions. The not-for-profit trade group is governed by volunteer directors who are elected by their credit union peers.

Card Services for Credit Unions (CSCU) is the credit union industry’s advocate, partner and leader in total payment solutions. Created by and for credit unions, the organization works on driving the growth and success of their nearly 3,000 member credit unions. The CAMEO Card Marketing Awards allow CSCU to recognize the most innovative, inspired, creative and resourceful credit and debit card marketing campaigns of the year.

Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) is an international membership association for credit union executives, directors and future leaders. For 50 years, CUES has provided quality professional development to support the leaders of the credit union industry. The CUES Golden Mirror Awards received 508 innovative, results-producing entries in the 2012 competition.

About Community Credit Union of Florida:

Community Credit Union of Florida is a member-owned, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, financial cooperative that was formed to encourage savings by offering a fair return on members’ savings. Through the years, Community Credit Union has grown to over 30,000 members and continues to grow within its membership. In addition to the home Rockledge  branch, Community Credit Union also has branches located in Melbourne, Titusville, Palm Bay, Port St. John, Viera and Indian Harbour Beach.

About brandt ronat + company:

brandt ronat + company is a marketing solutions firm known for creating brand strategies and high-value message development, sustainable communications and advertising systems for clients in space and technology, health and wellness, the financial services industry, community infrastructure, real estate development and retail. Clients include Brevard Workforce, the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, Community Credit Union of Florida, Growth Innovators, Space Coast Health Foundation, Federated Precision, Gatto's Tires & Auto Service, Florida Space Day Committee, Lawler Centre for Cosmetic Surgery, University of Central Florida, Brevard Schools Foundation, Essentials Spa, Space Coast Office of Tourism and Space Foundation (located in Colorado, Florida and Washington, D.C.).

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