SquareTwo Financial, a leader in the $100 billion asset recovery and management industry, today announced that the company has been recognized with two prestigious international awards for a video produced by the company’s marketing department.
The company was honored with a Communicator Award of Distinction for the video “Bad Debt Finds a Good Home,” which was created by SquareTwo Financial creative director Judith Thomas. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications, and all award winners are hand-selected by the International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA). The Communicator Awards receives more than 6,000 entries each year and honors work that transcends innovation and craft to leave a lasting impact.
The video was also named a Hermes Creative Awards, 2012 Gold Winner for Internal Communication. The Hermes Creative Awards is one of largest and most-respected international competitions for creative professionals and is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The award recognizes those involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, as well as emerging technologies.
The five-minute stop-gap animation video was created to help employees at all levels of skill and experience understand the complex lifecycle of an account as it moves through the company’s distressed asset purchase and liquidation process. The film is comprised of 20,000 individual photos, which were edited via the stop-motion animation technique to make physically manipulated objects such as pens, paper and graphic printouts appear to move on their own
“SquareTwo Financial is helping consumers eliminate debt and jump-start their financial lives every single day. It is vital our employees understand the importance of the work we do here and can effectively communicate it to others,” said Paul A. Larkins, president and CEO of SquareTwo Financial. “This video delivered exactly what we needed from an internal communications standpoint, and I am pleased to see our marketing team getting such high profile and well-deserved recognition for their work.”
SquareTwo Financial is a leader in the $100 billion asset recovery and management industry. Through its award-winning technology and unique Partner Network, SquareTwo Financial creates a more effective way for companies and consumers to resolve their debt commitments. Fortune 500 companies in the banking, credit card, and health care industries trust SquareTwo Financial to manage their debt portfolios. The company’s national network of legal partners assists consumers and businesses in fulfilling their financial promises, helping individuals improve their credit profiles and become valuable participants in the economy. Since 1994, SquareTwo Financial has helped nearly 2 million consumers and businesses make progress on their financial obligations. SquareTwo Financial is based in Denver, Colo.