Ted Billeck and Terri Roulette McCartney accept AmpliFI Award on behalf of SunriseSeptember 10, 2019

Brandon, Manitoba – Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1) announced the winners of its first annual AmpliFI Awards at its Momentum 2019 conference on Monday, and Sunrise Credit Union was honoured to be one of the five recipients.

Sunrise Credit Union won the Supercharge Award for Best Campaign for an organization that has gone above and beyond to reinvent their customer acquisition strategy using Central 1 products and services.

The Sunrise Supports Small Business campaign ran in September and October of 2018. The strategy of the campaign was to grow awareness of our business services among the communities we serve and to acquire new business members. The campaign involved social media, bus shelter ads, in-branch TV ads, newspaper and radio ads. As well, some business members recorded a simple ‘selfie’ style promo video that was distributed on social media channels and was played at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The campaign resulted in a 35 per cent increase in new commercial accounts and products compared with the same time frame the previous year.

VP of Branch Operations Ted Billeck and Marketing Manager Terri Roulette McCartney accepted the award on behalf of Sunrise at the conference.

"We opened our advertising platforms to our small business owners, kind of like a pay-it-forward thank-you,” said Marketing Manager Terri Roulette McCartney, “While we improved our relationships with our current members, non-members quickly realized the value to them joining Sunrise as well.”

The AmpliFI Awards honour financial institutions that have focused on delivering an innovative technology-focused solution, customer acquisition strategies, or financial institutions that have given back to their community beyond a monetary contribution.