Northwest Credit Unions’ Exceptional Marketing Honored with 2021 Diamond Awards

Thirteen credit unions enjoyed some well-deserved time in the spotlight last month during CUNA’s Diamond Awards Week.

5/4/2021

During the virtual Diamond Awards Week last month, the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council announced this year’s winners of the prestigious awards, recognizing credit unions’ creativity, innovation, excellence, and execution in marketing campaigns.

Of 1,278 submitted entries across 35 categories, six credit unions won Best of Show Awards, 86 won Category’s Best Awards, and 264 won Diamond Awards.

In the Northwest, 13 credit unions shone brightly among the winners, receiving awards for thoughtful and unique campaigns that increased brand awareness with current and potential members, as well as within their communities.

STCU’s unique and data-driven “Dear member” stories garnered praise and plenty of laughs across the industry, earning two “Best of Show” awards, including “Best use of Humor.” The credit union was also recognized for crisis management, an award that holds the most meaning for its 750 staff members.

“This sustained effort touches every corner of the credit union, with every department showing extreme flexibility, compassion and creativity,” said Ezra Eckhardt, President and CEO. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team.”

Whether their campaigns were funny, multifaceted, or educational, these credit unions harnessed the power of creativity to make an impact.

The 2021 Northwest Diamond Awards winners are:  

  • P1FCU, Lewiston, Idaho
    Awards: Complete Campaign, Multifaceted, Social Media, Video (Commercial) – single or series, Video (noncommercial) – series
  • InRoads Credit Union, St. Helens, Oregon
    Award: Content Marketing
  • Maps Credit Union, Salem, Oregon
    Award: Social Media
  • OCCU, Springfield, Oregon
    Award: Crisis Management
  • OnPoint Community Credit Union, Portland, Oregon
    Awards: Annual Reports, Complete Campaign, Crisis Management, Social Media, Video (noncommercial) – series,
  • Pacific NW Federal Credit Union, Portland, Oregon
    Awards: Plastic Access Card Design
  • Mountain America Credit Union, Sandy, Utah 
    Awards: Complete Campaign, Financial Education, Multifaceted, Segmented Marketing, Video (noncommercial) – series
  • BECU, Tukwila, Washington
    Awards: Complete Campaign, Plastic Access Card Design
  • Fibre Federal Credit Union, Longview, Washington
    Awards: Internal Marketing Recognition/Incentive Campaign
  • Global Credit Union, Spokane, Washington
    Awards: Content Marketing, Financial Education, Video (noncommercial) – single
  • iQ Credit Union, Vancouver, Washington
    Awards: Video (noncommercial) – single, Video (noncommercial) – series
  • STCU, Liberty Lake, Washington
    Awards: Best Use of Humor, CUT Award – for the Most Edgy, Brand Awareness, Crisis Management, Ongoing Event, Outdoor, Video (commercial) – single or series  
  • WECU, Bellingham, Washington
    Awards: Business Development Efforts, Complete Campaign, Cutting Edge, Multifaceted

To view all winning entries, visit the CUNA Diamond Awards online.