EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has received a 2012 CLIO Healthcare gold level award for its "Tomorrow" ad, one of two national gold awards given this year for video entries.
The commercial uses humor, real life scenarios and a song parody to motivate Minnesotans to make healthy changes today. Viewers are then directed to the Blue Cross website, where they can find information to get started making healthy lifestyle changes. The ad is part of an overall strategy to convey the message that Blue Cross stands up for health and cares about health, family and community.
The CLIO Healthcare Awards is an extension of the CLIO Awards, one of the world's most recognized competitions for advertising, design and communications. The CLIO Healthcare Awards are executed with the same commitment to excellence and rigorous standards as the CLIO Awards and judged based on standards specific to the health care industry. A list of the 2012 winners and entries is at www.cliohealthcare.com/catalog/2012/video.
"This prestigious award reflects Blue Cross' commitment to continue to make a healthy difference in people's lives," said David Corkum, senior vice president of commercial markets. "Encouraging people to take initiatives to make healthier choices underscores our commitment to work for the health of all."
The "Tomorrow" commercial can be viewed on the Blue Cross YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtil_kFMvoU.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota