OppenheimerFunds, Inc. and Havas Worldwide New York Take Best in Show at the Financial Communications Society (FCS) Portfolio Awards

'Globalize Your Thinking' campaign honored with 8 trophies, including 2 Best in Show Awards for Digital Media and Business to Business

Jun 06, 2013, 05:20 ET from Havas Worldwide

NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OppenheimerFunds Inc. (OFI), an asset management company with over 50 years of experience, won two Best in Show awards at the Financial Communications Society's 19th Annual Portfolio Awards for its 'Globalize Your Thinking' campaign.  'Globalize Your Thinking' won Best in Show in the Digital Media and Business to Business categories.

OFI also picked up six awards in the Business to Business category, including three Gold awards for the 'Globalize Your Thinking' App Campaign, Mobile Campaign, and Website.  

'Globalize Your Thinking' is led by OFI's Agency of Record, Havas Worldwide New York, in partnership with agencies in the Havas network, including Havas Media, Cake, and Mobext.

"We are honored that 'Globalize Your Thinking' has been recognized by the FCS," said Marty Willis, Chief Marketing Officer at OppenheimerFunds. "Winning Best in Show in two categories, and winning trophies across a total of 8 categories is a special accomplishment for us.   Achievements like this are only possible with talented, hard-working and highly-collaborative people."

Betsy Simons, Global Account Director at Havas Worldwide added "OppenheimerFunds is the ideal partner in that they embrace the opportunity to break category conventions.  Through our teamwork with them and our partner agencies, we've received tremendous accolades like the FCS Portfolio Awards, and we couldn't be more proud of the results of our collaboration."

The Financial Communications Society's 19th Annual Portfolio Awards were announced on May 16th at Terminal 5, one of New York City's premier concert venues/night clubs. The Portfolio Awards are produced by the Financial Communications Society (FCS) to recognize excellence in financial advertising, collateral, digital media, public relations, and return on investment.

About the Financial Communications Society (FCS)
The Financial Communications Society (FCS), a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to improving professional standards in financial communications. It provides professionals in the industry with a forum for gathering relevant information, sharing ideas and building relationships with industry colleagues. The FCS hosts the annual FCS Portfolio Awards, for creative excellence in financial services advertising, a monthly luncheon series featuring prominent industry speakers, and numerous educational events. The capstone of the annual charity-focused activities organized by the FCS is the FCS Race for Kids (www.fcsraceforkids.org) which has raised more than $1.5 million for three children's charities since 2000.

About OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
OppenheimerFunds, Inc. (OFI) is one of the largest and most reputable investment management firms in the country. Since the original Oppenheimer fund was first offered to the public in 1959, OFI has demonstrated it is a high conviction asset manager with a history of providing innovative investment strategies to its investors. OFI and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to individuals, institutional investors and corporations worldwide. OFI provides advisory services to the Oppenheimer mutual funds, and OFI Global Asset Management provides services to institutional clients. OFI, including its subsidiaries, managed more than $208 billion in assets for over 12 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of March 31, 2013.

About Havas Worldwide
Havas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, is a leading integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. The Havas Worldwide Network is made up of 11,000 employees in 120 cities and 75 countries, with 316 offices, and provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including Air France, BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Lacoste, Merck, Mondelēz International, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, and Volvo. Headquartered in New York, Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA)

Jared Kreiner
Havas Worldwide New York
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