Author: Beth Harvath

Lonnie “the man” Bidwell now Director of IT!

Along with the planned expansion of our Information Technology (IT) capabilities comes the advancement of Lonnie Bidwell from Senior Programmer to Director of IT.   Lonnie has been an integral part of Direct Choice for eight years and leads all the agency’s programming functions. During his tenure here, Lonnie has advanced our data processing through new protocols while continually winning accolades from clients.   “The feedback I usually hear from our clients is, “Lonnie’s the man!” He’s not just technically savvy, he’s a people person and a strategic leader.” – Nick Lanzi, President and CEO   In his new role, Lonnie will continue to work in development and data processing for our clients while expanding our IT department’s capabilities beginning in 1Q19....

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A funny thing happened on the way to present CX Research findings!

During the 1st quarter of 2018, Phoenix Marketing International and Direct Choice collaborated to conduct a consumer research study to better understand which major US brands were delivering the best and the worst Customer Experiences (CX) and the leading reasons for consumer sentiment behind each brand’s experience delivery. Numerous compelling facts came out of our CX research including how the leading competitors in each of 32industries stacked up against each other in the delivery of CX. Upon meeting with executives and senior managers of some of the top 300 U.S. Brands to discuss the CX research findings, one of our hypotheses was proven to be significantly flawed...

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IMCA Showcase Awards Recognize DCI

Direct Choice wins a 2018 IMCA Showcase Award! Awards season continues to shower our agency with accolades. Scott Morrison recently returned from The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) annual conference with a Showcase Award in hand for Highmark’s “Be Ready” renewal campaign. We are excited for everyone here at Direct Choice, Inc. and our partners at Highmark who overcame the challenges of the ever-changing health insurance landscape to build a highly successful multi-touch campaign. “We had a shortened enrollment window and significant changes in health plan offerings,” says Rob Crossley, Direct Choice Inc.’s Senior Account Manager for this project. “Fortunately, we formed a solid strategy and a compelling creative approach for capturing re-enrollment early on.” The IMCA Showcase Awards recognize the most effective and innovative work from the best minds in insurance marketing and communications. 2018 is the 60th year the awards have been recognizing outstanding marketing and communications work in the...

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