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Innovation in Learning Earns Allen Communication 4 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards

Brandon Hall, one of the nation’s top learning research firms, has recognized Allen with four awards for online learning design, creativity, and rich-media development.

SALT LAKE CITY (September 18, 2014) – Allen Communication, an innovator in online training and education, has been recognized with four Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning awards. Not only was Allen the most awarded company in this year’s Best Custom Content category, but Allen also stands out for the range of solutions and their impact. In a record-setting year at Allen, these awards are additional evidence that an emphasis on measurable business results and agency quality creativity is working for its partners.

The following projects were recognized for excellence in design, production, and organizational impact:

  • Integrated approach to brand education: For a Fortune 100 technology company, Allen designed a gamified learning program that creates brand champions by helping learners and managers track and improve individual brand impact score through intuitive dashboards. The program has now achieved 10 times more voluntary completions than any other program in the company’s history.
  • Personalized learning: Partnered with a healthcare organization to design a safety course that reduces seat-time while improving safety outcomes through a personalized experience.
  • Social learning: Delivered a highly-interactive social learning portal and integrated courses for teachers and volunteers, helping to integrate forums, ecoaching, badging, and leaderboards into the learning experience.
  • Retail gamification: Designed and implemented highly-branded courses, including a scenario-based learning game, for a global retailer to improve customer service, help employees prioritize tasks, and ultimately increase sales. The course has been taken by every retail manager in the organization and is standardizing the customer experience.

Each project went through a rigorous judging process which evaluated customization, design of the program, functionality, usability, innovation, and overall measurable benefits. The emphasis on measurable benefits makes the Brandon Hall Awards challenging to earn and identifies the winning organizations as important learning solution partners.

Allen CEO, Ron Zamir, said, “Our industry is, as we speak, going through an aggressive innovation cycle. Responsive design, social media, video, and the ability to cross from employees to customers is pushing us to look for innovation in each project. We are proud of our team members, instructional designers, producers, programmers, artist, and project managers that innovate continually to earn us these Brandon Hall Awards.”

Rachel Cooke, COO of Brandon Hall Group said, “I’m honored to recognize this group of elite organizations with phenomenal programs across HCM functions. The winners truly exemplified excellence around the critical business dimensions across the award categories, including a high standard of performance in their organization and demonstrated clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs.”

To see the full list of Brandon Hall Award winners visit .

For more information on how you can use Allen’s results-based consulting, design, and technology strategies to achieve similar results in your organization click here to talk with a learning director.

About Allen Communication
For more than 30 years, Allen Communication has led the learning industry, providing pioneering educational strategies, technologies, and analytics. With extensive experience across every major industry, Allen’s award-winning projects for the best-known companies in the world drive lasting business results and documented ROI. Businesses trust Allen with their most critical learning and performance projects, because Allen aligns agency-quality media design, best-in-class instructional strategy and technology, and a proven design process centered on alignment with quantifiable business results. Follow Allen on Twitter@Allencomm, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

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