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Palmer Ad Agency Campaign and Financial Center Credit Union Receives CUNA Diamond Awards for Best Promotions

FCCU Wins Best Point of Sale and Retail Merchandising and Complete Campaign Awards Thanks to Palmer Advertising Creative Team

SAN FRANCISCO (June 6, 2016) – Two promotional campaigns developed by the Palmer Ad Agency and Financial Center Credit Union (FCCU) of Stockton, California, have received a Diamond Awards from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Diamond Awards were given for the Best Point of Sale and Retail Merchandising, beating out all other entrants in that category, and the Complete Campaign category. The Diamond Awards are presented by Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are given in each of 30 categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond.

“We love to see our clients receive industry recognition for campaigns we helped develop,” said Drew Palmer, founder of the Palmer Ad Agency. “Our goal is to make our clients shine, and receipt of these Diamond Awards from CUNA is recognition that our marketing programs are creative and effective. We couldn’t ask for a greater honor.”

The FCCU’s Lucha Loans campaign developed with the aid of the Palmer Ad Agency was singled out for a CUNA Diamond Award in Retail Merchandising. The Lucha Loans promotion used cartoon wrestlers to promote various products and loans with the slogan, “They can’t be beat!” The promotional assignment was to develop a fun campaign that would resonate with both the region’s large Latino community while engaging the non-Latino community as well. The campaign spanned multiple forms of point of sale display, including posters, ATM ads, teller mats, tee shirts, decals, and even plush toys. As a result of the Lucha Loans campaign, FCCU realized an increase in loans, fast cash, and Visa card applications with a projected 819.3 percent return on investment.

FCCU’s “Game of Loans” promotion was also selected for a Diamond Complete Campaign Award. Palmer Ad Agency designed the promotion to attract younger members to turn to the credit union for financing. By linking the loans promotion to the popular “Game of Thrones” television series, FCCU was able to surpass loan goals for the target demographic. The campaign resulted in a 32.99 percent increase in auto loans over the previous year, a 76.09 percent increase in Signature Loans over the previous year, and a 107.2 percent Visa limit increase over goal.

“Marketing is taken seriously at Financial Center,” said Michael Duffy, Financial Center President/CEO. “We have always maintained high standards and followed pop culture trends to connect with the local audience. It’s been exciting to partner with an agency that has a collaborative approach and working knowledge of our market area, including the Latino community. Together, we’ve launched fun, relevant campaigns that captured our members’ attention and loans.”

Award winners were recognized at the council’s 23rd annual conference in Anaheim, California. For more information on the Diamond Awards or to view the entire list of winners, go to

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About Financial Center Credit Union

Financial Center members enjoy some of the highest savings rates around, fast and easy loans for almost anything, Checking that Pays, many fee-free products and the friendliest service around! Discover today why Financial Center Credit Union is “Better Than A Bank!”

Founded in 1954, Financial Center Credit Union serves more than 31,000 members, with $425,000,000 in assets, and six branches in the county. Financial Center serves employees of the San Joaquin County, City of Stockton, City of Manteca, and employees of numerous other sponsoring groups throughout California.

About the Palmer Ad Agency

For the past 30 years, the Palmer Ad Agency has taken clients through the Palmer Process, a scalable, affordable program that creates a strategic foundation for advertising programs that meet immediate goals and long-term marketing objectives. Over the past three decades, the firm has developed inspired campaigns for organizations in financial services, health care, solar energy, technology, and other markets. The Palmer Ad Agency is a full-service firm that brings the latest tools and strategies for online and omnichannel marketing, as well as expertise in print advertising, outdoor promotions, collateral development, social media, and other promotional tactics.

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