Australian life insurer Integrity Life launched into the retail adviser market in 2019.
Integrity Life was new and unknown as a brand, but also faced the challenge of launching when the reputation of life insurance itself was damaged following a bruising public inquiry.
BlueChip was appointed to help build Integrity Life’s profile in the lead up to, during, and after the launch.
Working with key people (from marketing, senior leadership and the Board) we developed newsworthy topics for the launch and beyond.
We identified ten ‘white space’ ideas that Integrity could use to have a voice in a small market.
Leveraging research insights, important milestones and company spokespeople, BlueChip put together a communication plan that integrated with Integrity’s marketing to position them the right way: as new, different, technologically-enabled and offering a better way.
Integrity Life Australia Limited (Integrity Life) is a customer-focused innovative life insurance provider, with a commitment to bringing integrity to life insurance and helping Australians when they need it most. Using the latest technology, Integrity Life offers advisers and customers a better, easier experience, and faster access to modern, flexible and fair solutions. Integrity Life is privately owned by local and offshore investors, including specialist insurance investor Leadenhall Capital Partners, and established life insurer Daido Life Insurance Company.
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The life insurance industry was under enormous pressure following the Royal Commission into financial services, providing a new entrant such as Integrity Life with a unique opportunity to disrupt the industry.
Being new to such an established sector, however, presented a challenge in reaching the advisers that are at the heart of the industry’s distribution model.
Emilie Chell, General Manager, Marketing and Customer Experience, says, “Blue Chip give sound advice based on extensive research and experience in the market, the strong financial and communication experience of their team members and a strong focus on listening and understanding a client’s business. That’s enabled them to adapt to the changing needs of our business from when we were starting up, to the point where as an established disruptor, we needed ongoing communication support across both proactive and reactive matters.”
BlueChip secured coverage by titles read widely by its primary audience of financial advisers – including trade publications such as the Financial Standard and Money Management. Coverage was also secured in Company Director magazine.
BlueChip also secured media coverage with The Australian Financial Review (in several different sections, from technology to finance), The Australian and a NewsCorp syndicated piece on superannuation changes that was published across major mastheads.
BlueChip’s coverage was highly comprehensive in terms of topics, which spanned sections and titles covering technology, HR policy, superannuation, board governance as well as life insurance itself. While media pitches were often based on highly topical issues such as superannuation policy changes, BlueChip also proactive generated innovative angles such as “Go Fund Me is not a life insurance plan” which was covered by the Daily Telegraph.
Integrity Life also benefited from BlueChip media relations in securing more focused coverage in trade publications for relevant and targeted news such as product launches and targeting of new market segments.
BlueChip also secured media introductions for senior executives including The Age, other writers at the AFR and trades such as RiskInfo.