NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Hiscox, the first insurer offering U.S. small businesses the ability to obtain quotes and buy small business insurance direct, online and in real-time, announced today that its branded web series about five friends founding a tech startup, Leap Year, has been recognized as a winner in four categories for the 33rd Annual Telly Awards:
- 2012 Silver Award for Internet/Online Video: Comedy
- 2012 Bronze Award for Internet/Online: Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Comedy
- 2012 Bronze Award for Branded Content: Promotional Branding
- 2012 Bronze Award for Internet/Online: Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Use of Humor
The second season of the critically acclaimed Leap Year starts on Monday, June 18 and the 2nd season trailer is now available on leapyear.hiscoxusa.com.
Additionally, Leap Year was nominated in the Best Branded Entertainment Series category at this year’s prestigious Interactive Rockies Awards, held at the Banff World Media Festival in Banff, Canada. In January, Leap Year was a recipient of NATPE’s (National Association of Television Programming Executives) prestigious Digital Luminary Award for outstanding digital programming.
“Hiscox is extremely excited to have been recognized for the hard work and thought that went into Leap Year,” said Kevin Kerridge, small business insurance expert at Hiscox. “We are proud to have developed a unique and innovative marketing program that resonates with the small business owners we serve.”
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
Hiscox offers insurance designed specifically for the small business and home-office market, Hiscox professional liability insurance coverage ( E&O insurance) is customized for a range of service oriented professions including IT/Technology, business consulting, marketing, real estate, photography and more. Hiscox offers small business insurance quotes direct and online in real-time along with other liability insurance products such as general liability insurance and business owners’ policies.
Learn more about Hiscox Small Business Insurance (http://www.hiscoxusa.com/small-business-insurance/), or speak with a Hiscox licensed advisor at (866) 283-7545 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM EDT).
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About Hiscox Small Business Insurance
Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HSX). Hiscox is the first company in the U.S. to offer insurance for small professional services businesses direct, online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability and business owner’s insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., which is rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found on the Why Choose Hiscox? page. Coverages are subject to underwriting and may not be available in all states.
Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to US businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox’s syndicates at Lloyd’s, London. Read more news from Hiscox Small Business Insurance.