PRWeek Announces 2013 Finalists, Including Burson-Marsteller and Discover Financial Services

PRWeek has announced the finalists for the PRWeek Awards 2013.

A group of more than 75 esteemed judges from across the public relations industry narrowed 800-plus entries to finalists in 35 categories. Christine Cea, Unilever’s marketing communications director, is serving as chair of judges for the awards program.

Burson-Marsteller and Discover Financial Services were nominated as a finalist in the Cause-Related Campaign of the Year category for Pathway to Financial Success: Bringing Financial Education to the Classroom.

CEE and Discover are working together to get financial education into high school curriculum. Discover launched the national program, Pathway to Financial Success, to raise awareness of the need for financial education, and to encourage its implementation in the classroom. As part of the program, Discover launched the public service announcement, supported by CEE, titled “Awkward Conversations,” (below) that humorously depicts the challenges parents have in talking to their teens about personal finance. The PSA drives consumers to where they can find resources to get the financial education they need, at home and in the classroom.

awkward conversations video PRWeek Announces 2013 Finalists, Including Burson Marsteller and Discover Financial Services

POSTED: December 12, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Winners of “Save Out Loud” Contest

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign today named the four Grand Prize Winners of its nationwide “Save Out Loud” Contest, which captured savings stories from students and families across the country. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios will pay a virtual video visit to the winners’ schools to recognize their achievements.

CEE’s President & CEO Nan J. Morrison was one of the official contest judges, along with Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States; Van Zeck, Commissioner emeritus, Bureau of the Public Debt, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Beth Kobliner, financial journalist and member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability; and David Mancl, Director, Office of Financial Literacy, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions; State of Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition Leader. Read more…

POSTED: December 12, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat

Last October, CEE held its seventh annual Visionary Awards dinner honoring leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society.

The evening featured a fireside chat moderated by Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Commodities Correspondent and Personal Finance Correspondent, who discussed the importance of corporate responsibility in personal finance education with the honorees:

  • The Honorable Sheila C. Bair, Former Chairman of the FDIC and currently a Senior Advisor at The Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • Karen Finerman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Capital Advisors and Panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money;
  • The Honorable Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast & Latin America at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Foundation;
  • Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer and Director at NYSE Euronext. (John Merrell accepted the award on behalf of Niederauer).

Watch the 2012 Visionary Awards fireside chat below.

2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat 2012 Visionary Awards Fireside Chat

The 2013 Visionary Awards Dinner will be Tuesday, October 22 at The Pierre, New York.

POSTED: December 11, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , , ,

CEE’s Interactive Survey of the States Nominated for Awwward

CEE recently released an interactive Survey of the States to complement the biennial report, and the interactive website has been nominated for an Awwward!

Awwards is one of the most prestigious design honors, and their site is a top destination for viewing the web’s best and most creative sites.

Help support the interactive Survey of the States, which shares information on economic and personal finance education in the 50 states, by voting for

To Vote:

Click on this link:

1.    Look for the word User Vote to the right of the map,  then click on the # 10 (which is the highest rating, assume you agree!) in the row of numbers 1-10  below it and to the right of the map.
2.    It will ask you to log-in via social media or you can create an account.
3.    You will need to log in  and then you can vote.
4.    It will let you know when your vote is accepted.
5.    You can only vote once.
6.    The site is coy about the deadline; voting can range to a week or a month plus. So it’s best to vote now to avoid missing the deadline.

digital survey of the states screen shot CEEs Interactive Survey of the States Nominated for Awwward

POSTED: October 26, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , ,

CEE Announces Winners of Student Video Contest

CEE asked our nation’s K-12 students for their best advice to the next President in our video contest “What should the next President do to improve the economy?”

We received hundreds of videos from across the country, and posted them on our Facebook page for our fans to vote for their favorite.

Congratulations to the Popular Vote Winner:

School: Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro, NJ
Teacher: Bruce Miller


bergen county tech hs CEE Announces Winners of Student Video Contest

CEE’s panel of esteemed economists chose their favorite videos, and we have three winners.

Congratulations to our Economists’ Choice Winners:

School: East Coweta High School, Sharpsburg, GA
Teacher: Cynthia C. Bennett

East Coweta High School CEE Announces Winners of Student Video Contest

School: Colts Neck High School, Colts Neck, NJ
Teacher: Lana Inacio

Colts Neck High School CEE Announces Winners of Student Video Contest

School: North Caroline High School, Ridgely, MD
Teacher: Suzanne Throckmorton

North Caroline High School CEE Announces Winners of Student Video Contest

Thanks to all of the students, teachers, parents and friends who created videos, entered the contest and supported your favorite ideas. You can view all of the video submissions here.

POSTED: October 25, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , ,

CEE Asks Students ‘What Should the Next President Do to Improve the Economy?’

With elections just a few weeks away, the race for the Presidency couldn’t be any tighter—and the economy may very well be the deciding factor.  We’ve heard what the candidates have to say, but perhaps we could learn a thing or two from the next generation of voters.  CEE gave students a chance to weigh in on the economy, holding a Facebook video contest asking K-12 students, “What Should the Next President Do to Improve the Economy?”

We received submissions from classrooms all over the country presenting their best ideas in a minute or less.  At least one winner will receive the “Economists’ Choice” award, determined by a panel of prominent economists; and it’s up to our Facebook fans to choose the “Viewers’ Choice” recipient.  Prizes include $25 iTunes gift cards for student(s) with the winning video and a $500 American Express gift card for their teacher and classroom.

Here are some ideas to take advantage of these insightful videos:
•    Host “viewing parties” to watch and discuss several different submissions
•    Run a school assembly to present your videos to schoolmates

Thanks to all of the teachers and students who entered.  You used this contest as an opportunity to discuss the importance of the economy, and the role it plays this election season.

VOTE for your favorite video once each day until Tuesday, October 23, 3:00pm EST.

POSTED: October 16, 2012 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , , , ,

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