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ZS named an Aflac Partner of the Year


  — Global sales and marketing consultancy is recognized for its commitment to Fortune 500 insurer —  

EVANSTON, Ill. – March 15, 2017 – Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, recently named global sales and marketing firm ZS a 2016 Partner of the Year. Awarded in the service category for its long-standing support of Aflac’s sales and marketing operations, ZS was recognized at an event on Feb. 16 in Columbus, Georgia.

“This is a well-deserved recognition for ZS,” said Jeramy Tipton, vice president of marketing and business development at Aflac. “They are a valued partner with a strong commitment to Aflac. ZS has helped us develop and implement innovative solutions that set the stage for continuous improvement in our sales and marketing performance.”

Most recently, ZS played a key role in helping Aflac increase adoption of its Everwell platform, which offers businesses direct online access to benefit and insurance options. The firm used forecasting and agent analytics, as well as innovative marketing outreach and sales contests to help Aflac exceed its ambitious adoption and sales goals for the platform in 2016.

“We have enjoyed and benefitted from our relationship with Aflac for more than a decade,” said Peter Manoogian, associate principal in ZS’s financial services practice. “Our work in 2016 demonstrated how fusing customer insight, analytics, incentive design and tailored salesperson outreach can drive significant impact in a key strategic initiative. This award is a great honor for our firm. We look forward to continuing to help Aflac achieve sustainable and profitable growth.”

ZS’s financial services practice works with leading insurers, asset managers, and financial institutions to create personalized customer and intermediary experiences, optimize marketing and distribution operations, and drive sales performance.

About ZS

ZS is the world’s largest firm focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share, through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions—from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. More than 4,500 ZS professionals in 22 offices worldwide draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact for clients across multiple industries. To learn more, visit www.zs.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Aflac

When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive, process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. In Japan, Aflac is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance and insures 1 in 4 households. Aflac individual and group insurance products help provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For 11 consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2017, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 19th consecutive year and included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 16th time. In 2015, Aflac’s contact centers were recognized by J.D. Power by providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the Live Phone Channel. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac and One Day PaySM, visit aflac.com or espanol.aflac.com.

Aaron Smith
ZS
(847) 492-3199
Aaron.Smith@zs.com 

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