Bay Federal Credit Union Receives MAC Award for Outstanding Marketing Collateral

Amy Ivey, AVP Marketing and Development, Bay Federal Credit Union,, 831-477-8409

Capitola, CA – July 1, 2011 – Bay Federal Credit Union was recently honored with a Gold MAC Award at the 25th Anniversary Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) Annual Conference.

The MAC Awards recognize outstanding marketing achievements within the credit union industry over the past year. Awards were presented in each of 24 categories ranging from advertising and branding to community events and social media usage.

Bay Federal Credit Union won the top award in the Product/Service Brochure category for their newly-designed, ecologically-sensitive, economically-intelligent product cards. Instead of glutting their branches with numerous brochures and pamphlets, the Bay Federal Marketing Team used a “less is more” approach to create seven, 5.5 by 8.5 inch “cards” featuring local, Santa Cruz County photographs, uncluttered designs, and brief descriptions of all Credit Union services. Cards were printed on recycled paper by Community Printers of Santa Cruz.

“By condensing information, reducing paper use, and using Community Printers to produce our materials, we are saving a great deal of money for the Credit Union and supporting local businesses,” said Tonée Picard, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “We’re especially pleased with the photos, most of which were provided by local photographers Rob Watson and Geoff Gilbert.”

As a collaborative network of credit union marketing professionals, MAC aims to cultivate innovation in marketing and provide a forum for marketing professionals to share ideas. Award winners were recognized at a special awards dinner held on June 2 in San Francisco, CA. For more information on the MAC Awards or to view the entire list of winners, go to

About Bay Federal Credit Union

Bay Federal is a full-service financial institution that serves over 66,000 members and 1,000 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties. With over $600 million in assets, Bay Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County, serving its members and the community since 1957. Bay Federal supports many local schools and nonprofit organizations. For eight consecutive years, 100% of their employees have given their own time and money to support the community.

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