Zurich to Sponsor CNBC Europe's New Change Reaction Series

Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), the insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices, has signed up as sponsor for CNBC Europe’s new weekly series of five minute programmes called Change Reaction: Stories from the frontlines.

The new series runs for 10 weeks and looks at how companies have responded rapidly to major business challenges or a changing business environment.

Each programme, which will be hosted by CNBC Europe’s market reporter Anna Martin, will feature compelling stories from top business leaders who have rapidly adapted their business to a change in market conditions. The programme considers the strategies, the risks and the consequences of their decisions.

The first programme features an interview with Innocent Drinks founder Adam Balon, who talks about the major obstacles he overcame when starting his business. Other business leaders interviewed will include SpiralFrog CEO, Robin Kent, Esprit CEO, Heinz Krogner and Alisdair Gray, Director of the British Retail Consortium.

The programme’s theme appealed to Zurich, whose current brand campaign uses the tagline, Because change happenz. E. Randall Clouser, Group Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Global Communications at Zurich said, “This new programme complements our current brand positioning and actually brings it to life with real examples of how businesses constantly adapt to change. With this series, CNBC Europe has been able to devise a programme that is creative and that reflects our brand values.”

Liz Jones, VP and European Sales Director at CNBC Europe said, “With first hand accounts from respected business leaders, this bespoke campaign is an excellent example of how our Creative Services team can create engaging content that’s relevant to our senior business leader audience.”

Zurich will benefit from sponsored on-air promotions for the series as well as spot advertising around the programme. The campaign, which was brokered by Zenith Optimedia, is supported with a dedicated microsite, www.cnbceurope.com/changereaction, where people can watch each of the programme case studies and learn more about the individuals featured.

For more information, please contact:

CNBC Europe
Hugo Foulds
+44 20 7653 9398

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