CGU praised over migrant ad

The Australian firm has received acclaim online after launching its latest campaign

CGU praised over migrant ad

Insurance News

By Nicola Middlemiss

CGU Insurance is being praised on social media after users were impressed by the firm’s latest advertising campaign, ‘Australian as it Gets’.

Inspired by the company’s Migrant Small Business Report, the campaign highlights hard-working migrants and refugees who have become Australian business owners since moving to the country.

Sam Mostyn, who sits on multiple corporate boards and is the president of the Australian Council for International Development, was among the first to show support on Twitter. Vito Carrozzo, head of social venture organisation First Australians Capital, also got behind the campaign and retweeted positive responses on several occasions, including the one below. Ciaran McAssey, head of sales at BlueBay Asset Management, also expressed his approval. Kate Wellard, marketing director for CGU Insurance, said the campaign was designed to celebrate the “significant contribution” migrant small business owners make to Australia’s social, cultural and economic landscape.

“The campaign has already struck a chord with our customers and broker partners, as well as the small business sector,” she told Insurance Business. “Our hope is that it shines a light on the incredible migrant business owners who are working hard, creating jobs and making our culture richer.”

According to the Migrant Small Business Report, there are more than 620,000 migrant-owned businesses in Australia with 83% of those owners having started their first business venture after moving to Australia.

Migrants are also more aspirational than their Australian-born counterparts with 47% aiming to generate higher revenue in the next five years compared to 38% of non-migrants.

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