CJPIA Video Series

TS Delivers Video Series for the California JPIA

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Tripepi Smith has produced three videos for the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA). The series highlights the Authority’s history, services and benefits for member agencies and the premiere of its brand new website.

“The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority is a member-focused agency dedicated to helping cities manage risk, reduce costs and optimize operations through proactive training, policy advice and rigorous legal counsel. We have an obligation to communicate consistently and clearly with our members and prospective members about how we best serve local government, and video is just one of several ways we do that,” said California JPIA CEO Jon Shull. “Cameron, Skylar and Saara and the rest of the Tripepi Smith team are a strong communications and marketing partner for the Authority. These videos are an important asset to showcase our services and explain how our work benefits members.”

Team Tripepi Smith managed the video creation process from start to finish between July and October 2019, creating storyboards, conducting interviews, filming and editing content for a polished deliverable. Videos include testimonial interviews from members–including Mayor of the City of La Palma Marshall Goodman and City Manager of the City of Lakewood Thaddeus McCormack–that highlight the unique benefits that the California JPIA provides to members.

One video tells the story of the Authority since its founding. Another features member testimonials about JPIA membership benefits. A third video provides a one-and-a-half minute introduction to the Authority’s new website and related features. The video includes animated screenshots to help members navigate the site, which went live on Nov. 1, 2019.

“The California JPIA cares deeply about serving their members, so with that in mind we strove to portray how recent website improvements were at the core of the member experience,” said Senior Business Analyst Cameron Grimm. “It was a pleasure to collaborate with the Authority to create videos that showcased the history of the organization and the many ways cities benefit from membership.”

Tripepi Smith’s partnership with the Authority started in the spring of 2018 when the Authority engaged the firm to produce its 40th Anniversary Book. Following that project, the Authority selected Tripepi Smith to provide ongoing marketing and communications support in January 2019, including content creation, social media co-management, newsletter distribution, photography, graphic design and video projects.

“The Authority is an institution within local government circles. Risk surrounds the action of every city, and the Authority is on the front lines of risk mitigation to ensure cities have stable budgets and avoid catastrophic losses,” said Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith. “With risking litigation costs and insane jury awards on lawsuits, cities–and the taxpayers they service–need to aggressively mitigate risks. Aware of the long history of the Authority and the respect it has earned with its members, Tripepi Smith was honored to be chosen as a marketing and communications partner for the Authority. Our team has been impressed by the passion and foresight of the staff we work with at the Authority every day.”

About the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Providing innovative risk management solutions for its public agency partners for more than 40 years, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state, with more than 100 member cities and other governmental agencies who actively participate in shaping an organization that provides important coverage for their operations. The California JPIA provides innovative risk management solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of programs and services, including liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property, and earthquake coverage, as well as risk management training and loss control services.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm based in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. The firm’s unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. Tripepi Smith provides full content creation services, including: ghostwriting, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine optimization, email marketing, crisis communications, social media management and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Santa Ana, City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills EstatesCity of Tracy, City of Santa Cruz, City of Snoqualmie, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Paramount, City of Huntington Beach, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Industry Business Council, NHA Advisors, CalChoice, California Joint Powers Insurance AuthorityRowland Water District, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law GroupInland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.