Who are 56°?

56° is Standard Life’s in-house communications consultancy that helps employees take control of their pension savings. We have all the experience and expert knowledge that you’d expect from Standard Life, but even more importantly we’re able to understand employees and see the pensions world through their eyes. That means we can talk to them in a way they find interesting and understandable.

How we help you and your employees

When people need guidance, we provide it – clearly and thoroughly.


Understand the audience

We find out who we’re talking to, what they already know, and what they want. Different people have different financial situations and levels of knowledge so we divide the audience into sub-groups of similar people.


Shape the message

We come up with a communication strategy to meet people’s needs. What to say, how to say it, and what media to use.


Communicate clearly

Whatever the medium – print, digital, or face-to-face – our expert copywriters and designers create communications that work.


Check that it’s working

At regular intervals we measure the success of the campaign. If anything needs to be adjusted we make the necessary changes.

What we offer

56° brings together everything you need to connect with employees. Whether that’s a one-off communication or a more complex engagement programme managed and delivered, we can help.

Ready to Go Campaigns

A wide range of tried and tested communications available now - suitable for all employees.

  • dual-branded
  • tried and tested
  • easy to order
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Our experienced team of presenters help people get the most out of their money. Through face-to-face or virtual events, we make sure no-one misses out. (Fees may apply).

What attendees said:

  • 88% found the presentation very good or good
  • 73% would take action (like download our mobile app)
  • 78% said the information presented was at the right level

Attendee feedback gathered over 2020 from 152 respondents.

To book an event, please contact your Standard Life relationship manager or email f2f_engagement_team@standardlife.com

Please do not send personal details by email.

Communications Consultancy

If you prefer a full-service consultancy approach, we will work with you to create a more comprehensive engagement strategy and a bespoke campaign that aims to meet your objectives.

56° can help you in a number of ways:

  • Video and Animation
  • Targeted Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Branding and Creative Services
  • Email and Direct Mailing
  • Newsletters, Brochures
  • Total Reward and Financial Wellbeing Communications
  • Behavioural insights

Fees may apply.

Email us at 56degrees@standardlife.com to find out more.

What people say about us

"Standard Life created a hub of information online, including a handy timeline so members knew what was going to happen and when. Next, we ran a member survey to find out what our people really wanted to hear about. The results were fed into an ongoing comms plan.

So far, we’ve done quarterly engagement emails, activity-triggered emails, face-to-face presentations, webinars, videos, mailings – all kinds of things. We’ve also used Lifelens to promote events and share information, with dynamic content for different groups.”

Esther Thomas
Assistant Pensions Manager, Lloyd’s Register

“Working in partnership with the team at 56° enables the Bank to build and deliver a powerful ongoing member Communications and Engagement plan – giving the Bank the confidence that our employees are engaged, informed and empowered to make the most of their retirement savings opportunity. We see positive ongoing member engagement rates with their pension plans.”

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Get in touch

Want to know more about 56° and how we can help you and your employees? Email 56degrees@standardlife.com or contact your relationship manager.

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Online services for your members

From a pre-join microsite to a post-join app, we have several online services to help bring pensions to life for your members.

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