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The Impact of an Internship

By: Samantha Goodman Internships are great learning opportunities for students to gain insight into what a future career could look like. When I was offered a strategic communications internship with Strategic America (SA) for the summer of 2021, I immediately accepted. I knew I wanted to work for an agency in the future and SA was the perfect place to [...]

By |August 19, 2021|Categories: Culture|Tags: , |

Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about mental health? For many, the words mental health bring to mind mental illnesses like depression or anxiety. You have probably heard mental health and mental illness used interchangeably. However, as mental health enters the forefront of conversation, it is important to understand mental health ≠ mental illness.  [...]

By |May 18, 2021|Categories: Culture|Tags: , |

What’s It Like to Start a New Job from Home?

Since the start of the pandemic, new Strategic Americans have done the majority of their onboarding at home—a much different experience than our usual welcome wagon. We know it’s been a change, but we’re so thankful for our new team members and their flexibility. Below, hear from Courtney O’Connell on her own experience this year, as well as some insights [...]

By |November 4, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

A Reflection on 40 Years

In February 2020, just a few weeks before the pandemic hit, our SA family had the opportunity to gather together to celebrate our 40th anniversary . While our focus quickly shifted to meet the new challenges and changes facing our clients, it’s important to take the time to appreciate the growth and success we’ve had over the years. We asked some [...]

By |August 24, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , |

Transformational CSR: When a Pro-Bono Client Metamorphizes Into a Cultural Change Agent Within an Agency

*This blog was first published at Waxing Unlyrical. By Lisa Holtorf and Dawn Buzynski For most companies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means giving back to the surrounding community. It is typically done by supporting specific organizations either financially, through time and resources, or both. Companies choose to give because it’s the right thing to do, and it directly impacts the communities [...]

By |May 14, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |

Why the Best Companies Practice Self-Reflection

By Jill LaBarre and Stephen Smith “How was your day?” This question is asked millions of times across the world every day. Why? Because we all share a thirst for collecting new information. As humans, we are constantly exploring and learning, most often from people and sources we trust. While asking this question demonstrates a curiosity, it also demonstrates care. [...]

By |May 9, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |

The Value of Giving Back

Since Strategic America opened its doors almost 40 years ago, finding a way to help others has been at the core of our business. As we approach a season full of gratitude and appreciation, it’s also a time where we are reminded of the importance of giving back. SA and our employees have partnered with a number of organizations to [...]

By |November 21, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , |

Four Tips for Starting Your Career From a Recent Grad

The job hunt after graduation can be brutal for young professionals looking to get started in their career. There’s a lot of pressure to find a job in your field that pays well. On top of that pressure, there’s a rush to get there in under six months so you can be part of your college or university’s “successful graduate” [...]

By |March 8, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Finding our agency’s collective strength—associates

Alternately titled: All the things you can do with spaghetti and a marshmallow By Dawn Buzynski and Jill LaBarre Can we ask you a question? What motivates you? More specifically, what is it about your professional occupation that drives you to give your best every day? If something did not immediately jump to mind or if you cannot really vocalize—even [...]

By |November 30, 2017|Categories: Culture|Tags: , |
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