Strategic America wins gold and silver at this year’s AA Awards

Strategic America took home the only gold in a video category at this year’s American Advertising Federation Des Moines AA Awards (formerly known as the ADDYs) for the Iowa Lottery Proceeds Campaign. The four TV-spot campaign creatively illustrates how sales from lottery tickets become part of the state’s funding pool for education, conservation and helping veterans.

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SA takes home four 2016 Central Iowa PRSA PRIME Awards

Strategic America’s public relations team received four PRIME Awards from the Central Iowa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 2016 PRIME Awards luncheon at its professional development conference, OctoPRfest. The chapter’s PRIME awards honor and acknowledge outstanding public relations campaigns and projects. SA was honored in the following categories: Integrated Communications Campaign – A Brand New Beginning: Aureon Media Relations – STEM Media Relations Campaign Multimedia – Greatness STEMs from Iowans: Dreaming of Tomorrow PSA Community Champion – 2016 YESS Duck Derby In addition, an SA public relations team member and PRSA chapter member received individual honors: Taylor Rookaird, public relations account coordinator, Outstanding New Member  

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Strategic America Receives Honor at DMA 2016 International ECHO® Awards

Los Angeles Gala Honors Campaigns Driving Results, Hosted by Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath October 16, 2016 – At the 2016 ECHO Awards Gala in Los Angeles on Sunday, it was announced that Strategic America was runner-up in the Business and Consumer Services category for the Service Experts Summer 2015 campaign. Honoring the world’s most innovative, creative and effective marketing campaigns, DMA awarded 64 medals for the 2016 International ECHO® Awards.

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Strategic America Names Bryce Thomson Vice President of Client Services

Strategic America, an integrated marketing communications agency in West Des Moines, announces that Bryce Thomson will assume the role of vice president of client services effective immediately. Thomson will replace Jim Stafford who will retire on December 31, 2016. “Bryce brings valuable experience and expertise that will help our client services team continue to find strategic and effective solutions for our clients,” said John Schreurs, president and chief executive officer of Strategic America.

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John Schreurs Named CEO of Strategic America

Strategic America, an integrated marketing communications agency based in West Des Moines, announced yesterday that John Schreurs, COO and president, has been named its new chief executive officer, effective August 1, 2016. Founder Michael Schreurs will continue his leadership role with Strategic America as chairman and chief strategist, but has chosen to step aside as CEO and appoint his brother John to lead the agency.

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SA Announces Four New Hires and Promotions

SA is proud to announce the following new hires and promotions: Michelle Kosmicki, hired as Senior Marketing Analyst A Nebraska native, Michelle Kosmick joined Strategic America in 2016, with more than 15 years of experience in research and analysis. Prior to SA, Michelle served as research manager at NET Nebraska for more than 14 years, and as a consultant with the Nebraska Department of Education for nearly two years.

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Strategic America Recognized with 2016 Better Business Bureau Torch Award

A decades-long commitment to trust has earned Strategic America, an integrated marketing communications agency based in West Des Moines, Iowa, a 2016 Torch Award for Ethics. The award is presented to five businesses and one nonprofit every year by the Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities and Siouxland Region. “Integrity has been a core value at SA since our beginning, and it’s one that we build every plan around,” said Mike Schreurs, Founder and CEO of Strategic America.

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“Dreaming of Tomorrow” Wins Telly Award

Strategic America has received a 2016 Bronze Telly Award for its public service announcement produced for the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Telly Awards are given nationally to recognize excellence in film and video productions, online video content, and television programs and commercials. The Iowa STEM Council has partnered with Strategic America for creative messaging and public relations since late 2013.

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SA takes home a handful of 2016 American Advertising Federation Awards

Strategic America was honored by the Des Moines chapter of the American Advertising Federation with several awards for agency and client work, and two of our employees were recognized for their involvement with the organization. SA won gold in the Cross-Platform category for our “helping small businesses grow” SA campaign that features small, local businesses in Des Moines.

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SA Recognized at 2015 Central Iowa PRSA PRIME Awards

Strategic America’s public relations team received three PRIME Awards from the Central Iowa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 2015 PRIME Awards luncheon at the its professional development conference, OktoPRfest. The chapter’s PRIME awards honor and acknowledge outstanding public relations campaigns and projects. SA was honored in the following categories: Integrated Communications Campaign – 2015 STEM Education Award sponsored by Kemin Featured Writing – National Small Business Week Op-Ed Community Champion – YESS Duck Derby In addition, two SA public relations team members and PRSA chapter members received individual honors: Abby Delaney, public relation account coordinator, Outstanding New Member Courtney Shaw, senior public relations account manager, Outstanding Chapter Member

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