Mike Schreurs, Chairman and Chief Strategist at Strategic America, has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association (NSBA). NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Schreurs, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Fewer than 8,000 UX professionals worldwide are Certified Usability Analysts (CUA)TM Maddie Farrell, Strategic America project manager and UX specialist, has earned her Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)TM certification from Human Factors International. The certification focused on user-centered design—a strategy for planning and problem solving that helps digital design work better for the end user.
Company and individual associates earn top spots West Des Moines, Iowa (October 11, 2019) — Strategic America and individual associates were recognized with nine awards for client work and individual contributions to the field of public relations during the 2019 PRIME Awards, hosted by PRSA Central Iowa on October 10, 2019. The award ceremony recognized outstanding work on campaigns, strategies and tactics in the last year.
Local Websites for Pella® Windows and Doors awarded Home Building Standard of Excellence On September 10, 2019, Strategic America was recognized with the Home Building Standard of Excellence Award from the WebAwards 2019. The agency received the award for its work on local websites for Pella® Windows and Doors. Founded in 1997, the WebAwards highlight excellence in digital design and website development.
Videos for the Count the Kicks, Iowa Lottery, Broadlawns Medical Center and the Iowa Credit Union League bring industry recognition. WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (August 31, 2019) — Earlier this year, Strategic America (SA) earned four Telly Awards for video work with Count the Kicks, the Iowa Lottery, Broadlawns Medical Center and the Iowa Credit Union League.
The award ceremony put on by Social Media Club of Des Moines recognized excellence in digital and social media marketing. West Des Moines, IA (August 23, 2019)—Strategic America earned five first place awards during the Hashie Awards from the Social Media Club of Des Moines. The ceremony recognizes excellence in social media work in Central Iowa, but judges from around the world select the recipients.
Jill LaBarre featured in a presentation put on by Gallagher Benefit Services in Des Moines On August 15, Jill LaBarre, director of human resources at Strategic America, was featured on a panel hosted by Gallagher Benefit Services. The presentation included representatives from three companies deemed best in class by Gallagher. LaBarre and fellow panelists shared best practices during a presentation on Gallagher’s National Benchmarking Survey Data and Best-in-Class Employers Data.
In June 2019, Michelle Kosmicki, senior marketing analyst at Strategic America, was named co-leader of the Des Moines Tableau User Group. Made up of professional and personal Tableau users, the group was created in 2015 to help Des Moines data professionals and enthusiasts learn more about working with the platform. In any set of data, there are insights and stories waiting to be uncovered.
Strategic America (SA) has been named to Agency Spotter’s prestigious national list of top advertising agencies for a second year in a row, as well as Agency Spotter’s annual list of top digital agencies for the first time. As an independent reviewer of agencies, Agency Spotter evaluates over 2,000 advertising agencies and more than 4,500 digital agencies across the U.S.
On Thursday October 18, the Strategic America public relations team attended the annual OctoPRfest Conference, hosted by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central Iowa chapter. At the end of the professional development event, the 2018 PRSA PRIME Awards ceremony showcased and recognized the work of Iowa public relations, marketing and communications professionals. This year, our public relations team took home five different awards for their work with various clients, including: PRIME Award for Community Champion on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa | Club Pathways Campaign PRIME Award for a Media Relations Campaign on behalf of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council | Sharing the STEM Story PRIME Award for a Public Service Announcement on