Strategic America wins big at Telly Awards

Strategic America (SA), a full-service integrated marketing agency in West Des Moines, Iowa, won six awards at the 43rd Annual Telly Awards.

The Telly Awards were founded in 1979 to annually showcase the top video and television projects for all screens. According to their website, there were more than 12,000 entries sent in from five continents and all 50 states this year.

“Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations and production companies from around the world,” according to The Telly Awards website.

SA earned three gold and three silver awards for their efforts, a record for the company that tops the five awards received the previous year.  The ICON Water Trails launch video, and Iowa lottery spots, “The Champ” and “Perfect for Anyone,” received gold awards.

“I’m proud of the work we’ve done with Strategic America and pleased to receive two gold Telly Awards for our spots,” said Cory Hart, director of marketing & advertising for Iowa Lottery. “These spots are great examples of innovative storytelling and topnotch production that I’ve come to expect from SA.”

Along with the two awards from this year, Iowa Lottery spots have won Telly Awards five years in a row. 

Bruce Ganzer, SA vice president, Creative, said receiving the awards validates the efforts and the talent behind the projects.

“It’s great to see the creative we produce for our great clients be recognized at this high level,” Ganzer said.

Shelly Kopriva, SA client strategist, said that it was an honor to work on each project. When referring to the ICON Water Trails launch video Kopriva said, “It’s fun to recognize so many friendly faces in this video that highlights the benefits and beauty of our ICON Water Trails.”

The Wildwood Hills Ranch’s spot, “Baggage,” Dorothy House’s spot, “Hobby” and Broadlawns Medical Center’s spot, “Find Your Healthy,” received silver awards.

Visit The Telly Awards website to see more about the winning projects from 2022.


About Strategic America

Strategic America (SA) is an employee-owned, integrated marketing firm specializing in multi-location marketing, brand building and customer engagement. Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, and representing a diverse set of clients that span multiple industries and geographies, Strategic America builds brands by using strategy and insights to power engagement and results. SA has earned the 4A’s Workplace Enlightenment certification and is ranked in the top ten percent of all independent agencies nationwide. SA is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). Learn more at