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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Strategic America, a full service marketing and advertising agency out of West Des Moines, will celebrate 35 years of business with an appreciation event at their offices on Tuesday, October 13 from 4- 6p.m. There will be live music, appetizers and drinks followed by a presentation by CEO Mike Schreurs and John Schreurs, COO and President.
Strategic America is a strong supporter of small businesses. In honor of National Small Business Week, which was May 4 – 8, Mike Schreurs wrote two editorials to help promote the National Small Business Week and highlight the impact and importance of small businesses. Check out his editorials below: Ad Age – “Agencies Should Celebrate Small Businesses in a Big Way” The Des Moines Register – “Notice Small Business’ Big Impact”