Abbas Named Head of PR at Strategic America

DES MOINES, IA – Sept. 16, 2013 – Emily Abbas, APR, has started as Executive Director of Public Relations at Strategic America, a Des Moines-based integrated marketing communications firm, announced CEO Mike Schreurs.Emily Abbas, Executive Director of Public Relations Previously, she worked for 14 years in corporate communication leadership roles at Aviva USA and GuideOne Insurance, and for two years as Assistant Director of the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation.

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Strategic America Wins National PR News Award

Winning Press Release Revived Donations To Shoes That Fit DES MOINES, Iowa (Mar. 14, 2013) — Strategic America (SA) has won a national 2013 PR News Nonprofit PR Award for its press release promoting the donation needs and mission of the central Iowa Shoes That Fit program. PR News announced the award at its 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards luncheon on Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Strategic America Kicks Off ‘CommUnity Activism’ Project by Partnering with Bethel Mission Emergency Shelter

SA’s Client Services team purchased, assembled and packed 200 brown bag lunches to be served by Bethel Mission The Client Services team at Strategic America (SA), a West Des Moines integrated marketing firm, recently assembled and packed 200 brown bag lunches for the Bethel Mission Emergency Shelter of downtown Des Moines. The lunches will be served by the Bethel Mission, which provides 12,000 meals each month to help feed working, homeless men and women in the Des Moines community.

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Strategic America Sees Silver at Local ADDY® Awards

SA’s Lori Strum honored as ‘Ad Pro of the Year’ Strategic America (SA), a West Des Moines integrated marketing firm, recently was honored with two Silver ADDY® Awards at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) celebration. A television spot developed on behalf of St. Jude Hospice received two Silver ADDY® Awards in the categories of: Elements of Advertising, Animation or Special Effects Elements of Advertising, Music with Lyrics SA Senior Media Planner/Buyer Lori Strum also was honored as “Ad Pro of the Year,” an award which recognizes members who have been an active and vital part of the club for two years or more.

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Strategic America Announces Hires

(DES MOINES, IA, Feb. 4, 2013) – Strategic America (SA) President & COO John Schreurs has announced the following hires: Brianne Boysen as Digital Marketing Coordinator. She had served as a SA graduate intern. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in new media management from Syracuse University.

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Strategic America Wins Two Magellan Awards

Winning Campaigns Promoted the USS IOWA and Wendy’s Hot ’N Juicy Cheeseburgers DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 9, 2013) — Strategic America (SA) has won two 2012 Magellan Awards in the Communications Campaign Competition for the agency’s promotion of the USS IOWA for the Pacific Battleship Center and also, its creation of the Hot ’N Juicy Microsite for Wendy’s Restaurants.

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Strategic America Wins People’s Choice Award for ‘Bras for the Cause’

DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 29, 2012) — Strategic America (SA) has won the people’s choice award for Bras for the Cause’s annual decorated bras competition. Donated bra artwork is on display at the Gallery of Bras and will be auctioned as part of the fundraising to pay for mammograms, cervical screenings and/or related medical programs or projects.

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U.S. Attorney General Awards Assistant Iowa Attorney General Second Highest Employee Performance Award

Patrick Madigan a key negotiator in $25 billion national mortgage settlement (DES MOINES, Iowa) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today awarded an assistant Iowa attorney general the U.S. Department of Justice’s second highest award for employee performance. At a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) headquarters, Holder awarded Assistant Iowa Attorney General Patrick Madigan the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.

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Strategic America Serves as Presenting Sponsor of PRSA Institute Featuring Top Communication Experts

DES MOINES, Iowa (Oct. 19, 2012) — Strategic America is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2012 PRSA Institute featuring an all-star lineup of communication experts. These experts will discuss how to transform strategic planning into actionable tactics that successfully engage key audiences and make a positive impact on the bottom line. “Strategic America has long been committed to professional development and to supporting our industry,” says Lore McManus Solo, SA Principal and Vice President, Public Relations.

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