SA Earns Gold and Silver at ADDY Awards

(WEST DES MOINES, February 23, 2015)  – Strategic America recently received two Gold ADDY® Awards and three Silver ADDY® Awards at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) celebration. Gold award winners will advance to the district level and vie for a spot in the national competition. SA earned the awards on behalf of clients Stoney Creek Hospitality, Bravo of Greater Des Moines, Kum & Go, Iowa Lottery and the Youth Emergency Services and Shelter.

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Strategic America Recognized at 2014 PRIME Awards

(DES MOINES, October 22, 2014) – Strategic America’s public relations team was recognized by the Central Iowa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 2014 PRIME Awards Banquet on October 22. The PRIME awards acknowledge outstanding public relations campaigns and projects. SA was honored in the following categories: Best of Show: STEM Public Awareness Campaign Integrated Communications Campaign: STEM Public Awareness Campaign Media Relations: 2014 Des Moines Home + Garden Show  

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Strategic America Receives Eight Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards

(DES MOINES, April 7, 2014) – Strategic America (SA) was honored with eight awards at the 23rd Annual Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards. The awards are given in recognition of outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving image production industry. SA won Awards of Excellence on behalf of the following clients: Iowa Farm Bureau Federation – “I Rise Up” Iowa Lottery – “Dream III” Iowa Lottery – “Gifts Galore” Kum & Go – “Snaxperts” Foster Group – Corporate video SA – SA culture video SA won Awards of Achievement on behalf of the following clients: Iowa Lottery – “Gamebook 7’s” Broadlawns – “Community” The Iowa Motion Picture Awards Gala and Extravaganza were held on March 28 & 29, 2014,

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Emily Abbas Selected as One of the Register’s “14 People to Watch in 2014”

At Strategic America, we pride ourselves in the many ways we give back to the communities we serve. Learn about how Emily Abbas, Executive Director of Public Relations, shares her talents with the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Abbas was selected as one of the Register’s “14 People to Watch in 2014,” honoring Central Iowans in business, arts, nonprofits, civic activism and non-elected government positions who are expected to make a difference in their fields of endeavor during the next year.

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Strategic America Honored with Best of Des Moines Awards

Integrated Marketing Firm a Winner for Five Consecutive Years (WEST DES MOINES, Sept. 20, 2013) – For the fifth consecutive year, Strategic America (SA), a full-service, integrated marketing firm based in West Des Moines, has received multiple Best of Des Moines awards from the Des Moines Business Record. The Business Record surveys business leaders each year to determine which Des Moines-based businesses, people and events are the best in various categories.

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New VP of Interactive Services Helps Clients Identify Today What Will Drive Results Tomorrow

(DES MOINES, IA, September 16, 2013) – Integrated marketing communications firm Strategic America (SA) has named digital veteran Dave Miglin as Vice President of Interactive Services. Dave has more than 20 years’ experience in the digital arena, which began in the early ’90s with TMP Worldwide / Monster Worldwide, then parent company to Monster.com, the website that revolutionized the nature of job search.

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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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