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”
Proceeds benefit proven baby-saving Count the Kicks public awareness campaign (WEST DES MOINES, April 9, 2015) — Only select tickets remain to the 2015 Every Woman Counts luncheon featuring New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton, author of Carry On Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy Beautiful Life. Melton, an award-winning blogger with hundreds of thousands of loyal followers, is the founder of Momastery.com.
(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.
(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
(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,