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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World’s Largest Partnership of Independent Public Relations Firms Elects New Board

Worldcom Group Leadership Poised to Accelerate Growth in 2013 VANCOUVER, B.C. – Sept. 26, 2012 – WORLDCOM Public Relations Group (Worldcom) today announced Todd Lynch, vice president and director of public relations, St. John & Partners, Jacksonville, Fla., was elected chair of the Americas Region Board. Worldcom Public Relations Group is the world’s leading partnership of global public relations firms, with more offices in more cities and countries than any multinational firm.

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FCC Rule Changes to Have Major Impact

Iowa Network Services, the Iowa Telecommunications Association and the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone Association have combined forces with Strategic America to explain how FCC rule changes threaten access to affordable and reliable broadband service, which is essential to economic development in rural Iowa. The grassroots campaign called IowaLinkedUp is working to educate and activate Iowans about the key issues.

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Lore McManus Solo Wins National APEX Award

Her “New Rude” Blog Post on Texting in Meetings, Strikes a Chord (DES MOINES, Iowa – July 9, 2012) – Lore McManus Solo, APR, Principal and Vice President of Public Relations at Strategic America, received a national APEX Award of Excellence. Solo’s award-winning blog post “The New Rude” openly addresses how professional courtesy has been stretched thin, due to individuals’ obsession with smart phones versus being attentive in business meetings.

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