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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World’s Largest Partnership of Top Independent Public Relations Firms, The Worldcom Public Relations Group, Launches Its Search for a New Managing Director

Current Chief Operating Officer, Who Has Led the Partnership since 1995, Has Announced Her Retirement as of 2013 New York, New York, July 5, 2012 – The WORLDCOM Public Relations Group (Worldcom) announced the start of its search for a new Managing Director to lead the organization starting in 2013.   Current Worldcom COO, Daisy Guthin, who has led the organization for the last 17 consecutive years, has announced her planned retirement for 2013.

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Strategic America Announces Strategic Investment Partnership with Innovative Analytics Platform: Medikly

Proprietary audience learning, engagement and analysis tool to fuel growth for both companies Des Moines, IA – June 4, 2012 – Strategic America (SA), a full-service, integrated marketing firm, has invested in Medikly, Inc. (Medikly), a Jersey City, N.J.-based social media company, in a partnership to extend the reach of Medikly’s healthcare-driven audience engagement and analytics platform.

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Silver for Strategic America at Local ADDY® Awards

(DES MOINES, February 16, 2011) – Strategic America (SA), a West Des Moines integrated marketing firm, was honored with two Silver ADDY® Awards at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) celebration. The Silver ADDY® Awards were: Elements of Advertising, Logo: Redesign of the Iowa Finance Authority logo Newspaper Campaign, Color: New campaign for Professional Solutions Insurance Company, which provides malpractice insurance for physicians, attorneys and dentists.

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New “Destination Awards” to Honor Travel and Tourism PR and Marketing Programs

WORLDCOM Public Relations Group to Launch Awards Program Spotlighting Excellence within the Travel/Tourism Industry Globally NEW YORK (January 23, 2012) – The world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms, WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, of which Strategic America is a partner, announced today that it is launching a Destination Awards program. Developed by Worldcom’s Travel and Tourism Practice Group, the professional awards will honor public relations and marketing programs that demonstrate the highest standards within the international travel and tourism industry.

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Global Survey Shows Independent Public Relations Firms Experiencing a Surge in New Business

New York – Jan. 11, 2012 – Independent communications firms worldwide are starting off the year in better business shape than 2011, according to recent results announced today from a Worldcom Public Relations Group (Worldcom) survey.  As the world’s leading partnership of independently owned public relations firms, Worldcom reported most partner agencies polled, forecast hiring new staff and have already experienced an increase in business and budgets as they begin the new year.

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Strategic America Announces Promotions

(DES MOINES, IA, Nov. 23, 2011) – Strategic America (SA) President John Schreurs has announced the following promotions: Cyndi Fisher to Digital Marketing Services Director Kevin Strouse to Senior System Analyst IV Kasey Baker-Vermulm to Senior Digital Designer Strategic America is a Des Moines-based integrated marketing communications firm that employs 90 communications professionals. Founded in 1980, Strategic America represents more than 40 diverse national, regional and local clients, focusing on insurance/financial services, business-to-business, and dealer and consumer marketing.

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