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Stratacomm Wins Web and Video Creative Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – Stratacomm closed 2011 by adding three trophies to a string of prestigious communication industry awards received throughout the year.  Recognized for creative success in the energy, environment and transportation sectors, Stratacomm’s creative department earned three Davey Awards for web and video projects on behalf of Amtrak and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). The end-of-year flurry adds to other accolades – including a Bronze Anvil Award, Telly Award, Sabre Award and Communicator Awards – received in 2011.

Working closely with Amtrak, Stratacomm was awarded a 2011 Davey Award for the team’s work in strategizing, developing content, designing and building a targeted website to recognize the railroad’s celebrated 40th Anniversary. The site included an interactive map and blog of the anniversary Exhibit Train’s travels across the country, four decades of historic archive memorabilia and an online store with anniversary souvenirs available for purchase. 

Stratacomm also won for video work on behalf of UNICA’s campaign to promote the benefits of sugarcane ethanol and end the cost-prohibitive import tax that restricts American access to the cleaner fuel. The Davey Awards recognized two of the campaign’s online videos, “Imagine a Future with Sugarcane” and “What You Need to Know About Ethanol Policy.” Stratacomm previously received a prestigious Bronze Anvil award honoring the firm’s grassroots advocacy for UNICA.  The campaign generated more than 100,000 emails and letters to Congress, more than 27,000 petition signatures calling for an end to the ethanol tariff and 1,200-plus letters sent to editors across the U.S. The United States Senate voted last summer to end the ethanol tariff by an overwhelming bipartisan margin of 73 to 27, and the misguided policy expired on December 31, 2011.

These awards reflect the creativity, brains and sweat of the Stratacomm team, and the clients we are proud to represent.  Our trophy case is filling up, but we’re eager to make room for additional awards in 2012.

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