AGU’s Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding report creates awareness about the natural disasters created by climate change.
Rockville, Md. (October 29, 2020) — Van Eperen, an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, and creative services, announced it has been recognized by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) with a Platinum Hermes Creative Award for its work with the AGU.
The Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by AMCP, and has grown to become an international competition, one of the largest of its kind that recognizes outstanding work in the industry. The competition received more than 6,500 global entries.
Van Eperen earned a Platinum Award in the Print Media, Design, Publication Category. The Hermes Platinum Award recognizes Van Eperen’s work on the development of the strategic editorial guidance and creative direction and development of the AGU Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding report.
“The Van Eperen team supported us with the development of Surging Waters, a critical science policy report, showcasing the consequences of increased storms and the resulting flooding in the U.S. due to climate change,” commented Lexi Shultz, AGU vice president of public affairs. “The team championed this report through the design process and assisted with engagement among the media and Congressional stakeholders. They were a true partner to our team.”
The report takes the issue of flooding and demonstrates how science is supporting the management of, as well as its role to further discover scientific solutions to mitigate its impact on people and property in the future. The report was produced as print and digital versions, and in both English and Spanish.
“This Hermes Award recognizes our team’s creative support services which is critical to our clients’ storytelling,” said Laura Van Eperen, Van Eperen founder and CEO. “It was a truly collaborative effort with the AGU government affairs team and we valued the opportunity to help raise awareness for this important issue.”
Van Eperen is an award-winning marketing communications agency serving regional, national, and international clients in the public and private sectors and membership-based trade associations. Sectors served include health/science, transportation, real estate, education, and others. Founded in 2004, the Maryland-based firm is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE)/disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, and Pennsylvania. The agency has offices in Rockville and Baltimore and blends PR, marketing, and creative to drive meaningful results for clients. On the federal GSA AIMS schedule, Van Eperen is an economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned small business (EDWOSB), serving DoD and HHS agencies. See Van Eperen case studies and follow the firm on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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