Rockville, Md. – Van Eperen & Company (Van Eperen & Co.), a full-service public relations and digital communications firm, is proud to announce it has received Platinum and Gold honors from the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards competition. Van Eperen & Co. received a Platinum Award in the Strategic Programs category and two Gold Awards in the Media Relations category.
“It’s always rewarding to have our peers validate the good work we do for our clients because we are often too modest about singing our own praises!” said Laura Van Eperen (@LauraVanEperen), CEO of Van Eperen & Co. “On behalf of the Van Eperen team of professionals, we thank the judges at Hermes and our clients, who enable us to continue to do amazing PR and digital work on their behalf.”
Van Eperen & Co. received a Hermes Platinum Award in the Strategic Programs category for the national launch of a new underage drinking prevention campaign by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Van Eperen & Co. supported the program, “Talk. They Hear You.”, with a nationally syndicated launch event and webcast at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The award also recognized Van Eperen & Co.’s earned media outreach, which garnered more than 400 national and regional stories during a three-month period, including a segment on NBC’s The Today Show.
The Today Show placement also earned Van Eperen & Co. a Gold Award in the Media Relations Television category.
Van Eperen & Co. received a second Hermes Gold Award in the Media Relations Newspaper Placement category for an article in The Washington Post on behalf of BOWA, a luxury home remodeling company.
The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The competition receives more than 6,000 entries from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers worldwide.
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