ANNAPOLIS, MD – Powell Strategies, an Annapolis-based communications and analytics firm supporting federal, nonprofit and commercial clients, was recently honored by the 2019 MarCom Awards. The firm received a platinum award in the Print Media category and a gold award in the Video/Audio category. They were also awarded three Honorable Mentions. This is Powell Strategies’ first year entering the MarCom Awards.


Powell Strategies received a platinum award for “Puerto Rico Gets Prepared with Health (Puerto Rico se prepara con salud), part of an integrated communications campaign for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health. This written advertorial was a key component of the Puerto Rico Department of Health’s initiative to create a culture of hurricane preparedness following the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Inserted in El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico’s highest-circulating newspaper, it featured topics ranging from guidelines for those with chronic diseases, using safe drinking water and preventing carbon monoxide after storms, as well as the importance of mental health before and after a storm. Powell Strategies received a gold award for its design of the Veterans Health Administration Office of Policy and Planning Overview Deck. This presentation was developed to provide background information about the office’s core functions.


With a focus on public health and veterans’ issues, Powell Strategies supports clients across the federal, nonprofit, and commercial spectrum. Its work focuses on a results-driven approach for all its clients in communication and outreach, analytics, operational support and project management.


“We are thrilled to receive these awards. We pursue work that has an impact, and these awards recognize the great work our team does to make a difference.” – John Williams, Principal and Owner of Powell Strategies


Since 2004, the MarCom Awards have honored industry professionals’ excellence in marketing and communication. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), MarCom is one of the largest creative communication and marketing competitions in the world. This year, MarCom received over 6,000 entries for 300+ categories including print, web, video and strategic communications from a myriad of organizations for work that spans across all industries. Judges in all categories consist of industry professionals seeking to recognize excellence and creativity in each award category. A list of platinum and gold winners can be found on the MarCom Awards website at


About Powell Strategies
Powell Strategies is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business focused on making our customers successful. Founded by a career Marine, Powell Strategies was created in 2012 to help clients solve problems with efficiency and agility. Working at the strategic, operational and tactical levels, our agile and scalable approach ensures the solutions we provide address our customer’s specific requirements.


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