LINK Strategic Partners Honored with 14 Wins at Hermes Creative Awards

WASHINGTON (June 27, 2016) – LINK Strategic Partners has been recognized with fourteen awards and honors at the recent Hermes Creative Awards.

“We are thrilled by this recognition of the meaningful community-based work we do with and for our client partners,” said Michael Akin, president and founder of LINK. “We take deep pride in our authentic, hyperlocal approach, and we are honored to accept these awards as recognition of these values and the values of our client partners. We share these awards with each and every one of our client and community partners. Together, we are not only producing high-quality work, but also serving our shared communities.”

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for professionals who work in concept, writing and design of programs and materials, and emerging technologies. Entrants range from large corporate marketing and design departments to freelancers, and the competition is fierce. LINK Strategic Partners was recognized for the following projects:

  1. Arlington Public Schools: “More Seats for More Students” Twitter Town HallDigital Community Engagement Honorable Mention
  2. Citi Open: – 2015 Citi Open Tennis TournamentOnline Placement Gold Award
  3. Citi Open: The Washington Post Weekend Going Out Guide – 2015 Citi OpenNewspaper Placement Platinum Award
  4. DC Child & Family Services Administration: DC Families for DC Kids Foster Care RecruitmentSocial Marketing Campaign Platinum Award
  5. DC Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration: DC ABRA: ABC License RoadmapInfographic Gold Award
  6. DC Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration: DC ABRA: ABC License Roadmap VideoGovernment Platinum Award
  7. DC Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration: DC ABRA: Comprehensive Rebranding– Marketing Materials Honorable Mention
  8. Homeward DC: Interagency Council on Homelessness:Strategic Plan 2015-2020Publication Cover Platinum Award
  9. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership: Chicago Sun Times and 2015 HOBY World Leadership CongressNewspaper Placement Honorable Mention
  10. New Communities Initiative: 2015 Annual ReportAnnual Report Gold Award
  11. Sasha Bruce Youthwork: Drop-in Center Ribbon CuttingPro Bono Platinum Award
  12. Sustainable DC: Year 2 Progress ReportAnnual Report Gold Award
  13. Urban Alliance: Urban Ally CampaignPro Bono Honorable Mention
  14. Washington Area Women’s Foundation: Leadership Luncheon – 2015 Social MediaPro Bono Honorable Mention

About LINK Strategic Partners
LINK Strategic Partners is a full-service strategic communications and stakeholder engagement firm located in the Greater Washington Urban League headquarters building in the heart of Washington, D.C. By understanding and respecting the communities in which we operate, we create and apply the right tools and strategies to translate challenges into opportunities for local success. We believe doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive: We partner with national and local clients doing great work across the country to provide high-touch and high-tech approaches in communications, community and stakeholder engagement, media and public relations, branding, digital strategy, and graphic design. For more information, visit

Contact Info

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Ste G-3
Washington, DC 20004

Michael Akin, President
P: (202) 559-4446