LINK Strategic Partners Wins Global Award for It’s Work With DC Health’s Innovative Sex Education Campaign, Sex Is…

DC-based firm honored at Lisbon PR Awards event on September 3rd

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10, 2020) — Social impact firm LINK Strategic Partners received a Bronze Award from the Lisbon PR Awards, a worldwide competition that recognizes excellence for a variety of public relations campaigns.

LINK was recognized for its integrated marketing campaign on behalf of DC Health’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration’s campaign called Sex Is… The innovative campaign provides youth and their Trusted Adults with necessary information to talk about sex and sexual health openly and honestly without shame or taboo.

The Lisbon PR Awards is part of the Lisbon Awards Group, that also holds the Lisbon International Advertising Festival, the Lisbon International Health Festival, or Prémios Lusófonos da Criatividade. The Group’s mission is to debate, promote, honor and award the best that is done in the advertising and creativity fields.

“This award means so much, as it will bring more awareness to the vital work that DC Health’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration does on behalf of our city’s youth on a daily basis,” said Michael Akin, president of LINK. “This international award is further affirmation that the bold and inventive Sex Is… campaign is effective at getting critical sexual health information to the youth and Trusted Adults that need it most.”

For more information about the Lisbon PR Awards, and to see the full list of campaigns honored, visit For more information about LINK Strategic Partners and the array of services they offer, visit  To learn more about the Sex Is… campaign, visit


About LINK Strategic Partners

LINK Strategic Partners is a strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and social impact consulting firm proudly based in Washington, D.C. In 8 years, LINK has expanded from a small local shop to a dynamic firm with hundreds of local, regional, national, and international clients. Our world-class and diverse team of professionals ranges from 17 to 92 years of age and lead our offices in D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, Maine, New York, and Manchester, England. LINK’s mission-driven work includes thousands of hours of pro bono work provided to community partners. Visit

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1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Ste G-3
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Michael Akin, President
P: (202) 559-4446