West Des Moines-based marketing firm Strategic America was recently recognized with four Hermes Creative Awards. The international competition draws thousands of entries from around the world each year in a variety of categories. Strategic America was recognized for client work in pro bono and integrated marketing. The agency won a Platinum award, the highest honor, for the “See Yourself Hungry” campaign for Food Bank of Iowa. The pro bono campaign used a video and banner ads to show viewers just how close food insecurity can be. The agency also collected top honors for two integrated marketing campaigns. “The Money is Real” campaign for the Iowa Finance Authority highlighted resources that first-time homebuyers can get from the state. The second was for Catch Des Moines’ “The Ss are Silent” campaign highlighting the amazing things happening in the Greater Des Moines community. Strategic America also received a Gold award for its work with Dorothy’s House, a home and safe space for survivors of sex trafficking. “Reclaim. Renew. Restore.” was part of a fundraising campaign to help fund a new home for survivors most in need.