News  /  10.30.2020

Van Eperen (Now FOVNDRY) Wins Hermes International Platinum Creative Award For Agu Climate Policy Report

AGU’s Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding report creates awareness about the natural disasters created by climate change.

Rockville, Md. (October 29, 2020) — Van Eperen (now FOVNDRY), an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, and creative services,  announced it has been recognized by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) with a Platinum Hermes Creative Award for its work with the AGU.

The Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by AMCP, and has grown to become an international competition, one of the largest of its kind that recognizes outstanding work in the industry. The competition received more than 6,500 global entries.

Van Eperen (now FOVNDRY) earned a Platinum Award in the Print Media, Design, Publication Category. The Hermes Platinum Award recognizes Van Eperen’s work on the development of the strategic editorial guidance and creative direction and development of the AGU Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding report.

“The Van Eperen (now FOVNDRY) team supported us with the development of Surging Waters, a critical science policy report, showcasing the consequences of increased storms and the resulting flooding in the U.S. due to climate change,” commented Lexi Shultz, AGU vice president of public affairs. “The team championed this report through the design process and assisted with engagement among the media and Congressional stakeholders. They were a true partner to our team.”

The report takes the issue of flooding and demonstrates how science is supporting the management of, as well as its role to further discover scientific solutions to mitigate its impact on people and property in the future. The report was produced as print and digital versions, and in both English and Spanish.

“This Hermes Award recognizes our team’s creative support services which is critical to our clients’ storytelling,” said Laura Van Eperen, Van Eperen (now FOVNDRY) founder and CEO. “It was a truly collaborative effort with the AGU government affairs team and we valued the opportunity to help raise awareness for this important issue.”

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FOVNDRY (formerly Van Eperen) is an award-winning, fully integrated communications agency that has made its mark in the public and private sectors, plus a variety of membership-based associations since 2004. We craft custom solutions for multiple industries, including: Health & Science, Transportation, Real Estate, Education, Consumer Packaged Goods, and more. With offices in Rockville and Baltimore, our Maryland-based PR and marketing firm also fulfills the creative and branding needs of businesses and organizations in the DMV and beyond.

We’re a certified minority business enterprise (MBE)/disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. As well, FOVNDRY is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) that’s on the federal GSA AIMS schedule (GS07F0312T), and on a mission to help DoD and HHS agencies. Get to know us better in person, and connect with us daily via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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