Monthly Archives: November 2018

Akoya Stacks Up MarCom Awards for Second Consecutive Year

We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, our work has earned recognition in the MarCom Awards, an annual, international competition that recognizes excellence in marketing and communication. Akoya received three awards and two honorable mentions, all for work produced for the Military Health System (MHS).

Our campaign to celebrate MHS’s second annual observance of National Nurses Week is a Platinum Winner. The campaign included an extensive communications toolkit for entities throughout the MHS to use as well as outreach events and Health.mil articles.

Two of our Health.mil articles are Gold Winners. “African-American D-Day veterans recall battlefield contributions, conflicts at home” features reflections of two African-American soldiers on D-Day and on fighting for freedoms in World War II that they did not have at home. “Let’s talk about sex, occupational therapist says” spotlights an occupational therapist who works with wounded warriors to address sex and intimacy. 

Two additional Health.mil articles, “The journey to military nursing is different for all” and “Deep vein thrombosis: What you need to know,” earned honorable mentions.

Each year, MarCom receives about 6,000 entries from dozens of countries. Approximately 15 percent of entries are Platinum Winners and 20 percent are Gold Winners.