WASHINGTON, May 6, 2022 – Direct Impact (DI), the nation’s leading grassroots firm and a member of the BCW Group of companies, announced it won a 2022 North American SABRE Award. In collaboration with its client, the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS), DI won an award in the Best in Healthcare: Healthcare Providers category for the “Get Ahead of Stroke” public affairs and advocacy campaign.
Presented by PRovoke Media, the SABRE Awards recognize Superior Achievement in branding, reputation and engagement. Winners were announced yesterday at a ceremony in New York.
“Congratulations to our amazing team and our client, SNIS, for this extraordinary recognition from PRovoke Media,” said Drew O’Brien, President of Direct Impact. “This award showcases the outstanding client work to which DI is committed along with our results-driven impact in local markets across the country. I am thrilled to be part of this incredible and talented team that is so deeply committed to delivering exceptional results for clients such as SNIS.”
About Direct Impact
Founded in 1988, Direct Impact (DI) is a premier grassroots firm and member of the BCW Group of companies and WPP. DI and its nationwide network of in-market experts execute state and local strategic communications and public affairs campaigns that reach every community, media market and political jurisdiction in the U.S. DI’s use of first hand, hyper-local insights and trends combined with an “earned-plus” offering –earned media plus paid media, creative technology, data, AI and an expanding suite of innovative capabilities – move people to take action, support brands and effect change. DI is redefining what it means to engage a community—consumers, policymakers, constituents and key stake holders alike—through 21st century grassroots and purpose-drivencommunications.
This July, Stephen Fitzmaurice joined Direct Impact as a Vice President in Washington, D.C. Stephen comes to DI with over twelve years of strategic communications and policy experience that includes working for trade associations in the healthcare and financial services sectors and on Capitol Hill. We caught up with Stephen to learn more about what drives him and how his experiences can help drive success for DI’s clients.
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Direct Impact has recently acquired the talent of Maura Hogan as a Senior Vice President. Previously, Maura worked as Senior Vice President at BCW for over 3 ½ years focusing on corporate reputation, public affairs, and ESG/sustainability until she recently transitioned to the Direct Impact team!
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