DFC’s Creative Team Wins Three Hermes Creative Awards

Duty First Consulting (DFC) is honored to receive three Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). DFC received a Gold Award, for a recent Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) eClaims PSA campaign, a Gold Award for a VA Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) infographic, and an Honorable Mention for brand development work done on behalf of VA’s National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP). The company’s Creative team has expanded over the past several years to meet growing demand, and has won 7 design awards in the past year.

“We’re very excited to continue to receive recognition for our graphic and multimedia design work. It demonstrates that we’re producing work that’s valuable and memorable for our clients and relevant in communications design,” says Kate Fennell, Partner and Director of Strategic Communications and Research. “Our creative team will continue to develop innovative work to make a difference for our clients.”

DFC’s Awards

Gold Award, eBenefits and eClaims: Online VA Claims Made Simple (Communications/Marketing Campaign Category) DFC created two national television PSAs for VA, featuring NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch and actor and U.S. Army Veteran J.R. Martinez, to promote the electronic filing of Fully Developed Claims in eBenefits.

Gold Award, What is eCMS? (Design–Infographic Category) DFC designed an infographic to help describe the VA eCMS to organizational stakeholders and customers with varying levels of experience in the acquisition process. The infographic provides high-level, visual descriptions of the system, illustrates how eCMS supports all acquisition lifecycle phases, and encourages stakeholders and users to take an active role in shaping the future of eCMS through idea submissions.

Honorable Mention, NCP Rebranding: Healthy Living Matters. Prevention Works (Product Branding Category) DFC conducted a revitalization of the brand and messaging for the VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) Healthy Living Matters campaign. Through this endeavor, DFC helped reinvigorate, elevate and focus awareness-building activities and increase use of the Health Living Matters campaign.