Each year, the American Business Awards sets out to honor award-winning public relations campaigns with the annual Stevie Awards. Nicknamed for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the Stevies are awarded to innovating and impactful public relations campaigns across several industries. We are excited to share that RH Strategic is the winner of TWO 2021 crowns for our work in healthcare and technology!

Silver Stevie Winner: Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Healthcare

MVP Health Care: Innovating to Support Business Continuity and Ensure Employee Safety
Silver Stevie Award winnerAs the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear in March, MVP Health Care (a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for members in New York and Vermont) sprang into action. During this time the PR team was tasked with communicating the company’s approach to the pandemic, and building trust through transparency with its target audiences of members and potential, employees, community stakeholders and the healthcare industry at large. By taking action and sharing information while other businesses and competitors hesitated, MVP positioned itself as a health authority and advocate, ultimately ensuring the health and well-being of its communities.

Bronze Stevie Winner: Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Technology

Orca Security: Media Relations to Fuel Growth, Attract Investment, Fund Market Ambitions
Bronze Stevie Award winnerOrca Security, the cloud security innovation leader, was poised for rapid growth when the world was forced to shift all operations online during the COVID-19 pandemic. With its cloud-wide, workload-deep security and compliance platform for AWS, Azure and GCP, Orca was a critical component of the rapid evolution. The company came to RH Strategic to earn key media coverage to help fuel its growth, attract future investors and fund its market ambitions. The team strategically promoted Orca’s $20.5M Series A funding round, led by GGV Capital, then mere months later was tasked with amplifying a second investment of $55M in Series B funding, led by ICONIQ Capital. RH Strategic’s relationships with key venture capital, security and technology press combined with Orca Security’s constant innovation helped the company far outpace the success of competitors, enabling the cloud startup to stand out as a cloud security leader.

The campaigns outlined above are only a sample of the work we do across the firm. At RH Strategic, our team delivers the results that our clients need to grow their businesses every day. Get in touch with us to learn more or to discuss how we can build a campaign to support your business’ needs.


RH Strategic is a Seattle and D.C.-based communications firm with a nationwide presence and additional global reach via membership in the Worldcom Public Relations Group. We provide strategic public relations for innovators in the technology, government and healthcare markets.