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HMA Wins Gold at Stevies

November 11, 2013

Staff Reports --

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Irma Maldonado, HMA's founder and CEO, accepts her firm's Stevie Award (YouTube)

The HMA public relations firm picked up a gold Stevie Award for its campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of getting a flu shot, the firm announced.

HMA Cultural Marketing Inc. won top honors for its National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership campaign.

"We are very proud of the recognition from the Stevie Awards," Irma Maldonado, HMA CEO and founder, said in a news release. "We are equally proud of the difference HMA is making in addressing health disparities that impact people who are underserved in our communities."

HMA's campaign included a Spanish-language motion comic book for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Un Amor Perdido, which can be viewed HERE.

HMA is a woman- and minority-owned communications and social marketing firm located in Washington, D.C.

More than 1,200 women executives, entrepreneurs and companies from 18 countries were considered for awards in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.

"For 10 years we have been recognizing the achievements of women in business, and this year's nominations were the most impressive class the judges have ever reviewed," Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, said in the release.

The winners were honored at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Here's a clip of Ms. Maldonado accepting the award:

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