FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 28, 2015
AUSTIN — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just awarded EnviroMedia a health marketing contract worth up to $100 million over ten years.
EnviroMedia is the only firm in Texas chosen to join a pool of 16 companies that can now compete for CDC marketing work promoting public health and preventing disease. The CDC lists issues that could be worked on, including preventing HIV and STDs; lowering blood pressure; promoting breast examination, mammography, immunization, physical activity, and improved nutrition; and reducing smoking and exposure to toxic chemicals and waste.
EnviroMedia’s co-founders, President Kevin Tuerff and CEO Valerie Salinas-Davis, released this statement, “For years, many have known EnviroMedia for our 14 years of work on the Don’t Mess with Texas litter prevention campaign or ten years on the Water IQ conservation campaign, but the truth is we have 16 years experience conducting public health behavior change campaigns to reduce smoking, HIV disease, obesity, and more. Environment and public health go hand-in-hand.”
The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) honored EnviroMedia this year with three gold awards and one silver award in a national competition honoring excellence in public health communication.
For the CDC contract, EnviroMedia will be the primary contract holder and partner with Ketchum (digital marketing), Elevación(multi-cultural advertising), and Battelle (market research). Of the 16 firms to receive the award, EnviroMedia is one of only six designated small businesses.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, EnviroMedia develops behavior change campaigns related to air, water, energy, waste, alternative transportation, and public health. The company was founded in 1997, and today has an office in Washington, D.C. The company is a newly Certified B Corporation. Please follow @enviromedia on Twitter.
Melanie Fish, 512-476-4368