clients served

awards won

news stories placed

“Coach USA selected Hanser & Associates through a competitive search in 2005 to launch our innovative subsidiary, megabus.com. The firm’s strategy and integrated PR services, social media, events and marketing communication drives our strong sales across North America. I’m extremely pleased. Thank you for all the great results!”

Dale Moser

Chairman, Coach USA, Elizabeth, New Jersey

“Iowa needed to get the message about College Savings Iowa 529 Plan out via news media. We selected Hanser & Associates for a three-year PR contract because we liked them best. Their performance is Grade A. We never imagined that we’d get as much good news coverage, which helped grow our assets nearly 100 percent in the first year!”

Michael L. Fitzgerald

State Treasurer, State of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

“Hanser & Associates gets great national news coverage for our health system. They create PR strategy and materials that are clear, concise and persuasive. The account team understands my goals and incorporates that into its communication with our outside audiences. They have defined research-based PR.”

James M. Zahnd

(retired) Vice President-Public Affairs, UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, Iowa

Awards Won

Public Relations Society of America National Bronze Anvil Awards

Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation 2009 – megabus.com (news video B-roll)
Bronze Anvil 2005 – Good Samaritan Hospital (media relations consumer healthcare campaign)
Bronze Anvil 2001 – Bankers Trust Company (employee communication program)

Public Relations Society of America PRIME Awards

Award of Merit 2015 – Watermark Retirement Communities (media relations)
Award of Merit 2015 – Megabus.com (Ambassador Program integrated communication campaign)
PRIME Award 2014 – Megabus.com (social media campaign Award of Merit 2014 – Megabus.com (integrated communication campaign) Award of Merit 2014 – Megabus.com (multimedia/video) PRIME Award 2013 – Megabus.com (integrated communication campaign) PRIME Award 2013 – Megabus.com (media relations program) Award of Merit 2013 – Marketplace Events/DSM Home & Garden Show (media relations program) PRIME Award 2012 – Megabus.com (integrated communication) PRIME Award 2011 – Mitas Tires North America (media relations) PRIME Award 2011 – Megabus.com (integrated communication) Award of Merit 2011 – Marketplace Events (media relations) Award of Merit 2011 – Megabus.com (social media) Best of Show 2010 – megabus.com (social media campaign) PRIME Award 2010 – Clow Valve Company (crisis communication) PRIME Award 2010 – Marketplace Events (media relations program) PRIME Award 2010 – megabus.com (social media campaign) Award of Merit 2009 – Clow Valve Company (crisis communication) Award of Merit 2009 – megabus.com (media kit) PRIME Award 2009 – megabus.com (video news release) PRIME Award 2008 – megabus.com (news writing) Award of Merit 2008 – megabus.com (video news release) PRIME Award 2007 – megabus.com (integrated communications campaign) PRIME Award 2007 – Hydrogen Engine Center (special events) Award of Merit 2007 – megabus.com (video news release) Award of Merit 2004 – College Savings Iowa (media relations) Award of Merit 2002 – “Art Fights Back” (special events) Award of Merit 2002 – Iowa Association of Electric Copperatives (annual report) Award of Merit 2001 – Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (internal communication program) Award of Merit 2001 – Business: Media Index™ (community relations program) Best of Show 2000 – Metro Waste Authority (public relations campaign) PRIME Award 2000 – Metro Waste Authority (crisis communication) Outstanding New Member 2000 – Ryan Hanser

American Marketing Association Pinnacle Awards

Gold Award of Excellence 2008 – Parelli Natural Horsemanship
Gold Award of Excellence 2008 – Upper Iowa University
Gold Award of Excellence 2004 – Nebraska Business: Media Index™ (research)

American Marketing Association NOVA Awards

2013 NOVA award – megabus.com Texas Triangle launch (Integrated Marketing Campaign)
2013 NOVA award – megabus.com Texas Triangle launch (Public Relations)
2013 NOVA award – megabus.com Texas Triangle launch (Advertising)
2011 NOVA award – megabus.com (Social Media Campaign)
2010 NOVA award – Des Moines Home & Garden Show (Public Relations Campaign)
2010 NOVA award – Smashburger Iowa Grand Opening Celebration (Integrated campaign)
2010 NOVA award – Smashburger Iowa Grand Opening Celebration (Special Event)
Platinum Award of Excellence 2008 – megabus.com (public relations)
2009 ‘Best of Category’ NOVA Award – Des Moines Home & Garden Show (public relations campaign)
2009 NOVA Award – megabus.com (public relations campaign)

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International

Bronze Adrian Award 2012 – megabus.com – Stay Connected (television commercial)
Bronze Adrian Award 2008 – megabus.com (public relations campaign)

International Assoc. of Business Communicators Bronze Quill Awards

Award of Excellence 2003 – Iowa Pharmacy Association (design)
Award of Merit 2003 – College Savings Iowa (media relations campaign: “Kids Need College”)
Award of Merit 2003 – College Savings Iowa (media relations campaign: “Parents Need Tax Deductions”)
Award of Excellence 2003 – Hubbell Realty: Legacy Golf Course (media relations)
Award of Merit 2003 – American Red Cross: Central Iowa Chapter (annual report)
Award of Excellence 2002 – Catholic Health System (community/government relations)
Award of Excellence 2002 – Iowans Save (media relations)
Award of Excellence 2002 – United Methodist Church, Iowa (strategic management process)
Award of Excellence 2002 – Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (annual report)
Award of Merit 2002 – “Art Fights Back” (media relations)
Honorable Mention 2002 – Bankers Trust Company (internal communications)

ICVA - Communicator Awards

Award of Excellence 2015 – megbus.com (integrated campaign)
Award of Excellence 2012 – ShareGoodEnergy.org (Web site)
Award of Excellence 2012 – Calvin Community (TV commercial)
Award of Distinction 2012 – megabus.com (social media)
Award of Distinction 2012 – Calvin Community (“It’s a Classic – postcards)
Award of Distinction 2012 – Calvin Community (“It’s a Classic – calendar)
Award of Distinction 2012 – Physicians Clinic of Iowa (Web site)
Award of Excellence 2011 – Aviva USA (writing)
Award of Excellence 2010 – megabus.com (news story placement)
Award of Distinction 2010 – megabus.com (video production)
Award of Distinction 2010 – Metalcraft, Inc. (writing)
Award of Distinction 2009 – Knapp Properties, Inc. (web site content)
Award of Distinction 2009 – Peak 8 Development (direct mail)
Award of Distinction 2009 – Greater Regional Hospice (brochure)
Award of Distinction 2009 – megabus.com (video news release)
Award of Distinction 2008 – megabus.com (video news release)
Award of Excellence 2007 – Hanser & Associates (column writing)
Award of Distinction 2007 – megabus.com (video news release)
Award of Excellence 2006 – College Savings Iowa (editorial writing)
Award of Distinction 2004 – College Saving Iowa (editorial writing)
Award of Distinction 2003 – Hubbell Realty: Legacy Golf Course (events)
Award of Distinction 2003 – American Red Cross: Central Iowa Chapter (annual report)
Award of Distinction 2002 – MED–TEC (Web site writing)
Award of Distinction 2002 – Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (annual report)

APEX Awards

Award of Excellence 2015 – Coach USA/megabus.com (Marketing & Public Relations campaign)
Award of Excellence 2014 – Calvin Community (One-of-a-Kind Print Publications)
Award of Excellence 2012 – Physicians Clinic of Iowa (microsite web pages)
Award of Excellence 2011 – Wayne Sensor Site – Sensor Speaks (microsite web pages)
Award of Excellence 2011 – megabus.com (marketing & public relations campaigns)
Award of Excellence 2009 – megabus.com (video news release)
Award of Excellence 2007 – megabus.com (video news release)
Award of Excellence 2006 – College Savings Iowa (editorial and advocacy writing)
Award of Excellence 2004 – College Saving Iowa (column and editorial writing)
Award of Excellence 2004 – Iowa Health System (feature writing)
Award of Excellence 2004 – Images of the Land (writing)
Award of Excellence 2003 – Iowa Department of Public Health (preparedness publication)
Award of Excellence 2003 – Simplicity Mortgage (news writing)
Award of Excellence 2001 – Bankers Trust of Iowa (employee communications)
Award of Excellence 2001 – Hanser & Associates (columns and editorials)

Telly Award

Telly Award 2014 – megabus.com (“Welcome Aboard” / safety video category)
Telly Award 2010 – megabus.com (safety video)
Telly Award 2009 – megabus.com (video news release)
Telly Award 2008 – megabus.com (video news release)
Telly Award 2007 – megabus.com (video news release)

Des Moines Business Record

Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2014 (Runner-up)
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2013 (Runner-up)
Best Social Media Company in Central Iowa 2013 (Runner-up)
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2012 (Runner-up)
Best Social Media Company in Central Iowa 2012 (Runner-up)
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2011 (Runner-up)
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2007 (Runner-up)
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2006
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2005
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2004
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2003
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2002
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2001
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 2000
Best Public Relations Firm in Central Iowa 1999 (Runner-up)

The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

Gold Circle Award 2001 – The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (crisis communication)

American Society of Landscape Architects

Award of Merit 2002 – City of West Des Moines (research)