REQ Client GCOM Wins Communicator Award for Public Relations

REQ client GCOM, the leader in outcome-driven government, won a 2023 Communicator Award, sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA). As one of this year’s highest scorers with over 3,000 entries, our public relations campaign highlighting GCOM’s data-driven approach to the fight against human trafficking earned an Award of Excellence.

GCOM works closely with the Commonwealth of Virginia on Virginia’s Analytics System for Trafficking (VAST), which is designed to provide reliable, high-quality information about human trafficking to state officials. The platform provides insights into trafficking victims and offenders, locations where trafficking occurs, which external factors contribute to its incidence and whether it’s increasing or decreasing. With VAST, organizations across Virginia are better equipped to aid victims, prosecute criminals and prevent trafficking.

“The VAST program is one of GCOM’s many data sharing and analytics programs that is creating measurable outcomes for state residents,” said Public Relations EVP, Katie Hanusik. “We are proud to partner with GCOM to help raise awareness for the Commonwealth’s work to combat human trafficking and make communities safer.”

Examples of the REQ PR team’s work promoting the VAST program can be seen in StateScoop, Government Technology, eGovReview, and

About The Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded over two decades ago, they involve an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity for print, video, interactive, and audio. The Communicator Awards receives entries from top ad agencies around the globe, and is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative, and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations such as Airtype Studio, Big Spaceship, Conde Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estée  Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, Lockheed Martin, MTV Networks, Pitney Bowes, rabble+rouser, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Time, Inc, Victoria’s Secret, Yahoo!, and Wired.

Read more about The Communicator Awards, and check out more of REQ’s work.