Three Stamats Employees Now Google AdWords Certified


Cedar Rapids, IA, May 26, 2015
—Stamats Communications is now an official Google Partner after three employees recently became Google AdWords Certified. Heather Bernhard, Barb Schrafel and Gale Smetana had to successfully pass multiple exams to assess their product expertise. AdWords certification recognizes these employees as certified online advertising professionals. Because of their achievements, Stamats Communications has met the requirements for Google Partner status and has earned the Google Partner badge.

Heather Bernhard, Senior Manager of Audience Development and Production Services, has been with Stamats for 15 years. She manages and markets all the audiences and databases for Stamats’ Meetings Focus brands and products as well managing our in-house production team.

Barb Schrafel, Senior Manager of Audience Development and Database Services, is another longtime Stamats employee, beginning her tenure here in 1992. Barb is responsible for the management and marketing of Stamats’ Commercial Buildings Group audiences and databases, along with management of the audience development and data processing team.

Digital Advertising Account Strategist Gale Smetana came to Stamats last summer, and it hasn’t taken her long to jump into the flow of our digital advertising services. Gale manages the pay-per-click advertising for search and social media.

President and CEO Guy Wendler says “Google is the gold standard for analytics and search engine marketing. Becoming a Google Certified Partner helps us give our clients an important edge as they compete for market share.”

About Stamats and Google Partners

With Partner status, an advertising agency can get recognized as a trusted business partner by Google and by clients. This status also gives agencies access to the Partner badge and Google Partner search, helping to generate new client leads. To earn the Google Partner badge, agencies need at least one of their affiliated members to be AdWords certified, in additional to other requirements.

Stamats was founded in 1923 and initially utilized print media, including custom publications & business-to-business magazines. They have since diversified into marketing & research services, advertising, web design & development, and database marketing. Their various divisions include higher education, healthcare marketing, and commercial building publications.