The Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards presentation held Oct. 13 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio.
The Clermont CVB received 7 total awards. 3 first place RUBY awards in print media, promotional video and event campaign and 4 second place Citation of Excellence for innovation in travel marketing, newsletter, print advertisement and spirit of community. Accepting the awards for the CVB was Jeff Blom, President and Sarah Gleason, Marketing and Communications Manager.
The Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Award recognize excellence in Ohio’s hospitality and tourism industry for efforts in advertising, marketing and public relations. In this year’s competition, the Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance Yearly (RUBY) Awards had 184 entries in 17 categories. The awards, sponsored by Ohio Magazine, were presented during the Ohio Conference on Tourism, the state’s tourism conference for all sectors of the tourism industry.
Nine marketing professionals representing academia, consulting firms, ad agencies judged each entry on the basis of overall concept, results and creativity.
“Competition for these awards seems to grow every year,” said Melinda Huntley, Ohio Travel Association executive director. “Winners truly represent the best of the best in marketing strategy and design. It’s inspiring.”
“I am humbled by the Ohio Travel Association panel of judges selecting all seven of our tourism marketing entries for awards,” said Jeff Blom, President of the Clermont County CVB. “Sarah Gleason, our interns and I work very hard as a team to produce the best marketing pieces that attract visitors. We are making a difference for Clermont County.”