Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau Receives Statewide Marketing Award

Oct. 18 2023



BATAVIA, Ohio – 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. 5 at Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, Ohio. Clermont County received a Citation of Excellence for Print Advertisement, Visitor Guide and Blog. Accepting the award was Jeff Blom, President and Sarah Gleason, Marketing and Communications Manager. 

The Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards 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 236 entries in 17 categories. The awards, sponsored by Ohio Magazine, were presented during the Ohio Conference on Travel, the state’s tourism conference for all sectors of the tourism industry. 

“Our staff is honored to receive three destination marketing awards at this year’s OTA Ruby Awards,” said Jeff Blom, President of the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “To be honored by marketing industry professionals, lets us know we are doing high quality work.”

Nine marketing professionals representing academia, consulting firms and ad agencies judged each entry on the basis of overall concept, results and creativity.

“Competition for these awards seems to grow every year, and this year was no exception. We had a record number of entries,” said Melinda Huntley, Ohio Travel Association executive director. “Winners truly represent the best of the best in marketing strategy and design. It’s inspiring.” 

The Ohio Travel Association is a nonprofit trade association representing travel and tourism-related businesses throughout the state. For more information on OTA, visit