The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau recently received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association’s Ruby Awards presentation at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky. The Put-in-Bay Chamber received a RUBY Award for their Marketing Campaign “An Every Day Island Getaway,” two Citation of Excellence for Newsletter for the Member and Visitor E-Newsletters and for Innovation in Travel Marketing for the Put-in Bay Sign.
Accepting the award were Wendy Chambers the Executive Director of the Chamber, and Marketing and Event Coordinator Jordan Jenkins.
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 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 and 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.”
The Ohio Travel Association is a nonprofit trade association representing travel and tourism-related businesses throughout the state. For more information on OTA, visit www.ohiotravel.org.