Frontier Country Members Win Prestigious Redbud Awards - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Frontier Country Members Win Prestigious Redbud Awards

Posted by Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager on 10/21/2009

Frontier Country Members Win Prestigious Redbud Awards

TULSA, OKLA. – Frontier Country Marketing Association members took home 11 of the 29 Redbud Awards presented by Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department Executive Director Hardy Watkins Oct. 19 during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Awards include top honors for Best Brochure or Publication, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Partnership, Outstanding New Attraction, Outstanding Temporary Exhibit, Outstanding Feature Story and Tourism Organization of the Year.

            The annual awards included entries in 15 categories that were evaluated by out-of-state judges based on criteria including customer service, marketing effectiveness, media relations, variety of audiences reached, value and overall creativity.

            “Redbud Awards represent the highest honor given in the Oklahoma tourism industry,” said Watkins. “It was an exciting evening recognizing the efforts of our industry, and a great celebration of tourism.”

 

Frontier Country 2009 Redbud award winners are:

Best Brochure/Publication: Booklet 10 Pages or Less

Redbud: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Best Brochure/Publication: Booklet 11 Pages or More

Redbud: Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Overall Marketing Campaign

Redbud: Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau

Merit: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Best Partnership

Redbud: Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau and Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center

Outstanding New Attraction

Redbud: Andy Alligator’s Fun Park

Outstanding Temporary Exhibit

Redbud (tie): Oklahoma History Center and Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Outstanding Feature Story

Redbud: Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Merit: Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau & Small Market Meetings

Tourism Organization of the Year

Redbud: Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

          A complete list of 2009 Redbud Award winners is available at the Oklahoma Travel and Recreation Department’s Web site at www.travelok.com.  

          Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. For more information about Frontier Country, visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA.

 

 

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For Immediate Release: October 21, 2009                                                                        

Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]