Frontier Country Wins Tourism Organization of the Year! - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Frontier Country Wins Tourism Organization of the Year!

Posted by Katie Puckett, Public Relations Manager on 10/22/2010

Frontier Country Marketing Association, members win top tourism awards

NORMAN, OKLA. – Frontier Country Marketing Association as well as several of its members were honored with RedBud Awards including Tourism Organization of the Year Oct. 18 during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department Executive Director Hardy Watkins presented the prestigious awards to the tourism industry at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman.

"We are so pleased to be honored with the RedBud Award of Tourism Organization of the Year," said Sherri Rogers, Executive Director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. "The support of our membership is overwhelming and we are lucky to have members that are doing such wonderful things to make Central Oklahoma Frontier Country a great place to live and visit!”

The 2010 RedBud Awards included top honors in 16 categories including Best Brochure or Publication, Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Best Partnership, Outstanding New Attraction, Best Website and Tourism Organization of the Year. Entries 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.

Frontier Country Marketing Association along with its members took home 8 of the 32 RedBud and Merit Awards. Frontier Country’s 2010 RedBud Award winners are:

Tourism Organization of the Year
Redbud: Frontier Country Marketing Association

Best Brochure/Publication: Single Sheet
RedBud: The Chickasaw Nation

Best Brochure/Publication: Booklet 11 Pages or More
Merit: Frontier Country Marketing Association

Best Overall Marketing Campaign
RedBud: Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau
Merit: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Best Partnership
Merit: The Chickasaw Nation

Outstanding New Attraction
RedBud: American Banjo Museum

Best Website
Merit: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

For more information about Oklahoma’s travel and tourism industry and to see a complete list of 2010 RedBud Awards winners visit www.travelok.com or www.otia.info.

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 Central Oklahoma Frontier Country and to request brochures, coupons and more visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA.

 

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Contact: Katie Puckett, Public Relations Manager
405-232-6552, [email protected]