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Adrian Awards: Best Hospitality Advertising, Digital Marketing, Public Relations

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Did you know? The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) hosts the 2013 Adrian Awards which recognizes the best in Hospitality Advertising, Digital Marketing, Public Relations.

Winners of these prestigious awards are received by those who have contributed outstanding advertising, digital marketing and public relations campaigns to the hospitality industry. This year the Gold winners will be honored at the annual Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala February 24, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

After receiving more than 1,200 entries, HSMAI will present Gold Awards to one of the largest groups of winners in the Awards’ history, including 46 awards in Advertising, 87 in Digital Marketing and 130 in Public Relations. Judges of this year’s competition noted the prevalence of integrated campaigns with shareable and highly engaging social, digital components. More than 200 subject-matter experts in advertising, digital marketing, media and public relations disciplines, along with prominent members of the travel industry, served as judges.

“Our judges were highly impressed by many of this year’s entrants and made special note of the overall trend of fully integrated campaigns that span across multiple channels,” said Fran Brasseux, executive vice president of HSMAI.

Did you know? The HSMAI’s Adrian Awards Reception and Gala offers professionals from the hospitality sales and marketing industry an opportunity to connect for an evening of celebration with more than 1,000 attendees from their industry.

The Adrian Awards celebrate lifetime achievement recipients; award-winning strategies in advertising, digital marketing and public relations; and the teams behind each campaign that bring an idea to life. Additional information, including a complete list of winners, can be viewed in the HSMAI Adrian Awards Winners’ Gallery here.

At the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception, co-sponsored by HSMAI and Expedia Media Solutions, winners’ submissions will be available for viewing in the “iPad Gold Gallery” at several iPad stations via a searchable, interactive site designed by Sequence. The gallery will be open during the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and the new, post-event “Continue the Night” reception, sponsored by TripAdvisor.

Did you know? Winners of the Gold Adrian Awards are now considered for Platinum Adrian Awards and the “Best of Show” Awards, the Adrian Awards’ highest honor. Both Awards will be announced the evening of February 24, 2013.

Additionally, top winners in each Adrian Awards category are considered for the TravelClick eMarketer of the Year as well as American Express’ Loyalty Marketing Award. Those esteemed winners and this year’s winner of HSMAI and National Geographic Traveler’s Leader in Sustainable Tourism award will be part of the evening’s award ceremony.

For more information about the 2013 HSMAI Adrian Awards competition and Gala, email or click here.



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