2015 NCSTD Mercury Awards
The Mercury Awards recognize members for excellence and creative accomplishment in state destination marketing and promotion; and inspire, through showcasing outstanding work, the continued development of imaginative and exciting marketing and promotional programs.
Congratulations to the 2015 Mercury Award Winners
|Category 1: Budget > $15 million||VISIT FLORIDA|
|Category 3: Budget < $10 million||Travel Oregon|
|Co-Op Marketing||Utah Office of Tourism|
|Digital Campaign||New Mexico Tourism Department|
|Travel Website||Visit California|
|Social Media Campaign||VISIT FLORIDA|
|Print Visitor Guide||Idaho Division of Tourism Development|
|Print Advertising||Louisiana Office of Tourism|
|Public Relations Campaign||West Virginia Division of Tourism|
|Broadcast Advertising: Television||Illinois Office of Tourism|
|International Marketing||Travel Oregon and Visit California|
|Special Projects||Michigan Economic Development Corporation|
|Judges Choice||Tennessee Department of Tourist Development|
The entry period for the NCSTD Mercury Awards is April/May.
2015 State Tourism Director of the Year Award
The State Tourism Director of the Year Award honors a tourism director that has clearly influenced the obvious and measurable improvement of a state’s "travel and tourism profile" with his/her leadership. Each year, such success is measured in relationship to the amount of money and staff that the director has at his/her disposal.
Candidates are nominated by other state tourism directors and a slate of three finalists is presented for selection by ballot. Call for nominations is typically in May/June.
Congratulations to the 2015 State Tourism Director of the Year
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