Aqua President Selected to Judge 2016 HSMAI Adrian Awards


January 31, 2017

Aqua Marketing & Communications President Dave Di Maggio was selected to serve as a judge for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) 2016 Adrian Awards.

Now in its 60th year, the Adrian Awards is the largest and most prestigious global marketing competition honoring hospitality, travel, and tourism-related marketing excellence in advertising, public relations and digital marketing. Di Maggio joined an illustrious group of industry and media experts selected from around the world to serve as members of this year’s elite competition judging panel.

Over the course of his career, Di Maggio has established himself as one of destination marketing’s most award-winning professionals, recognized internationally through a wide range of tourism, travel and hospitality clients. Di Maggio is a past judge for the Adrian Awards. He serves as a frequent judge for other various industry awards as well, and is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of destination marketing, branding and marketing message strategy.

In addition, Di Maggio’s work for destination marketing clients has continuously been awarded through HSMAI’s Adrian Awards as well as Visit Florida’s Flagler Awards. From Charlotte County’s “Our Best Side is Outside” to Manatee County’s “Real. Authentic. Florida.”, he has established a number of successful destination brands throughout the state of Florida.

Other tourism, travel and hospitality accounts Dave has serviced include:

• Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)

• Disney Resorts Travel Promotions (Orlando, FL)

• Hyatt Hotels

• The Stonington Beach Resort (Bermuda)

• Bermuda International Airport (Bermuda)

• Snowmass Resort Village (Aspen, Colorado)

• The Bangor International Airport

• Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB

• The Seminole County CVB

• The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

• The St. Petersburg/Clearwater CVB

• The Bradenton Area CVB

• The Charlotte Harbor VCB

• Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

• The Southwest Florida International Airport

• The TradeWinds Island Resorts (St. Pete Beach)

• The Salvador Dalí Museum (St. Petersburg)

• MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry–Tampa)

• St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport

• The Florida Aquarium (Tampa, FL)


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