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Aqua Earns Top Honors and More for Clients at 2020 Flagler Awards


Once again, the VISIT FLORIDA Flagler Awards recognizes Aqua’s clients. The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (BACVB) and the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau (PGEBVCB) both took home some hardware at the 2020 Flagler Awards.

The PGEBVCB took top honors, presented with the prestigious Henry Award in the category of Internet Marketing for its “Outsiders Welcome” video series consisting of six, one-minute videos each featuring an interview with a different local Outsider ambassador as well as the beautiful scenes of the destination’s natural surroundings shot in 4K with cinema-quality gear. All videos can be found at OutsidersWelcome.com.

Additionally, the PGEBVCB was honored with two Bronze Awards. One, in the Mixed Media Campaign category for its “Outsiders Welcome” campaign, a creative combination of digital ads, paid social media ads, emails, and some print. Another, in the Resource/Promotional Material – Consumer category for its Outsider Guide, an extension of the “Outsiders Welcome” campaign, a 98-page non-traditional visitor guide used by the VCB to promote the destination’s tourism offerings and the primary fulfillment piece for those expressing interest in visiting the area.

“To be recognized among the best in the state, particularly in this increasingly competitive and innovative Florida tourism industry is very exciting,” said Sean Doherty, Tourism Director of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau. “We certainly have our industry partners to recognize and lend a thanks to as none of this would have been possible without them. I am also very proud of our VCB team and our partnership with Aqua Marketing & Communications.”

BACVB SRQ Airport Baggage Claim wall mural

The BACVB took home a bronze in the Out-of-Home category for a beautiful mural displayed in the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). The mural, displayed in the baggage claim area of SRQ will be one of the first things area visitors see, and for some will be their first introduction to the Bradenton Area. Aqua designed the mural, choosing photography and creating the layout.

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