Past Awards Received

2012

  • 2012 HSMAI Silver Adrian Award for Digital Marketing Campaign – Florida Fan Game
  • 2012 STS Shining Example Award for State Tourism Office of the Year – VISIT FLORIDA
  • 2012 AdFed Miami ADDY Award for Best of Show Across All Media Categories – The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk
  • 2012 Web Marketing Association Internet Advertising Competition Award for Best Travel Interactive Application – Florida Fan Game
  • 2012 Bronze Telly Award for Travel and Tourism – Florida Travel + Life’s Affordable Luxury Space Coast TV Program
  • 2012 NCSTD Mercury Award for Special Promotion – Florida Fan Game
  • 2012 American Advertising Federation Mosaic Award – "Your Florida Side is Calling"

2011

  • Association of National Advertisers 2011 Multicultural Excellence Award Grand Prize in the Campaign with Significant Results category for Your Florida Side campaign
  • American Advertising Federation Gold ADDY Award for Interactive Media for Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk
  • TravelCom Network Most Social State Award for VISIT FLORIDA
  • Web Marketing Association Internet Advertising Competition Award for Best Travel Social Media Campaign for “Florida Live”
  • Holmes Group North America SABRE Award for Travel and Tourism for Crisis Management Response to the Gulf Oil Spill
  • National Council of State Tourism Directors 2011 Mercury Awards in Interactive Marketing for "Florida Live"
  • Recommend Magazine 15th Annual Readers' Choice Awards for Best Selling Destination in the USA/Canada
  • 18th World Travel Awards - Carribean & The Americas - North America's Leading Tourist Brand for VISIT FLORIDA
  • British Travel Awards 2011 for Best USA Holiday State
  • British Travel Awards 2011 for Best National Tourist Board Website
  • 2011 HSMAI Gold Adrian Award in Public Relations Campaign - Crisis Communication category for The Great VISIT FLORIDA Beach Walk
  • 2011 HSMAI Silver Adrian Award in Digital Marketing - Social Media Campaign category for Sunshine Moments
  • 2011 HSMAI Silver Adrian Award in Public Relations Single Item - Feature Placement Print - Consumer Magazine category for GO Magazine Special Section
  • 2011 HSMAI Silver Adrian Award in Public Relations Campaign - Special Event category for Florida Seafood Celebration
  • 2011 HSMAI Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing - Will Seccombe, VISIT FLORIDA CMO

2010

  • American Advertising Federation Suncoast Chapter Gold ADDY for VISIT FLORIDA Magazine
  • American Advertising Federation Suncoast Chapter AMY ADDY for VISIT FLORIDA Magazine Best of Category
  • American Advertising Federation Tallahassee Chapter Silver ADDY for "Destination Matters" Ad
  • American Advertising Federation Tallahassee Chapter Silver ADDY for VISIT FLORIDA 2008 - 2009 Annual Report
  • American Advertising Federation Tallahassee Chapter Silver ADDY for "Florida Makes You Shine" Ads
  • American Advertising Federation Tallahassee Chapter Silver ADDY for "Florida Makes You Shine" Postcards
  • American Advertising Federation Tallahassee Chapter Silver ADDY for "VIP Event - Atlanta" Invitation
  • American Advertising Federation Tallahassee Chapter Silver ADDY for "Selling the Sunshine" Governor's Conference Table Display
  • Visit USA, Argentina Top Destination for a Destination Management Organization
  • Southeast Tourism Society 2010 Shining Example Award in Visual Excellence for Your Florida Side Television Campaign
  • Recommend Magazine 14th Annual Readers' Choice Awards for Best Selling Destination in the USA/Canada
  • HSMAI 2010 HSMAI Adrian Awards - Gold in Advertising for "Your Florida Side"
  • HSMAI 2010 HSMAI Adrian Awards - Silver in Integrated Marketing for "Florida Live"
  • HSMAI 2010 HSMAI Adrian Awards - Bronze in Integrated Marketing for "Share a Little Sunshine
  • Shop America Salutes Innovation (SASI) Award of Excellence for AMEX Florida Reflections Campaign for a Destination Management Organization
  • Performance Media Group 2010 Leisure Travel Leaders Awards for Best U.S. State Tourism Bureau for Domestic Destinations

2009

  • Best Travel Online Newsletter Campaign for the Golf eMagazine Program by the Web Marketing Association
  • Florida Public Relations Association Golden Image Judges' Award for News Release - Dr. Beach.
  • Florida Public Relations Association Golden Image Award of Distinction for Public Affairs - Florida's Tourism Counts Campaign.
  • Florida Public Relations Association Capital Chapter Image Award for News Release, Dr. Beach.
  • Florida Public Relations Association Capital Chapter Image Award of Distinction for Campaign, Dr. Beach.
  • Florida Public Relations Association Capital Chapter Image Award of Distinction for Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2007-2008.
  • Web Marketing Association Internet Advertising Award for Best Travel Online Newsletter - VISIT FLORIDA's Special Interest E-Magazine Golf Program.
  • American Advertising Federation Suncoast Chapter Gold ADDY for VISIT FLORIDA Meetings & Incentives Program Sales/Marketing Piece
  • American Advertising Federation Suncoast Chapter Silver ADDY for Official Florida Vacation Guide: Opening Spreads.
  • Best Florida Website for VISITFLORIDA.com at the 14th Annual Best of Florida Awards by Florida Monthly Magazine
  • Agent @ Home Magazine 2009 Reader's Choice Award for Best State Tourism Bureau
  • Shop America Salutes Innovation Award for Florida Reflections Culinary Campaign for a Destination Management Organization
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Adrian Awards in Online Marketing for Traffic Generation SEM/SEO
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Adrian Awards in Integrated Marketing for Meetings Program (website, printed guide and e-newsletters)
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Adrian Awards in Multi-media for VISIT FLORIDA Video Program
  • Web Marketing Association Internet Advertising Competition Best of Show in Email Marketing for VISIT FLORIDA E-newsletter
  • 13th Annual Reader's Choice Award for Best Selling Destination in the USA/Canada

2008

  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Gold Adrian Award for the VISIT FLORIDA consumer Web site www.VISITFLORIDA.com
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Silver Adrian Award for the VISIT FLORIDA "Sunshine" advertising campaign
  • Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Bronze Adrian Award for VISIT FLORIDA Consumer Expert Campaign
  • Agent @ Home Magazine Reader's Choice Award for Best U.S. State Tourism Bureau

2007

  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Adrian Awards for Special Interest Publications and Dialogue Program
  • Capital Chapter Florida Public Relations Association Image Award for the Education Campaign News Release and Judges Awards for the Visitation Numbers News Conference and the Education Campaign News Release
  • Greater Tallahassee Advertising Federation ADDY Awards for the VISIT FLORIDA Promotions Toolkit, VISIT FLORIDA's 2005/06 Annual Report, a two-piece collection of informational brochures for the Florida Bicycle and Hiking Trail Brochure, a Florida/UK Night Reception Invitation, the VISIT FLORIDA 10-Year Anniversary Booklet and VISIT FLORIDA's re-designed Corporate Stationery
  • Hermes Creative Awards for the Annual Report and Tourism Wire

2006

  • Travel Industry of America Mercury Award in Innovation and Design for the I-75 Welcome Center Program
  • Best Destination Branding from the Association of Travel Marketing Executives
  • Image award for VISITFLORIDA.com from the Florida Public Relations Association
  • Image award for Getaways for Gulf Aid from the Florida Public Relations Association
  • Image award for VISIT FLORIDA 10th Anniversary Speech from the Florida Public Relations Association

2005

  • Outstanding Web Site award from the Web Marketing Association
  • Gold Adrian for Web Marketing by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

2004

  • Most Media Friendly State Tourism Bureau awarded by the North American Travel Journalist Association
  • Mercury award from the Travel Industry Association of America
  • Local Gold Addy from the American Advertising Federation

2003

  • Bronze Anvil award by the Public Relations Society of America
  • Mercury award from the Travel Industry Association of America

2002

  • Odyssey award from the Travel Industry Association of America

2001

  • STICDA "Star"

2000

  • Three Readers Choice awards from Recommend magazine

1999

  • Shining Example award from Southeast Tourism Society
  • STICDA "Star"

1998

  • Experts Choice award from Modern Bride Magazine
  • Travel Agents Choice award from Modern Bride Magazine
  • Two Reader's Choice awards from Recommend Magazine
  • Two Shining Example awards from the Southeast Tourism Society

1997

  • Two Reader's Choice awards from Recommend Magazine

1996

  • Mobius award for Recreation Tourism