Selected from a pool of more than 12,000 submissions
By Alex Shelton
The Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau is happy to announce the organization has been named the recipient of a 2015 Telly Award. Gatlinburg’s 2015 commercial was selected as one of the winners out of 12,000 entries submitted from all 50 states as well as five continents. Gatlinburg was recognized along with other notable winners like Discovery, Disney, ESPN, NBC, FOX and many others.
“Receiving a Telly Award among so many highly recognizable brands truly speaks volumes to the quality of product assembled by staff and our marketing agency,” said Vicki Simms, Executive Director of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The GCVB along with marketing agency, Fahlgren Mortine, were awarded the honorary Telly for the commercial submitted in the Regional TV and Travel/Tourism categories. The Telly Awards, now in its 36th year, award outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions and web commercials. The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work from the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world.
“Gatlinburg has so many desirable assets to market as a destination for families to visit. Our entire organization is fortunate enough to be surrounded by creative minds, which includes Marketing Director Chad Netherland and his team, who are able to convey the beauty of Gatlinburg through one unified message,” said Simms.
A prestigious panel of more than 650 accomplished industry professionals served as judges of the 2015 Telly Awards, each one of them a past recipient of a Telly Award. Judges evaluate entries on the distinction of a high merit of creative work, rather than competing against other organizations’ work.