Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Help Virginia Win a Tourism Award

One of our Rivers and Trails Group partners, Martinsville & Henry County's Economic Development Corporation, has a special request for everyone to please help Virginia win an award to enahnce our tourism potential.

Advertising Week has just announced that the Virginia is for Lovers slogan is a nominee for the Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame. We need you and all of your contacts to vote so that we win this competition. To vote for the Virginia is for Lovers slogan, go to www.advertisingweek.com/wof , click on the Slogan section, click Virginia is for Lovers and the hit the Vote button. Cast votes by Sept. 18.

The winners will be inducted into the Walk of Fame during Advertising Week (September 21-25) and will gain a permanent position on the advertising industry's version of Hollywood and Vine -- Madison Avenue. Recognition like this goes a long way in our work to bring more visitors to Virginia and support the state's $19 billion tourism industry.
The Walk of Fame nomination coincides with the 40th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers and follows on the heels of Forbes.com naming Virginia is for Lovers one of the top ten marketing campaigns of all time.

Please send this link to all of your friends, outlook contacts, post on your facebook page and tweet on your Twitter account if you have one. If you follow VirginiaLove or VAtourismpr please retweet their links to this competition.

As they say at the Oscars, it is an honor just to be a nominee, we're in the running with serious competitors. And true to the VTC BTO spirit we want to win…and badly. So share the love and vote for Virginia is for Lovers http://www.advertisingweek.com/wof!

Information submitted by Felica Rupert, EDC

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