Marketing results nets All Star Award
The Marietta-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau has received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide.
Each year, a select group of Constant Contact customers are honored with the All Star Award for their exemplary marketing results. The Marietta-Washington County CVB's results ranked among the top 10 percent of constant Contact's customer base.
For nearly 50 years, the CVB has promoting Marietta-Washington County as a distinctive destination to tourists throughout the country. 2011 marks the second year the bureau has been honored with this award.
"We are delighted to be recognized as a Constant Contact All Star for a second year," said executive director, Jeri Knowlton. "Constant Contact's tools have helped us grow our databases, communicate with members and travelers to the area, as well as promote Marietta-Washington County. We will continue to leverage our relationships and marketing strategies to better communicate with our customers."
Constant Contact customers using any combination of the company's Email Marketing, Event Marketing, and Online Survey tools are eligible for this award. Constant Contact looked at the following criteria to select this year's All Stars:
Frequency of campaigns, events, and surveys
Open, bounce, and click-through rates
Event registration rates
Survey completion rates
Use of social features
Use of mailing list sign-up tools
Buckeye Hills adds to development team
Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District announces the following staff updates on its Development team: Bret Allphin has been promoted to Development Director. He built the organization's Geographical Information Systems (GIS) program and has been an integral partner in developing extended GIS programs in the greater Appalachian region as well. Bret earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Leadership Studies from Marietta College. He began work with Buckeye Hills as a college intern in 2001.
Michelle Hyer has been promoted to Development Specialist 3/District 18 Liaison. Michelle has been with Buckeye Hills since 1997. She works as the Ohio Public Works Commission District 18 representative and coordinates Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activities for Washington County as well as CDBG water and sewer projects.
Jason Pyles joined Buckeye Hills as the Development Specialist/GIS. He worked as a college intern and part-time employee over the past two years. Jason will coordinate GIS activities. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Systems.
The development team helps secure investments in projects that have a positive impact on commercial and residential sectors by creating and retaining jobs, providing access to education or training, increasing access to water and sanitary sewer services, as well as maintaining and upgrading transportation infrastructure.
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