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Delray Beach Wins 13 Prestigious SUNsational Awards from FL Festivals & Events Assoc

Delray Beach Wins 13 Prestigious SUNsational Award
Delray Beach Wins 13 Prestigious SUNsational Award
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Aug. 25, 2014 - PRLog -- Delray Beach Wins 13 Prestigious SUNsational Awards

From Florida Festivals & Events Association

Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative Receives Seven Awards and
Festival Management Group & Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Nets Six

(Delray Beach, FL – August 19, 2014) It was another award-winning day for Delray Beach at last week’s 20th anniversary conference of the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA).  Stephanie Immelman, Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC), today announced that the organization has received seven prestigious SUNsational Awards, while Nancy Stewart, Executive Director of the Festival Management Group (FMG), picked up six awards on behalf of FMG and the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The DBMC Picked up awards for three popular events:
+ 100 Foot Christmas Tree – five awards total in the range of $50,000-$249,999: 1st Place for Promo Video, 1st Place for Tickets & Invitations, and 3rd Place awards for Brochure/Postcard, Social Media and T-Shirt

+ ON THE AVE –– one award in the range of $49,999-under:  2nd Place in Best Website for ON THE AVE Light Up The Night

+ 4th of July Celebration – one award in the range of $50,000-$249,999:  1st Place for Photography

"It is so great for the community of Delray Beach to be recognized at a state level for our unique events,” said Immelman, “Everyone wants to know what we do and how we do it. We have to give a big shout out to our photographer, Aaron Lurie, and to our creative agency, Woo Creative, for their contribution to these awards. We’ve got a great team.”

At the same time, Delray Beach-based Festival Management Group won a total of six awards for two different events:
+ Delray Beach Garlic Fest – three awards in the range of $250,000 and over: 1st Place for Best Social Media Site, 2nd Place for Best Website and 3rd Place for Best Promotional Item
+ Delray Beach Chamber’s Delray Affair – three awards in the range of $50,000-$249,999: 1st Place for Best Mobile App, 2nd Place for Best T-Shirt and 2nd Place for Best Commemorative Poster

"We are honored and humbled to bring home awards again this year from the FFEA Conference,” says Nancy Stewart, president of FMG. “Delray events go up against the biggest and the best in the state of Florida, and with the help of our talented partners and relationships, we returned with two 1st Place, three 2nd Place and one 3rd Place awards. Thank you to RealTime Marketing Group and to artists Teri Brant and Ora Sorensen for helping to make this happen.  In addition, our leadership is raising up a star in the event industry. Congratulations to our own Sarah Vallely who received the 2014 Emerging Leader Award for state of Florida.”

"Winning these awards shows the power of collaboration,” said Karen Granger, President & CEO of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. “We like to think that the newly renovated Delray Beach Chamber is a prototype for 21st Century Chambers of Commerce and it is especially exciting that we won first place in the state of Florida for our Delray Affair mobile app.”

The Florida Festivals & Events Association currently has more than 415 members representing 750 different events statewide.

About the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative:
The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) is a partnership between the City of Delray Beach, the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. The DBMC’s mission is to attract people to the City, create a positive image and increase awareness of Delray Beach for a positive economic impact through Destination Marketing, marketing programs, special events and community collaboration. For more information, please contact DBMC at 561.279.1380 or visit www.VisitDelrayBeach.org.

About Festival Management Group:
Festival Management Group is an international, award-winning, full-service event management, production and consulting company headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida. Founded by Nancy Stewart and Bern Ryan, the senior partners are responsible for the creation and production of the “Delray Beach Garlic Fest” as well as their newest creation “Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest”. Alongside those events, they also manage a variety of other festivals and events in South Florida. In addition to the planning and execution of events, they also do brand building, marketing and communication strategy.

Available for Interview:
Stephanie Immelman
Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative

Nancy Stewart
Festival Management Group

Karen Granger
Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Media Contact:
Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.

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