Congratulations to Our Award Winners
The 2019 Marketing Outlook Awards took place October 8, 2019 at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency.  The 2019 Award Winners are featured below.

The MOF awards program was developed to encourage and recognize excellence in the field of travel and tourism research and marketing. Entrants are judged on quality, originality, creativity, usefulness, results, and benefits to the travel and tourism industry.

The MOF celebrates all of its historical award winners HERE.
John and Joan Markham Tourism Marketing Award
This award was established in honor of John and Joan Markham for the almost 30 years of dedicated service by John Markham as the stalwart financial planner and treasurer for the International Travel and Tourism Research Association, with Joan steadfastly at his side. 
2019 Winner:

Hailey Post
Masters Student, Parks Recreation and Tourism Department at North Carolina State University

Hailey received the award for her submission titled “Marketing the Authentic Experience”.
2019 Award Sponsor:

Award Winner Hailey Post (center) with award presenters John Markham (left) and Jeannie Liu (right).
Yesawich Award for Marketing Excellence
This award seeks to recognize excellence in either a Marketing Manager or Director or a Destination Marketing Organization, with excellence defined as having created an outstanding marketing strategy based on relevant data and research, resulting in a superior marketing effort with significant, measurable results.
2019 Winner:

Will Hare
Director of Digital Marketing and Analytics, Discover Durham 

In just over two years with the organization, Will has led the company’s rebrand, launched a new website, deployed several integrated advertising campaigns, and helped steer the organization's audience targets for all marketing channels.
2019 Award Sponsor:

Award Winner Will Hare (left) with award presenter Cheryl Schutz (right).
Top Banana Award
This award is given to the destination with the ‘Best Dressed’ Table at the Forum’s destination breakfast.
2019 Winner:

NYC & Company

Award presented to Jon Tesser (left) by MOF Chair Sheila Flanagan (right).
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