TravelOregon.com Declared A Webby Honoree!
The staff at Travel Oregon is psyched to announce that The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has designated TravelOregon.com as an official “Honoree” in the Tourism category for the 11th Annual Webby Awards!
TravelOregon.com was chosen as an honoree out of the 8,000 entries received from all 50 states- and over 60 countries! But of course we wouldn’t have been able to make our website what it is without your feedback- thank you for helping make our website great!
TravelOregon.com also received recognition this November from Communication Arts Magazine. TravelOregon.com was featured as “Site of the Week” and received the following praises:
“Tourism sites are launching at a fast pace. Many are good. This one is very good. With more than 6,000 pages, it’s a meticulously branded experience with a perfect combination of rich information and breathtaking imagery.”
Of course awards are nice but what we really strive for is customer satisfaction! In fact, the following nice comments from folks who like our site actually mean a lot more than any award.
“Bravo! This is the simply the best, most well organized, and informative website I have ever seen on any state, or country. Outstanding concise content, great design, great navigation, awesome suggestions and featured attractions! Perfect for our trip planning! This site makes us want to visit your state, and we will!! Please give the entire team involved our praises! See you in Oregon this summer.” – -Brian D. Kuhl, Huntersville, NC
“Greetings, I just wanted to let you know that the state of Oregon has the best, most informative, and easy to use web site I have ever experienced, you all should give other states some tips on how to do it.”
“Great website! My husband is planning an international symposium in Corvallis this summer and your website provides excellent information for folks coming from far away. Great execution of a one-stop place for planning travel, a vacation, or even what to do next weekend.” – Regards, Gina Shellhammer
“I’m beginning to wonder if it’s an omen. The only place that has responded to my request for information is Oregon – and they keep sending me stuff – plus I keep coming across articles and ads for Oregon – and even the Webshots I get daily at work seem to have a picture from Oregon almost daily! Do you think someone is trying to tell us something? Meanwhile I’ve called Washington for brochures (since they haven’t responded to my internet application) and still nothing. Maybe they don’t want us to come there! But Oregon obviously does!”
Check out TravelOregon.com if you haven’t already! And if you do have suggestions on how to make our site better, please let us know!
Finally….we’d love to recognize EVERYONE on the team who was responsible for the site (launched June ’06)….we could not have done it without many of these talented individuals and dedicated organizations.
Todd Davidson, CEO
Holly MacFee, director of brand strategy
Kevin Wright, director of marketing
Mo Sherifdeen, strategy/project manager/copy writing/editor
Karen Viehoever, design task force
Lisa Richardson, marketing co-coordinator
Ashley Moran, copy writing/editor
opus:creative – (lead agency, site design and development)
Stephen Landau, creative director/art director
Stephen Landau/Brian Hankins/Michael Godfrey, designers
Rich Joslin/Jeff Hulbert/Cory Duncan, developers
Michael Godfrey, Flash developer
Cory Duncan/Hugh Ly, HTML programmers
Paul Wille, information architect/site strategist
Ethan Jordan, project manager
Todd Jetton, account executive
Ken Smith, Wieden+Kennedy, brand development consultant
Dermot Maty, TenBridges.com, technology consultant/agency selection lead consultant
Steve Kemper, Ion Global, localization/SEO consultant
Emily Aanderud, content editor/copy writing/editor Travel Oregon magazine
Brian Harney, marketing/Washington County/agency selection task force
Laurie Waisman, marketing/POVA/agency selection task force
Oregon Lodging Association
Oregon Festival and Events Assn.
Portland Oregon Visitors Association (www.TravelPortland.com)
Willamette Valley Visitors Association (www.OregonWineCountry.org)
Mt. Hood Territory and Hood/Gorge team (www.MtHoodTerritory.com and www.MtHoodGorge.com)
Eastern Oregon Visitors Association (www.eova.com)
Oregon Coast Visitor Association (www.VisitTheOregonCoast.com)
Central Oregon Visitor Association (www.VisitCentralOregon.com)
Southern Oregon Visitors Association (www.sova.org)
And…members of the Oregon Conventions and Visitors’ Bureau (full list here in pdf)
Is any of the information on this page incorrect?