VISIT Milwaukee Wins Hermes Creative Awards for Excellence in Marketing

MILWAUKEE — (May 3, 2017) The 2017 Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals which recognizes outstanding work in the creative marketing and communications industry, has recognized the VISIT Milwaukee marketing team.

VISIT Milwaukee received Platinum Awards for its Meet Milwaukee promotional video and international brochure series, a Gold Award for its business card designs, and honorable mentions for the writing and overall design of the Official Visitors Guide as well as the National Travel and Tourism Week Recap video.

The estimated 6,000 submissions are judged by members of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization of several thousand marketing, advertising and communication professionals, looking for digital, print, video, and social campaigns and materials that exceed a level of excellence in each category. The Platinum Award is given to top submissions in the competition; only 17 percent of submissions win this coveted award. The Gold Award is given to submissions that exceed industry standards.

“We’re honored to receive these accolades,” said Megan Suardini, vice president of marketing and communications. “We’re excited to continue to produce award-winning materials to showcase the city of Milwaukee.”

The winning VISIT Milwaukee submissions, along with the other winners in the competition, can be found at

About VISIT Milwaukee

Celebrating 50 years in 2017, VISIT Milwaukee is the Greater Milwaukee area’s convention & visitors bureau, marketing the destination as a top choice for business, convention, and leisure travel to national and international visitors to increase the economic impact of tourism in the region.Each year, tourism supports over 50,000 full-time jobs and brin gs in over $5 billion to the community.  VISIT Milwaukee has over 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit