Terranea Resort Honored With Two Visit California Poppy Awards

Southern California's Premier Oceanfront Resort's Influencer Campaign and Social Media Campaign Were Recognized for Excellence in Tourism Marketing

USA, Rancho Palos Verdes, California. February 23, 2022

Visit California honored tourism destinations and attractions across California for excellence in tourism marketing at the organization's biennial Poppy Awards, held Feb. 15 in San Francisco.

Terranea Resort is proud to announce that it was selected as the winner in the Influencer Campaign and Social Media Campaign category for its respective campaigns. The resort's Best Influencer Campaign titled, "Terranea Resort Ambassador Campaign," reflected the optimal use of influencer marketing to help advocate for the brand and target consumers to achieve social media engagement, reach, number of impressions, website traffic, pick up and social media integration. The resort's Best Social Media Campaign titled, "Rediscover You," reflected creative and effective use of paid advertising on social media channels to amplify the campaign and employ social media to feature the California resort destination. Terranea was also named a finalist for Best Recovery Campaign and Destination Stewardship & Sustainable Travel Award categories.

"It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a travel and tourism ambassador and innovative leader on behalf of our industry and Visit California," says Agnelo Fernandes, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Terranea Resort. "We remain optimistic and committed to the strategic growth and success of our resort destination during this period of rebounding and recovery."

"The past two years were filled with unprecedented challenges for tourism as communities and businesses across the state struggled with pandemic-era hardships," said Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California. "The creativity and innovation demonstrated by the tourism industry is truly astounding, and it proves how forward-thinking California remains. The work celebrated at the Poppy Awards underscore our state's perseverance and has shown the world California is open for business."

Beteta, alongside Visit California's board officers, presented the 2022 Poppy Awards during the 14th annual Visit California Outlook Forum, held Feb. 14-15 at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco and attended by more than 500 tourism industry leaders.

A panel of industry marketing experts selected the winners of the Poppy Awards in eight categories, awarding winners in both business and destination categories.

More about the Poppy Awards:

Crafted by California artisan Nicholson Blown Glass in Auburn, Poppy Awards are bestowed every two years to acknowledge the best of California's tourism promotion. The eligibility period for programs submitted for the 2022 Poppy Awards was Jan 1, 2020 to Oct 1, 2021. Submissions were reviewed by Visit California staff, then blind judged by industry committee leadership.

More about Outlook Forum:

Outlook Forum is the premier travel industry conference for California, the No. 1 tourism destination in the United States. Outlook Forum brings together C-suite executives and industry decision-makers from California's hotels, rental cars, attractions, restaurants, retailers and other travel businesses, as well as representatives from Visit California's global network of offices.

About Visit California:

Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs - in partnership with the state's travel industry - that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State Visitor's Guide, go to visitcalifornia.com. For story ideas, media information, downloadable images, video and more, go to media.visitcalifornia.com.

L to R: Jessie Burns, Senior Director of Brand & Public Relations Strategy; Agnelo Fernandes, Chief Strategy Officer & EVP; Hilary Feutz, Director of Communications Strategy Credit: Terranea Resort

About Terranea Resort

Business Contact:

Jessie Burns
Senior Director of Brand & Public Relations Strategy
Terranea Resort
T: +1 310-265-2857
E: [email protected]
W: http://www.terranea.com

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