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Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office and Experience Arlington Recognized by the International Academy of Visual Arts at 19th Annual Awards Program 

TUCSON, Ariz. (June 12, 2013) - Several Simpleview clients' websites have been recognized at the 2013 Communicator Awards - one of the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

"This latest recognition is a testament to the work our teams deliver in collaboration with our forward-thinking clients," said Greg Evans, Vice President of Account Services for Simpleview. "To be recognized in this highly competitive awards program multiple times really demonstrates how progressive the travel and tourism industry is, especially in the destination marketing field."

The Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office received an Award of Excellence in the Website - Travel/Tourism category for their recent redesign of their official site - VisitVancouverUSA.com. The redesign included building a content management system (CMS) for their staff to easily make updates to site pages and ties to their CRM database - Simpleview CRM. Our creative team also developed a fresh look for their site and its sports section to emphasize the city's scenery and attractions. To read a full launch announcement about the tourism office's site, go to http://ht.ly/lTGK4.

Experience Arlington, the official destination marketing organization of Arlington, Texas, won an Award of Distinction in the Mobile Sites - Travel category. The awarded site - ExperienceArlington.mobi - allows visitors to easily find where to eat, stay and shop in the city. The site also offers geolocation technology to determine how close a particular business is to a visitor and how long it will take to get there. More details about the mobile site's features are at http://ht.ly/lTHEZ

Lastly, the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau received an Award of Distinction in the Website Case Study category. Simpleview worked closely with the bureau in 2012 to redesign VisitOmaha.com, which is the bureau's official site. The efforts resulted in increased visitations through search engine optimization efforts and improved conversion rates for visitors guide requests. A full version of the case study is available at http://ht.ly/lTJ4x.

The International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a member organization of more than 600 leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media, judge and oversee the Communicator Awards. The academy received more than 6,000 entries from around the world to review as part of their 19th annual program.

"We are both excited and amazed by the quality of work received for the 19th Annual Communicator Awards.  This year's class of entries is a true reflection of the progressive and innovative nature of marketing and communications," noted Linda Day, executive director of the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

For more information about Simpleview's award-winning Web services for the travel and tourism industry, visit www.simpleviewinc.com or e-mail info@simpleviewinc.com.

About Simpleview

Simpleview helps destination marketing organizations (DMOs) succeed on every front, from convention sales to tourism marketing and day-to-day operations. The company offers integrated products and services, including the industry's most advanced customer relationship management (CRM) and content management system (CMS) platforms, powerful forecasting and reporting tools, dynamic websites, sites for mobile web, search engine optimization and interactive marketing. Simpleview employs more than 100 people with offices in Arizona, Texas, Minnesota and California who serve more than 225 domestic and international DMOs. For more information, visit www.simpleviewinc.com

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