Experience Olympia and Visit Napa Valley were honored in the websites-tourism category

Simpleview would like to congratulate the Experience Olympia and Visit Napa Valley destination marketing teams for their recent 13th Annual Davey award wins! ExperienceOlympia.com and VisitNapaValley.com were named silver award winners in the website-tourism category, standing out among nearly 4,000 entries in total from small agencies across the US and around the world.

The annual international Davey Awards honor what they call the “Davids” of creativity. According to their website, “David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small agencies do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than stratospheric budgets.” The awards honor the finest creative work from the best small agencies, firms, and companies worldwide.

Simpleview’s Content Management System and Experience Design teams were proud to help launch both ExperienceOlympia.com and VisitNapaValley.com, and to assist with initial creative services. According to Lisa Love, Simpeview’s Executive Director - Experience Design, “Olympia got some clarity on their brand direction and with that, we were able to create a great design that brings to life the destination's passion and authenticity. The primary focus of the design was to bring out the hand-crafted experience that is the destination’s asset. The unconventional slide show and handcrafted elements throughout the design help to tell the story. The visual imagery and Simpleview UGC feed

also add to the character of the site design and create a rich experience for the user.”

“With Visit Napa Valley,” said Lisa, “we wanted the celebration of the senses that Napa offers—through delicious, locally grown foods, world-class wines, artistic experiences, and spa indulgences—to really shine through. Large immersive photography, plentiful content—from unique user-generated content to regular blogs—and an interactive map draw visitors in and provide useful and inspirational information. The Visit Napa Valley team is able to continuously update the site with relevant new content and stirring imagery.”

Davey Award entries are judged to evaluate distinction in creative work, earning either gold, silver, or Best in Show Awards. The Davey Awards are judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top professionals from acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations such as Condé Nast, Disney, Microsoft, The Marketing Store, and more.

Congratulations, again, to the hard-working destination marketing teams keeping their websites running strong and making a mark in the tourism industry and beyond. Check out other award-winning destination websites on our awards page.