City of Taos Advertising and Tourism Director Karina Armijo was named Tourism Skilled of the 12 months and Gizmo Productions obtained the award for Finest Digital Marketing campaign for its work with the city authorities on taos.org on the New Mexico Hospitality Affiliation High Hat Awards Nov. 10 in Albuquerque.
Armijo has served as the top of the City’s advertising and tourism division for over seven years, and the award acknowledged her as “a tourism or advertising skilled who shouldn’t be solely an impressive worker, but additionally has actively contributed to the expansion of the New Mexico tourism and lodging trade as a complete …,” in accordance with the class description from the hospitality affiliation. The affiliation is a nonprofit with membership pursuits on the state and nationwide stage.
Armijo’s nominator stated, “In her tenure because the Director of Tourism & Advertising for the City of Taos, Karina Armijo has taken an antiquated tourism and advertising mannequin and made it into one thing trendy, community-conscious, and interesting. Taos now stands with the large gamers all through the state and nation, thanks largely to her single-handed efforts. Her work shouldn’t be solely centered on guests to the neighborhood, however to the neighborhood members themselves — acknowledging the symbiotic relationship of the 2, and the light stability wanted to thrive whereas additionally sustaining the distinctive Taoseño lifestyle.”
Gizmo Productions is an internet, design, video, audio and advertising agency primarily based in Taos. Its work on taos.org, the city’s official “vacation spot web site,” was accomplished with the assist of New Mexico True, the state’s tourism and advertising entity.
The City of Purple River was additionally honored within the class for the Winter/Summer season interval, in accordance with newmexicohospitality.org.