The Web Marketing Association is proud to present this 2021 Internet Advertising Competition Award for
Outstanding Achievement in Internet Advertising.



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Best Hotel And Lodging Online Newsletter Campaign, Best Of Show Online Newsletter Campaign

At the beginning of the pandemic, when the travel industry was beginning to feel the repercussions of a drastic drop in travel, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler delivered a perfect escape to let loyalty members travel – virtually.
The newsletter inspired with virtual tours of iconic destinations around the world – from the mirrored halls of Versailles to sunset views of the Sahara Desert. Homebound travelers were treated to recommendations for wanderlust-inducing movies, tv, podcasts and books as well as tips for navigating how to handle canceled trips. The subject line: “Level Up Your Armchair Travel[, Fname]” resonated with members at a time when they were settling in at home for the foreseeable future and canceling upcoming travel plans.
The April Marriott Bonvoy Traveler newsletter generated the highest open rate since the series launched and exceeding the monthly goal for the program by 47%. The campaign was also featured in several trade publications as an excellent example of relevant and timely travel inspiration during a pandemic.


Editorial Director, Marriott Creative and Content Marketing, Editor-in-Chief, Marriott Bonvoy Travel: Robin Bennefield
Senior Content Director, Data Axle: Jen Tabbal
Senior Marketing Strategist, Data Axle: Erica Huntley
Marketing Strategy Analyst, Data Axle: Diana Prado
Art Director, Data Axle: Sterling Crain
Director, Client Services, Data Axle: Diana Strandberg
Account Manager, Data Axle: Kaitlin Seger


Location: USA