The Santa Maria Fairpark recently enjoyed industry accolades for its annual county fair and local strawberry festival with achievement awards from the Western Fairs Association (WFA) and International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE).
“It’s an outstanding honor to receive these achievement awards and to be recognized by others in the industry," said Santa Maria Fairpark CEO Richard Persons.
"We have a great team with S. Lombardi & Associates, and we’re thrilled to share these awards with them,” Persons said.
The annual awards by the two groups recognize fairs for outstanding achievement in a variety of areas of fair management and community outreach.
At the WFA Achievement Awards Santa Maria Fairpark took the following honors:
At the IAFE Convention the fair earned the following recognition:
Agriculture: 2nd Place – Single Photo - Santa Barbara County Fair
Communications:2nd Place – Outdoor Advertising Billboard – Santa Barbara County Fair
For more information, visit www.santamariafairpark.com.
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S. Lombardi & Associates has been recognized for their marketing and advertising efforts on behalf of an extensive list of California based fairs.
During the recent Western Fairs Association Convention in Reno, SLA won nineteen awards including first place for television advertising promoting the Salinas Valley Fair and the Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival and first place for the digital advertising campaign and logo design representing the Santa Barbara County Fair.
The agency also received first place honors in magazine advertising for the Salinas Valley Fair along with awards for radio and newspaper advertising for both the Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival and Santa Barbara County Fair.
Additionally, partnering with Stagnaro Strategic Marketing, a Bay Area based agency, SLA earned additional awards for work on the San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County Fairs.
The competition included entries from state and county fairs as well as expos and festivals from all across the Western United States and Canada.
S. Lombardi & Associates is the longest established full service marketing agency on the Central Coast.