Friday, May 12, 2006

AWARD to New Orleans Tourism and Marketing

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Receives Silver World Medal In Annual New York Festivals Competition

Click Here to Watch the Award-Winning Music Video
The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) was awarded a Silver World Medal in the New York Festivals' Film & Video Showcase during its 49th International Television, Cinema & Radio Advertising competition held on the stage of the Hudson Theater in Times Square for "Do They Play Jazz in Heaven," a three minute music video produced during the filming of NOTMC's 2005 advertising campaign.
The video features Irvin Mayfield and members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led as well as vocalist Ingrid Lucia. "Do They Play Jazz in Heaven" airs in local hotels on New Orleans TV. NOTMC also offers the tourism industry the use of the video for individual marketing efforts.
Lyrics by: Lori Archer (Peter A. Mayer Advertising Inc.)Music by: David Torkanowsky (local composer and musician extraordinaire) Filming + Editing by: Kenny Morrison (Morrison Productions)The video also features exclusively local New Orleans talent.
The entry was among 2,500 television and radio ads from 83 countries. The jury was composed of more than 100 creative directors representing 41 countries who chose the best in product as well as consumer advertising and public service advertising.
The 49-year-old New York Festivals produces six annual international awards competitions, including Film & Video. Entries are judged both in the United States and overseas by peers.


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