Display design and show marketing awards presented at Newport Boat Show by Edson International
Newport International Boat Show
September 25, 2012
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September, 2012, Newport, RI…The Edson Awards For Excellence in Portraying Company Image at the Newport International Boat Show were presented to four category winners who each received a $1,000 credit toward their show contract costs in 2013 and an overall winner was designated as the “Star of the Show” by Edson and the Show producers, Newport Exhibition Group. The winners were announced by Will Keene, President of Edson during ceremonies at the recent Show. The newly named awards — previously known as the “Steve Collins Award” in honor of a deceased Edson employee who was deeply involved in the company’s marketing and show activities — were presented to the following companies in the categories noted.
Best In-Water Powerboat Display: Hunt Yachts
Best In-Water Sailboat Display: Hanse Yachts
Best Land Display: Quantum Sails
Best Booth Display: Sea Fever Gear
In all cases, the displays were said to exude pride and professionalism. Exhibits were judged by an independent group and assessed on: cohesive branding throughout; eye-catching and inviting set-up; well-dressed, friendly, knowledgeable staff; brochures and business cards readily available; neat, clean environment….and no one using cell phones or texting in their booths!
Selected as the Best Overall Display was that of Hanse Yachts whose principals received the Edson “Star of the Show” award.
The Newport International Boat Show is produced by Newport Exhibition Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corporation. More information about the Show is available at 800-582-7846 or on the web at www.newportboatshow.com. Next year’s show is scheduled to run September 12 – 15, 2013.