The Pasco Economic Development Council won three promotional and marketing awards at the Florida Economic Development Council annual conference. Categories were Best Email Campaign, Best Annual Report Design, and Best Special Event. In the past four years, Pasco EDC has won nine state or national economic development awards.
"Marketing Pasco County to the business community locally, regionally and nationally is a big part of what we do, and it is wonderful to see our efforts recognized on a state level," EDC president and CEO John Hagen said in a news release.
A little more than two years ago Pasco EDC was just beginning to enter the world of social media and online marketing. One of the first email campaigns the organization began was its weekly Monday Cup o' News, a digest of business stories. Its subscription list has grown from about 580 to nearly 1,300 subscribers.
Pasco EDC was also recognized for its annual report, which was designed as both a printed publication and a digital flip-style online piece.
Pasco EDC received a third award for its 12th Annual NetFest event in the category of Best Special Event for an economic development organization. The annual NetFest was designed to provide an opportunity for business and community leaders to talk informally.