National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Recognized for Marketing Excellence

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Recognized for Marketing Excellence

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Jamie Glavic
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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Recognized for Marketing Excellence
Museum Awarded Citation of Excellence at 2018 Ohio Conference on Travel
Cincinnati, OH (October 3, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards presentation held Wednesday, September 26, at the 2018 Ohio Conference on Travel in Sandusky, Ohio.

The Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards recognize excellence in Ohio’s travel industry for efforts in advertising, marketing, and public relations. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center received a Citation of Excellence in the Television Advertisement category featuring The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection. The museum was also a finalist in the Brochure category. On-site to accept the award was Jamie Glavic, Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Communications.

“To achieve recognition in the RUBY Awards is a real accomplishment and speaks volumes about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s quality of work, as there were 203 entries in this year’s competition,” says Melinda Huntley, Ohio Travel Association Executive Director. “Marketers in the travel industry are among the best in the profession, and this award ceremony celebrates the best of the best.”

Glavic, who serves on the Ohio Travel Association Board of Directors, also graduated from the Ohio Tourism Leadership Academy at the annual conference. The 2018 cohort is the tenth class to graduate from the program. The Ohio Travel Association is the non-profit association representing attractions, destination marketing organizations, hotels, museums, suppliers, restaurants, campgrounds, and other businesses who make up Ohio’s $43 billion travel industry.

“Jamie is incredibly driven,” says Jacqueline K. Dace, Deputy Director of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “Her enthusiasm for museums and her ability to connect the dots between marketing, communications, and tourism messaging are evident in the work she produces day in and day out. She’s a champion for the institution and we congratulate her on her efforts and graduation.”

To learn more about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center visit freedomcenter.org.

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ABOUT THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org

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