14 ARDY Entries Selected as Finalists for 2010 Gala
Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 2010 – Brand Tango, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based marketing, technology and design firm, has had 13 Advertising and Promotion entries selected as finalists in the American Resort Development Association’s ARDY awards competition. In addition, Larry Talley, Brand Tango’s vice president of application development, is a finalist in the Management and Administration category.
“This is a wonderful way to celebrate Brand Tango’s fifth anniversary; it’s our best showing ever,” says Joe Russoniello, president and co-founder. “We started the agency to provide a much-needed service to the vacation ownership industry, and it’s a thrill to see our work recognized.”
Brand Tango’s work for Blue Strawberry Resorts, Casa Dorado, Floridays Club, GlobeQuest, Hacienda Tres Rios, Royal Palm Vacations, Royal Resorts, and Sunset World—as well as its own electronic newsletter—all received ARDA honors. “We’re grateful to these companies for entrusting us with their brand and image,” says James Kluetz, vice president and creative director. “In these challenging times, we know that what matters is return on investment, and these projects delivered.”
In addition to the Advertising and Promotions awards, Larry Talley, Brand Tango’s vice president of application development, is a finalist in the Management and Administration category. Talley has created a proprietary Web-based software system that integrates all facets of a developers operation, including all lead and contact management, call centers, referral programs, reservations, maintenance fee and mortgage billing, as well as loyalty points programs. In 2009, his team designed several Web sites, including two for Royal Resorts Caribbean and Sunset World that were selected as ARDY finalists.
“Brand Tango has been a staunch supporter of ARDA and the timeshare industry overall,” says Howard Nusbaum, ARDA president. “We heartily congratulate them on their success as they celebrate this important milestone and wish them luck at the ARDY awards gala in Las Vegas on March 17.”
Brand Tango is a comprehensive marketing, design, and technology company with clients in timeshare/real estate/hospitality, consumer products and services, and financial services. Relying on their decades of combined expertise, its principals and staff help clients define and achieve sales goals and return-on-investment objectives by addressing integrated marketing needs in an efficient, unbiased, and knowledgeable manner with a solid, multi-faceted, results-oriented strategy.
Brand Tango specializes in new-customer kits, loyalty programs, member-retention materials, and annual reports for vacation ownership, hospitality and leisure clients, and for other consumer-products companies. Selected clients include Floridays Club, Pacific Monarch Resorts, OPTX 20/20, GBS International, Premier Estate Properties, Tres Rios Resort, Sunset World, Premier Cancun Vacations, and Casa Dorado.
To view examples of Brand Tango’s recent work, visit www.Brand-Tango.com. For an online demonstration of Brand Tango’s Web 2.0 customer relationship management system, Tango, go to www.GetTango.com.
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