Animal Instinct wins 8 awards including Best of Show from Kentucky tourism council.

Newport Aquarium received eight Traverse Awards including Best of Show in the Kentucky Tourism Council Traverse Awards for Excellence In Tourism Marketing competition.

It took “Best of Show” Honors out of more than 200 entries from across the state for its “Two Finger Touch” Marketing Campaign.

The aquarium also received five First Place awards in its division. These are for “Pet Me” Four- Color Print Ad, “Biker Dude” Television Ad, “Sammy the Shark” Television Ad, “Two Finger Touch” Marketing Campaign and “Shark Mobile Specialty Advertising.” In addition, it earned an Honorable Mention for “Shark Central Campaign” Less than Four Color Ad.

Traverse Awards are presented annually for the best work in advertising and marketing among Kentucky tourism businesses and marketing organizations. This year, a panel of out-of state experts in tourism marketing judged more than 200 entries from across the state.

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