‘Most improved Destination for Sustainability’. Silver Award for ‘Best UK Convention Bureau’. ‘Best Digital Marketing Campaign’ and nominations for ‘Best Tourism and Leisure Campaign’ ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ and ‘Best Visitor Experience’ for our work on Liverpool’s hosting of Eurovision 2023 – All in the last few months!

This year Marketing Liverpool has been on the receiving end of some fantastic accolades, but it’s not about us. It’s about Liverpool.

Nobody can deny a feeling certain amount of pride when hearing your name called out as the winner and holding a shiny award at a glitzy ceremony. But make no mistake, an award for Marketing Liverpool is an award that’s shared with an astounding amount of public and private sector partners. People we work with every day who feed into all our projects and enrich our work in immeasurable ways.

The awards listed above say something important, both about Marketing Liverpool and Liverpool City Region in general. They say our region’s visitor economy is working hard to climb our way up global sustainability rankings. They say the effectiveness of Liverpool’s meeting and incentive travel operation is nationally respected. They say that Liverpool unites around a common cause and supports a big win like Eurovision 2023, quite unlike any other city. It takes a city of people to make these things happen.

Reflecting on Marketing Liverpool’s recent awards success, Marketing Liverpool’s Acting Head of Visitor Economy, Sue Finnegan, said:

“Despite our recent slew of awards and nominations, the team here at Marketing Liverpool aren’t particularly self-congratulatory or the least bit award-centric. We tend to be, on the whole, a fairly humble team; one that much prefers to champion Liverpool City Region’s successes rather than our own – as anyone who follows our suite of social media accounts will attest to.

“This is the way things should be, of course, but there’s certainly something to be said for putting yourself forward too. One of the things I’m keen on is having Liverpool at the table. Any table where we should be and that includes awards tables.

“There’s no truer saying than “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” and having the confidence to fill out the occasional entry form, for a project done well, or even to send an email to the wider team and partners to highlight a recent success, can be an important step towards creating a positive reputation for your brand and a motivated team that feels recognised for all their hard work.

“I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all the people, teams and organisations that support the work we do here at Marketing Liverpool and Liverpool City Council. These awards help to convey important messages about our city and city region. They give us a shorthand way to demonstrate success and position Liverpool to broader audiences.

“Success should be celebrated, even if it does not come naturally to you to talk about your achievements or to put yourself forward for an award. Even when you’re incredibly busy with other things, Winning spurs people on and sets new standards and goals to aim for. Liverpool deserves to be shortlisted for many things and what’s more, we deserve to win. Taking the time to be in the running for wider recognition for your successful project should be part of the job. Ambition pays off and we beleive ‘Team Liverpool’ should always be going for gold.”

Read more about Marketing Liverpool’s latest awards success by following the links below.

M&IT Awards’ ‘Best UK Convention Bureau’. Silver award win. Read more HERE.

Global Destination Sustainability Awards 2023 ‘Most Improved Destination’ – Read more HERE.

Prolific North’s Marketing Awards 2023. ‘Best Tourism and Leisure Campaign’ (Nominated) Read more HERE.

Simpleview European Summit Award. ‘Best Digital Marketing Campaign’ Read more HERE.

Access All Areas Awards 2023. ‘Best Visitor Experience’ for Liverpool’s Hosting of Eurovision 2023. (shortlisted) Read more HERE.

UK Festival Awards 2023 – ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ and ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ for Liverpool’s Hosting of Eurovision 2023 – Read more HERE.