Explore Seattle Southside Wins 2023 Global Best Design Award
Winners were announced earlier this month during the 9th Annual City Place Nation Global 2023 summit in London, England.
SEATTLE (November 27, 2023) – Explore Seattle Southside (Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority)—the regional destination marketing organization serving SeaTac, Tukwila, and Des Moines—is proud to announce it has received the 2023 City Nation Place Award for Best Use of Design in recognition of its recent brand update. Amongst the nine awardees in various categories around the globe, Explore Seattle Southside is humbled to be the sole United States-based organization to receive this prestigious honor.
Winners were announced earlier this month during the 9th Annual City Place Nation Global 2023 summit in London, England. According to the panel of judges, “the jury loved the creativity of this place [Explore Seattle Southside] brand design, based on clear insights and delivering strong results.”
Explore Seattle Southside CEO Mark Everton was present at the summit and accepted the award on the organization’s behalf. “This Best Use of Design Award really speaks to an enormous amount of work and thoughtful deliberation from the Explore Seattle Southside team and its agency partners at 123w. All of us were already so proud of the efforts that went into our organization’s new brand identity, including the research, creative energy, and input from our stakeholders and partners. Being recognized for all those efforts with this incredible award and joining the ranks of some truly inspiring past winners and awardees in other categories on this global stage is really quite an honor.”
About City Nation Place City Nation Place provides events, information and networking for place branding practitioners. We celebrate best practices in place branding and marketing with the City Nation Place Awards. Registered in the UK, we are an entrepreneurial organization dedicated to creating world-leading events for this niche, but growing market of government teams, government funded organizations, agencies and consultancies focused on building a competitive identity and managing the reputation of place. We work with the support of our Advisory Board and Champions to identify emerging trends, deliver benchmarking research, and explore the challenges and opportunities facing place brand and marketing teams around the world.
About Explore Seattle Southside Explore Seattle Southside (Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority) has a bold vision to reimagine the way people travel. Established nearly 25 years ago in 1999, Explore Seattle Southside is the destination marketing organization for the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila, Des Moines. Also known as the curiously wonderful destination for exploring the Pacific Northwest, Explore Seattle Southside showcases the Seattle Southside region with pride and imagination as an ideal travel destination for leisure and business travelers to explore Western Washington and as an idyllic place for meeting and event planners to hold their events. Explore Seattle Southside is funded by a Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) assessment and was recognized in 2023—thanks to a commitment to empowering employees and an ambitious vision for the future—as one of Washington State’s Top 100 Best Workplaces.