Visitors Bureau wins $11k marketing grant

Friday, May 19, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. — The McCook/Red Willow County Visitors Bureau will receive a share of $271,656.42 in grants announced by the Nebraska Tourism Commission Thursday.

A grant of $11,016.67 was awarded to the local visitors' bureau for print advertising, social media marketing, and digital promotions

The commission received 44 applications this grant cycle, requesting $338,456.42 in funding in the first cycle of the Directed Tourism Marketing Grant Program.

The Commission’s grant programs are very competitive and involve a selection committee of grant reviewers from the private and public sectors and citizens at large. “This round of grant funding provides marketing assistance grants to communities and organizations, directing the funds towards innovative opportunities in digital marketing programs, social media promotions, video production and print advertising – providing an affordable way for communities to tie into the Commission’s major campaign efforts while increasing overall impact,” said Commission executive director John Ricks.

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