• Santa Maria Valley Receives Top 3 Recognition for Poppy Award

    The Visit California Poppy Awards are a biennial contest that honors the best and brightest of California tourism promotion. Winners are selected by a panel of industry marketing experts in nine categories ranging from best public relations campaign, to best digital campaign to best cooperative marketing campaign.

    Over 500 submissions were entered and we are happy to share Santa Maria Valley was 1 of 3 nominated for Best Overall Brand Identity- Budget of less than $1 million. We unfortunately didn’t take the Poppy home, but the exposure Santa Maria Valley was an overall win. The recognition Santa Maria Valley received was huge and has placed a bigger spotlight on being a solid tourism destination for the future traveler.