Bandwagon wins two Hermes Creative Awards



We are excited to announce today that our work for City of Gallup, NM, has been recognized with two gold 2020 Hermes Creative Awards.

The two gold awards were for the work they completed for the City of Gallup, New Mexico. One gold award was for the destination photography shot by Bandwagon’s in-house destination photographer.

The second was awarded in the category of marketing materials. The printed piece entered as a marketing material was a group tour profile sheet used to promote the community at national events such as the American Bus Association’s Marketplace and the National Tour Association’s Travel Exchange

Bandwagon’s destination photos received a gold statuette from Hermes Creative Awards

“We are very excited to have our team’s work recognized on an international level,” said Boone Clemmons, Bandwagon’s chief strategy officer. “Gallup combines Route 66, Native culture, and cowboy traditions making for a vibrant cultural destination. The community’s visuals are extraordinary, and we are honored to be Gallup’s trusted partner to bring them to life for visitors to see.”

Though based in New Orleans, Bandwagon works with destination marketing and economic development organizations across the country. As a full-service marketing agency, Bandwagon leads research, marketing, advertising and PR campaigns for clients other than Gallup including City of Clearwater, FL; City of Sunland Park, NM; City of Aiken, SC; City of Oxford, MS; and more.

“Right now, our clients are facing very difficult times due to COVID-19,” said Cory Cart, Bandwagon’s chief client officer. “We are implementing crisis research and PR strategy to help our clients’ place brands weather and later rebuild after the pandemic. Receiving these awards was a nice way for us to share good news when our clients needed a morale boost the most.”

Bandwagon is unique as a marketing agency. They offer a full suite of research services and products in-house. Their research can uncover underutilized content topics, sentiment towards brands, advertising effectiveness, visitor profiles, and more. Offering these services in-house allows them to better service their clients and make research affordable than when having to use outside research service providers.

Following the research phase of each project, Bandwagon offers a comprehensive suite of services to implement all strategy recommendations.

The international awards competition is for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry of marketing and communication professionals. Award levels are Platinum, Gold, and Honorable Mention.

There were over 6,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and dozens of other countries in the Hermes Creative Awards 2020 competition. Entries are coming in from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, freelancers, and Fortune 500 companies.

Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and
Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of
several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, and freelance professionals. AMCP oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession.

AMCP judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent
exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

Winners were selected from over 200 categories grouped under advertising, publications, marketing, branding, integrated marketing, public relations/communications, electronic media,
and pro bono.

If you are in need of research to assess the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on your brand’s reputation, Bandwagon can be reached at or 504-635-2800 ext. 110.

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Cory Cart, APR

Cory Cart, APR

Bandwagon LLC