And the winner is…
MIAMI, FL –10-04-2019 — A+S IDEAS STUDIO, Inc., a Miami-based, Hispanic full scope digital advertising and branding agency, is pleased to announce that its work on GoDominicanRepublic.com for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (Mitur), in partnership with their advertising agency of record, BVK, has been the recipient of three prominent creative awards:
- 2019 Summit International Award, Silver, in the “Tourism Website” category
- 2019 W3 Award, Gold, in the “Tourism Website” category
- 2019 W3 Award, Silver, in the “Visual Appeal – Aesthetics” category
GoDominicanRepublic.com is the official tourism website for the Dominican Republic, the top tourism destination in the Caribbean, which A+S Ideas Studio, Inc. designed, developed and maintains. The current version of the website, launched in May 2018, is actually the third website A+S has created for Mitur since 2010. The result of a very successful government/private partnership, the website plays a crucial role in supporting the country’s main industry across the world. Fully available in seven languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Russian), GoDominicanRepublic.com provides valuable content and constantly updated information to tourists from every corner of the world, on every device (over 60 percent of users visit the highly responsive website on their mobile devices). In 2019 alone, more than 1.2 million users have visited the website, a number that will likely exceed 1.5 million by the end if the year. The website’s reach is such that its delivery is optimized globally through the Akamai content delivery network (CDN).
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Mitur and BVK over all these years. We greatly value the trust they have placed in us to create the Dominican Republic’s online presence, and we’re very proud of its role in communicating everything the country has to offer to visitors far and wide,” said Andrés Fernández, Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at A+S Ideas Studio, who spearheads this project. Sarimá Gracia, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, adds: “Mitur and BVK truly are dream clients: they trust us to do what we do best, while demanding nothing short of excellence. The website’s growing traffic and user engagement are the most meaningful measurable indicators of its success. But the creative awards put a smile on all of our faces, as recognition among our industry peers that this work is getting noticed, for the right reasons.” Gracia adds: “We also want to congratulate our partners at BVK for the additional awards they’ve received for the experiential “POPFUNHOUSE” activation they did for the Puerto Plata destination, which was a huge success in the various US cities it took place.”
The latest crop of awards adds to the many notable accolades the various iterations of GoDominicanRepublic.com has received over the years, including:
- 2011 Silver ADDY
- 2011 Silver and Gold W3 Awards
- 2011 Silver Davey Award
- 2011 Silver Summit International Award
- 2015 Silver and Gold Davey Awards
- 2015 Gold and “Best in Show” W3 Awards
About A+S IDEAS STUDIO, INC.
A+S IDEAS STUDIO, INC. is an award-winning Hispanic-Woman Owned full-scope advertising, branding and digital design agency headquartered in Miami, FL, whose partners have a combined 30+ year track record of success working with US Hispanic, general market and international clients across a multitude of private and public sectors. Whether it be web, print, email or video, A+S IDEAS STUDIO, INC. has the experience and capabilities to put your business or executive government agency in the best position to stand out and accomplish its mission. The firm’s federal socio-economic certifications include: SBA 8(a), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and Federally-certified HUBZone government contractor.