Alongside 34 Client Campaign Wins, Mary Wagstaff of MMGY Wagstaff Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Relations

Continuing its winning tradition, MMGY Global’s expertise was recognized last night with 35 awards for excellence in travel and hospitality marketing, advertising and public relations. Earned in partnership with clients such as Visit California, Travel Texas and other industry leaders, the honors were presented in Los Angeles at the 65th Annual Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards.

One of the evening’s top honors – the Winthrop W. Grice Award for Hospitality Public Relations – was bestowed on MMGY Wagstaff Partner and Managing Director Mary Wagstaff, recognizing her 30-plus years of service in hospitality PR.

MMGY Global and its clients were recognized with 34 additional accolades – two Platinum Adrian Awards, six Gold, 11 Silver and 15 Bronze – for the firm’s innovative work and global impact through marketing and communications campaigns.

“The recognition of our work and the opportunity to celebrate in-person with our peers again is not something we will soon take for granted,” said MMGY Global CEO Katie Briscoe. “Even sweeter is the recognition of Mary Wagstaff. A titan in her field, Mary’s illustrious 30-year career is just getting started as part of MMGY Global. I’d also like to acknowledge and thank our 550 talented associates around the world, whose hard work shines not just in these awards but also in their lasting contributions to the travel and hospitality industry.”

Wagstaff’s award marks the second year in a row that an MMGY Global executive was honored individually by HSMAI. Executive Chairman Clayton Reid was the recipient of the Albert E. Koehl Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Marketing for 2021.

“I’d like to pass along my heartfelt appreciation to Bob Gilbert and everyone at HSMAI for this recognition,” said Wagstaff. “I’m fortunate to work in such a vibrant and diverse industry that provides joy and connection to so many, and I am in awe of the marketing talent that is recognized at this annual event.”

A full list of MMGY Global’s Adrian Award wins follows. For more information about HSMAI or the event, visit

2022 HSMAI Adrian Awards for MMGY Global & Partners

Platinum (2)
Visit California | Base CAMP California: A Golden Opportunity for the Golden State (MMGY NJF)
South Dakota Department of Tourism | Go Great Places Integrated Campaign (MMGY)

Gold (6)
Visit Corpus Christi | Coast Like a Texan (MMGY)
Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods | Matador Network / Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods (MMGY)
Travel Texas | The Stars of Texas Shine Bright in LA (MMGY NJF)
Visit California | Base CAMP California: A Golden Opportunity for the Golden State (MMGY NJF)
Wheel the World | Wheel the World: A Story of Tenacity and Devotion Forged by Friendship (MMGY NJF)
San Francisco Travel Association | A Royal Welcome (MMGY Hills Balfour)

Silver (11)
Destination Ann Arbor | Wintersmitten (MMGY)
Pure Michigan | Pure Michigan Pursues Pure Throughout the Summer (MMGY)
Visit Corpus Christi | Positioning Corpus Christi as the Gulf Coast Capital (MMGY)
Colorado Tourism Office | Shine a Little Brighter (MMGY)
Visit Myrtle Beach | Summore Season Fall 2021 (MMGY)
Visit Myrtle Beach | Beach With the Best (MMGY)
London & Partners | A Royal Themed Experience Celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in the Grandstand (MMGY NJF)
London & Partners | “Let’s Do London” Times Square Takeover (MMGY NJF)
Sensei | A Wellness Reset at Sensei Lana’i for Real Simple editor Liz Vaccariello (MMGY NJF)
Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods | Good Day Direct-Mail Piece (MMGY)
Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods | Good Day Launch (MMGY)

Bronze (15)
Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods | Good Day Ambassadors Influencer Campaign (MMGY)
Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods | Accidentally Wes Anderson (MMGY)
Costa Rica Tourism | Costa Rica Mural Sweepstakes (MMGY)
Kampgrounds of America | KOA Field Guide Video (MMGY)
Costa Rica Tourism | Animal of the Month (MMGY)
Destination Cleveland | The Land for Life (MMGY)
Colorado Tourism Office | From Reactive to Proactive (MMGY)
American Queen Voyages | American Queen Voyages Makes a Big Splash With the Launch of Ocean Victory in Alaska (MMGY NJF)
Discover Newport | America’s First Sailing Museum Debuts in Newport, RI (MMGY NJF)
Apple Leisure Group | Making a Splash With BeachBound (MMGY NJF)
American Queen Voyages | American Queen Voyages Pays Tribute to Nova Scotia’s Tragic Past With New Itinerary (MMGY NJF)
Presidio Tunnel Tops | Partnership for the Presidio Opens Presidio Tunnel Tops to Great Fanfare (MMGY NJF)
Visit California | Visit California Celebrates a Great Day in the Stoke (MMGY NJF)
Wheel the World | Wheel the World Amplifies Accessible Travel (MMGY NJF)
Noble House Hotels & Resorts | Noble House Road Trip (MMGY Wagstaff)


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