Oak Island Accommodations wins the International Marketing Award from the Vacation Rental Management Association.
The Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) Excellence Awards ceremony showcases outstanding achievements within the short-term vacation rental industry, recognizing the remarkable efforts, contributions and influence of dedicated professionals over the past year.
Held in conjunction with the VRMA International Conference, which was held October 22 to 25, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, the ceremony served as a platform to applaud the exceptional winners who have demonstrated excellence in their respective categories.
Oak Island-based Oak Island Accommodations (OIA) was among the winners of the nationwide 2023 VRMA Excellence Awards. OIA President Melaney Marshall Bullock, Sales and Finance Manager Destiny Baker, Linen Warehouse Manager Jessica Lynch and Marketing Communication Specialist Liz Walker accepted the award on behalf of the OIA during the awards ceremony at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Other marketing team members not in attendance include Stephanie Benegasi, Kristin Goode and Valora McRae.
The award recognizes OIA’s Find Your Gratitude by the Sea campaign, which utilizes social media posts and email marketing to roll out a series of giveaways that encouraged entrants to share positive online feedback about their experiences in the area; highlights a different local business each month; and showcases what makes visitors return to the shores of Oak Island year after year.
Local companies that have partnered with OIA throughout this campaign so far include Swain’s Seafood and Cut Restaurant, Throw Baxe Axe House and Board Game Lounge, Paul’s of Oak Island, Handcrafted Massage and Crafts, Color Me Carolina, Angie’s Fresh Produce, Outer Banks Boil Company and High Tide Aviation and Helicopters.
Bullock says she chose to nominate the OIA team for the award to recognize the diligent work put in throughout the year to fill the company’s vacation rentals.
“I also loved when they introduced the Gratitude by the Sea portion of it, including our local businesses and helping everyone to feel valued and appreciated,” Bullock says. “The end result was very rewarding, and I could not be prouder of my team!”
The largest vacation rental management company on Oak Island, OIA has been helping vacationers find their place by the sea since 1991. OIA provides full-service property management for approximately 500 vacation and long-term rental properties between the serene beaches of Oak Island and historic Southport.
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