Advertising Agency Karsh Hagan is Tops in Tourism

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Karsh Hagan adds 5 year contract to almost 40 years of tourism experience.

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The Come to Life campaign, now beginning its third year, has proven to be one of the most successful campaigns the Colorado Tourism Office has ever launched

Karsh Hagan, a full service marketing consultancy and advertising agency, cemented its 37-year tourism track record by defending the Colorado Tourism Office account. They successfully secured the approximately $10MM account in a competitive field of six agencies.

“We are grateful to everyone that participated and had an impressive pool of submissions to review, yet Karsh Hagan really stood out,” said Al White, director of the Colorado Tourism Office. “The Come to Life campaign, now beginning its third year, has proven to be one of the most successful campaigns the Colorado Tourism Office has ever launched thanks in large part to the efforts of the team.”

“Travel to Colorado, and spending by visitors has never been higher than these past few years, and though 2013 numbers aren't in yet, we anticipate it will be another record year for visits, and visitor spending,” said White.

Since the agency was established in 1977, Karsh Hagan has continued to build a reputation for travel and tourism expertise. For nearly 40 years, the agency has helped grow travel and tourism brands including the last three years with the Colorado Tourism Office, and a 20-year partnership with VISIT DENVER. Other hospitality and travel brands over the years have included The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Inspirato, Exclusive Resorts, Portico, Best Western International, Colorado Ski Country USA, Deadwood South Dakota, and the Steamboat Chamber. Karsh Hagan has also worked with numerous ski resorts including Aspen, Steamboat, Loveland, and Beaver Creek.

“I am pleased with the continued success we have had with the Colorado Tourism Office and know that this momentum is just the tip of the iceberg. Karsh Hagan is a Colorado company and nothing makes me prouder than promoting and garnering results for the best state in the world,” said Pocky Marranzino, Co-President of Karsh Hagan.

“Our commitment to trends, data and a highly customized media strategy and plan for Colorado Tourism has helped us maximize results for the State. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we do together with a tremendously talented client team,” said Tracy Broderick, VP Media at Karsh Hagan.

About Karsh Hagan:
In 1977, Phil Karsh and Tom Hagan founded Karsh Hagan on the love of a great idea. After 37 years, that’s what keeps us hungry today. A full service-advertising, branding and digital agency. Key clients include: American Crew, Arrow Electronics, Colorado Tourism Office, InnovAge, Pinnacle Bank, University of Colorado Denver, VISIT DENVER, Southern Land and others. Projected agency billings for 2014 are $50 million. Karsh Hagan was recognized as one of the top small businesses in The Denver Post’s 2013 Top Workplaces and one of the Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies in 2013 from ColoradoBiz Magazine. For more information, visit, check out our blog, “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @karshhagan. Karsh Hagan recently relocated to 685 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209.

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