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Visit Savannah's Zeek Coleman Named One Of 30 Future Leaders Of Destination Marketing

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has named Zeek Coleman
, internet marketing manager of Visit Savannah, as one of thirty future leaders of the destination marketing industry.

In its third year, DMAI’s 30 Under 30 program, sponsored by Searchwide, LLC, focuses on identifying and developing the talent of destination marketing professionals, aged 30 and under, through increased access to top-level networking and professional development.

“This group of individuals not only keeps destination marketing on the cutting-edge, but is the future of our industry,” commented Michael D. Gehrisch, president & CEO of DMAI. “The 30 Under 30 program provides this key group with access to new knowledge and tools that are necessary to further infuse innovation into their organization.”

Coleman has been the interactive marketing manager since October of 2010, concentrating on online marketing and Visit Savannah analytics. Coleman was essential to the development of Visit Savannah’s new website, and he manages all social media advertising for the company, in addition to building the regular online ads in targeted campaigns.

As one of DMAI’s 30 Under 30 group, Coleman has been awarded complimentary registration and hotel accommodations to the DMAI Annual Convention, the foremost professional development opportunity for individuals working at official destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Throughout the year-round program, Coleman will engage in a variety of professional development and volunteer activities for sustained industry engagement.

"All of us at Visit Savannah are extremely proud of Zeek for this special recognition. He is part of a terrific team of young professionals that drive our marketing efforts," said Joseph Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah. "We have established ourselves as interactive and social media leaders in our industry and the work done by Zeek and others on our team help drive visitors to our city every day."