Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority  2023 Tourism Video Wins Prestigious Telly Award for Branded Content

The Wildwoods, NJ – June 9, 2023The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority’s (GWTIDA) Wildwoods, NJ 2023 tourism video has won a prestigious Telly Award.

The tourism video, created by Forge Apollo for the Wildwoods, has been named a bronze award winner in the category of Branded Content. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens that are judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies.

“We are thrilled to receive this industry accolade honoring all the hard work that was put forth in creating a high-voltage promotional video that will entice visitors to vacation in the Wildwoods,” explained Ben Rose, GWTIDA Marketing and Public Relations Director.

The award-winning video is a part of the 2023 Wildwoods advertising campaign, ‘Get Lost In The Woods’, which highlights that the Wildwoods help you lose yourself in the best possible way, with everything vacationers could ever want in a safe, fun vacation experience – all on one 5-mile island. From relaxing on the Wildwoods’ spacious, clean, and FREE white-sandy beaches, to exploring the 38-block, world-famous boardwalk with three action-packed amusement piers featuring over 100 rides and attractions, three beachfront waterparks, great shopping, fun carnival games and flashing arcades, plus unique dining and nightlife experiences, watersports, fishing, boating, and more, the Wildwoods is the ultimate Jersey Shore getaway destination.

The campaign also offers a call to action by giving away two, 4-day, 3-night vacation getaways for a family of four with the ‘Win A Family Vacation in the Wildwoods!’ online contest, to help drive visitors to the  website. The giveaway features two drawings, with the lucky winners being notified on May 26, 2023 and on October 27, 2023, giving visitors two chances to win. Each winner will receive accommodations for up to 4 people at a Wildwoods hotel-motel of their choice, four amusement passes, waterpark passes, meals, entertainment, Tramcar passes, mini-golf passes, and other attractions. More details are available by visiting

“The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as the Wildwoods truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said The Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and companies big and small are turning to more sustainable practices to break the cycle of past production processes.”

The announcement of the Wildwoods’ award caps The Telly Awards’ year-long celebration of creators and talent who truly stand out during a time when the ubiquity of screens brings more clutter than quality into our lives. These are the creators and innovators who spotlight diverse voices, who are building a more sustainable industry, and who break through the static with their creativity.

This was a record-breaking year for The Telly Awards, which received nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers such as Airbnb, Audible, BET Networks/BET Digital, BritBox, Disney, FEMA, Gaumont, Golden State Warriors, MediaMonks, NASA, National Geographic Society, Netflix, Paramount, PBS Digital Studios and more.

To see the full award-winning Wildwoods Tourism video, click here or visit

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.          

The full list of the 44th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at


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