Crystal and HCP Media’s First Custom Publication Wins Communicator Award of Excellence

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MIAMI, FL., June 13, 2017 – Crystal is proud to announce that its first custom publication created and produced by HCP Media has been recognized with a design and print award from the 23rdAnnual Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. This year’s competition received over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes — making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world — with an elite 10% garnering an Award of Excellence or Award of Distinction.

Winning the Award of Excellence for Best Overall Design, Crystal Living 2017 highlights the Crystal Experience and top Crystal destinations using stunning photography and captivating content.

“It is an honor to have our first custom publication win such an esteemed award,” comments Edie Rodriguez, CEO and President of Crystal. “It’s a true reflection of All Things Crystal, as we continue to earn awards and accolades across our impressive array of offerings.”

Marisa Beazel, President and Publisher of HCP Media, continues, “I am so proud of our talented editorial and design teams. It is such a pleasure to be able to create award-winning work for our valued clients all across the world.”

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin, Monster.com, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others. Entries are scored on a 100 point scale by the judges. Generally, Excellence Winners receive a score of 90 or above and Distinction Winners receive a score of 70 to 89.

About Crystal 

By sea, river, land and air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travelCrystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 23 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016).  The newest and upcoming extensions of the celebrated Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises – The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line  Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class with Crystal Residences. 

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888.799.2437, or visit www.crystalcruises.com. Join the hundreds of thousands who follow the Crystal Cruises’ Facebook page and @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.

About HCP Media

As communication experts, HCP Media, a division of McClatchy, creates innovative, market-leading, cross-platform solutions that stay ahead of consumers’ evolving media habits. A custom publishing and promotion company, HCP offers a wide variety of engaging print publications, developing and producing over 100 custom publications for hotels, airlines and other clients. The company’s reach extends beyond the travel niche and into the global luxury market, including en-suite cruise line publications and luxury lifestyle magazines. Additional custom products include multilingual destination guides, in-room hotel books, in-flight magazines, travel videos and websites, as well as accompanying sales, marketing and promotional programs. The company also produces commemorative coffee-table books, healthcare publications, program guides and other customized publications.

Beyond the written word, HCP’s top-tier marketing and branding products include custom event marketing, strategic social media and blog content, marketing publications, and materials for national and global companies targeting affluent, sophisticated consumers. Together, these turnkey, top-quality print and digital marketing solutions reach more than 80 million active travelers annually and 5 million unique monthly visitors on its combined websites. In addition, HCP’s work has been recognized with more than 250 prestigious awards for editorial, photography and design.

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