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The City of Margate has won its first Bronze Telly Award for the “It’s Margate Delish” social video series under the food and beverage category. Spearheaded by the Margate Community Redevelopment Agency (MCRA) and supported by the City of Margate, the video series was created in 2021 to highlight the diverse culinary treats offered in Margate, especially in the redevelopment district.
“This entertaining video series highlights some of our best restaurants in order to attract more diners and raise the overall awareness of the MCRA’s mission,” said MCRA Board Chair Tommy Ruzzano.
“We are thrilled to be honored for the first time with such a prestigious award for our production of It’s Margate Delish,” said Mayor Antonio V. Arserio.
The Telly Awards is the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council — an industry body of over 200 leading experts, including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks.
The videos are produced by the City of Margate's Marketing and Business Development staff to position Margate and its MCRA as a worthy “foodie” destination in South Florida and beyond. Margate Delish episodes are introduced by a City of Margate official to highlight the uniqueness of each restaurant. To date, episodes feature Kouyou Buffet, Jasmine Thai & Sushi, Lester’s Diner, La Bamba, Sr. Ceviche, La Pizzeria, Toasted Café, and It’s Greek to Me, gathering hundreds of views on the City’s social media channels.
The City of Margate was an award recipient among a list of top-tier brands and organizations, as well as smaller companies, such as ViacomCBS, Warner Bros. Worldwide TV Marketing, Sony Music Entertainment, Microsoft, ESPN, PBS Digital Studios, Mytonomy, Freethink, Nice Shoes, Feed the Children, and others. This year’s edition received over 11,000 entries and saw an increase in global submissions from Australia, Mexico, across Europe (Germany, Spain, France), and Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan).
To watch the award-winning series, check the Margate Delish campaign playlist on the City’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/cityofmargatefl/playlists.