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New agency tapped to handle SC's tourism promotion

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm •  Published: January 3, 2013

PRT Director Duane Parrish said the agency will continue its emphasis in advertising on the undiscovered and unique experiences South Carolina offers.

"BFG demonstrated it understands the breadth and depth of this opportunity," he said.

"Our job will be simply uncover these hidden gems and showcase them with all the passion we have for the friendly people, intriguing places and immense opportunities offered throughout this great state," said Kevin Meany, the president and CEO of BFG Communications.

A $2.5 million media campaign gearing up this year is aimed at attracting visitors to lesser-known areas, including smaller towns people bypass on the way to more traditional tourist destinations, state parks, drive-ins, and rural attractions such as the Cherokee Foothills Trail and the Jocassee Gorges.