Podcasts: A Powerful Tool

Podcasts: A Powerful Tool

  In Oct. 2016, we launched “Destination on the Left,” a podcast focused on destination marketing that explores successful collaborations, creative marketing ideas and best practices. It provides an opportunity for professionals in the travel & tourism industry to share what they have learned and successes that they have achieved. The podcast was born out […]

Stewardship in Business

Stewardship in Business

Stewardship means different things to different people. It’s a word I have been thinking about a lot lately. “A leader is performing the act of stewardship whenever he or she is actively preparing for an organization’s future vitality” – Excerpt from “What is Stewardship, and should all great leaders practice it?” It is 2017 and […]

Top 5 Up & Coming Travel Trends

Top 5 Up & Coming Travel Trends

In October, I was a first-time attendee at the Marketing Outlook Forum (MOF), the industry’s leading strategic travel forecast conference, organized by the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA). The event was packed full of information that will help us develop stronger marketing programs for our clients. Below are my picks for the Top 5 […]

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

What does being a lifelong learner mean to you? When I finished college and started my career, I decided that I was going to be a lifelong learner. I didn’t understand exactly what that meant but I knew that I wanted to continue to learn and grow. Fast forward a little more than twenty years and […]

Taking it to the next level!

Taking it to the next level!

We have BIG news. Break The Ice Media and Clark CSM Marketing Communications are moving in together. Our teams have been collaborating on client projects for two years and we have decided to take our relationship to the next level! Co-location will bring two creative marketing firms under one roof, allowing us to tap into […]

7 Steps to Creating your 2016 Strategic Marketing Plan

7 Steps to Creating your 2016 Strategic Marketing Plan

December is an important month, it brings holiday cheer and promise of good times with friends and family. For business owners and marketing executives it also brings planning for the upcoming year. Whether you are finalizing your 2016 marketing plans or just starting, here are 7 steps to help you create or finish it before […]

5 Key Ingredients for Marketing Campaign Success

5 Key Ingredients for Marketing Campaign Success

When I started Break The Ice Media in 2009, I saw how new digital tools were causing PR and marketing to collide and decided to start an agency that would assist small businesses in bringing both disciplines together. For 6 years, my team and I have been constantly learning and adapting our skills to integrate […]

Easy Research with Online Surveys

Easy Research with Online Surveys

I spent three days last month kicking off a research study for our client, the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council. The purpose of the study is to increase visitation to the 14 county Finger Lakes Vacation Region through an in-depth destination market analysis and companion strategic marketing plan. We met with stakeholders throughout the Finger Lakes […]