Using Strategic Insights to Set a Clear Direction

I often hear people talk about writing with the premise that you start by “staring at a blank screen,” but a blank screen is rarely where I start. In most cases, the processes Break the Ice Media uses give a framework that jumpstarts our creative engines while keeping strategy at the forefront. Strategic models help…

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Virtual Event Technology: Keep it Simple

We’re all still meeting virtually, and even when in-person events return, we’ll likely see a mix of virtual and live events. Virtual events are not going away. But setting up a virtual event for the first time can be daunting. What virtual event platforms are out there? How do you research and select the tools…

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How to use Facebook Ads for Tourism

Facebook advertising is one of the most affordable digital ad channels around. It’s also where a majority of people are spending their time. With 2.4 billion monthly active users, over a third of the total world population, Facebook remains one of the best channels for reaching people with messages. What does that mean for those…

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Marketing and PR Strategy with the PESO Model

I’ve been hearing a lot about needing strategy from potential clients lately. They are running a business or organization with many moving parts, and just getting promotions out the door is an accomplishment sometimes. What they crave is the structure of strategy, the peace of mind that all the Ts are crossed, Is are dotted…

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A trending topic with many of our clients recently is trademark infringement. And trademarks in general. Not only do you want to avoid trademark infringement in tourism marketing, but also know what to do if you’re working with a trademark brand. Today I’ll share pointers from working on campaigns on both sides of the equation.…

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Tourism is a fun industry. It’s vacations! People are having fun and aside from a few customer service issues, your organization may not have faced a crisis before. But no one is immune to a crisis and creating a plan is a simple investment now to ensure you’re prepared if anything happens. Preparing for crisis…

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Low cost marketing tools for tourism promotion

A successful destination marketing plan starts with strategy and is chock full of targeted tactics from social media to video, content marketing and more. The goal is to reach travelers and inspire visitation, but what are the missing links to accomplishing all that needs to be done? Today we’re going behind-the-scenes to look at some of…

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building relationships for partnership marketing

Last week I attended the Museum Association of New York’s annual conference. I learned more about what museums want to accomplish, their main challenges and how they fit into the world of tourism. Unlike other tourism attractions, museums are cultural institutions, aiming to serve the community, preserve history and educate. Every session I went to…

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Top 4 Trendiest Tourism Trends from eTourism Labs

In March 2017, I attended the final eTourism Labs, a travel & tourism conference focusing on the digital world. Even though it has been a year, the top tourism trends from that conference are still relevant today. Here are the top 4 trendiest trends I heard about over and over from presenters.   #1 Mobile Lazlo…

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