Posts by Jessica

Travel Technology- VR for Tourism

Travel Technology VT for Tourism

The future is now. From self-driving cars to paying with your thumbprint, we’re able to do things now that we could only dream of 20 years ago. One area of technology that has seen wild growth is virtual and augmented reality. 74% of VR users are interested in travel and tourism applications. At the end…

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The Best of Break the Ice Media in 2017

The best of break the ice media in 2017

Before we really dive into 2018, we at Break the Ice Media wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. It was a busy, yet rewarding year, full of growth, winter fun, and the perfect amount of wine. Below we’ve gathered up our top 5 blogs of 2017. These were our most…

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Social Media Measurement for Tourism Marketing

social media measurement for tourism marketing

Social media is a crucial part of any 2018 tourism marketing plan. But any good plan is predicated on being able to prove the worthiness of the results of your effort. That’s where social media measurement comes in. Measurement can get tricky because each platform has a different way of displaying their analytics, so let’s…

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Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018

Social Media Marketing Trend to Watch in 2018

Keeping up with social media trends can be challenging, but marketers and destinations know the importance of keeping a finger on the pulse of new developments and emerging technologies. As part of my ongoing obsession with all things social media related, I took a deep dive into what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s changing. As…

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Maximizing and Proving Tradeshow ROI

Maximizing & Proving Tradeshow ROI

What’s the value in attending a tradeshow? Most tradeshows keep a list on their website with reasons to justify the investment of a booth at their event. Connections, hot leads, an exchange of knowledge top these lists, but are you getting the most out of them? When the show ends and you’re back in the…

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8 Beginner Social Media Marketing Tips

8 social media marketing tips

Social media is an ever-changing medium – with new platforms and updates rolling out constantly. But it’s also a great way to connect with your fan base on a more direct level – to engage, answer questions, and get real time, crowdsourced feedback on your product or destination. I know it can be tricky to…

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When to Add A New Social Media Channel

When to add a new social media channel

How do you know when it’s time to add a new social media channel? In previous posts, we talked about Instagram, hashtags, and how to know if Snapchat is right for your destination. But when is the right time to pull the trigger and add a new channel? We recently encountered this question at BTI when…

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Photos, Food & Formulas: Destination Marketing to Millennials

Photos, Food & Formulas: Destination Marketing to Millennials

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend ESTC 2017, or happened to skip town before the last presentation, you missed out on an incredibly informational session from The Wild Center. Colleen touched on this session in her blog last week, but it stood out to me so much that I wanted to dig in deeper.…

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Snaptastic: A Destination’s Guide to Adding Snapchat

Snaptastic: A Destination's Guide to Adding Snapchat

It’s no secret that I love Snapchat. And lately it’s been impossible to escape from the headlines of the rising star platform. Snapchat use is on the rise, wait – it’s on the decline, it’s actually both. Snapchat is doing well or it’s setting itself up for failure. Snapchat is unique, Instagram and Facebook are…

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Unlocking the Power of Travel Apps

Unlocking the Power of Travel Apps

On Tuesday, I attended a seminar hosted by I Love NY about using TripAdvisor and Viator for destinations.  The information provided was compelling, relevant, and motivating. But as with all seminars, there’s a disconnect between the information gathering stage, and the action stage, the “shopping cart abandonment” of the travel industry if you will. As…

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