7 Steps in Creating a Marketing Plan

7 steps in creating a marketing plan

Creating a strong marketing plan is an important part of planning for your destination’s year-to-year growth. Writing such a plan should be a collaborative team effort, pooling your team’s knowledge and resources to make sure everyone is on the same page and everyone’s ideas are heard. Breaking down the plan into actionable steps can help…

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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. Since then, my team and I have been constantly learning and adapting our skills to integrate PR…

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The Keys to Successful Collaborations

The Keys to Successful Collaborations

In our 2021 Rising Tide study, we revealed three different attitudinal segments among travel, tourism and hospitality professionals — three groups that feel very differently about the benefits and challenges of collaboration with other industry organizations. Promoters are enthusiastic supporters of organizational collaboration, pursue it actively and with a range of organization types. Doubters are…

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Successful Collaborations start with Commonality

Successful Collaborations start witSuccessful Collaborations start with Commonalityh Commonality

Successful collaborations start with commonality. The most important commonality elements include establishing and agreeing on goals for the collaboration, having strong champions, and designing the collaboration to benefit all participants.

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Invisible Obstacles to Collaboration

invisible obstacles to collaboration

Communication is a key ingredient to being a successful collaborator. Honing your presentation and listening skills will make a difference. However, there are obstacles that can get in your way of successful collaborations. These could be considered invisible obstacles to collaboration because they are easy to overlook.   Imposter Syndrome  One of the biggest obstacles that many people suffer from…

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Presentation and Listening Skills for Successful Collaborations

Presentation and Listening Skills for Successful Collaborations

Improving presentation and listening skills will make us better communicators and collaborators. Performance coach Carol Lempert shared insights on how to sound and look confident, how to pitch an idea, and how to use high gain questions to make stronger connections and create better collaborations.

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Collaboration research: What did 150+ travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals say?

Collaboration research: What did 150+ travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals say?

Backed by stats In December of 2020, we surveyed 161 travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals to learn more about their stance on collaboration. The results of our collaboration research showed 99% of respondents said their organizations had collaborated with others in the industry. The results also showed that 45% said their organizations had extensive experience…

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5 Lessons Learned During the Travel Pause

5 Lessons Learned During the Travel Pause

As a business serving clients in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry exclusively, when the travel pause began in March 2020 we wondered if we would make it through the year. On Monday, March 16, 2020 I drove to work after dropping my kids off at school expecting to start another work week with our…

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