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…

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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…

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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…

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What are your mission, vision & values for your company?

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…

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Break The Ice Media and Clark CSM Marketing Communications

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…

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A Google search on collaborative marketing shows 15,800,000 results. Top search results include scholarly articles on “A Collaborative Approach to Marketing” and “Collaborative Destination Marketing” and additional articles from Forbes.com and HuffingtonPost.com. Each article has a slightly different angle on the practice and importance of collaborative marketing. One thing remains constant throughout each, when companies…

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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…

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