Capacity building is the process of developing strength and sustainability. The process helps organizations and communities achieve longevity and focus more on fulfilling their mission and less on survival. There are several different components to capacity building including: Giving people the tools they need to feel engaged and empowered Educating people on different processes Giving…

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“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” – Karen Kaiser Clark Given all the racial injustice happening across the country, conversations around equity, diversity and inclusion – which were formally often reactive to specific situations – have transitioned to proactive discussions to effectively implement change. However, many are wondering the best place to start.…

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Everybody is a tourist at some point in their lives. Everybody likes to take a vacation. Everybody dreams of getting away from the day to day and traveling to a destination that will soothe their soul. It’s interesting however that for some members of our society that travel daydreaming comes with having to first investigate…

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Living in today’s world has been an experience unlike any we have been through before. So much of what we knew to be true, expected to happen and planned for, drastically changed for so many of us. At Break the Ice Media, working in the travel and tourism industry is what we do, who we…

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The basis of every successful campaign comes down to measurement. Identifying whether you met your goals and having the ability to course-correct or change your strategy throughout the campaign is key to knowing what campaigns are repeatable and which tactics work best for your organization. In fact, in our strategic process, measuring is an important…

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Every customer goes on a journey when making a purchasing decision – whether buying a car, selecting a cleaning service or choosing a family vacation spot. Each step of the way moves them closer towards making a choice. If you’ve been in marketing for a while, you’ve probably have heard of the rule of seven.…

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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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In these uncertain times and with so much unrest in our world, it can be hard to stay positive. These five ways to keep a forward-thinking mindset will help you stay focused on the key things to move your organization through this crisis and come out stronger in the end. I am often accused of…

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Destination Marketing: Welcoming Visitors Again

Throughout the summer months, states across the US have been loosening restrictions as they reached “phase 4” where most establishments could re-open. After about five months of cabin fever, people are not only eager to leave their houses, but are open to traveling. At this point in time, studies show that most people are comfortable…

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Food Service Trends: Reopening Farmers Markets and Restaurants

Coming together over food, whether shopping or dining, looks vastly different for farmers’ markets and restaurants that have either opened or re-opened since mid-March. Undoubtedly, the global pandemic has led to devasting effects on the food and food service industries. However, the establishments rising to the challenge are the ones that are able to succeed.…

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