Marketing Tactics for Small Budgets and Big Reach

Marketing Tactics for Small Budgets and Big Reach

When it comes to destination marketing, most tourism organizations are working with limited budgets, small staff size and big goals. In order to reach, engage and encourage large audiences to visit your destination, you have to be strategic with your marketing plan and spend. That means choosing marketing tactics that provide the biggest bang for…

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Are DMOs Evolving into Placemakers?

Are DMOs Evolving into Placemakers?

Since the beginning of 2019, I have been exploring the changing role of destination marketing organizations (DMOs) through conversation with guests on my podcast Destination on the Left. My question revolves around DMOs taking a more holistic approach to managing the destination’s brand and story by engaging with locals in addition to focusing on attracting…

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Using Front Line Staff as Brand Ambassadors

Using Front Line Staff as Brand Ambassadors

One main challenge every destination faces, regardless of size, is how to get the most return on investment from their marketing dollars.  When a DMO (Destination Marketing Organization) is looking at their budget and various marketing programs, there are many options for programs that can be created. The trick is to understand what will provide…

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How to Create a Webinar

how to create a webinar

Webinars are a great tool for sales, internal communications, and thought leadership. With a lot of moving parts and pieces to juggle, breaking it down to actionable items is key to success. In this blog, we’ll explore how to create a webinar, step by step.  One of our clients, Travel Alliance Partners (TAP), hosts regular…

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Avoiding Trademark Infringement in Tourism Marketing

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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The Economic Impact of Tourism: A Multiplying Effect

What is the economic impact of tourism? Do you spend money when you’re on vacation? More money than you do in your work-a-day life? You know, that really nice hotel with the great spa, restaurants that serve hardy breakfasts, spa-like fresh lunches and that amazingly creative restaurant you normally wouldn’t indulge in for dinner but…

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The Difference Among Travel Media

The Difference Among Travel Media

You’re probably familiar with the changing landscape of travel media – smaller travel sections (or staff) in print publications, a rise in frequency of bloggers and freelancers, and the emergence of social media influencers. Each one of these travel media types has different expectations and deliverables. That means you and your destination must work with…

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