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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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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Health & Travel: Accommodations

As we are thinking and dreaming about travelling, a big part of those dreams are about where we will stay. Now more than ever, people want to know how businesses are managing their staff and other guests. In our current environment, it is commonplace for accommodations to provide easy access to their cancellation, employee, and…

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Virtual Event Technology: Keep it Simple

We’re all still meeting virtually, and even when in-person events return, we’ll likely see a mix of virtual and live events. Virtual events are not going away. But setting up a virtual event for the first time can be daunting. What virtual event platforms are out there? How do you research and select the tools…

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Having money isn’t the only tool needed to promote a destination… Where are your marketing dollars coming from right now? Where will they come from in the next six months? In the next year? The first part of 2020 has forced us to be creative, and the creativity isn’t stopping any time soon. Change is…

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I want to share tactical actions that you can take right now. These recovery marketing tactics can be incorporated into your overall recovery plan. My team rounded up several actionable ideas that will help you be ready for the recovery. An integrated plan is always more powerful than siloed tactics, and below are steps that…

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Tourism Recovery Planning

The signs of recovery are starting to bubble up. Which means that for tourism businesses and organizations, it’s time to start recovery planning. It’s time to reevaluate the world and circumstances around us and create a plan for recovery and reopening. Recovery is the final of the four phases of a crisis. Adapted from Hong…

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Author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek said it best, “These are not unprecedented times. There are many cases where change or something unexpected has put many companies out of business and made other companies come out stronger and reinvent themselves.” As we’ve watched this pandemic unfold over the past couple of months, we’ve been witness…

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