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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Using Anniversaries, Celebrations and Awards for Tourism Marketing

Using Anniversaries, Celebrations and Awards for Tourism Marketing [image of several people with wine glasses bringing them together to cheers]

Break the Ice Media just celebrated a milestone anniversary, 10 years since I started the company and I was recognized with the Small Business Person of the Year award from the Small Business Council of Rochester.  As I reflect on the celebration, I am reminded of the many celebrations, anniversaries and awards that have been…

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A Decade of Tourism Marketing – 10 Key Changes Making an Impact

A Decade of Tourism Marketing - 10 Key Changes Making an Impact. And Break the Ice Media turns 10!

And Break the Ice Media turns 10! It has been a decade of tourism marketing! The official date of incorporation for Break the Ice Media is October 14, 2009 which makes October officially our “birthday month”. As the marketing and tourism industries have changed, we have evolved right along with them. When we started our…

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How Association Management Companies help multi-stakeholder tourism marketing programs

How Association Management Companies help multi-stakeholder tourism marketing programs

Multi-stakeholder entities and collaborative partnerships are pervasive in the world of tourism. When DMOs, TPAs, counties and other representatives of regions come together, their marketing and economic impact exponentially increases. A new approach to serving the travel and tourism industry goes beyond the typical agency/client relationship. They are called association management companies. According to AMC…

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Stewardship in Business

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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Lifelong Learning

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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Goodbye from the Intern

Hey, it’s me again- Intern Sarah! Just a refresher, I am a senior at St. John Fisher College studying Media and Communication and I am graduating in two weeks, so unfortunately, my time here at Break the Ice Media has come to an end. This week I say goodbye to a wonderful team of people. I…

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