PR

Creating Your 2019 Travel and Tourism Marketing Strategies and Plan

Creating your 2019 Tourism Marketing Strategies and Plan

We recently released a 5-part video series on how to create your tourism marketing plan for 2019. The planning process can be broken into 5 easy-to-follow steps: setting marketing objectives, reviewing research and the current situation, defining target audience, creating key messages and outlining the tactical plan. Planning is the most critical thing that we…

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4 Digital News Solutions for the Modern PR Pro

4 Digital News Solutions for the Modern PR Pro

As a modern PR professional, keeping up to date on the news is half the job. It’s important for me to be aware of the current political landscape, breaking news (both locally and nationally), and even the “trending” news, “silly” hashtags and viral topics that blow up our newsfeeds. Each of these things could affect…

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Travel PR: How to Turn Desksides into Destination Guides

At the heart of media relations – especially when it comes to Travel PR – is building relationships with the writers, bloggers and influencers that you want to work with. And while email pitches, travel shows, and even the phone call all have their purpose, there is one more public relations tool destinations need to…

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Lights, Camera, Action! Television Media Training 101

Lights, Camera, Action! Television Media Training 101

Public Relations professionals are often assigned the role of a spokesperson or asked to execute media training for clients. While you might be comfortable speaking about your company, it’s another story to feel confident at a television studio and using effective communication on camera. Do you make eye contact with the camera? How much room…

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How to Vet a Social Media Influencer

How to vet a social media influencer

As we all know, the media landscape is shifting from traditional journalists and publications to bloggers and social media influencers. Travelers are interested in seeing where other people are visiting, what dishes they’re eating, and what awesome experience they’re having. So it only makes sense that destinations are partnering with travel influencers more often as…

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The Media, Travel and You: Top PR Trends and Tips of 2018

The Media, Travel and You: Top PR Trends and Tips of 2018

Earlier this month, I attended the annual PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference in New Orleans, a gathering of media and tourism professionals from across the country. The three-day conference was jam-packed with learnings specific to the tourism industry – the best of which was an in-depth look at 2018 travel trends, straight from the mouth…

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How to Host a Travel Writer: A Guide for Destinations

How to Host a Travel Writer_ A Guide for Destinations

A travel writer or blogger wants to visit your hotel, attraction, restaurant – or maybe do a full FAM weekend in your destination. That’s great! But the initial excitement might start to wear off as you ask yourself, How do I prepare? What do I need to do? What do I tell my staff? Here…

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Adapting Your Media FAM Trip to a Changing Landscape

If you work in Travel and Tourism PR, FAMs are your most effective tool. It’s that simple. But really, FAMs (familiarization trip) are wildly popular in the tourism industry. And while many tourism attractions and destinations are familiar with the process, there is a right way and a wrong way to plan a media FAM trip. It’s…

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5 Key Ingredients for Marketing Campaign Success

5 Key Ingredients for Marketing Campaign Success

When I started Break The Ice Media in 2009, I saw how new digital tools were causing PR and marketing to collide and decided to start an agency that would assist small businesses in bringing both disciplines together. For 9 years, my team and I have been constantly learning and adapting our skills to integrate…

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Making the Most of Tourism Media Events

making the most of tourism media events

For travel and tourism brands, attending media events are a great way to get your destination in front of travel bloggers, journalists, editors, and freelancers. But it’s more than just showing up. A lot of time and effort (and sometimes money) goes into attending tourism media events. I’m going to walk you through our process-…

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