Using Strategic Insights to Set a Clear Direction

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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Marketing and PR Strategy with the PESO Model

Marketing and PR Strategy with the PESO Model

I’ve been hearing a lot about needing strategy from potential clients lately. They are running a business or organization with many moving parts, and just getting promotions out the door is an accomplishment sometimes. What they crave is the structure of strategy, the peace of mind that all the Ts are crossed, Is are dotted…

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Twitter for Tourism: Best Practices

Twitter for Tourism: Best Practices

Social media and tourism marketing go hand in hand. Taking on social media can be challenging, especially with limited time and budget. In this series, I’ll explore best practices for destinations and attractions across different channels. In this blog, we’ll explore Twitter for tourism. Mark Twain once said, “The reports of Twitter’s death have been…

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Museum Marketing – Beyond Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Museum Marketing – Beyond Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Museums and cultural institutions are proactively changing to expand their reach and appeal to new audiences, strengthening their role beyond cultural and heritage tourism.  I recently attended the 2018 Museum Association of New York annual conference to learn what is happening in the industry. The theme of the conference was “Visioning Change,” and I was…

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How to Market a Destination

How to market a destination

Last month, I attended the “Win More Business” workshop for Agency Owners given by Agency Management Institute and The Mercer Island Group. Many of the principles from the workshop apply to how to market a destination. Especially for tourism marketers and CVB sales teams who are looking to attract group, meeting and convention business. Understanding…

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Building a Strong CVB Marketing Plan

Building a Strong CVB Marketing Plan

The elements of any marketing plan are largely similar. Those overall categories you want to define and fill out are the same, time and time again. But there are a few differences between, say, a social media plan and a CVB marketing plan. The biggest differences are that a marketing plan for a specific element…

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Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018

Social Media Marketing Trend to Watch in 2018

Keeping up with social media trends can be challenging, but marketers and destinations know the importance of keeping a finger on the pulse of new developments and emerging technologies. As part of my ongoing obsession with all things social media related, I took a deep dive into what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s changing. As…

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Developing a Strategic Content Marketing Plan

developing a strategic content marketing plan

We recently defined content marketing and its importance in your overall marketing strategy. But how can you take this information and dive into creating a content strategy? Developing a content strategy. It’s important to create content. It’s more important to create good, quality content – and make it available to the right people at the…

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Adding Strategy to Tactical Marketing

Adding Strategy to Tactical Marketing

You’re probably already using tactical marketing. If you have social media channels, a website, newsletter, or any other form of mass communication with consumers, you’re engaging in tactical marketing. The question at hand is – what is driving it? Does every communication and post align with a larger strategy that ties into your goals? Let’s…

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