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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Elemental Photography in the Tourism World

ELEMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE TOURISM WORLD

All tourism photography has one thing in common- an element that evokes a reaction, a feeling, or a desire to visit. When you’re in the travel and tourism biz, visual content (and visual content marketing) is a vital tool for capturing visitors. Whether you are promoting a location, an attraction or even a hotel, the…

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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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Instagram for Tourism: Best Practices

instagram for tourism best practices

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 Instagram for tourism. Before we dive in- if you need a quick refresher on why your destination should be on Instagram, check out…

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Drone Photography & Other Recent Trends in Tourism

Drone Photography & Other Recent Trends in Tourism

In April, I attended the Empire State Tourism Conference hosted by NYSTIA in Schenectady. This annual conference is a gathering of some of the best tourism minds in New York State. It always promises to be chock-full of tips, advice, and recent trends in tourism. The knowledge I walked away with was not from one…

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5 Pieces of Content You Need in Your Travel Media Kit

5 pieces of content you need in your travel media kit

Although the world of marketing and public relations is constantly changing, a media kit is still an important aspect of working with the media. Media kits (sometimes called press kits) consist of promotional materials that are shared with the media to promote a product, company, or in our case – a destination. From attending media…

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Collaboration in Marketing – Destination Marketing Ideal Benchmark

collaboration in marketing DESTINATION MARKETING IDEAL BENCHMARK

Collaboration in marketing makes good business sense and is a core value at Break The Ice Media. Working together, partners with similar goals, values and visions can leverage combined resources to create marketing programs bigger than they can do on their own. We have several clients who understand the many benefits of collaborative marketing. They…

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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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The Best of Break the Ice Media in 2017

The best of break the ice media in 2017

Before we really dive into 2018, we at Break the Ice Media wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. It was a busy, yet rewarding year, full of growth, winter fun, and the perfect amount of wine. Below we’ve gathered up our top 5 blogs of 2017. These were our most…

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Social Media Measurement for Tourism Marketing

social media measurement for tourism marketing

Social media is a crucial part of any 2018 tourism marketing plan. But any good plan is predicated on being able to prove the worthiness of the results of your effort. That’s where social media measurement comes in. Measurement can get tricky because each platform has a different way of displaying their analytics, so let’s…

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