• TikTok Domain Déjà Vu

    TikTok Domain Déjà Vu

    Stamp says… Just as people may not have understood the importance of registering a website domain in the early stages of the internet, there is often a similar reluctance to jump on the latest social platform. Learn why you should register a free account on TikTok with your DMO's name now before it is unavailable or becomes too costly. Read time: under 2 minutes

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  • Nurturing Stakeholder Engagement

    Nurturing Stakeholder Engagement

    David says… One of the questions we often receive from DMOs is how do we increase our stakeholder engagement? In this blog, we discuss a recent In-Market MAP development session for one of our Destination Marketing Organization clients that provides a great example of nurturing stakeholder engagement. Read time: 1 minute

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  • Leverage Opportunity Nights to Grow Occupancy

    Leverage Opportunity Nights to Grow Occupancy

    David says… One of the keys to growing the overall occupancy rate in any community is to have a clear understanding of the nights of the week and the months of the year that have the lowest occupancy—we call these opportunity nights. In this week's Insight, we discuss how to identify and make the most of these opportunity nights for your destination. Read time: under 3 minutes

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  • Getting (a Lot) More From Festivals

    Getting (a Lot) More From Festivals

    Camille says… A ton of effort is invested into a festival with the goal to compress as much ROI as possible into a few days. What if you could leverage the same theme, spread the efforts of hosting a large festival over time, and significantly increase ROI? Consider converting your festival into a series of events planned over the course of a season or year. Read time: under 2 minutes

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  • Attractors vs. Attractions

    Attractors vs. Attractions

    David says… There is a not-so-subtle difference between the words "attractor" and "attractions" but it is important for DMOs to use both in stakeholder discussions. Read this week's Insight to understand why. Read time: 3 minutes

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  • Airbnb. DMO Friend or Foe?

    Airbnb. DMO Friend or Foe?

    Kristin says… When "market disrupter" Airbnb came onto the scene in 2007, their business model was viewed by the tourism industry with skepticism. Where does Airbnb stand today? Read time: four minutes

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  • MAP Your Way to a Better Brand

    MAP Your Way to a Better Brand

    David says…  In this vlog recorded during our agency meeting, we discuss how Marketing Action Planning influenced the development of a DMO brand and media plan. View time: under 6 minutes

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  • Shift Focus to Quality vs. Quantity of Organic Social Media

    Shift Focus to Quality vs. Quantity of Organic Social Media

    Maghen says… Social media algorithms have made it harder and harder for businesses to reach new audiences without paying up. Get ideas to optimize your organic social efforts. Read time: under 2 minutes

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  • Ethics in Advertising, Part 3: Music in Advertising

    Ethics in Advertising, Part 3: Music in Advertising

    Stephen says… In Part 3 of our Ethics in Advertising series, we discuss laws and rights in relation to music licensing. Read time: under 3 minutes

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  • Effective Marketing Is Deliberate

    Effective Marketing Is Deliberate

    David says… Clients understand that managing marketing that delivers success for an organization is more complex than ever. A disciplined marketing approach is the most effective way to drive efficiency and effectiveness. Fortunately, we have a process that can help and have included links to some free resources you can leverage to follow this process. Read time: under 1 minute

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