• Downloadable Destination Marketing Graphics, Volume 1

    Downloadable Destination Marketing Graphics, Volume 1

    Camille says… Thought-provoking imagery can be used to communicate your position or engage your audience. We are making our first set of destination marketing graphics covering “Measuring Marketing” available to you to download for use in any of your DMO’s communication and presentation materials. Read time: 3 minutes

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  • Achieving State Bicentennial Commission Goals

    Achieving State Bicentennial Commission Goals

    Stamp says… What does it truly take to boost website traffic and increase leads? Once you define your target audiences, their roles in your success and their required beliefs and apply that understanding to your digital communications efforts, the answer is more straightforward than you think. Read time: 4 minutes 

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  • The SMERF Market—Give Me an F!

    The SMERF Market—Give Me an F!

    Victoria says… The SMERF market encompasses a range of group travelers that your destination can target marketing towards to ensure a more stable occupancy rate year-round. The fraternal group covers local and national social organizations whose members associate for a mutually beneficial purpose. Read time: 7 minutes

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  • The Shifting Role of the DMO

    The Shifting Role of the DMO

    David says… As the tourism industry evolves, so must the role of the DMO. With visitor habits changing and the recognition of all involved in the promotion of a destination, Destination Marketing Organizations must begin to embrace their increasingly important role as destination managers. Read time: 4 minutes

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  • Make Live Streaming Video Work for Your Destination

    Make Live Streaming Video Work for Your Destination

    Jim says… With live streaming video, your destination can showcase local highlights in an engaging, personable manner. To maximize your results, follow these tips. Read time: 5 minutes

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  • Effective Website Planning Steps

    Effective Website Planning Steps

    Stamp says… Developing your website requires comprehensive, strategic planning. Read about our website planning process and which questions need to be answered as you work through each step of creating a website. Read time: under 4 minutes

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  • Millennials vs Boomers. Shake up your marketing strategies.

    Millennials vs Boomers. Shake up your marketing strategies.

    Camille says… Smart DMOs know they must use carefully targeted messaging and strategically chosen channels to reach different demographics. But what about their habits and preferences? Let's take a look at Millennials vs Boomers. Explore these generational visitors and decide if you need to shake up your marketing strategies. Read time: 3 minutes

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  • Award-Winning Campaign (and Results!) on a Limited Marketing Budget

    Award-Winning Campaign (and Results!) on a Limited Marketing Budget

    Jim says… The key to great destination marketing is to create a compelling campaign that establishes a connection with your audience AND produces measurable results – no matter what size the budget. So, regardless of your DMO or CVB size, use these four tips to maximize your limited marketing budget and creativity on your next campaign. Read time: under 3 minutes

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  • The View From Above–A Guide to Drones and Aerial Footage

    The View From Above–A Guide to Drones and Aerial Footage

    Stephen says… Are you considering incorporating some aerial footage? With the advent of the quadcopter (or drone), it is now possible to capture stunning video and photography without breaking your budget! Read time: 5 minutes

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  • Choosing Effective DMO Marketing Partners

    Choosing Effective DMO Marketing Partners

    Stamp says… Ever wish you had a clone to help tackle your to-do list? When it's time to consider hiring a DMO partner to help boost the effectiveness of your DMO's marketing program, use this insight and checklist to help make your marketing partner selection. Read time: 5 minutes

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