• Is It Time for a Social Media Audit?

    Is It Time for a Social Media Audit?

    Maghen says… It's a good idea to audit your social media channels on an annual basis. Learn why and get some tips and resources you can use for your organization. Read time: under 2 minutes

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  • Keeping Content Fresh with Community Events Calendar

    Keeping Content Fresh with Community Events Calendar

    Stamp says… A DMO must constantly add new content to their website to keep it fresh and relevant to visitors (and search engines!). One way to help create new information is to incorporate a community events calendar. Read time: under 9 minutes

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  • Free Tools to Help Manage and Deliver Your Digital Strategy

    Free Tools to Help Manage and Deliver Your Digital Strategy

    David says… We understand that not all DMOs have the luxury of working with a professional marketing firm. But that doesn’t mean that their digital strategies need to suffer! To remain relevant to your target markets, we recommend two free, easy-to-use online tools that will help you manage and deliver an effective digital marketing strategy. Read time: under 4 minutes

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  • 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 Pay Per Click Strategies to Drive Tourism

    Effective Pay Per Click Strategies to Drive Tourism

    Stamp says… Pay Per Click is the primary way to “get noticed” online using sponsored link ads. Get a basic understanding of this Search Engine Marketing Strategy, and put PPC to work for your DMO. Read time: 6 minutes

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  • Secrets to Creating a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

    Secrets to Creating a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

    Maghen says… The secret recipe for a successful content marketing strategy can be summarized in four steps – Attract, Convert, Close, and Delight. Read on as we discuss how each step can help determine the best custom-tailored plan for your DMO. Read time: 5 minutes

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