When using photos and videos that aren’t shot for exclusive use by your destination, there are two main avenues you can take: user-generated and stock. Here we discuss what you need to know about the laws and rights surrounding such usage.
Author: Leigh Farrior
At Stamp, we believe places are some of the most interesting things to brand. We find the most powerful and unique brand position for a city or attraction and build awareness.
Shed light on how brands can drive situation-sensitive yet purpose-led growth in this unprecedented time. Guidelines from the American Advertising Federation’s webinar: "Weathering the Storm: Brand Management in the COVID-19 Era".
Destinations are learning a new way to navigate during this new age of quarantine. We have collected some great ideas we’ve seen shared by DMOs, plus some new ones we thought could be useful—a way for you and your stakeholders to keep up a presence and stay relevant, so you’re top of mind when the time comes for travel again.
Typefaces and fonts are an important part of what we do in the world of communications. The shape and style of lettering helps convey mood and personality and is critical to conveying the brand promise. Here, we explore how font use is governed and what you should look out for when purchasing fonts or downloading free ones to use in your own materials.
A brand standards manual (also known as a brand book, guide or bible) guides anyone in the use of your brand messaging and appearance across all platforms. It plays an important role in protecting the outward appearance of your brand—it tells your company story so your employees and vendors know what you stand for and how you should be perceived.
Brand building involves more than just logo creation. It's exploring what makes your destination unique and leveraging it to attract visitors to your destination. Sometimes, that means taking risks with bold creative and operating outside of your comfort zone.
In a nod to the Ten Year Challenge, we thought it’d be fun to examine the 10-year differences on a couple of our client’s websites. While sites from 10 years ago featured design and interaction elements that were groundbreaking in their day, things have changed dramatically. What was once sleek is now outdated in comparison to today's functionality and popular designs.
Attractions, both tangible and intangible, draw visitors who value what they represent. Identify and market your main attractions to encourage travelers to choose your destination when they book their next trip.
Identify and leverage a rural community’s assets as an economic development engine and to help preserve traditions, artistic styles and various processes for future generations.
When it comes to destination marketing, first impressions are everything. As a result, a periodic DMO brand and communications evaluation can help ensure your website and marketing materials are fresh and relevant.