As the evolving tech wave continues to get more exciting, and more complicated, the debate of whether to “in-house or outsource” your marketing is heating up. Today, we want to offer some insight into why the topic of outsourcing your in-house marketing is being talked about more frequently and provide guidance in your quest to create and manage marketing in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Are we biased? Of course! We do this for a living. Are we right? Read on and you decide.
Category: DMO Challenges
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.
We were recently invited to attend a lecture by Daniel Pacchioni, Creative Content Strategist with Universal Orlando's marketing department. Daniel provided timely, insightful advice on how to engage in the creative process when branding your destination. Here are 6 key takeaways from his presentation.
For smaller DMOs or DMOs with limited resources, necessary marketing strategies sometimes remain unexplored due to lack of funding, a small staff, or both—with social media being one of numerous underutilized tools. Fortunately, there are ways to put social to work no matter how small your team is. Here are a few ideas to help solve your "too much to do and not enough time to do it" challenges.
Nurturing healthy relationships with local stakeholders should be a central component of your DMO's tourism development efforts, as they are often the first to greet visitors to your destination and the last to engage with them when they leave. The insight they can offer based on these interactions can help your DMO better understand your target market(s) and more effectively curate the visitor experience.
For smaller towns, identifying unique selling propositions (USPs) that will attract new visitors can often feel like an insurmountable challenge. However, no matter the size or location of your destination, there are travelers who are looking to experience what you have to offer. In this article, we explore some ways your DMO can grow visitation by identifying and leveraging your destination's unique offerings.
As travelers turn to digital resources to plan their trips and seek out attractions while in-market, driving home the relevance of your visitor center may feel like an uphill battle. The good news is that there are ways to increase the relevance of your center and remain top of mind to those who are more inclined to pick up their cell phones and consult Google.
Getting local leaders, business owners and members in your community to recognize the economic impact your destination's travel and tourism ecosystem generates presents a unique challenge to virtually all Destination Management Organizations. Get some ideas to meet this opportunity head-on. Read time: 5 minutes
Every DMO hopes for positive online reviews of their destination. But what do you do when the reviews are negative? How do you regain control of the narrative and rehabilitate your destination's image? David and Victoria share a few ideas in this 50 second video.
Travelers are increasingly seeking out unique, one of a kind, authentic experiences. And because you can't be everything to everybody, identifying and leveraging what makes your community different must be a central pillar of your marketing strategy. Read time: under 3 minutes.
Regardless of market size or location, DMOs are wrestling with many of the same perception challenges when promoting their destination to meeting planners. Here are some ideas to overcome some of those challenges.