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.
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.
What’s the right answer when it comes to social media in times like these? I’m not sure that there even is one, but I do know the wrong answer: Going dark. Here are a few ideas on how to pivot your social strategy to continue engaging your target markets in these uncertain times.
Small businesses are counted among organizations hardest hit by recent events. As a Destination Marketing and Management Organization, your partners will be looking to you for guidance. To help you support your community, we’ve compiled a list of resources and ideas to share with stakeholders and local business owners.
The most pressing questions DMOs are likely to face in the days and weeks ahead are: how bad is all of this going to get for the hospitality industry, and when will the end be in sight? Our stakeholders, and their staff, want answers that nobody has. However, even if you don’t have any answers, one of the best things you can do, is pick up the phone and call to check in with every stakeholder you can.
For destinations with strong weekday occupancy from transient and business travelers, concerted efforts to grow weekend business can help boost overall occupancy. Partnering with local stakeholders and getting them to appreciate the value of heads in beds is imperative to launching successful weekend getaway initiatives, and we have some ideas on how to do that.
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.
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.