As people begin to cautiously explore traveling again, messaging for DMOs should speak to planning for travel "someday". The U.S. Travel Association has produced a toolkit that destinations can tailor for their market. Here we discuss strategies for using these tools to promote your destination.
Category: Social Media
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.
Some photos we just recently found appropriate and exciting feel out of touch today. Times have obviously changed, and many of the images used previously to promote places will need to as well. As many DMOs work to replace some beloved content with “new normal” messaging, we've provided some guidance to help you curate photos that speak to the concerns of travelers today.
Attractions are (obviously) a central part of your destination’s identity, and marketing them appropriately is important for maximizing tourism and travel’s impact on the economy of your place.
The travel and tourism community has been upended by booking and event cancellations, trip postponements, and the temporary closings of many local businesses as we grapple with how best to slow the spread of COVID-19. But even in this uncertain climate, Destination Management Organizations play an important role in supporting local stakeholders.
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.
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.
In 2019, Pinterest overtook Snapchat to become the third most popular social network behind Facebook and Instagram, with its user base skyrocketing to 82.4 million people. Pinterest is the perfect platform for a destination to promote its offerings, and we've got some tips to help your destination make Pinterest a valuable resource for travelers.
Creating Instagram Stories and stories ads for brands can be a fun exercise, and getting started isn't complicated. To help you tap into the 500 million users who create and engage with Instagram Stories daily, here are some best practices we recommend you follow.
Facebook advertising can be scaled to your budget and help ensure that the content you’ve worked so hard to create reaches specific, targeted audiences and helps you achieve your conversion goals. As Facebook continues to embrace a “pay to play” model, you will need to include Facebook ad spend in your monthly budget projections, but investing in Facebook Ads is one of the best things you can do to achieve brand awareness with the right audience and on a scale that will make an impact.
Regardless of your team size or budget, there are ways to make social media work for you without cutting corners. Here, we've summarized 6 common social media management mistakes, how they can affect your brand credibility, and what you can do to avoid them.