Whether you’re new around here or have been reading our blog since we started it a few years ago, you know (or will soon enough) that we are committed to Marketing Action Planning. A MAP is a proven, step-by-step process document to help guide your short- and long-term plans of work to achieve the defined mission of your destination.
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.
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.
Whether you're working with an in-house marketing team or have chosen to outsource your marketing support, a structured creative brief is essential for keeping everyone on track. While every creative brief is different, there are 3 standard phases of development and a handful of pertinent questions every brief should answer.
Attending tourism and travel industry conferences is a great way to network with your peers and take in new perspectives on destination marketing and management trends. Stamp team members attended several tourism and travel conferences in the last year, and at a recent conference many of the themes we have been hearing in the last year came together under one roof. So, we put our heads together to summarize what seems to be resonating in the times we live in.
Evolving digital trends affect how travelers learn about new destinations, gather inspiration for their next trip and make decisions. To ensure that your destination is not overshadowed by bigger DMOs with budgets to match, it’s imperative to understand technical capabilities across the digital landscape and make smart decisions about how to deploy your marketing dollars for maximum impact. The following digital marketing tips can help you maximize your reach and make the most of your budget.
Skift has released its Megatrends Report for 2019, and we have combed through it to present the top 5 travel and tourism trends that your DMO should be tapping into, if its not doing so already.
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.
Paying special attention to the ever-growing 60+ consumer segment can pay big dividends for your destination. Understanding why they travel and what interests them while in-market can help your DMO more effectively craft a message that resonates with this travel segment and entices them to plan a visit.