Destination Marketing Podcast

Destination Marketing Podcast

The Destination Marketing Podcast is built for tourism marketers across the country who are overworked and understaffed. Our goal is to help these people prioritize the activities that are proven to be most effective in marketing a destination and stay up to date on the latest technologies and trends in the industry. This isn’t a feel-good, motivational podcast. We’re diving deep into what to do and how to do it. Subscribe today if you’re a tourism marketer and want to perfect your craft.

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May 14, 2021 7 min
In this bonus episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam looks back on how the show has grown over the past two years. Listen to learn how we got started, how the show helped the industry through the coronavirus pandemic, and how it continues to expand and offer new opportunities within the destination marketing industry.

If you are interested in any of Relic’s services, please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https:/...
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Brianna Francis, Vice President of Marketing Communications at Visit York County, joins this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to discuss her role and how tourism in York County has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn from the strategies that they have utilized to make the most out of everything that can be found within their destination.

"The pandemic has offered us an opportunity to really stay with our...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Mike Verret from Verret and Associates joins us to provide some tips and tricks on how to improve your destination's brand messaging and awareness. Listen to learn about some of the successes that destinations such as Lake Havasu, Arizona, and Charleston, South Carolina have had, and how you can apply these brand principles to your own destination.

"Clarity of message is ...
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Fabio Musio, owner of 100 Digital Creativity Inc., joins us this week to talk about how destinations can utilize 360-degree virtual-reality photography in their content creation strategy. Listen to learn more about what his business does and how destinations such as Visit Ogden have benefited from it over the past year.

"Be flexible. Coronavirus was one big roadblock for a lot of people and we learned how to use new tools to go ...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam takes the show on the road to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Here he is joined by Bill Miles, President & CEO at Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce & CVB. Listen to hear them talk about Hilton Head as a destination and how Bill's long career there has helped them to be specially equipped to handle the coronavirus pandemic.

"Before the pandemic, the...
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In this bonus episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam talks to Jess Darrington and Jacqueline Crane about their new show, Influencer Marketing for Destinations. Designed as a resource to provide tips and tricks to both destination marketers as well as influencers, the Influencer Marketing for Destinations podcast is a must-listen for anyone wanting to learn more about this up-and-coming form of destination marketing.

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This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam takes the show on the road to Beaufort, South Carolina where he is joined by Beaufort's President and CEO Robb Wells. Listen to them talk about Beaufort as a destination, and how The Inner Coastal Podcast has helped not only drive visitors to the area but also promote a sense of union between the CVB and the destination's stakeholders.

"If your destination is worth sha...
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This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast, we are joined by Andy McNeill, founder and CEO of American Meetings Inc. & Co-Host of the Destination Everywhere podcast. Listen to learn about how his company has transitioned to online meetings over the past year and how they plan to incorporate this new method in their business model in years to come.

"Be open to unique and different ways to run and manage meetings. The hybr...
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March 30, 2021 35 min
Daquan Mickens, Communications Coordinator at Visit Beaufort, joins this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to discuss his role at the CVB and how his destination has seen the benefits of podcasting over the past year. Listen to learn more about the process of creating a podcast and why the Inner Coastal Podcast has become such a valuable tool in not only marketing but also establishing relationships with local stakeholde...
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This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast we are joined by Lisa Bleakley, Executive Director of Montgomery County Virginia Regional Tourism. Listen to hear how her destination has seen a rapid decline in visitors due to the local university moving online, and what she and her team have done to pivot their efforts and focus on driving visitors even when college football isn't happening.

"Talk with your community. Talk w...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam is on the road in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he is joined by Captain Henry from Coastal Expeditions. Listen to hear the Captain's unique perspective as a stakeholder working with a destination and how that partnership has been essential to helping his business stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

"If you really throw yourself into something you’re passi...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam takes the show on the road to Savannah Georgia to learn more about their unique recovery campaign. Jeremy Harvey, Vice President of Communications & Marketing at Visit Savannah, joins us to talk about this campaign, as well as to provide valuable insights on the future of the tourism industry. 

"You definitely have to be agile and creative when you can't follow t...
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In this special episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam is joined by a group of panelists at the eTourism See Tomorrow Conversation Series to talk about how to learn from a crisis. Listen to  Rachel Brown, Robb Wells, and Cheryl Shallanberger talk about how their destinations were affected by the coronavirus pandemic and how they are pivoting to better prepare for the year to come.

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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Greg Murtha, President of XplorIt Virtual Travel, joins us to talk about some revolutionary technology in the travel and tourism industry. Listen to learn how virtual reality options for destinations have changed over time, as well as how your destination might be able to benefit from what XplorIt has to offer.

"We live in an experience economy, so how do you bring those expe...
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In this special presentation from eTourism Summit, Relic's Digital Marketing Manager Josh Scheer hosts a discussion about the ins and outs of running a podcast for your destination. He is joined by Robb Wells, President & CEO at Visit Beaufort, who has been a partner in Relic's podcast program for the past ten months. Listen to learn the benefits of evergreen content, audience ownership, and why a podcast might be the p...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Jacqueline Crane, Relic's Director of PR and Longform Content, joins us to uncover the truth behind some of PR's most popular myths. Listen to learn what these myths are and why PR is so important for every destination.

"A lot of journalists at this time are looking for evergreen content. It's essential to put that filter on, look at things going on in your destin...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, we are joined by Laurie Jo Miller Farr, founder of The Travel Vertical. She offers listeners insight into the industry backed by years of experience working with DMO's. Listen to learn the inside scoop on the Big Apple New York City Campaign, as well as how the Travel Vertical can help you and your destination.

"I think that we've got to keep doing this kind of thing ...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Earl Hunter from Black Folks Camp Too joins us to provide insight on how to better diversify the travel industry, specifically in the outdoor space. Listen to hear Earl's passion for helping Black folks feel safe and comfortable while camping, and learn how your destination can better market to capture this important percentage of the population.

"We created Black Folks C...
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Phil Bruno, President of Treat Em' Right, joins this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to talk about how his company is helping DMO's and stakeholders learn the importance of delivering on your brand's promise. Listen to learn ways to improve your customer's experience, as well as how the Treat Em' Right process is helping front line tourism workers across the country.

"To me, service is the thing...
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Candace Carr Strauss, CEO of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce, joins this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to talk about how Big Sky, Montana has focused on growth over the past several years, as well as how she will be making a career shift in the next couple of months. Listen to hear some of her highlights of working in Big Sky, as well as what she's looking forward to in her new career path.

"Don't shy away...
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