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.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 56 min
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. See Tomorrow Conversation Series: http...
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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 ex...
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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 dest...
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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 thin...
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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...
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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 thin...
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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 aw...
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Thomas Salley, Director of the Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority, joins this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to talk about what it's like to run a small DMO. Listen to learn about how his destination has navigated this turbulent year, as well as how an increased focus on content creation has helped his destination prepare for the future. "We've got breweries, we've got wineries, we've got mo...
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Mo Parikh and Emilie Harris from Bandwango join this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to talk all about some of the ways that Covid has affected their business. Listen to learn about their Destination Experience Marketing platform and how to best utilize it in your destination. "Locals are your best ambassadors and they provide the best bang for your buck. If we can empower locals to experience the destination and ...
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In this episode of The Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam reflects on some of the things that he's learned this year. Listen to learn some of his insights on how the industry has changed in 2020 and what destinations can do during 2021 to continue the recovery process. "Are you just sitting on the destination that you have, or are you focusing on destination development to help your destination grow as time goes on and bu...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, we are joined by Julie Ackerson, Relic's podcast producer. Listen to get a sneak peek of what it's like to work on the Destination Marketing Podcast, and hear some of her insights on both the audio industry, as well as the Destination Marketing industry. Connect with Julie: julie@relicagency.com (mailto:julie@relicagency.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/julieac...
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December 22, 2020 39 min
James Gibson, one of Relic's creative directors, joins this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to talk all about some of the illustrated campaigns that he's worked on, as well as strategies for helping destinations discover their brand identity. Listen to learn more about how you can apply these ideas to your own destination. "If your brand or destination is feeling like you're having a hard time standing...
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Matt Hawkins, director of sports and market development at Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, joins The Destination Marketing Podcast to discuss some of the ways that his destination has been able to create their own sporting events. Adam and Matt discuss a few of these events in greater detail and Matt gives advice to destinations wanting to create similar events. "If you have an idea that you think you...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam is a panel host on Connect Travel's eTourism Summit. He is joined by Ali Daniels, Matt Borud, and Alison Schult, three experts in the tourism marketing industry. Listen to hear about some of their recovery campaigns, as well as some of their experiences navigating the current global travel crisis. Watch the livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDF62R7rf...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Nick Breedlove, executive director at Jackson County Tourism, joins us to talk about some of the things that his destination has been doing in light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic. Listen to learn some of his tips and tricks, as well as how his destination was able to break records, despite being in the middle of one of the biggest crises that the tourism industry has ever seen...
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In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Camden Bernatz, Digital Marketing and SEO Specialist at Relic, joins us to discuss some of his research into travel sentiment during the Covid-19 pandemic. Listen to hear some of his findings, including how the younger generation's attitude towards travel has changed in recent months. "In tourism, every destination is simultaneously competing with one another, but also ...
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November 18, 2020 5 min
In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam jumps on to share an exciting announcement from Relic. At the beginning of November, Relic acquired EKR, another advertising agency in Provo Utah. Listen to learn how this acquisition will expand Relic's services, and help us to further fulfill our clients' needs. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services, please email adam@relicagency.com (mailto:adam&#...
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In this special episode of The Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam is a guest on SITE's Armchair Conversations Webinar. Hosted by Tahira Endean, head of events at SITE, this episode follows their discussion about Adam's background in advertising, his book "Touchpoints", as well as some of his insights on the travel industry as a whole. Listen to learn more about incentive travel programs, and how destinations can us...
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Michael Hensley, the Travel Marketing Manager at Go Great Lakes Bay CVB, joins this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to talk about how the pandemic has caused a shift in his destination's target market. Listen to learn how the Great Lakes Bay area has navigated this shift, as well as some of the strategies they've used to navigate not only the pandemic but also the major flood that hit Midland, Michigan in May 2...
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