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This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast Adam is joined by Robb Wells, President & CEO of Visit Beaufort. Here, Robb shares how his organization has used podcasting to further their public relations efforts and build stronger connections with their visitors.  "You really want to make your pitch pop, and a podcast is a unique way of doing that. We’ve had some feedback in which they find that helpful to kind of get the gist of what’s going on." - Robb Wells Visit Beaufort The Inner Coastal Podcast Open Positions at Relic If you are interested in applying for a job at Relic, please email angenelle@relicagency.com. The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast Adam is joined by Lance Woodworth, President & CEO of Destination Toledo. Listen to learn how Lance and his organization support their stakeholders through events and partnerships. Destination Toledo has worked with partners such as Jeep and American Birding to bring invaluable resources to their stakeholders. "It's never too late to learn. We are in an industry that is constantly changing. Always keep an open mind and be a sponge because it's never too late to learn. Continue to learn and embrace new technologies and follow your passion." -Lance Woodworth Destination Toledo Open Positions at Relic If you are interested in applying for a job at Relic, please email angenelle@relicagency.com. The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
Adam takes this week's episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast on the road to Dana Point, California. He talks with John Ehlenfeldt, Executive Director of Visit Dana Point, about how John's unique experiences in the travel and tourism industry have prepared him for this role. They discuss some of the challenges that the destination has faced over the past several years, as well as what John and his team hopes to accomplish in the years to come. "My takeaway is I didn't just visit the destination, I actually experienced it from all aspects. That's really what being an inquisitive traveler is. It's about life experiences." -John Ehlenfeldt. Visit Dana Point Listen to the Dana Point Wave Open Positions at Relic If you are interested in applying for a job at Relic, please email angenelle@relicagency.com. The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
 In this week’s episode of The Destination Marketing Podcast, Kyle Edmiston, the president and CEO of Visit Lake Charles, joins Adam to discuss what makes his DMO unique and how his team has benefitted from implementing Volunteer Time Off (VTO). “Having something that’s slightly different, having something that speaks to humanity, having something that speaks to a passion that one individual employee has is just another way that we have to show them that it’s more than just about ‘heads in beds’.” - Kyle Edmiston Visit Lake Charles The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com. Disclaimer: Due to technical issues, we needed to record this episode in two separate sessions and as a result, there is a change in audio quality halfway through the episode.
This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast Adam is joined by Scott Dahl, Director at the Springfield Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau. Listen to hear how his destination has come up with creative ideas to help increase the average length of visitor stay, boost stakeholder engagement and repurpose an old space into something that will benefit the community for years to come. "What is unique for us is that we allow our team to find a market or space that they are passionate about and make it their own. We then mold it together and put it out for our messaging." -Scott Dahl Visit Springfield Destination Marketing Podcast Destination Marketing Podcast Network The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Journera's Chief Revenue Officer Scott Garner joins Adam to talk about how his company is changing the way tourism brands view and access data. Through a unique partnership with companies such as Marriott and American Airlines, Journera is able to bypass the need for third-party cookies and offer its customers a reliable source of data that was previously unavailable. "We're using our insight to create segments that can help DMOs target those people that show they have those travel behaviors and get that efficiency with their marketing spend. We think that's very important and it helps us create lookalike models." - Scott Garner Journera Destination Marketing Podcast The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
In this week’s episode of The Destination Marketing Podcast, Charles Harris, the President and CEO of The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority joins Adam to discuss his non-traditional path toward becoming a destination marketer and establishing a customer advisory board. Learn more about how customer advisory boards can be beneficial to you and your destination. “It’s a working meeting. The folks that came through at the start said, ‘I’m not sure I’m going to book Reno Tahoe’ or ‘I won’t book Reno Tahoe’. And by the end of the two and a half days, they said, ‘we are now ambassadors for you’.” -Charles Harris Visit Reno Tahoe Destination Marketing Podcast The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
In this week’s episode of The Destination Marketing Podcast, Rachel O’Neill-Cusey, Director of Sales & Marketing at Visit Dana Point, joins Adam to talk about how she got her start in destination marketing and what it’s like to be a one-person team. She also discusses her experience starting The Dana Point Wave and working with Relic. “As a one-woman show, I can only do what I can do. At first, I was trying to do it all. You can’t do that or you’re not going to sleep and you’re going to get burnt out and nobody wants somebody that’s burnt out.” - Rachel O’Neill-Cusey Visit Dana Point The Dana Point Wave Destination Marketing Podcast The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast, John Lambeth from Civitas and Mike Testa from Visit Sacramento join Adam to talk about some of the funding options available to destination marketing organizations. Listen to learn more about different tax options as well as how developing a tourism improvement district can help stabilize funding for years to come. "One of the things that have helped us to grow in Sacramento is that we believe in our city. We are passionate about what we do. I know people in the industry are often like that but you can't fake being passionate about the city that you live in. I think some of that passion has been contagious for our elected officials. They believe in what we do because we know the value of what we do." -Mike Testa Civitas Visit Sacramento Destination Marketing Podcast The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam takes the show on the road to Beaufort, South Carolina. He is joined by Victoria Smalls, Executive Director at Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Listen to them talk about her background in the cultural tourism industry as well as why history and culture play such an important role in telling a destination's story. Adam also talks to Robb Wells about Beaufort's recent award of Southern Living's Best Small Town. "There has been a gap in communication and we want to serve as a liaison and trusted organization that will introduce stakeholders to CVBs and vice versa. Everyone is a stakeholder." -Victoria Smalls Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Visit Beaufort Destination Marketing Podcast The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
In this week's episode of The Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam goes in-depth on his trip to Dallas, Texas for Destinations International's CDME Training. Listen as Adam discusses the structure of the training, the important lessons he learned, and the people he met along the way. "I know that there’s gaps in my knowledge and that’s why I wanted to make sure that I went and did this training. I wanted to not only get better on my own in understanding the ins and outs of not only what it takes to market a destination but also what’s happening on the other side of the table.” - Adam Stoker Destination Marketing Podcast The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast Adam is joined by Elizabeth Keller, Director at the Delaware Office of Tourism. Listen to hear what it was like advertising the home state of President Joe Biden during the election and how she was able to ask another DMO for advice. Other topics include the benefits of being a young professional in the tourism industry and how to effectively market a destination with a limited budget. "Data can be paralyzing sometimes. You get overwhelmed. If you let it tell the narrative and tell you where to go, then your five hundred thousand dollar budget can make a big impact." -Elizabeth Keller The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
Jamie Rand joins us in this week's episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to talk all about some of the things that his destination has been working on over the past several months. Learn how they were able to use a Winnie the Pooh analogy to drive their creative messaging, utilize Carvertise to spread awareness of their campaign and take advantage of data resources to better inform their stakeholders. "I think it's a universal truth that difficult times and struggle is a creative space that usually yields results. It's in that where we have to be more creative. We have to figure out solutions and I think it grew our creativity for sure." -Jamie Rand Visit Spokane The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
Will Seccombe is back on this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast to talk about all of the Connect Travel events coming up in 2022. He and Adam talk through what each event will entail and why each one is important to note as destination marketers are planning their schedule for this year. "Like any of these conferences, learn from others that have done it for a long time. Learn from others that have really cool ideas and go out and develop a plan. Build relationships that are going to help you execute on that plan." -Will Seccombe Connect Travel Events The Travel Vertical Podcast The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
In this episode of the Destination Marketing Podcast, join Adam and Jessica Merrill as they talk about the effects of tourism on communities and why destination marketing is often misunderstood by stakeholders. Learn how Jessica got into the industry, as well as how she has been able to transform her destination with the help of Relic over the past year and a half. "You're providing a better quality of life for the residents even though you're talking to tourists. The ultimate goal at the end of the day is to provide more of the economic impact that then transitions into a better quality of life for the community and the residents." -Jessica Merrill Discover Davis County The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
Join Adam on this week's episode of The Destination Marketing Podcast as he chats with AJ Brau, co-founder and CEO of Wander, about some of the intricacies that come with creating maps for destinations. Listen to learn more about Wander and how destinations are using this new innovative platform to help visitors not only navigate their destination but also experience it in new ways. "People say a picture is worth a thousand words but a map is worth a million. I don't think there is a quicker way for someone to understand what a destination has to offer them and imagine themselves there." -AJ Brau Wander Maps The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam talks to Natasha Lye, PR and Content Specialist at Relic and host of the Inner Coastal Podcast, The Hola Laredo Podcast and Find Your Flow in MoCo. Listen to learn the ins and outs of hosting a podcast and hear some of the things Natasha has learned through hosting over the past two years. "I was worried about making the guest uncomfortable because I wouldn't know how to carry the conversation. What am I supposed to say? How do I lead this conversation? How am I supposed to be this expert when I've never done this before?"  - Natasha Lye The Inner Coastal Podcast The Hola Laredo Podcast Find Your Flow in MoCo The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam is joined in the studio by Greg Star and Mark Ligos from Carvertise. Listen to learn more about how Carvertise is making traditional media more accessible to small and medium-size destinations, as well as how destinations can utilize it to help increase the value of the DMO to its stakeholders. "You can't drive a billboard into the parking lot of an Eagles and Giants game and interact with the fans." -Mark Ligos Carvertise Tourism Media Mayhem Destination Marketing Podcast Relic The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam talks with Relic's Executive Creative Director Justin Flack about the importance of branding in destination marketing. Listen to learn why your destination needs a brand strategy as well as what you can do to get started on building one. "You can create a brand but you can never determine what that brand is in the eyes of your visitors or your consumer. You can only influence what they think and everything after that is built on the experience that they have with you or in your destination." -Justin Flack Destination Marketing Podcast Relic The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
This week on the Destination Marketing Podcast, Adam shares some of his 2022 New Years' resolutions for destination marketers. Learn how you can apply these principles in your destination and how to strengthen your marketing plan in the year to come. "Take a step back and think about what your overarching strategy is. Why do we do what we do?" - Adam Stoker Destination Marketing Podcast The Destination Marketing Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Adam Stoker and produced by Relic. If you are interested in any of Relic’s services,  please email adam@relicagency.com or visit https://www.relicagency.com/ To learn more about the Destination Marketing Podcast network and to listen to our other shows, please visit https://thedmpn.com/. If you are interested in becoming a part of the network, please email adam@relicagency.com.
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Nate Jenson

Great insights!

May 22nd
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