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Tips for Creating Engaging Content

The third stop in our tours development tour is all about content development.   Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a workshop called Experience Development 101 for Agri-Tourism hosted by Tourism Simcoe County and facilitated by Kim Clarke, Tourism Experience Development Specialist with Regional Tourism Organization 7 (Bruce, Grey, Simcoe).  The workshop highlighted the growing importance and value of experiential tourism opportunities […]

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Your story begins and ends with your visitors’ stories

I think it was the spring of 1993, maybe 1994. I was attending a conference on research methods for communicators in Ottawa, and one of the presenters confused the hell out of most of us with his introduction of this thing called the World Wide Web. I was still getting my head around how I could possibly use up all of […]

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What are your goals and objectives? The first stop on your tour

In my years of communications consulting, it was very common for organizations to want to jump into designing a campaign or initiative without first checking in about how the campaign was going to further their strategic goals and priorities. Completely understandable. The creative aspects – brainstorming about the messaging and how to reach the audience – are (for most people, including me) way more fun […]