Marketing Podcast Insights

How to keep your message on target by crafting all of your marketing around the big idea of narrative psychology.

Storied messaging and getting into the minds of the individuals in your brand's audience are just a couple of ways that our podcast guests continue to be incubators for big ideas. Jennifer Barbee, CEO, and Kristen Cruz, president, of Destination Innovate, have been working in digital marketing for nearly 20 years and are redefining the ad agency model. They've worked with over 400 brands helping businesses modernize their marketing with new approaches in brand influencers and paid endorsers and looking at the bigger picture in data and statistics, but what's their secret to staying focused on the bigger picture?

TV, radio, newspaper and magazine insiders tell you exactly what to do (and what to avoid) when attempting to get noticed media coverage.

Whether you're launching a new business or product, working to boost brand awareness, eager to promote an event, or hoping to go viral, there are countless opportunities for news coverage. You can use traditional media like print news, magazines, radio, and television. The key is knowing who to contact and what to say when you do.

PR is prioritized by mid-Atlantic tourism, thanks to Alliance of DMOs

As the saying goes, teamwork makes the dream work. For the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA), the dream is a flourishing tourism industry across the entire mid-Atlantic region. MATPRA is a cohesive unit of destination marketing organizations encompassing Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC! The alliance serves travel journalists from across the country and its regional DMO partners by providing resources for DMOs to network with each other and pitch to the media. One of these resources is their annual Media Marketplace, a conference held at a different host destination each year that brings together destination marketers and qualified journalists. Here to talk about the Marketplace event, how journalists are selected, and what destination marketers can benefit from connecting with the media are Melissa Muntz from Visit Frederick, MD, and Kaitie Burger from Discover Lehigh Valley, PA. Both Melissa and Kaitie are on the Board of Directors for MATPRA and are passionate about empowering the tourism industry in their respective destinations as well as in the mid-Atlantic region as a whole.

People are catching onto the “buzz” about honey wine (mead) at the Middletown, MD meadery

Mead is a unique and lesser known alcoholic drink than beer, wine, and spirits. It’s made with fermented honey, which of course comes from some of our most important insects - bees! It’s a quirky, ancient drink produced by businesses like Orchid Cellar Meadery & Winery in Middletown, Md. Dan Kennedy is our podcast guest from Orchid Cellar, and he often describes the meadery and the mead he markets as “delightfully odd.” Orchid Cellar grows grapes and produces wine as well, but mead made from raw Maryland honey is the star of the show. As for marketing, Dan talks to us about how he uses some community partners, events, and appeals to history buffs and pop culture enthusiasts to get guests onboard the mead train. He’ll also share with us some startling bee facts (and puns), including how many thousands of pounds of honey Orchid Cellar needs every year to produce their sweet and delicious mead.

The Chesapeake Bay-side campground creates lifelong brand ambassadors.

Imagine owning your own campsite for life. For campers at Buttonwood Beach RV Resort, they don’t have to imagine - they do! A bayside campground unlike any other, Buttonwood is incredibly unique in that guests sign a 99-year renewable lease on the properties. In some cases, up to five generations of campers have enjoyed going to Buttonwood, finding seashells by the Chesapeake Bay and getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. In this podcast, Deb will share with us some of her marketing success, including how she and her team planned and celebrated Buttonwood’s 45th birthday last summer, which turned out to be a smash hit that campers of all ages loved! She’ll talk about the importance of forming real, authentic relationships with your customers and the power of word-of-mouth marketing, so listen up!

"People don't give to need, they give to success," and other tips for nonprofit video marketing strategy.

Recently, managing partner Whitney Hahn was featured on the Good People, Good Marketing Podcast, hosted by Adam Walker from Sideways8 Interactive. In this interview, Whitney gets up on her soapbox and talks about what's new, exciting, and wonderful in the world of video marketing, and how nonprofit organizations should use it to win people over and earn their donations. Hear what she says and how it could change your life and the way you market.