Member Resources and Communications

2019 – A LOOK AHEAD:  Here’s what we have planned.

ADVERTISING AND SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTIONS (FREE): Forward any meeting planner relevant news, incentives, unique company or destination facts to Colleen at colleen@destinationcolorado.com and we’ll promote it on our website and social media platforms.  Paid advertising is also available.

BLOGGING:  We post and promote one blog per week.  Interested in writing a guest blog?  Contact Beth Buehler (you must be a Destination Colorado member).

ENEWSLETTERS:  We send these out once a month to our database of 15,000+ meeting/event professionals.  Check out our 2019 eNewsletters:  January, February, March,

LEADS:  Destination Colorado members have exclusive access to leads from shows that we produce or attend, aside from our Customer Appreciation Event and MIC.  If you are looking for a specific list, contact Colleen at colleen@destinationcolorado.com.

MEETING PLANNER GUIDEBOOK: Our 2019 Meeting Planner Guide Book is now available.  This directory is distributed to meeting planners at all shows/events that Destination Colorado hosts or exhibits at, and it has become a great resource for meeting planners who are interested in Colorado as a destination.  Please access our 2019 book here . New member?  Not listed?  Send us your company contact information and a 100-word description so we have that on file for our 2020 book. If you are a DMO who would like to provide photos for this book, please send them to Colleen.  We are unable to use property/company specific photos; please ensure the photos you send represent your region in general (i.e. scenic, city shots, etc.)  Otherwise, we may use photos you supplied last year.

ONLINE LISTING AND MEMBER LOGIN: Need to update your listing with fresh content?  Contact us with any changes.  Psst…. unique content will bring more traffic and attention to your listing so avoid the ol’ copy and paste.

QUICKHITS:  We send Member exclusive eNewsletters and leads once per month to our members. If you didn’t receive one recently, let Colleen know.

SALES TIPS AND MARKETING MATERIALS: Why Colorado? With over 78 million Google search results trying to lure you to their meeting destinations and conference facilities, who has enough time to research the perfect fit? Let us help shorten your client’s search efforts to one word, “Colorado.”

WEDDING PLANNERS On Your Team? We put together a checklist and guide for wedding planners, and we welcome you to download it for free.

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DESTINATION COLORADO BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  We have a very engaged and hard-working Board of Directors running the Destination Colorado show.  Click here for the current list of people serving you.

DESTINATION COLORADO PARTNER UPDATES

Colorado Meetings & Events Print & Digital Magazine: Almost 20,000 Colorado Meetings & Events readers.  Published four times a year (4x) to maximize planning cycles, reader interest and engagement, Colorado Meetings & Events magazine delivers unique localized content to the leading meeting event planners in the region.  Written and edited locally with support from local advertising, this is the premiere content serving the needs of both meeting planners and industry experts.  For most people, over 80% of their business derives from local or regional companies planning their meetings in their own backyard.  Therefore, Colorado Meetings + Events should be the #1 choice for advertising to the people who can impact your business the most. Here is a link to our website https://co.meetingsmags.com/. Highly targeted and cost-effective digital options are available as part of a comprehensive overall marketing approach.

Mountain Meetings Magazine Print & Digital Magazine: Mountain Meetings Magazine is the best resource for reaching the meeting and event community for the Western Mountain region! Two times per year, we offer seasonally specific, targeted editorial content focused exclusively on why mountain destinations are unforgettable and award-winning for meetings and events. Link to the website https://mtn.meetingsmags.com/ With over 100,000 readers, you can rest assured knowing your message is reaching key decision-makers. We fill the need for updated news through our website, mtn.meetingsmags.com and monthly e-newsletters that provide exclusive content and current event updates, all sent directly to subscribers. Simply put, we’re the premier Western Mountain region resource for meetings and event pros. Our Mountain Meetings magazine is poly bagged/direct mailed to meeting planners and industry professionals with our current Meetings + Events magazines in Colorado, California, Texas, Illinois and Northwest (Washington, Oregon and Idaho) for Spring and Fall  providing unequalled penetration to a highly targeted planner audience that can exponentially increase group sales meetings/events business!

MPI:  2018 COLORADO/Mountain Region program including your message in MPI magazine (TMP) and a special reception at WEC 2018 in Indy.  Reservations will close on 2/12/2018.  TMP February issue will feature Meeting Hotels & Resorts.  TMP June issue will feature CVBs and Hotel Brand Meetings and Rewards Programs – bonus distribution at WEC.  TMP October will feature Unique Meeting Venues – bonus distribution at IMEX + Signet Ad Study participation + leads as an added value.  TMP December issue will feature Meetings in Colorado.  Programmatic advertising will allow you to have a laser- sharp focus and get results!  klaurimaa@mpiweb.org/817-966-0223

Northstar: Plan for Discover Colorado/Destination WEST -July 14-16 – JW Marriott Cherry Creek! 50 buyers with RFPS for Colorado/West.  Destination West | Denver, Colorado. Join Northstar for our Leadership Forum, December 10-13, Sea Island, GA https://events.northstarmeetingsgroup.com/LeadershipForum. Click HERE to contact Sharon Freeark for more information.

Plan Your Meetings: The PYM Live 2019 schedule has been announced.  Interested?  Contact Evan Casey.