Member Resources and Communications
2018 – 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 Stacy 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 2017 eNewsletters: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. 2018 coming soon!
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 us.
MEETING PLANNER GUIDEBOOK: We are beginning production of our 2018 Meeting Planner Guide Book. 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 2017 book here and review your directory information. If you have changes, simply copy and paste your entry into an email, revising as needed. If no response is received January 5, 2018, we will use the same information from last year. New member? Not listed? Send us your company contact information and a 100-word description by January 5th. If you are a DMO who would like to provide photos for this book, please send them to Stacy. 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 for your login. 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 Stacy 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.
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/Mountain Meetings: Colorado Meetings + Event’s Spring 2018 issue features Best of Colorado, 2018 Hall of Fame, Estes Park, food & beverage tours, and a “hotels and venues that wow” special advertising section. Ad space deadline 1.26.18; ad materials due 2.9.18.
Mountain Meetings’ Spring/Summer 2018 issue focuses on AAA Five Diamond mountain hotels, Winter Olympic spirit, camps as venues and destinations that have transformed from mining to meetings. Ad space deadline 1.5.18; ad materials due, 1.19.18. Mark your calendar for Best of Colorado on March 12, 2018 at Denver Place in downtown Denver.
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! firstname.lastname@example.org/817-966-0223
Northstar: Plan for Independent Planner Education Conference IPEC (2018), Incentive Live | Las Vegas, NV (2018), Discover Colorado-July 2018 in Denver and Northstar Leadership Forum— Pebble Beach, December 9-12, 2018. Click HERE to contact Sharon Freeark.