This year we’ve started to hear from a few CVBs that their partners are asking them to “Group Up.” Often, this means they are looking for the CVB to put more emphasis on group business to build shoulder seasons or are seeing a softening of the leisure market.
Here are 5 tips for how your DMO can “group up” and fill those short term valleys (1-2 years out). Keep in mind, this is what we do at Digital Edge each and every day, so if you need a more comprehensive approach or help taking on these initiatives, reach out and let us manage your group sales marketing efforts.
This will help create demand for your product and must utilize an integrated sales and marketing approach.
Identify who your ideal clients are for this campaign. Determine group size, market segments, geolocations, and then focus your messaging on these planners.
Create a landing page that is optimized to generate the conversion. This typically cannot be done in your CMS as the system is designed for content management – not conversion management.
Most likely, you will not want to tell all of your planner profiles about this incentive offer, so, develop a specific list using your CRM and rental lists that meet your targeting criteria. Send them a series of email messages over the course of the campaign.
When all else fails or you don’t have time to take on these projects, have no fear. Digital Edge is here! Our team of seasoned professionals helps your DMO generate more sales via meetings marketing and helps show your partners more value and ROI.
with 10 years of DMO experience as an Interim President & CEO, Deputy Director and Vice President of Marketing for various DMO’s, Mya uses her expertise to shape marketing strategies & solutions for the agency’s roster of clients. Oh and by the way, she likes to share those meetings marketing strategies while presenting at industry conferences. Look her up!