Monday, June 9
Breakout Sessions: Set III
Earned media — both news and social — is of growing importance in the marketing mix. However, most DMOs measure and communicate in antiquated and debunked metrics, such as Advertising Value Equivalencies (AVEs), which have no demonstrable relation to people’s opinions or behavior. We’ll show how DMOs are applying the PR industry standards of the Barcelona Principles to effectively measure and communicate their performance.
We will also unveil a new media performance report that could become the PR version of the Smith Travel Accommodations Report (STAR), which DMO and hotel sales teams use to benchmark their success. In this session, learn to harness purposeful data, and discover new trends in integrated marketing strategies and social media that will impact key functions such as communications, PR and research.
K.C. Brown, general manager, Cision Global Analysts
Scott Peacock, public relations manager, Experience Columbus