March Message from Mary
March has come in like a lion and here’s hoping it goes out like a lamb. Even though you might find yourself snowed in at present, we’re less than one week from the official start of spring and here at TourismOhio we’re gearing up for the new season!
Now is the time when consumers start to plan their summer getaways so we’re very excited about the return of the Ohio. Find It Here. commercial to the television airwaves on March 20! The initial flight will be four weeks long followed by a hiatus of several weeks and then a return to the air several times throughout the summer and fall.
In addition to broadcast advertising, other core advertising support during 2017 includes digital advertising such as connected TV, paid search, print and social media which will provide ongoing messaging throughout the year. Co-op advertising will run in tandem and includes paid search, digital display, eBlasts, Pandora radio, print and brochure distribution. Both the core and co-op advertising programs provide consistent, year-long messaging for Ohio. Find It Here.
We are also excited to announce that in culmination with National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7-13), we will be hosting Ohio. Find It Here. Tourism Day 2017 at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday, May 10! Event details and information on how you can become involved are coming your way soon!
We’re pleased to now offer an online version of our 2017 Spring/Summer Calendar of Events where you can find information on more than 750 Ohio events. You can also access an online version of our 2017 Ohio Travel Guide which celebrates what you and your guests can find for a full year of fun, exploration and adventure. Don’t forget that you can take both of our publications with you wherever you go by downloading the 2017 Official Ohio Travel Guide and Calendar of Events App onto your smartphone!
Last month TourismOhio’s Tamara Brown and Ohio tourism industry partners traveled to New York on a media mission to meet with several national media outlets and share the Ohio. Find It Here. memorable experiences available in our state. Our first story has run in VinePair.com, a blog for beer and wine enthusiasts. We continue to follow up with the editors and writers with whom we met and will keep you posted on our coverage. Be sure to stay tuned as we have more media missions in the works for 2017!
Finally, we’d like to recognize those who are helping promote Ohio. Find It Here. by integrating the brand into their advertising and linking from their website to Ohio.org. It helps all of us amplify Ohio’s voice when we connect the Ohio. Find It Here. brand with your distinctive tourism experiences.
Thanks for all you do to deliver on the visitor experience.
For the Good of Ohio,
Mary L. Cusick