Articles by Shane M. Liebler

A journalist by trade, Shane Liebler tells stories that connect brands with target audiences and inspire them to act. He’s a writer, not a copy machine, and that approach brings exceptional content to every print or digital piece he pens. Shane taps into his past as a reporter and editor to develop clear messages that resonate in every medium, be it blog or brochure, sponsored content or script.

Finding Your Stories and How to Tell Them

As destination marketers, we talk a lot about telling stories and its importance in luring travelers to your community. Storytelling is an easy term to say and throw around when developing content and strategy, but what does it really mean? And, more importantly, how do you do it? First, accept the truth: Every place has…
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Why You Need a Style Guide and How to Make One

Marketing is about clear communication and consequent engagement. Bad grammar, embarrassing misspellings and careless typos all erode credibility and even damage brand reputation. Unfortunately, another enemy of effective communication often goes overlooked: inconsistency. Just as a brand needs consistency in terms of messaging, look and feel, written words – the “voice” of an organization –…
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4 Ways to Integrate VR in Your Destination Marketing Now

It’s here, it’s relatively inexpensive and it’s infinitely cool. As you’ve probably noticed, virtual reality is a thing – one that fits perfectly with the experiential nature of destination marketing. While Samsung and Google have been busy pushing headsets, those aren’t the only media tourism marketers can use right now. Facebook and YouTube recently introduced…
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Turn Viewers into Visitors with Live Streaming

Music, sports, arts and entertainment … everything is better live, even social media. YouTube, Periscope and others pioneered the live online video platform that Facebook promptly adopted and turned into an even larger phenomenon with its own service. Destination marketing is about selling experiences and live streaming is a particularly powerful tool to do just…
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