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Murder is Bad PR

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

“After 11 days and the largest manhunt in New York State history, Robert Garrow was finally in custody.”

Almost 40 years ago, something horrific happened in the Adirondacks – I’m not talking about a big storm or some development project either.

Recent news in Vermont had me pondering my good fortune at only having to “crisis-manage” the inconvenience of a recent hurricane. Besides having to hear about declaring a “disaster” when the snow doesn’t fall, that’s really the worst thing that has impacted our brand in recent memory. It could have been murder.

Robert Garrow - Wanted Poster

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Lake Placid in the Finger Lakes

March 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Destination Marketing

Villa Serendip, Lake Placid NY

For a variety of reasons, I should keep my mouth shut. Oh well.

In some previous post, I mentioned the selection of a new PR Agency of Record for our Empire State. If anyone has been following this stuff, even with a stable administration, there has been some big changes regarding state tourism marketing. New leadership, repositioning of the brand, Saatchi & Saatchi, etc. etc. Well, change is good, right?

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Olympic PR Problem

March 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Beijing’s Olympic Symbol

All judgments aside, this is a problem.

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Lou Hammond Speaks for New York

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Destination Marketing, News

It’s official, we have a new “PR Agency of Record” for our beloved Empire State – Lou Hammond & Associates. Effective immediately (no pun intended).

Selected by a competitive review, the agency will handle all travel press and editorial to ensure that New York State receives positive exposure and excitement as a travel destination, including the re-launch of the “I LOVE New York” campaign. We interviewed a number of agencies but felt Lou Hammond & Associates’ extensive experience, capabilities and understanding made them the right choice for the State’s current needs and challenges.

Headquartered in New York City with offices in Palm Beach and Charleston, Lou Hammond & Associates is an award-winning agency with a two-decade history of hospitality and destination partnerships in the United States and abroad. Lou Hammond herself is a dynamic voice and long-time leader in the tourism industry and we feel the State will benefit greatly from the energy, enthusiasm and expertise that she and her team bring to our efforts.

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Maine Blogger Takes Down Tourism Head

January 24th, 2007 · No Comments · News

New tourism director offers different style

Seems like a blogging eon ago when Lance Dutson was nearly sued into oblivion. Luckily the blogosphere rallied to his cause.

What’s up with WKP Advertising these days? Could they be lost in space?

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Web 2.0 creates Tourism 2.0 which creates PR 2.0

August 11th, 2006 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

I’m all about 2.0, even though it feels pretty lonely here in North Country 0.9. I’ve been accused of being ahead of my time, sort of like Van Gogh. Thanks for the “compliment”. Thanks Steve for the great link to this excellent PR 2.0 document. Link (via Micro Persuasion)

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The Perfect Storm

May 4th, 2006 · 2 Comments · News

I can’t put in words how amazed I am every morning to not hear that the lawsuit against Maine blogger Lance Dutson has been dropped. The WKP Advertising and the State of Maine by association are playing a game of chicken they cannot possibly win. At this point, WKP might as well quit and change their name forever. The search results to this story will haunt them forever and there is no amount of money that will change that.

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