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Approach

How We Contribute

All the tools and talent for a seamless effort and successful outcome.

Qualitative Research

Visioning / Placemaking

Brand Development

Graphic Standards

Content Strategies and Creation

Marketing Plans and Campaigns

Media Planning and Buying

Website Development and UX

SEO and Social Media

PlaceSynergy

Combining the lessons of these four kinds of places into a single point-of-view allows us to enlarge and enrich our approach to projects in each category.

Tourism

Authenticity, Character and Variety

Attractions

Enthusiast's Passion Memorable Escape

Hospitality

Sense of Occasion Attention to Detail

Communities

Lengthy Courtships and Powerful Value Propositions

What's PlaceSyncing?

PlaceSyncing is our process for ensuring that data, knowledge, interpretation, strategy and imagination all align within the same clearly defined path. It encompasses the Intrinsics, Dimensions, Phases and Drivers that follow:

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Intrinsics

A place is defined by its general setting, overall character, various attractions, set of activities and calendar of events. We create stories to depict the destination in the most expansive and experiential way possible.

Setting

Character

Attractions

Activities

Events

Place Offerings, Attributes

Location, Setting

Competitive Set

Demographic and Lifestyle Trends

Target Market Segments

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Dimensions

These are the categories we become experts at to create a solid foundation for all the branding and marketing work to come.

PlaceSyncing Phases

Discover

We tour sites, review offerings, interview stakeholders, and assemble research, until we are clear about everything that is possible to know.

Frame

Connect dots, look for patterns, find hierarchies, uncover clues in ways that reveal opportunities and ownable territory. Then tweak it, test it and organize it into a coherent framework.

Distill

From the tapestry of attributes, traits and trends, common denominators lead to an essential truth and key concepts that drive the brand and marketing plan forward.

Express

From what to share to how to share it. The "voice", style, imagery, stories, graphic language, etc. What's the overall POV? What can we own and how can we stand apart?

Connect

Where do we show up? How do we interact with others, create rapport? Places are all about participation and involvement. How can we create that connection?

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Drivers

What are the various emotions that draw people to places? We've identified 13 of them, organized into these word clusters. Extremely useful for placemaking, branding and marketing.

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