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WEBINARS

Webinars enhance the ESTO experience throughout the year.
Below is the schedule for confirmed webinars. Continue to check back for additions to the lineup.

UPCOMING WEBINAR SCHEDULE

All webinars are Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 pm ET unless otherwise noted.
So that your fellow colleagues can take advantage of this great offer, we encourage you to forward this information or invite them to participate with you.

 

 

WEBINAR HOSTTIME & DATEDETAILS

Miles Partnership

2:00-3:00 p.m.
June 28
Miles Partnership Webinar
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ADARA

 
2:00-3:00 p.m.
September 13
ADARA Webinar
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Simpleview

 
2:00-3:00 p.m.
October 11
Simpleview Webinar
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Presented by Madden

"Coopetition," Not Competition

*For more information about this topic, read Madden's post on our NEW ESTO Blog.

Smart cooperative marketing extends budgets and delivers valuable exposure to partner brands, some who might not otherwise be able to participate. Are you creating co-opportunities for your partners? Are you leveraging your assets to the best of your ability? Learn the impact of effective cooperative marketing programs, the benefits they deliver, and the elimination of competition a solid strategy provides. Madden:

  • Shows how many cooperative tactics continue to stand the test of time.
  • Explains why new forms of advertising should be evaluated for opportunities to extend ad effectiveness through cooperative marketing.
  • Explores the future of cooperative marketing as an integrated omnichannel approach, rather than a fragmented strategy over a multitude of channels.


Thursday, April 12, 2018
Presented by U.S. Travel Association

Award-Winning Tips for the ESTO Awards

*The 2018 ESTO Awards are OPEN. Enter Today!

ESTO's Destiny and Mercury Awards, which recognize excellence and creative accomplishment in destination marketing, are an annual highlight of ESTO year after year. U.S. Travel staff provides some background about the award program, as well as insights into the strategy and process behind a successful award entry. Past award entrants and a member of the judging panel share tips on how to create a standout award entry. This webinar demonstrates:

  • An overview of the ESTO awards program, including background on how to navigate the award submission form.
  • How to craft an award entry, utilizing strategies practiced by leading creative agencies.
  • How to create an award entry that will WOW the judging panel.


Thursday, March 15, 2018
Presented by Presented by STR

Going for Gold: Record-Setting Performance Sets High Bar for 2018

*For more information about this topic, read STR's post on our NEW ESTO Blog.

The U.S. hotel industry sold more rooms at higher rates than ever before, generating unprecedented RevPARs in 2017. But does this record-setting performance bode well for 2018?

Data-benchmarking leader, STR, shares insights into the year ahead.

This webinar demonstrates:

  • U.S. hotel industry trends from 2017.
  • Challenges to group rate demands.
  • The U.S. hotel industry outlook for 2018.


Thursday, February 15, 2018
Presented by CrowdRiff

Creating Destination Visitor Guides That Wow

*For more information about this topic, read CrowdRiff's post on our NEW ESTO Blog.

Every year, or even every season, DMOs embark on a huge project: putting together a print visitor guide. The goal? Give potential visitors the information, resources, and inspiration they need to choose your destination, start planning their trip and have a great experience when they arrive.

But with the sea of information available to travelers today, what makes a standout visitor guide? Over the past few months, CrowdRiff has collected destination visitor guides from all over North America and assessed them based on how they align with the modern-day traveler journey.

In this webinar, CrowdRiff shares:

  • Recent trends in visitor guides.
  • Examples of some visually-stunning visitor guides.
  • Tips on creating a visitor guide that wows, on any budget.


Thursday, February 1, 2018
Presented by Travel Spike

Top Five Digital Tips for Destination Marketing in 2018

How can you leverage and maximize your organization’s marketing budget? Ryan Bifulco, founder and CEO, Travel Spike, explores how to make your marketing budget more efficient, no matter your organization’s size. Travel Spike:

  • Shows how to save money by boosting your marketing ROI.
  • Demonstrates how to stretch your advertising dollars.
  • Demystifies words like "programmatic."
  • Shows how to leverage the right influencers for your destination.

Content like past webinars, attendee contact information and certain presentations are restricted. For access, contact esto@ustravel.org.