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April 15th 2014

What if Basil Fawlty Ran Italian Tourism?

There was a time when I would visit Rome and Milan every few weeks for business meetings. I always looked forward to those visits and the wonderful, warm encounters with my Italian colleagues. But despite the great hospitality, I would frequently leave wondering whether anything would actually happen from our...

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April 6th 2014

What Can Places Learn About Branding From Disney and Playboy?

I recently came across an article by Dan S. Kennedy in Entrepreneur that highlighted some of the amazing similarities between Walt Disney and Hugh Heffner in how they went about building the brands for their iconic empires. On the surface, you probably wouldn’t think of including the two in the...

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March 31st 2014

MH370 Brings Crisis Communications to the Fore for Brand Malaysia

The question is to what extent is the handling of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 accident impacting the credibility of Malaysia, and creating other problems for the nation?

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April 6th 2014

Has Putin Destroyed Brand Russia?

While Russia may have presented a veneer of trust to the world over the past 23 years as an emerging national brand, the actions by Mr. Putin in recent weeks have destroyed international trust in the Russian brand.

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April 6th 2014

New Book for the Food and Drink Tourism Industry

Over the past decade I have really admired the work that Erik Wolf has done in establishing and expanding the World Food Travel Association which now engages over 18,000 professionals in 135 countries. That respect peaked again last week when I received a copy of his latest book, Have Fork...

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Why the TDM Team?

We work with small urban, rural and coastal communities, downtowns, touring routes and regions to make them the preferred destinations for visitors, talented people, investors, and new businesses.

 

We simplify branding and deliver excellence in research, destination branding, tourism marketing, creative design and brand coaching to make them more compelling, unified, and competitive.

 

Our work stands the test of time and is always imaginative, practical and immediately actionable. We always look beyond the obvious to dig deeper. This allows us to join the dots in the most creative and unexpected ways. We don’t settle for bland, feel-good or pie-in-the-sky.

 

 

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