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Author: Jonathan Freeze, CDME, CHIA

Jonathan Freeze, CDME, CHIA, has built a career in the marketing of places, directing the Greater Raleigh CVB's marketing efforts since 2008. Though a firm believer in the science of marketing, Jonathan also began his career as a writer and creative wordsmith. More recently he became an instructor for two courses within the CDME Program of Destinations International—on brand strategy and on destination research. Learn more

Back in 2015, GRCVB first expanded its promotion of signature experiences for visitors of all types, developing a Things to Do webpage that showcased a curated collection of personal tours and hands-on encounters in Raleigh/Wake County. All these experiences were suited for small groups (e.g.,
In follow-up to past posts featuring GRCVB’s tourism research, let’s delve even more into the makeup of the average visitor to Raleigh/Wake County. Today’s stats give us insights into how we can optimize promotions to the area’s overnight visitors, including cooperative...
One of the most fulfilling times of year working at a destination marketing organization is when we stop to study the past year of visitation, measure the annual impacts and report on the area’s progress in visitor-related economic development. Perhaps nothing is more crucial to fulfilling...