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Sometimes the “New” in Resort Marketing is the Channel, not the Promotion

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My start on skiing came from a promotion put on 17 years ago by Sundance Resort in Utah.

Like a traffic light turning green, the second a local radio DJ announced the location of a stack of free lift tickets, dozens of people across the city put the pedal to the metal and broke whatever laws necessary to snag some free skiing.

It was awesome.

Same Promo, Different Channel
Back in the day, this promotion was done via radio. The announcement, the buildup, the launch, and the real-time coverage was all done through the air waves of a local station.

A couple weeks ago, I was psyched to see this same promo return, just as before, only through social media.

Sometimes, great marketing ideas are simply old promotions applied to new channels. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Sundance, and keep up the good work.

About Gregg & SlopeFillers
I've had more first-time visitors lately, so adding a quick "about" section. I started SlopeFillers in 2010 with the simple goal of sharing great resort marketing strategies. Today I run marketing for resort ecommerce and CRM provider Inntopia, my home mountain is the lovely Nordic Valley, and my favorite marketing campaign remains the Ski Utah TV show that sold me on skiing as a kid in the 90s.

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