Millions of potential customers. At minimal cost.
Every year, 8,000,000 people visit Ocean City, Maryland. This year our Marketing Partners enjoyed being part of over 6.5 million page views by 1.4 unique visitors on ococean.com.
So the question is: how many of those people will see what your business has to offer - and how many will visit you?
Increase your odds by joining the Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau as a Marketing Partner. Where you can post your message on our new, revamped OCocean.com, grabbing the eyes of millions of potential customers for just $200 per year for each location listing fee!
OCocean.com features an engaging, interactive design that draws viewers in. Better still, you'll catch viewers when they're actually shopping around for your product or service.
With OCocean.com, you'll be able to:
- Benefit from Google mapping, which helps prospects view you and other members near you, such as restaurants, hotels, nightlife and other attractions.
- Manage and sell your meeting facilities on the spot. Not only will you connect with meeting planners, but you can provide detailed descriptions and configurations of your meeting spaces - helping planners to make reservations quickly and easily.
- Put your picture front and center. Now every Partner can place an image of their business on the site, accompanying your individual website.
So join now! To enjoy all the benefits of membership, click here to fill out your application.
New Benefit Unveiled! Ocean City Convention & Visitors Marketing Partner Microsite!
Now you can access Ocean City events including the contact information of the event (when available) 24/7. Use this for your outreach and marketing efforts wherever you are! This content shows you whether the event is tentative or definite. You can still reach out to the organization, while keeping in mind that their event may not be under contract, yet you have the early-bird edge. This microsite it password protected and available only to OC CVB Partner/Members. It is your exclusive benefit!
Click here for the Convention & Visitors Marketing Partner Microsite. If you do not have your password, contact Norma at the CVB.
Ocean City Convention & Visitors Bureau Schedule of Benefits 2013
Why go it alone, searching for an effective way to navigate through today's complicated high-tech marketing maze? Join the Ocean City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and let us do the Twittering, Facebooking, talking, typing, clicking and promoting--you get the picture.
Join the CVB and connect with a network of professionals and other business members in a cohesive, powerful, group-marketing entity. We work for a single purpose: to promote Ocean City Maryland as a premier vacation and meeting destination. Our sales and marketing team gets the word out about your business to visitors, meeting professionals, travel writers and tour operators.
Media assistance is often requested from the Ocean City Communications Manager. Media leads will be sent to members that fit the requirements.
Marketing Partners of the Ocean City CVB are encouraged to get involved by sponsoring or hosting functions, accommodations, meals or entertainment for meeting planners, travel agents, tour operators and various media
Website & Linking
Showcase your business on Ococean.com. Our website has enjoyed explosive growth and attracted more than 1.4 million unique visitors in 2012.
- 11,389 Unique Visitors per day
- 6.5 million page views May-August 2012.
- All membership listings at a minimum allow for a company description, contact information, web link & email.
- 73% were New Visitors to our site
- 77% of visitors between 25 and 45
- Top States
- 24% Pennsylvania
- 22% Maryland
- 13 % New York
- 16% Virginia/DC
- 7% New Jersey
Mobile App for iPhone & Android
Our first I phone app was launched in May 2010 and has over 90,500 downloads. As a Marketing Partner/member you will be listed on the app and give the users immediate access to your business information. Our latest app for the Droid phones has over 36,000 users.
Marketing Partners/Members enjoy significant benefits from our social media marketing:
- Over 456,600 Facebook connections
- 13,000+ Twitter followers
- OC Insiders – our ambassadors on the web that answer questions and share information about your business on a variety of social media and travel sites.
- Routine contests and promotions that feature member businesses.
Visitor Center and 1-800-OCOCEAN
Over 40,000 guests interact face-to-face with our friendly staff at our Visitor Center located inside the Ocean City Convention Center. These same friendly staff answer over 50,000 phone calls each year and exclusively refer members only. As a member you have the opportunity to display your brochure in our visitor center. Our staff will even keep track of inventory and let you know when you need to bring more!
We refer Marketing Partners/member businesses to a wide variety of people who request products via phone inquiries, web inquiries and in our Visitor Center. Referrals go to meeting and event planners, tour operators, travel writers, residents, local corporations and leisure travelers, among many others.
Marketing Partners receive leads from travel operators, travel agencies, tour operators, conventions, tradeshows along with other meetings throughout the year that have requested information on Ocean City. Partners will have the opportunity to respond to potential business that the Department of Tourism, the Convention Center and the CVB bring to Ocean City.
Markting Partner -Exclusive Cooperative Programs
Participate with other Partners in paid media advertising opportunities (print and online) and Meetings and Group Sales tradeshows.
The CVB promotes members through an annual destination marketing plan and public relations opportunities, social media, FAMiliarization tours, travel writers, meeting planners and film scouts. Opportunity to participate in coupon/discount programs available to meeting and group attendees to promote visits to your business.
The OC CVB represents Ocean City at tradeshows in key markets. Attendance includes marketplaces for group tour and meeting and convention sales.
Your affiliation with OC CVB shows support of the local tourism industry and the importance of your business contribution to local tax revenues.
Join the CVB now and begin enjoying the benefits!
For more information contact Norma Dobrowolski at 410-289-2800