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 1.3 million 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 OCocean.com, grabbing the eyes of millions of potential customers for just $300 per year for each location listing fee if paid by February 28, 2017! Afterward the fee rises to $350 for the calendar year 2017.
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.
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 pictures front and center. Now Partners can send us images of their business, to display a 'carousel' of your offerings.
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.
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.
Showcase your business on Ococean.com. Our website has enjoyed explosive growth and attracted more than 1.3 million unique visitors. Three-year averages:
This site benefits all our members but especially those dining, retail, services and attractions who will benefit from visitors looking for "Where to Eat, Where to Play, What to Buy, What to Do!"
Reach out to Convention groups by participating in our "Show Your Badge" program. Offer a discount or special to any convention attendee showing their badge at your business. Just contact us to get you started and on the list!
Marketing Partners/Members enjoy significant benefits from our social media marketing:
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 20,000 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.
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.
For more information contact Norma Dobrowolski at 410-289-2800