Una Boyle and Chris Goodwin from the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau (LBPVB) stopped in the other day to plan the upcoming annual membership drive for the organization.[caption id="attachment_2500" align="aligncenter" width="525" caption="Una Boyle (left) & Chris Goodwin meet at beachdog.com to plan LBPVB Membership Drive 2011"][/caption]
Una became Executive Director of the LBPVB just about the same time Keleigh started beachdog.com. Neither can believe how far both organizations have come–or that they’ve been at the business of promoting the Peninsula together for 13 years!
Chris is now the Data Coordinator for LBPVB, and an excellent one at that. She and our very own Karl, who created the LBPVB databases, work together throughout the year to fine tune and improve both process and product.
While membership runs for the calendar year, the Visitors Bureau will run their 2011 membership drive from the Monday following Rod Run (September 13th) through the end of the month. Why so early?
Because of the Beach Vacation Planner. We’re proudly producing the Planner again this year. In order to get it produced, produced, printed and perfectly in the hands of those who begin vacation planning at the first of the year, we need all the member information the first week of October.
The print run is now at 75,000 copies which largely go off-peninsula, a lure piece to help people choose our beach as a vacation destination. All LBPVB members receive a business listing in the guide and are eligible to buy full-color display ad space.
Ads are incredibly low-priced. In fact, our fellows who produce similar guides in other communities tell us we’re nuts to sell ads so inexpensively. Our distribution model is more targeted than many and our cost per impression is less than .008¢! We’re able to make display ads inexpensive because the LBPVB and the City of Long Beach subsidize the guide. Talk about a benefit of membership!
So watch for your renewal invoice on September 14th if you’re already a member of the LBPVB and be sure to get it back on time so you’re not left out of the Planner. If your business is not a member, NOW is the time to stop in and change that! If you’re interested in display ad space, contact Keith (firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-4431).
Once all the member information is verified for the Beach Vacation Planner, we start updating member information on funbeach.com, which is the most valuable marketing avenue Peninsula business owners can buy. And, listing on the site is FREE for members, with links and other add-on advertising opportunities remaining INSANELY inexpensive by industry standards.
Don’t miss out! Join or renew with the LBPVB today!
You can reach LBPVB at 360-642-2400 or:
- Executive Director Una Boyle email@example.com
- Assistant to the Director firstname.lastname@example.org
- Member Services: email@example.com
- Volunteer Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visitor Services: email@example.com