It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks with our teams and talent rocking the stages, sharing powerful messages and strengthening connections at the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism and the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference.

An ensemble team of DS experts hosted a panel discussion, Tourism 101, and shared industry best practices and foundational know-how to a broad audience of young professionals and others new to destination marketing, along with senior-level travel and hospitality attendees. We brought together subject matter experts including Joseph Nother, Executive Creative Director; Jessica Johnson, Director of Media; Chris Wise, Director of Research; Josh Loebner, Director of Strategy; Brad Carpenter, Influencer Strategy Manager and Mary Blair, Account Director. 

Along with our panel presentation, Designsensory was ‘on the air’ with our own Chris McAdoo hosting a special edition of the Best Behavior Creative Club podcast. We recorded live episodes at the conference where we brought together the last word from attendees and keynote speakers, including Tennessee’s Department of Tourist Development commissioner Mark Ezell. Ezell, among others, provided timely trends, challenges and huge successes for the tourism industry across the state. We’re thrilled to share those episodes in the coming weeks. 

Just days later, we traveled to the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference, themed Leading the Pack, where Josh was invited to speak on trends, tactics and insights to better connect disabled travelers and tourists and destination marketing. Josh is our subject matter expert on diversity and inclusion and accessible tourism, and Mary joined him for the trip, as our subject matter expert in tourism and destination marketing. 

Stay tuned because our conferencing isn’t over. Join us at the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Economic Development October 24th and 25th in Nashville, Tennessee.