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A Few Recent Clients

Visit Pittsburgh
Visit PittsburghPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Visit Pittsburgh receives new lists of regional and national association board/committee contacts from Backyard Marketing every two months. Convention leads are emailed separately during the course of the research.

Visit Pittsburgh has been working with Backyard Marketing since 2000.

“I have worked with Backyard Marketing for several years now and am very impressed with their professionalism and prompt responses. The information they provide is very relevant and helpful to us in booking meetings and conventions in the Pittsburgh area.”
Lisa Ashbaugh, Convention Host Development Director, Visit Pittsburgh
Visit Stillwater
Visit StillwaterStillwater, Oklahoma
Visit Stillwater receives new lists of state and regional association board, committee, and local contacts on a monthly basis. Visit Stillwater has worked with Backyard Marketing since 2006.

“Backyard Marketing is a great resource tool for the Visit Stillwater team. Each local board member list we have received has been accurate and informative – providing contacts involved with groups on a state, regional, and national level. It’s like having another sales employee on our team! I have been extremely pleased with their research as well as their service. We plan to continue our partnership with Backyard Marketing and highly suggest them to other DMOs.”
Cristy Morrison, Executive Director, Visit Stillwater
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors BureauDes Moines, Iowa
The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau receives local contacts by market segments.

“Backyard Marketing, Inc. has worked with us over the past several years to uncover statewide contacts that are involved in regional and national organizations. He has customized the search to include specific market segments as well as pin pointing those individuals that are serving on a regional or national boards or committees of that organization. We as a CVB have been very pleased with his research and will continue to use him in the future.”
Margie Marble, Director of Conventions, Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Madison Convention & Visitors BureauMadison, Wisconsin
The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau receives regional and national board and committee contacts and customized research focused on contacts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. GMCVB has worked with Backyard Marketing since 2000.

“We’ve used Backyard Marketing for several years, and find it is a valuable tool that helps our sales team qualify convention prospects. Using Backyard Marketing research allows our sales staff to recognize locals who are involved in national organizations. We find this service increases our number of successful convention sales contacts and bids, and increases our productivity by putting the most likely to book meetings at the top of the list.”
Rebecca Ramsey, Director of Sales, Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast
Visit Mississippi Gulf CoastBiloxi, Mississippi
Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast receives quarterly lists of state and regional association board and committee contacts. Areng previously worked with Backyard Marketing as part of Visit Baton Rouge.

“Backyard Marketing is a wonderful tool that will help you uncover potential meetings that can be hosted. Michael Still has been a great resource for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast and for previous destinations, and I highly recommend his research.”
Renée Areng, CDME, Executive Director, Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast
Macon Convention & Visitors Bureau
Macon Convention & Visitors BureauMacon, Georgia
The Macon Convention & Visitors Bureau receives periodic listings of state and regional association board and committee contacts.

“Mike and his team have been great partners in identifying local contacts who serve on association boards. In speaking with those contacts we found many were happy to promote Macon as a destination for their associations meetings. Without Mike’s efforts, it would have taken many more man-hours to discover these hidden, local gems. I recommend their services whole heartedly!”
Robin North, Vice President of Convention Sales & Service, Macon Convention & Visitors Bureau
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors BureauDetroit, Michigan
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau receives Association Profiles on targeted accounts.

“Backyard Marketing has provided the DMCVB profiles on selected accounts from a local, state & national level the last 2 years. The information has been accurate & timely. It has saved the sales team countless hours of research, allowing managers to focus on key individuals within the organization. From my perspective BYM has been an extension of the sales team. I would endorse Michael & his staff for any research needed.”
Keith Kirsten, Director of Sales, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Baton Rouge
Visit Baton RougeBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Visit Baton Rouge receives regional and national board and committee contacts and local contacts by market segments, and has worked with Backyard Marketing since 2001.

“Backyard Marketing has been a great resource for Visit Baton Rouge since 2000. Our quarterly lists of contacts have included local people who serve on regional and national association boards and committees, local contacts who are members of associations in specific market segments (Ethnic, etc.), and local contacts who represent associations we would be calling on in Washington, DC..

The lists have helped us generate leads and bookings, and I would highly recommend Backyard Marketing’s research services be included in any CVB’s marketing plan.”

Paul Arrigo, CDME, President & CEO, Visit Baton Rouge
Visit Anchorage
Visit AnchorageAnchorage, Alaska
“This the 4th year in a row that we have used Backyard Marketing. The contacts they provide have proven to be extremely useful and we have booked meetings each year because of these local contacts. I would recommend Backyard Marketing to anyone who is interested in working with local ambassadors to bring more business to their city.”
Julie Dodds, Director of Convention Sales, Visit Anchorage
Travel PortlandPortland, Oregon
Travel Portland has received lists of regional and national board/committee members, Market Segment Local Contacts, and Association Profiles from Backyard Marketing since 2001.

Mike Smith
Vice President of Convention Sales
Travel Portland