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2015 / 2016 Tombstone Chamber Advertising and Media Summary

The Tombstone Chamber of Commerce was organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Tombstone area. Whether you realize it or not, the Tombstone Chamber has been very successful in promoting Tombstone tourism, and business community, year round. Cities all over the world have seen advantages in having a Chamber of Commerce. We hope you do too!  Included, herein, is a summary of our 2015 – 2016 Marketing and Advertising campaign, thru April 30, 2016:

 

The Chamber has been advertising in the following venues:

  • *Where Magazine Distribution of 140,000 annually reaching over 630,000 readers a year (Tucson, Tubac, Phoenix, Scottsdale areas)
  • *KVOA-4 Tucson3 Impressions Annually
    • Tombstone Community page, 11,643 Page views KVOA Community Page: 17,928 Page Views
    • Free advertising on their sister channel Cozi-TV.
  • *(3) Clear Channel Billboards (Interstates 10 & 8, over a 4 week period our billboards delivered 634,816 impressions according to the TAB  Outdoor Ratings)
  • Cox Media
  • Tucson -Total spots ran 456 from July –March 2016 (American Heroes Channel, ESPN2, Hallmark Channel, Food Network, FX, History Channel, Travel Channel) this equates to 605,208 household impressions.
  • Phoenix-Total spots ran 156 from July- March 2016 (Travel Channel, History Channel 2, Golf Channel) this equates to 689,337 household impressions.
  • Digital Video Internet spots that targeted Canadian tourist (Quebec, Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary, British Columbia) from July-April 19, 2016 resulting in 283,973 impressions.

The Tombstone Chamber Website:

2016

 

2015

Average Monthly Visitors

14,687

 

Average Monthly Visitors

12,566

Average Monthly Page Views

44,062

 

Average Monthly Page Views

32,158

Annual Website Visitors

176,250

 

Annual Website Visitors

150,792

U.S. Based Visitors

89.24

 

U.S. Based Visitors

86%

Women

45.93

 

Women

50.17%

Men

54.07%

 

Men

49.83%

Age Group: 65+

25.45%

 

Age Group: 65+

29.92%

Age Group: 55-64

28.93%

 

Age Group: 55-64

37.88%

Age Group: 45-54

18.02%

 

Age Group: 45-54

13.26%

Age Group: 35-44

13.11%

 

Age Group: 35-44

11.74%

Age Group: 25-34

9.99

 

Age Group: 25-34

7.20%

Facebook Marketing:

2016

 

2015

Tombstone Chamber #Fans

1321

 

Tombstone Chamber #Fans

874

Tombstone Boothill # Fans

1068

 

Tombstone Boothill # Fans

425

Tombstone Courthouse #Fans

2361

 

Tombstone Courthouse #Fans

1580

Number of Total Posts (all)

640

 

Number of Total Posts (all)

400

Total Post Reach

214,944

 

Total Post Reach

183,735

Women

58%

 

Women

61%

Men

41%

 

Men

38%

  • 264,000 Rack cards - distributed all over Arizona (Phoenix Area, Tucson/Nogales , Benson/Willcox, Yuma, Grand Canyon area and Las Cruses ) in 1,007 locations averaging 165 cards per site, per month.
  • Fearns Tucson and Southern Arizona Traveler Info Guide/Map – 150,000 distributions annually to 900 sites.
  • Arizona State Visitors Guide 450,000 annual circulation (AOT Publication) Arizona statewide, circulation in hotels/motels & Chambers of Commerce across the US, AAA)
  • Sierra Vista Herald: 102,000 circulation + 50,000
  • Live Webcam Page Views: 0ver 39,210  page views
  • Weekly E Mail Blast News Update to Chamber Membership, Local Newspapers and Chambers totaling a minimum of 5200 annual news blasts.
  • Phone calls and Mailers: The Chamber receives an average of 250 phone calls per month with 80% requesting information on Tombstone. An average of 31 mailers are mailed monthly to individuals requesting brochures about Tombstone. Nearly 400 brochures are mailed out monthly to other Chambers of Commerce, attracting tourists and locals to Tombstone.

 

Tombstone Chamber has provided advertising for the following events and activities:

  • Renovation of the Old Tombstone City Hall
  • KOVA Fan of the Day, 2016
  • Tombstone Vigilante Days
  • Rendezvous of the Gunfighters Event
  • Community Revival
  • Wyatt Earp Vendetta Ride Days
  • Helldorado Days
  • Showdown in Tombstone
  • Wyatt Earp Vendetta Ride
  • 6th Annual Wild West Days
  • Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers Days
  • Skye Blue and the Tombstone Seven
  • Breakfast with Doc Holliday – Play
  • Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier – Play
  • Wyatt Earp Days
  • Local Halloween in the Park
  • Buds to Blooms
  • Legion of the Silver Rose Induction Ceremony
  • Rose Tree Festival
  • Steampunk Charity Ball
  • Promote Chamber Member Renewals, events, and business information via Facebook (Chamber, Courthouse & Boothill) and on the Chamber’s website.
  • Tombstone Movie Night
  • Local December/Christmas Events:
    • Allen St. Christmas tree
    • Allen St. Decorations
    • Coca for Christmas,
    • Courthouse Lighting of the Luminaries,
    • Light Parade,
    • Toys for Tombstone toy drive,
    • Santa in the Park
  • Tombstone Historic Homes tour
  • Gunfight in Tombstone
  • Tombstone Annual Quilt Show
  • Tombstone Association of the Arts: Open Show for Artists
  • Mad Hatter Tea Party: Picnic in the Park
  • Wild West Days
  • Healthy Living Workshop
  • Local Business Day
  • Fairbank Day
  • Border Town Cowboy Action Shooting Arizona State Championship
  • Heartbeat Mini Golf Tournament
  • Turkey Shoot (in conjunction with Twilight)
  • Tombstone at Twilight

Collaborations, meetings and activities:

  • Coordinated with:
    • Cameo Ladies
    • Tombstone Volunteer Fire Dept.
    • Tombstone Cowboy Church
    • Toys for Tots
    • Tombstone Steampunk Society
    • Tombstone Lion's Club
    • Tombstone Vigilantes
    • Tombstone Vigilettes
    • The American Legion Post 24
    • Helldorado, Inc.
    • Vantage West Credit Union
    • Tombstone Forward
    • Rosetree Committee
    • Tombstone Association of the Arts
    • Tombstone Knights of Columbus
    • Tombstone Repertory Company
    • Great American Adventures
    • Tombstone Livery
    • Various Tombstone Merchants regarding Tombstone December/Christmas activities.
  • Collaborated with Cochise College Small Business Development Center regarding class offerings.
  • In collaboration with State Park Service regarding exhibits and renovations at the Tombstone Courthouse Museum.
  • Attended Cochise County Tourism Council
  • Attended Southern Arizona Attraction Alliance Meetings
  • In collaboration with Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitor's Bureau
  • In collaboration with Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • In collaboration with Arizona Workforce Group of Cochise County
  • E-Mail contact with Cochise County Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Centers
  • City of Tombstone
    • Distribution of Printed materials:
      • 7500 Where to Eat and Drink brochures
      • 15000 Maps
      • 2500 Event & Accommodation brochures
      • 5000 Things to See & Do brochures
    • Attended: The Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism
    • In contact with:
      • AZ State Parks
      • AAA
      • Arizona Highways
      • AZ Weekly Tourism Guide
      • Sierra Vista Herald to obtain free advertising.
      • Also accessing various free websites such as:
        • eventful
        • whofish
        • arizonaadventures
        • arizonakids
        • explorecochise

 

Other Advertising:

    Monthly informational E-mails to all Cochise County Lodgings (including Bed & Breakfasts, Motels, Hotels, RV Parks, Guest Ranches & Vacation Homes, Chambers of Commerce of Southern AZ)

New Advertising:

The Courthouse app is a virtual tour of the courthouse with space for advertising. Available for people all over the world to view)

Regenerated the Boothill Facebook page (Feb 2015)

RT Web Development (Superbowl Ad)

Billboard on Highway 80 curve

 

In Conclusion:

It’s easy to say that Tombstone is a city with a strong brand and one that people of older generations have a lot of associations with, and a lot of positive feelings about. But with the decline in the popularity of the Western lore, and the current state of the economy, the battle for customers intensifies day by day. It's important to continue to invest in the process of re-acquaintance and introduction of our image, and focus on keeping our name and history alive, not only to current generations, but to future generations as well.

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