Uncornered Market provides marketing strategy and content marketing services for destinations, travel brands, and sustainability organizations. These core services include positioning and story angles to help differentiate your destination, brand or organization and help travelers see and engage with it from a different angle. We then implement this through website, SEO and content strategies for effective content marketing that not only allows your target audience to more easily find you online, but to engage deeply with them, earn their trust and spur action.
Promoting sustainability and respectful, responsible tourism is at the core to what we do and our values. Our marketing strategies and services are designed to meet market expectations, as well as to empower travelers and audiences to make decisions and take actions aligned with sustainably and traveling with respect to local environment, economy and people.
One of our specialties is to help surface and share the more human and personal side of a destination or brand, and go deeper into what makes you unique. We can help you find that untold story, tell it effectively and use it to promote your destinations or brand in a new way.
We can also train your organization on how to find and tell better stories, ones that resonate with your audience and show — vs. tell — the real impact of your work and organization — to local communities, businesses, travelers, and nature.
Content strategy & creation
Website and SEO strategy
Featured Marketing Projects & Campaigns
Destination Positioning, Content and SEO Strategy
Digital marketing and positioning advisory for Moldova Travel, including assessment of online assets and developing an SEO and content optimization strategy to align with travel, search and digitalization trends. Funded by the USAID Edge Buy-In Moldova Competitiveness Transition Activity (MCTA).
Rapid Website Implementation / Remote DMO Build-Out
Executed rapid website design and content marketing strategy. Process served as strategic tool to drive destination asset inventory, positioning, and tourism product ideation. Informed destination identity and DMO build-out. Funded by GIZ.
Marketing Campaigns: Tourism Boards & Brands
Marketing campaigns and content creation with travel destinations and brands such as Failte Ireland, Visit Greece, Visit Scotland, Mexico Tourism Board, St. Maarten, Vienna Tourism Board, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Shangri-La Hotels, Air New Zealand, RailEurope, and more. Our focus: experiential, adventure, and the offbeat, even in popular destinations.
South Africa & Responsible Tourism
Partners on the Meet South Africa tourism campaign with South Africa Tourism. Goal: highlight the country's diversity of cultures and destinations — to go beyond safaris. Road trip through Western and Northern Capes to learn about lesser-known regions. Presented results in digital marketing responsible tourism talk at INDABA in Durban.
Jordan Tourism Board: Arab Spring Campaign
First blogger partners in the Jordan Tourism Board #GoJordan campaign. Our focus: address safety fears due to Arab Spring concerns in the Middle East. We created blog and social media content that challenged prevailing stereotypes, addressed safety fears of Jordan as a travel destination, and focused on people and culture.
Botswana & Sustainable Tourism
Partners on the #ThisisChobe campaign in Botswana highlight Desert & Delta Safari’s sustainability initiatives, community tour components, and benefits of a digital detox holiday through a series of articles and social media coverage.
UNESCO Campaign & Germany Tourism
Marketing campaign and content creation for Germany Tourism featuring UNESCO sites in the Rhine Valley and Ruhr Region. Resulting Rhine Valley content from this project also appeared in National Geographic book publication, Ultimate Journeys for Two.
Social Impact Travel Campaigns
Highlighted G Adventures social enterprise model and Planeterra Foundation programs through in-the-field observations. Our content and social media advocated for social enterprises in travel for trade and consumers. Highlights social impact travel delivering deeper experiences to travelers and bringing socio-economic benefit to local communities.
WTTC Sustainability Campaigns
Series of advocacy articles around the theme of “Travel as a Force for Good” for the World Travel and Trade Council (WTTC). Partners in “Redefining Tourism” and “Freedom to Travel” campaigns. Our content focused on benefits of sustainable tourism for local communities, travelers and the world through greater connection.
Social Impact Photography Exhibitions
Provided imagery, curation, copy and opening remarks for photography exhibitions focused on Women in Development — investing in women and integration of women into tourism value chain – for International Women's Day, ITB Berlin. Co-sponsored by G Adventures and Lonely Planet.
Social Impact Travel Product Positioning
Positioning, storytelling and evaluation of Planeterra Foundation social impact projects and social enterprise partners. Feedback on new local tour products to improve traveler experience and local connection. Positioning of G Adventures' social enterprise model, including market access for local organizations and community socioeconomic benefit.
Adventure Travel Brand Ambassador
Marketing campaigns, content creation and sustainability storytelling for G Adventures around its tour experiences, social enterprise model, and social impact travel. Advocacy and thought-leadership in responsible tourism, sustainable tourism, adventure travel, women in development, child welfare, animal welfare and the economic and social impact of tourism.
Luxury Ecolodge Digital Marketing Plan
Assessment of product, operations and experience at Morgan’s Rock Ecolodge for integration of sustainable tourism storytelling, positioning and content marketing. Created a digital marketing and social media report and plan to reflect sustainability and integrate connection to local nature, people and family for visitors and staff.
Lanzarote: Positioning & Content Marketing
Sustainable tourism and cultural tourism content strategy and social media plan. Our work focused on the translation and mobilization of a newly developed Lanzarote marketing strategy which aimed to promote its local cultural and culinary experiences and assets over mass tourism offerings.
Social Enterprise Tour Development
Social impact tour product development. Development of “Deep Travel” branded product and tour in Berlin, Germany for Context Travel working with refugee support organization. Engagement included researching potential social enterprise and NGO partners, developing tour themes and key messages, and product positioning.
Lonely Planet Partnership
Selected as inaugural members of Lonely Planet Trailblazers program. Cooperated on and contributed to marketing campaigns and projects with brands, destinations and travel companies. Digital marketing cooperation included creating destination concepts and serving as on-screen talent for Ford Motor Company branded video marketing project.
Alay Region Marketing Strategy
Marketing strategy and implementation guidance for the Alay Region, Kyrgyzstan. Analysis of market segmentation, adventure travel trends, tourism supply chain, existing tourism products, promotion and online assets. Developed brand positioning and recommendations for new product development aligned with adventure travel trends. Funded by Helvetas.
New Trekking Destination Positioning
Capacity building with Jyrgalan DMO and local stakeholders to develop destination positioning for new ecotourism and adventure travel destination. Advisory on new product development, promotion of adventure travel tours and DMO sustainability. Created a strong online presence and content marketing strategy. Funded by USAID.
Silk Road Destination Development
Full destination assessment of local cultural, historical and culinary assets. Worked with Osh DMO and local stakeholders to develop a destination and marketing strategy. Results: new destination branding, development of cultural and culinary products and a strong online presence – all within one tourism season. Funded by USAID.
Culinary / Cultural Destination Development
Performed destination assessment of local cultural, culinary and natural assets in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan. Worked with DMO and local stakeholders to develop destination and marketing strategy. Results: big shift in destination image, new cultural and culinary products and a strong online presence – all within one tourism season. Funded by USAID.
Regional Cultural Tourism Strategy
Destination assessment of existing and potential tourism products, travel market segmentation and value chain in the South Shore region of Lake Issyk-Kul. Drafted a regional destination plan, marketing strategy, product development plan. Created website aligned with leading adventure and cultural travel trends. Funded by USAID Business Growth Initiative (BGI).
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