Author Archives: Sean Dixon

Google Maps Updated with Unique Imagery from Springfield

Beginning today, people who have never been to Dickerson Park Zoo can take a tour without leaving their homes. The same is true for 13 other parks and attractions thanks to the Google Maps Street View Trekker Project. Springfield was among the first destinations participating in the program and, so far, the only Missouri destination. […]
Posted in Industry News, Marketing, National Travel & Tourism Week. 7 Comments

Technology Bringing Springfield Attractions to Virtual Life

People soon can get a virtual experience of Springfield without leaving their chairs thanks to technology loaned by Google to the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The CVB was accepted earlier this year for the Google Maps Street View Trekker Project, making it among the first destinations participating in the program and the first Missouri destination […]
Posted in Marketing, Media. 53 Comments

CVB Launches New Crowdsourced Blog

A new blog launched by the Convention & Visitors Bureau is designed to share some of the best photos of the Springfield area shared by Instagram users. LoveSpringfield has been in the works for a few months and officially introduced as part of National Travel & Tourism Week May 3-11. The blog at showcases […]
Posted in Marketing, Social media. 57 Comments

Get Your Google On

The CVB recently presented workshops on using Google to market your business and a new program the bureau is launching. If you were unable to attend one of the sessions or need a refresher, this video is for you. Questions? Contact Sean Dixon, interactive media manager, at 417-881-5300 or
Posted in Educational Opportunities. 1 Comment

Promote Your Events with Free CVB Event Calendar

Are you promoting your events through the CVB's online event calendar? It's easy! Just click here and fill out the form. After approval, which takes at least one business day, your events will appear online.
Posted in Marketing. 2 Comments

Airport Launches New Website

The Springfield-Branson National Airport unveiled a new website that aims to make flying from Springfield as easy as possible. “Our new website strives to improve the customer service experience,” says Kent Boyd, airport marketing director. How can an airport website improve the flying experience? Boyd says the site addresses one of the biggest frustrations facing […]
Posted in Industry News. 3 Comments

We Hope You Like Us!

Are you following the CVB on Twitter? Did you like us on Facebook? Do you read our blogs? The CVB has several social media pages, accounts, etc. you might want to check out. They're used for a variety of purposes and target different audiences. Here's a round up:
Posted in Marketing, Networking. 13 Comments

Mobile App Receives Award

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau received a Silver 2010 W³ Award for its mobile application from the International Academy of the Visual Arts. The W³ Awards honor outstanding websites, web marketing, web video and mobile apps. The organization received more than 3,000 entries. The CVB’s mobile application is designed to guide visitors through the […]
Posted in Marketing, Press Releases. 52 Comments

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