Stories Behind Tennessee Tourism

Stories Behind Tennessee Tourism

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Behind the scenes with leaders of Tennessee tourism


Lee Curtis | Tennessee State Museum
Oct 17, 2019 • 15 min
Lee Curtis KNOWS Tennessee, and she wants you to as well. From the Colonial era to one freshman senator's important contribution to women's suffrage (thanks to a well-timed letter from his mother) , Tennessee has breathtaking stories, and a rich past. Lee…
Kate Barido | Ober Gatlinburg
Oct 17, 2019 • 18 min
Wherein Kate Barido joins the Best Behavior Creative Club to tell stories about her time at Ober Gatlinburg. We cover how to market your attraction during peak season, and how it changes during off season. Additionally, Kate gives a detailed account about…
Veronica Byrd | Morgan County Part 2
Oct 17, 2019 • 12 min
Wherein Veronica Byrd continues our conversation on Morgan County, specifically touching on creating attractions in rural counties and the impact tourism has on community and local economy. "We're all trying to get on the same page to see what we can do…
Linda Brooks Jones | Morgan County Part 1
Oct 17, 2019 • 17 min
Wherein Linda Brooks Jones joins the Best Behavior Creative Club and talks about the joys and challenges of owning a bed & breakfast. Every guest is different, and every guest has their own special needs. But what if that guest is a former President of…
Mark Adams & Chad Netherland | Gatlinburg CVB
Oct 17, 2019 • 18 min
Wherein Mark Adams & Chad Netherland join the Best Behavior Creative Club to share their expertise on the ever-evolving tourism industry and the effects it has at both local community and state levels. With decades of experience between them, Mark and…
Jessica Doppelt | Pigeonforge.com
Oct 17, 2019 • 13 min
Wherein Jessica Doppelt joins the Best Behavior Creative Club to talk about happy coincidences and being in the right place as the internet began to take shape. We talk about how digital marketing has grown and discuss best practices and strategies for…
Sam Maynard | James White’s Fort
Oct 17, 2019 • 12 min
Wherein we go back in time with stories from Sam Maynard, THE foremost authority on Knoxville history, most specifically the history of downtown Knoxville and James White's fort. We talk about the birth of our nation and how to promote museums in today's…
Pam May | Roane Alliance
Oct 17, 2019 • 13 min
Wherein Pam May joins the Best Behavior Club to talk about the scenic beauty of Roane, how it has grown significantly in the past few years, and the importance of community in tourism marketing…and what brought her back to her own hometown! _"Don't wait…
Cindy Todd | Tennessee Aquarium
Oct 17, 2019 • 15 min
Wherein Cindy Todd joins the Best Behavior Creative Club to chat about all the ins-and-outs and the behind-the-scenes events that unfold on a daily basis when running one of the United States most popular Aquariums. We hit on marketing efforts such as…
Carol Agee | Dollywood
Oct 17, 2019 • 19 min
Carol Agee joins the Best Behavior Creative Club to talk about what matters most to her, and all the changes she's seen having been at Dollywood for almost thirty years! We cover behind the scenes marketing, the origins of Dollywood, and go in-depth about…
Marcus Watson | Skybridge
Oct 16, 2019 • 14 min
Wherein Marcus Watson stops by and talks big dreams with Chris and Brad… a mere hour before he and his family won the TN Tourism attraction of the year award for the Gatlinburg Skybridge. He talks with us about his strategy for marketing, family heritage,…
Katie Jarvis | Discovery Park of America
Oct 16, 2019 • 11 min
Wherein Katie Jarvis joins the Best Behavior Creative Club to talk about her roles at one of the funnest, most interesting museums in Tennessee, the Discovery Park of America. We talk about creative ways to market an attraction that some would consider…
Jenni Veal | Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association
Oct 16, 2019 • 14 min
Wherein Jenni Veal spills all "the dirt" on outdoor recreation. She gives us tips & tricks on how we can all be conservationists, and lastly, she walks us through communities creating more trailways, bike paths, and outdoor activities all throughout…
Karl Thomas | Ramsey Hotels
Oct 16, 2019 • 6 min
Wherein Karl Thomas talks hotels, hospitality, and honesty. He talks about the changes he's seen in the industuy through the years, and makes predictions on what is to come. _"Take care of your guests. Make sure they're treated like you'd want to be…
Kim Davis | Birthplace of Country Music
Oct 16, 2019 • 19 min
Wherein Kim Davis drops crazy knowledge bombs on the origins of country music. We explore the early days of Ralph Peer and the Bristol sessions, talk about the impact of the Ken Burns documentary, and explore the through line of how to constantly evolve…
Jim Evans | Vice President, Marketing & Air Service Development at Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
Oct 16, 2019 • 19 min
Wherein Jim Evans gives a wonderful behind-the-scenes discussion on how to effectively operate & market an airport to national and international travelers. He talks about the changes he has seen over the years, as well as what is on the horizon, including…
Kim Leonard + Wolfgang Streitborger | Department of Tourism Development
Oct 16, 2019 • 25 min
Wherein Kim Leonard and Wolfgang Streitborger talk about their specific roles within the Tourism Development department of Tennessee, and what Tennessee means to the rest of the world. Kim comes to us with a sales and value perspective while Wolfgang…
Beth Morrow | Lipscomb University
Oct 16, 2019 • 13 min
Wherein we take a quick trip to the land of Academia and chat with Beth Marrow of Lipscomb University about the fundamentals of hospitality. We discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of creating a curriculum for an educational hospitality program that is…
Mary Kellogg-Joslyn | Titanic Attraction
Oct 16, 2019 • 30 min
A conversation with Mary Kellogg-Joslyn is a powerful thing. She’s a woman who has climbed the highest ranks at CBS to transform the modern talk show with “Morning with Regis & Kathie Lee”. As executive Vice President of television for Disney, she opened…
Kim Mitchell + Chris Tatum | The Tennessee Whiskey Trail
Oct 16, 2019 • 12 min
Wherein we discuss how tourism and whiskey go hand-in-hand, as well as recount a few stories about destinations along the trail. Kim Mitchell is lead manager of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail and Chris Tatum is president of the Tennessee Distiller's Guild.…
Commissioner Mark Ezell
Oct 7, 2019 • 23 min
We’re excited to share our conversation with Tennessee Tourism Commissioner (and former “milkman”) Mark Ezell, a man on a mission to bring the beauty and values of Tennessee to life for people in our own backyard, and all across the world. This is a man…