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Here’s the new Tupelo logo officially unveiled today at the CVB:
The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has been working on a new branding campaign, and a meeting at 4 p.m.today at the CVB office will unveil what it’s all about.
Here’s a big hint from this notice about the meeting: it has something to do with the “Center of Positivity.”
The current branding has been to “put a little Elvis in it,” but CVB executive director Neal McCoy said last year that while it worked well with some elements of the CVB’s branding, it didn’t translate over to everything, like sports and film.
We’ll get all the details later today.
So… Tupelo is the “Center of Positivity.”
What do you think?
The 16th Tupelo Elvis Festival is three months away, and the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is putting the call out to get additional sponsors.
At today’s monthly board meeting of DTMSA, it was noted that the festival – to be held June 5-8 – is looking to secure another big sponsor to contribute $50,000 or more. The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau already is the presenting sponsor of the festival with its $50,000 commitment, but festival organizers would like to add another.
Having several smaller sponsors is another option as well to help fill that funding level. Sponsorships are critical in securing the entertainment for the festival.
There are several levels of sponsorship available. Each level includes special amenities including VIP tickets, tents, T-shirts, framed posters:
- Platinum – $50,000 or more
- Gold – $25,000
- Silver – $10,000
- Bronze – $5,000
- Festival Friend – $4,999 and below
For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Jessica Hollinger at (662) 841-6598 or email@example.com.
Meanwhile, sales for the Festival have gone well in the early going. In January, a limited offer of special ticket pages garnered about 350 purchasers. Individual tickets went on sale Feb. 10 at the BancorpSouth Arena and Ticketmaster, yielding nearly 300 sales.
In a change for this year’s festival, the Elvis Tribute Artist competition has been moved to the BancorpSouth Arena to accommodate more fans. In the past, the event was held at the Lyric Theater.
Then you may be eligible for up to a $15,000 grant from the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Here’s what the CVB has to say about its program:
The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is happy to announce its matching grant program for event promotion for FY ‘14. The program’s goal is to fund the promotion of special events and festivals that attract visitors to Tupelo.
The program calls for letters of request for marketing funds to be submitted by November 4, 2013 for events that fall within the CVB’s fiscal year 2014 that runs from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014. A 30% match is required to request funding from the CVB and the CVB’s contribution is capped at $15,000.
Selection criteria published by the CVB focuses on scoring requests using five elements:
1. Commitment to tourism in Tupelo;
2. Regional promotion;
3. Soundness of proposed project;
4. Stability and management capacity; and
5. Quality and uniqueness of proposed project.
Congratulations to Neal McCoy , the executive director of the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau!
Today, McCoy was named 2013 Mississippi Tourism Association Member of the Year at the 2013 Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Tunica.
He is the current chairman of the MTA Legislative Committee, as well as a past president of the organization. The Member of the Year Award is presented each year to an outstanding member who has gone above and beyond for the Mississippi Tourism Association and Mississippi’s tourism industry.
The Tupelo CVB also received a Research-In-Action award during the conference.
The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today that Kylie Boring will join its team as Director of Marketing. Boring will officially begin work with the bureau Sept. 16.
“We are excited to add Kylie’s extensive marketing background to our talented staff, and look forward to utilizing the unique skill set that she brings to the Director of Marketing position,” said Neal McCoy, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director.
Boring comes to the TCVB from Journal Inc., where she served as National Accounts Sales Representative, managing key national and local accounts in Tupelo and Lee County. She previously worked at Philips Day-Brite as Associate Product Manager, and as Marketing Manager for XtraLight Manufacturing, a Houston, TX-based company. A native of Jackson, Boring graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and has lived in Tupelo since 1999 with her husband, Chris, and son, Van Michael.
“I am very excited to join the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau team to help promote and build greater brand awareness for the City of Tupelo,” said Boring. “My goal is to ensure that Tupelo is viewed as a destination for all travelers, and I am eager to contribute to the CVB’s mission to entice visitors to come to Tupelo and explore all that our great city has to offer.”