Certified Tourism Marketing Professional (TMP)
Steve will be responsible from the beginning to the end of the project (and probably beyond that), and will be your primary contact.
Steve entered the world of marketing and branding through stints at large and small branding agencies. Steve’s experience in the branding of communities began when he was President of a national destination branding consulting firm, there he helped craft and manage the process of community branding for numerous destinations, cities and communities. Always one to evolve as required, his “digital make-over” occurred in 2009 (more than just switching from a Blackberry to an iPhone).
Today, Steve applies his classic marketing, destination branding and digital strategy backgrounds to Chandlerthinks, a strategic place marketing and branding firm. His experience in similar projects for more than 100 destinations gives him the careful finesse needed to navigate and lead important local stakeholders. He leads the brand strategy development, as well as the brand creative direction. Some of his more recent place branding project work can be seen in what is taking shape in communities such as: Salisbury-Rowan County, North Carolina; Jefferson, Wisconsin; Macon, Georgia; Kentucky Lake, Kentucky; Seguin, Texas; Ennis, Texas; Lake City, South Carolina; Village of Northfield, Illinois; LaFourche Parish, Louisiana and many more.