On March 19th, Meetings & Conventions Prince Edward Island excitedly unveiled an innovative Web series entitled Meet Me Here. It gives an inside look at the latest trends, locations and ideas behind Canada’s leaders in the meeting industry.
Meet Nicholas Whalen, producer and host of Meet Me Here. Nicholas, former Business Development Manager with Meeting & Conventions PEI, putting his first-hand knowledge of the subject matter to very good use.
This bi weekly, on-line talk show will run for 4 months. Four of the episodes were filmed in Ottawa during the Tête-à-Tête tradeshow, four others at our Toronto reception. The show was the brainchild of Mary-Helen McLeese, our Marketing and Social Media Manager. “This is a subtle way to let planners know we are forward thinking, aware of the latest trends, and here when they need us” says Mary-Helen, “Planners were not interested in participating in a show that was just another sell of the destination, they wanted to be recognized as experts in their field (as did we!). So we are creating this content not as a direct sell but to position ourselves as thought leaders in the industry and create strong bonds between our organization and influential planners.”
Rose Dennis, Member Engagement and Marketing Coordinator, was employed as production assistant and sound recordist. “The episodes have garnered a lot of interest on line” says Rose, “The most recent episode has had over 2,000 views, a majority off-island audience, and comments and shares from planners and influencers. We are really pleased considering this is a very new venture”
Rounding out the small 4 person crew is M&CPEI Member Patrick Faller, previously a CBC field reporter and host on CBC’s Compass, who produced and wrote the show.
Looking ahead the series will continue bi-weekly on Thursdays at 7 p.m. AST.
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