All posts by Jordi Pera

Jordi Pera is an economist passionate about tourism, strategy, marketing, sustainability, business modelling and open innovation. He has international experience in marketing, intelligence research, strategy planning, business model innovation and lecturing, having developed most of his career in the tourism industry. Jordi is keen on tackling innovation and strategy challenges that require imagination, entail thoughtful analysis and are to be solved with creative solutions.

The marketing power of doing good

The power of doing good is also the power of creating a good reputation, and thus to create the virtuous circle of economic development. Simon Anholt’s TED Talk explains it well through his “Good Country Index” presentation.

Pinterest’s Promoted Pins Add Value for Tourism Marketing

Social media is the new marketing, but within social media, marketing strategies and tactics evolve faster than ever before. This article shows how to take advantage of one of Pinterest interesting features for marketing destinations

Brilliant experiential marketing for Art Museums

Art Museums are many times unique cultural assets, although they do not attract as many visits as they could if potential visitors understood well the historical background where they were created, and therefore could enjoy it like a story.

Tourism Marketing with Instagram

As marketing has been evolving from offline to online, and within online to social media, also within social media there are some emerging platforms taking the lead in social media marketing, and even more when it comes to tourism marketing: Instagram is nowadays one of the social media platforms that cannot be overlooked in any destination marketing plan.

A benchmark life-changing experience: The Santiago Way

When it comes to find examples of life-changing experiences and storytelling in tourism destinations, there’s no other benchmark like the Santiago Way. This ancient pilgrimage route has been inspiring experiences and stories for centuries!

Inspiration for Mixed Reality projects

As explained in the previous article, Mixed reality is one of the ultimate technologies that can help the tourism industry in developing cutting edge experiences to reproduce how life used to be during a visit to an old heritage site. This article explains further details that help us understand about the potential uses of this technology.

Envisioning Mixed Reality in tourism destinations

Mixed reality is the ultimate technology to help us envision how an old heritage site used to look like and experience how life used to be in its golden times. This is the best approach to what a “Time Machine” would let us experience in such kind of settings

Characteristics of a Successful Online Marketing Campaign

We have talked a lot about the creation of stories to deliver throughout the potential stakeholder system, but to do so we need to know the key success factors of online marketing campaigns. This article provides us with the essential clues to do so.

Envisioning Alternate Reality Games for marketing destinations

Alternate Reality games have been spreading worldwide since earlier than a decade ago. They are a very interesting phenomenon to use both as a marketing strategy, as a marketing product and as a strategy to attract and engage contributors to tackle social and environmental challenges in the destinations.

Competitive strategy development

Developing an effective strategy for complex and competitive environment requires not only vision and business know-how, but also the capacity to fully understand how your competitors are likely to react to your strategy. This article explains how to gain this understanding.