While the ink must dry – early April annually – on the 20,000 print Culinary Adventure Maps distributed broadly throughout the Puget Sound Region, the print-at-home Digi Downloadable version of the map is updated with delicious new member placements monthly. This print friendly map is downloaded hundreds of times each month as hungry “taste tourists” are planning their Culinary Adventure around the Olympic Peninsula.
Growing quickly in equal popularity is the Mobile Map App version of the Culinary Adventure Map. Always upto date this iPhone and Android compatible app features the most up-to-date Culinary Adventure Map listings along with delicious itinerary suggestions thanks to a current copy of OCL’s monthly favorite “Fresh Sheet” newsletter.
Besides the outstanding consumer engagement opportunities each of these Culinary Map platforms offers Olympic Culinary Loop member businesses the opportunity to be in the forefront of expanding press about the LOOP!
A few marvelous media examples:
A) Following the successful OCL Wine Reception & “Cooking Up Business Knowledge Luncheon” this past spring at Little Creek Resort & Casino, keynoter and accomplished travel writer Sue Frause, @suefrause, toured the eastern edge of the LOOP via an early release copy of the new Culinary Adventure Map. Then she wrote about it! Nearly a dozen OCL member locations from Port Townsend to Kamilche were featured in her wildly popular – and viral – article, posts & Tweets.
Of all the delicious stories and sights Sue featured: Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Quilcene Village Store, Geoduck Restaurant & Lounge, Hama Hama Seafood, Finnriver, Fireside Restaurant at The Resort at Port Ludlow. (And we know she started at the Ravenscroft Inn. Join OCL and I’ll see if we can get her to update her still popular article!) Thanks to her good news scores of map requests and full article views have helped OCL members kick-off the peak season of Peninsula culinary tourism! Yum! Read all about it.
B) Wine Press NW Magazine features a cover article “72 Hours in the Olympic Peninsula” where writer Andy Perdue and photographer Eric Neurath followed the LOOP featuring: Walter Dacon Wines, Hoodsport Winery, Mosquito Fleet Winery, Westport Winery, Marrowstone Vineyards, Wind Rose Cellars, Olympic Cellars, Camaraderie Cellars, Harbinger Winery, Cideries: Alpenfire and Eaglemount and Finnriver . Where to eat: Bella Italia, Alderbrook Resort, Alder Wood Bistro, Silverwater Café. Where to stay: Bishop Victorian Hotel, Manresa Castle, Lake Crescent Lodge, Fort Worden
C) The uber trendy South Sound Magazine (demographics: 30,000 subscribers, age 25+, with House Hold Income of $150,000+) a five-page (yes 5! equivalent ad value at $2960/page) full-color photo spread of the Culinary Adventure Map!
All in all if you’ve NOT invested $75 or $40 + membership to be on the Culinary Adventure Map you’re missing out on major media marketing results.
SPECIAL: If you’re not yet an OCL member but want to jump aboard Culinary Adventure Map’s Digi + Mobile placement AND test-drive a special three month Associate Membership packaged deal. Sign-up today!