Marketing RFP Issued By Snowmass Colorado Tourism
Snowmass Tourism seeks a well-qualified, full-service advertising agency to provide comprehensive brand strategy/logo design, campaign development, and integrated advertising and destination marketing services, to build brand awareness and drive destination visitation to Snowmass Village, Colorado.
Snowmass Tourism (ST), a department of the Town of Snowmass Village (TOSV), is a non-profit government agency dedicated to the promotion of Snowmass Village, Colorado as a multi-season tourist destination. The selected agency will demonstrate a deep understanding and strategic perspective on how to motivate travelers to choose Snowmass over key competitors.
The mission of Snowmass Tourism (ST) is to support the economy of the Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado (TOSV) through activities, events and programs that attract visitors and the associated spending. Snowmass Village has a strong and unique value proposition for its visitors. With strong funding, Snowmass Tourism is well positioned to increase the competitiveness of its marketing, group sales, guest service and event initiatives. The current aspiration statement captures the overarching vision for the Town of Snowmass Village: “Snowmass Village aspires to be the leading multi-season, family-oriented, inclusive mountain resort community. We will do this by creating, marketing and delivering distinctive choices for fun, excitement, challenge, learning and togetherness. All this is done amidst our unique, natural splendor … as part of a memorable Aspen Snowmass experience. Further, we wish to be seen as welcoming, dynamic, convenient and successful. We will always be responsible stewards of our environment, economy and society. When successful, Snowmass Village will have achieved the quality of life and economic vitality that will assure our future as a sustainable resort community.”
Scope of Work
When agency is selected, the scope of work will include the following:
1. Brand Strategy and Rebranding: spearhead strategic analysis of the Snowmass brand and its
opportunities, and provide Snowmass Tourism with a new logo, brand platform and voice.
Launch around March 1, 2022.
In the strategic planning process, consider industry research, competitive analysis, social listening,
stakeholder input, etc. Final deliverables will include a style guide that can be shared with
Snowmass stakeholders, and a brand brochure concept/design.
Budget for Brand Strategy and Rebranding to be determined. Estimate must be included in
2. Advertising Campaign and Media Planning: develop an overarching ad campaign that can be
applied to both summer and winter messages. Create a strategic media plan to include both
traditional and new media elements, including traditional advertising, digital marketing,
and paid search. Launch summer campaign around April 1, 2022 and winter campaign
around August 15, 2022.
In campaign development, consider creative concepts that can apply to both winter and summer
messages/products, and can run/evolve over a 2-3 year period. Messages must be developed that
apply to the groups market.
Fees must include all production required to implement campaign concepts (photography, video
production, etc). Snowmass Tourism currently has a comprehensive library of destination photos
and b-roll that may be used. Please email Hannah Green at email@example.com gain
access to the photo and video libraries.
Media Planning includes production, trafficking and distribution. Markets include prioritized
domestic fly and drive markets in current marketing strategy above, unless otherwise determined
and approved with ST.
Ad channels may include, but are not limited to print, television, out of home, digital display, online
video, digital native content, mobile, paid search, paid social, programmatic, strategic marketing
partnerships, and experiential marketing. Consider endemic relationships, added-value and
advertorial opportunities. A portion of the media spend must be dedicated to the groups market
and have creative that specifically speaks to that audience.
Please address paid search specifically. If agency does not have proficiency in paid search, we can
consider removing that from the scope and budget.
Website development, public relations, local marketing, collateral production, and day-to-day social
media management are NOT within the scope of this contract.
3. Agency Services: act as an ongoing partner to Snowmass Tourism, providing ongoing
account support, campaign stewardship, competitive intelligence, campaign evolution and
Consider analytics and ROI, attribution reporting, ongoing analysis and optimization, testing,
industry insights and trends, and tools/resources that would contribute to informed decision
Contract budget, inclusive of items #2 and #3 above, totals $1.3M annually, and must include all
agency fees, all creative/production costs, all media including paid search, all ongoing agency
services, all research, planning and strategic work. Media spend is traditionally allocated
approximately 40-45% to summer, 55-60% to winter, with media and creative that support the
Due Date: Friday, August 6, 2021, 5:00pm MST
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or deliver to
Virginia McNellis, Marketing Director
130 Kearns Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Strong relevant pr agencies to consider are Zeno Group and Magrino PR.