Marketing and Internet Media Company tasked with developing new Carlsbad brand and “heads in beds” strategy

CARLSBAD, CA – Mindgruve, a San Diego-based advertising+interactive marketing firm, announced today they have signed a contract with the Carlsbad BID [Business Improvement District: responsible for improving Carlsbad’s tourism market share in Southern California]. As part of the agreement, Mindgruve will be developing a brand platform, logo, and print collateral campaign. However, the primary focus of the marketing investment dollars will be allocated to the internet strategy, microsites, paid search, search optimization, affiliate marketing, social media, and email marketing portion of the agreement.

This partnership was created to jump start Carlsbad tourism in light of the recent downturn in the economy and tourism market. “Carlsbad is home to some of the word’s finest hotels, resorts, golf courses, beaches, and attractions,” says Reint Reinders, President of Reint Reinders & Associates, the consulting firm for the Carlsbad BID. “We will be actively pursuing families who are seeking hotel and attraction deals and packages within several regional feeder markets including Southern California and Arizona.”

Mindgruve plans to develop a series of highly targeted micro websites to promote Carlsbad destination-centric family package deals. “This campaign will be centered around search marketing to families looking to drive relatively short distances for a vacation at a reduced price”, says Chad Robley, President of Mindgruve. “The combination of a world class family destination and value-based marketing approach provides a great opportunity for families to explore Carlsbad.”