Campland Half Three: Rising Your Digital Model


Campgrounds are the epicenter connecting RVers and outside fans with the outside in a enjoyable and straightforward manner. We check out how one campground, Campland On the Bay, has supported their enterprise by making a user-friendly on-line expertise for his or her company.

It’s no secret {that a} robust on-line presence can develop your campground’s attain. Nevertheless, understanding the place to begin (or at the least the place to focus) might be difficult – even for essentially the most skilled campground house owners. 

Whether or not you’re making an attempt to think about social media methods, SEO (Search engine marketing), and even simply keep ADA compliant, there are a ton of variables with regards to crafting your park’s digital model. 

Thankfully, Campland on the Bay has discovered plenty of success in cultivating a web-based expertise. Listed below are a couple of fast takeaways to contemplate to your campground’s digital model.

For those who haven’t already, you’ll want to take a look at half one and half two of this three-part collection.

On-line presence

Based on Campland’s COO Jacob Gelfand, on-line tendencies are a snapshot of the place your online business goes. “He shared that Campland tracks altering demographics and tendencies on-line to get a greater understanding of how they will present a greater expertise on the campground.” 

So, what’s the information displaying them? For one factor, company are getting youthful and youthful, with Millennials and Gen-Z accounting for round 53% of the present tenting inhabitants – with the technological prowess as well. Jacob and Campland’s Director of Advertising and marketing Jan Yerzik, even defined to us how youthful audiences take into account your webpage part of the visitor expertise and count on a user-friendly web site with up-to-date pictures. 

Actually, web sites with higher-quality pictures earn 94% extra views than these with out. For some campgrounds, bettering their pictures has meant doubling their reservations. Additional analysis even means that three out of 4 on-line guests will decide your credibility based mostly on how skilled your web site seems.

“It’s actually a core a part of our advertising philosophy that the connection extends effectively after you’ve take a look at…we wish to have an on-going relationship with our campers in order that they really feel like they’re a part of the Campland expertise even after they get dwelling.” – Jacob Gelfand

Social media

“I take a look at social media as free promoting as a result of it’s individuals displaying how they’re having enjoyable.” – Jan Yerzik

Jan and her workforce have achieved an excellent job incorporating social media into Campland’s on-line model. Whether or not it’s strategically positioned picture ops across the park and even only a contest on Instagram, she’s all the time looking for methods for company to have interaction with Campland in-between visits.

For Jan and her workforce, it’s a matter of retaining the dialog going. They’ve made it their mission to make campers really feel valued by participating with company’ posts, responding to their tales and feedback, in addition to curating related content material on their Fb and Instagram.

And whereas social advertisements and Search engine marketing-driven content material can go a good distance, Jan made some extent to share with us that you simply “have to determine what works finest to your park and your company” and that plenty of it’s actually simply trial and error.

For an inventory of sensible ideas, you’ll want to take a look at our article on using social media to your park.

So, whether or not you’re seeking to develop your model or discover extra intentional methods to have interaction with company, investing in your on-line presence is a good way to create a novel expertise that units your campground aside.


For campground house owners: How have you ever discovered success connecting with company on-line?


For campers: What do you search for whenever you take a look at a campground’s web site or socials?


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