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#EdmondsDayTrip: Sunsets and artisanal coffee


September 20, 2018

The City of Edmonds is launching a new, 30-second tourism video that will debut this week on visitedmonds.com and on the City’s YouTube channel.

“It’s part of creating a contest to invite the community to join in creating fun videos to share Edmonds’ best,” Economic Development Director Patrick Doherty said.

While tourism-promotion has been a staple of the City’s economic development program for many years, for the first time video is becoming a key component of Edmonds’ tourism-promotion efforts, Doherty said.

The video, “Edmonds Day Trip,” is a montage of clips that present some of the best of Edmonds for a visiting day-tripper.

Starting with artisanal coffee and breakfast, the video also showcases shopping, playing at the parks, beachcombing, whale- watching, music and art activities, as well as fine dining, craft beverages and sunsets.

“We’re thrilled to be using the medium of video to broaden and expand our tourism-promotion efforts,” stated, “and this new “Edmonds Day Trip” video is a great way to kick off our break into video.”

The videos and contest are a creation of Hiatt Studios, the city’s tourism promotion contractor.

The City’s new series of community video contests over the next few months starts with the theme #EdmondsDayTrip. Contestants are encouraged to create their own, no more than 30-second videos showcasing their own best #EdmondsDayTrip and share them via the website www.Edmonds.Today.

Participants will need to upload to their own YouTube channel or other online location and share the link via the website submission form. Video entries are due by Oct. 15.

“Engaging the community in this way achieves two great objectives for us,” Doherty said.

“It involves the community in a fun and creative activity that everyone can view and enjoy, and it helps promote day trips to Edmonds to an even broader audience through the contestants’ various social media outlets and their thousands of followers.”

Entries will be shared on the City’s YouTube channel and VisitEdmonds Facebook page. The winner will receive membership to the Cascadia Art Museum, tickets to the Edmonds Center for the Arts’ new Sunday Film Series, as well as gift certificates to Mel & Mia’s Bakery and 190 Sunset, a more than $200 value.

To participate or learn about Edmonds Day Trip ideas, go to www.edmonds.today. For more information, contact Doherty at patrick.doherty@edmondswa.gov or Ellen Hiatt at ellen@hiattstudios.com.


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