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Apr 16

2017

Denton VR Shines at Texas Travel Fair

A few weeks ago, Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) staff members were part of a multi-member team exhibiting at SXSW Interactive (SXSWi). There, we employed cutting-edge technology to virtually whisk that global audience to Denton where they experienced the essence of our city. The destination marketing industry as a whole is only just awakening […]

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Mar 19

2017

SXSWi Visits Denton Via Virtual Reality

“My company is based in Austin,” the lady explained. “I’m looking to open a second office in the DFW area.” She explained that her employees thrive most in a creative environment where working, living and playing can happen in the same, walkable area. “Is Denton like that?” she asked “Visit and see for yourself right […]

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Apr 28

2016

A Gladiator in the Tourism Industry: Kim Phillips is honored with the Gene Phillips Hospitality Award

Those of us who know Kim Phillips, Vice President of the Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau, realize that she is no shy individual.  She’s quick to introduce herself, make connections and network.  That’s not just fancy, mixer-type jargon that she uses lightly either.  If she has introduced herself and spent time getting acquainted with you, […]

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Apr 03

2016

Trees Relying on Denton’s Cooperative Spirit

Original, independent Denton.  I can think of no more perfect brand for Denton.  Not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate its genuineness, but lately, I’ve been awed watching our brand’s true meaning in action.  As a collective whole, we value the “real deal” and work together, sometime through difficult challenges, to compromise in […]

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Mar 20

2016

Denton Inside SXSWi

Today is the final in this three-part series about Denton at the massive SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) Festival.  This is the week I endeavor to paint you a word picture from inside the Interactive Expo where our team worked hard all week telling thousands of SXSW delegates why Denton is a great place for original, independent […]

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Mar 06

2016

Denton Heads Back to SXSW

This week, the world will converge in Austin, Texas.  Denton will be there, front and center.  The event is the enormous SXSW Interactive Expo.  The audience is comprised of entrepreneurs, tech experts, business gurus, talent scouts, investors, futurists, journalists, researchers, and creative geniuses from every maker-genre imaginable.  When I say the world will converge, I […]

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Mar 29

2015

Creativity is intelligence having fun

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  Albert Einstein said this. I first encountered this particular Einstein quote a few weeks ago when our team was making final preparations for Denton’s debut at the enormous SXSWi (SXSW Interactive expo) in Austin.  It was Eric Pulido that said it, and the moment he did, it rang true in […]

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Mar 22

2015

Denton Invites SXSW to Come Create

We are standing at the crossroad of the world.  There is Sweden over there.  Singapore and Germany are just a little further down.  There is NASA.  Austin, Tyler and Texas are behind us.  Oh, and I see China off to the right.  Every language and dialect blend into an exciting, chaotic song as some 60,000 […]

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