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Tourism and Marketing Snapshots from Eight Marketing
October 2008
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We welcome you to the October issue of News At Eight, produced by Eight Marketing Co., LLC. Thank you for joining us.

Welcome Delaware Children's Museum
Delaware Children's Museum

Eight Marketing is proud to announce that it will serve as communications consultants for the Delaware Children's Museum. Eight Marketing will be creating a strategic marketing plan for Delaware Children's Museum in addition to developing partnerships and directing public relations for the Museum.

The Delaware Children's Museum will be a 37,000 square foot interactive museum located on the Christina Waterfront in Wilmington with a singular commitment to building imaginative minds.

Delaware may be the first state but it is one of the last states to have its own children's museum. This surprising fact has generated groundswell support for the planned museum from parents and kids throughout New Castle County and beyond.

More than 30 million children and their families attend a children museum each year, according to a 2006 survey of members of the Association of Children's Museums (ACM). There are currently 341 children's museums across the country and around the world, with an additional 80 museums in planning.

ACM will be holding their national conference in Philadelphia from April 28-30, 2009, with the Please Touch Museum serving as the host institution. The conference is immediately followed on April 30 - May 4th by the American Association of Museums conference in Philadelphia, the largest gathering of museum professionals in the country.

The Museum is set to open in the summer of 2009. For more information on Delaware Children's Museum visit

Congratulations Lauren Tosti

Lauren Tosti of the Independence Visitor Center has recently been appointed Director of Marketing & Communications.

Ms. Tosti, who previously served as Marketing Manager, will be responsible for planning, budgeting, implementing, and measuring all marketing initiatives and special programming related to the Visitor Center with the ultimate goal of driving visitation.

For more information on Independence Visitor Center visit

About Eight Marketing
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Eight Marketing is a tourism and attractions marketing firm that specializes in increasing revenue for its clients through partnerships, promotions and strategic planning.

To learn more, call us at (610) 667-2400.

Thank you for reading News at Eight. Look for the next edition on the 8th of November.
We appreciate your partnership and welcome the opportunity to serve you.


Fran Feldman Walish, President & Founder
Eight Marketing

Tech Tip: Twitter

Chances are if you have read newspapers and watched the news recently you have probably heard of a new service called Twitter. But what exactly is Twitter?

Twitter is a social networking site similar to MySpace and Facebook, allowing friends, family, co-workers, etc. to stay connected by answering the question "What are you doing?". However, the service has quickly grown to become a window on public opinion particularly during campaign season and the race for the White House.

Twitter updates have a 140 character limit and can be sent and recieved via your logged-in home page, telephone or Settings can be adjusted so that only friends can view updates or the entire public.

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