It’s not every day a Pulitzer-Prize winning, national newspaper like the Wall Street Journal turns to an established local agent for insight on the real estate scene. Being selected is often an article in itself. Jackson Hole Realtor Latham Jenkins was so honored as part of a feature article on how the affluent on both coasts are turning to resort destinations that offer unscripted adventure as retirement locations.
As Latham put it:
“Most are looking for the experiential opportunities of living among the wildlife, skiing powder before the 11:00am conference call or biking the 65 miles of paved pathways in the region.”
The article focuses on three popular areas: Riviera Nayarit, Mexico; the Cascade Mountains; and Jackson Hole. It also pointed out part of the local appeal is we have no income tax and limited private land to purchase. [Read the full article.]
For Latham, the opportunity to be part of the article was two-fold. First, he represents one of the lucky few who have lived here for more than 25 years. Secondly, as a local real estate agent, being a source for a Wall Street Journal article puts him on the map.,
“I’ve been getting calls from newspaper and travel magazine writers, as well for blogs and podcasts. Being quoted in a national newspaper temporarily gives you status as an expert and social influencer,” he said. “However if you don’t consistently offer relevant, engaging quotes, that go-to status quickly vanishes.”
Latham knows all about offering interesting insights. Besides being a local real estate broker, he also publishes the leading Visitors Guide for Jackson Hole, the Jackson Hole Traveler and Homestead Magazine, the valley’s preferred home design brand. He feels they collectively give him unique insider knowledge on all things Jackson Hole. It’s how he came to the attention of the Wall Street Journal in the first place.
Live Water Jackson Hole – Latham Jenkins, Realtor
There are many reasons to consider owning a home in Jackson Hole, from the stunning location, to the laid-back way of life, and perks of an income tax-free state. Real Estate Agent Latham Jenkins offers hyper-local expertise in all three areas: real estate services, lifestyle insights and valued relationships with top financial planners. In connecting people with experiences, he understands it goes beyond where you live – it’s how you live. Partner with Latham and find more than a home. Find a way of life. Learn more at LiveWaterJacksonHole.com
Locale curates an annual gift guide with Jackson Hole items. This year’s focus is on the “Local Maker’s.” They all draw inspiration from being in our great valley, where daily we are in awe of its natural beauty; this beauty is reflected in the patterns, designs and ingenuity of the items they create.
See the Gift Guide:
Circ was proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Dancing with the Jackson Hole Stars, a fund raiser for the Children’s Learning Center. It’s was another banner year and we are proud to have done our part to contribute to this vital community childcare center.
Along the way we helped one of the dancing couples with producing this little video promo. It’s hard beat the value of a short-form video asset to help fundraise and sell the humor in having to dance in public.
Dancing Marvins from Latham Jenkins on Vimeo.
The fundraiser was a great success with over $256,000 dollars raised in a single event. Way to go Jackson Hole for digging deep and supporting these dancing couples, great event and community institution.
It was day break near Eden, Wyoming and the Falcon was sitting on his kill. Steve Chindgren walks over to the rest of us protecting his bird from a rouge Bald Eagle looking for an easy breakfast. I only had my new iPhone 7 Plus and took a few images at ground level which rendered the following one.
I felt it really captured moment. The trainer with his subject who just had a successful hunt for a sage grouse as dawn is breaking. The new iPhone 7 Plus as with its successors have always amazed me. That device in your pocket is a great storyteller!
Travel + Leisure listed Jackson Hole as one of five destinations for the ultimate summer vacation. We were of course honored as a locale for being on the list. Furthermore we appreciate they referenced our article on Things to Do in Jackson Hole This Summer from our Jackson Hole Traveler brand.
Circ has been leveraging the value of web video in making short-form videos for our partners. The approach is “light-weight” shooting on the fly with a focus on telling an authentic story that is not over produced. We see on our web sites that our users are trying to validate the brand experiences being sold to them by our partners. They seek it through reading the available press on the business and what the broader travel community is saying on TripAdvisor.
Our videos are meant to target this behavior, giving the view an overview of what they should expect and hopefully move them to connect with the partner to engage in the experience.
Once the videos are launched they are a great content asset to syndicate through our various marketing channels and that of the partners. You can see below how in Facebook alone we achieved thousands (6K+) of views and great engagement over just a few days. The comments enable us to validate these viewers are brand evangelist and prospects, we are not just entertaining the masses.
Circ spent a week in June with our partner, Triangle X. As the only operating dude ranch in a national park, you can see what a dramatic backdrop they have with our beloved Teton range.
In the absence of brand brief or any documentation other than 90 years of success, we spent the week quizzing and talking with the guests help to clarify the brand’s value proposition which guided our account work and shot list. That enabled us to shoot the image above which sells both that it is a real western riding ranch and that it has a location to die for. Come on, who would not want to be in scene above?
Circ has developed additional brand marketing collateral for the partner through the years with their web site and print brochure. We even landed them on Travel & Leisure’s Instagram feed which lead to immediate bookings and web site traffic that almost took down their server.
“The team at Jackson Hole Traveler goes the extra yard as a partner in helping to extend the value of our advertising dollars. It’s hard to put a price on success like this with Travel + Leisure.”
– Lucas Turner, Triangle X Ranch
Circ’s Jackson Hole Traveler brand launched free wifi for our town square visitors in late May. Targeting the millions that stroll the wooden boardwalks to shop and eat, we reward them with local business specials, helping our partners channel visitors into their businesses.
To-date the program has been very successful with hundred’s of daily users taking advantage of the free wifi and redeeming the offerings.
Circ’s brand Homestead Magazine just finished its 2015 Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes event. The Showcase of Homes is a two-day, self-guided fundraising tour with a superb catch: face-to-face conversations with these accomplished professionals. More than the ordinary walk-through, the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes puts attendee and professional on a first-name basis. Each artisan in architecture, construction, interior design, landscaping and electronic systems will be on hand to reveal the art—and perhaps the magic—behind their achievement in some of Jackson Hole’s most exciting new homes.
See the 2105 Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes wrap article and we hope you join us in 2016.