World-class marketing, PR and corporate communications

The Gloucester-based Destination Marketing Group’s UK clients include national, regional and local tourist boards, government agencies, local authorities, urban and rural regeneration agencies, Business Improvement Districts, and a wide range of related businesses, SMEs and professional service companies.

We enable these organisations and businesses to reach new markets, acquire more customers and exploit new commercial opportunities. Download our company profile to find out more (PDF, 2MB).

So, if you are looking for a cost-effective marketing, PR or corporate communications resource, please email our MD, Philip Cooke – philip@thedmg.co.uk – or call 01452 500 663.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Transformation Leaders article published in Government and Public Sector Journal

Government and Public Sector Journal (PDF, 1MB)

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About the DMG (UK)

Philip Cooke, Managing Director of the Destination Marketing Group

DMG UK was founded in early 2000 by Philip Cooke, previously Gloucester City Council’s Director of Tourism, Marketing and City Centre Management. Before that, Philip worked for Sport England as Deputy Director of Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre.

We provide our UK clients with a wide range of strategic and operational marketing expertise, including campaign planning, project management, PR and corporate communications and Philip is supported by a local, national and international network of associate companies and consultants who enable the DMG to offer a wide range of additional services, notably digital and social marketing, graphic design and copywriting for websites and promotional literature.

Flagship clients have included the Dartmouth, Gloucester and Rugby BIDs, Enterprise Europe Network, the Forest of Dean Greenway Project, the Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company, Gloucester Rugby, the Heart of England Tourism, Herefordshire Museums Service, Homes and Communities Agency and VisitBritain.

What our clients say…

“Philip’s experience in domestic tourism is unparalleled and he has helped the HETB implement several major EU and ERDF-funded campaigns across the UK, the USA and Europe.”

Heart of England Tourist Board

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Our UK services

Working across the UK’s tourism, leisure, inward investment, hospitality and urban/rural regeneration sectors, we design and deliver a wide range of marketing and business development strategies, cost-effective PR and digital marketing campaigns, and outsourced corporate communication support, as outlined below:

“Philip’s community engagement and PR strategy was invaluable.”

English Partnerships, south west England

Marketing

  • Marketing, PR and corporate communications strategy
  • Campaign planning and project management
  • Feasibility studies, bid writing and implementation of ERDF and Lottery projects

Public relations

  • Production and distribution of content-rich, high-SEO press releases
  • Travel industry PR, journalism and feature writing
  • Digital marketing, including B2B newsletters and email campaigns

Corporate communications

  • Graphic design and copywriting for websites and promotional literature
  • Trade show support, event management and industry networking
  • Tour operator training, sales calls and familiarisation visits

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Cathedral City Conferencing article published in Conference & Meetings World magazine

Conference & Meetings World Magazine (PDF 1MB)

What our clients say…

“The DMG was appointed to assist the museum in a review of marketing and to develop a rebranding brief. We undertook a very rewarding one-day workshop designed by and facilitated by the DMG, which enabled staff to reach positive conclusions regarding museum identity and market position.”

British Museum of Road Transport

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Our UK clients

Some examples of the impressive range of UK clients we’ve worked with since the DMG was created in 2000.

For details of our global clients, visit our DMG International page.

“Word perfect copywriting and really excellent tone of voice. We have absolute faith in your work.”

TopInterim, Bristol

Tourism and heritage clients

  • Birmingham Capital of Culture Bid
  • Britain and London Visitor Centre
  • British Tourist Authority / VisitBritain
  • Cheltenham Film Studios
  • Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Worcester Tourism
  • Coventry Visitor and Convention Bureau
  • Eden Project, Cornwall
  • EEF Conference Venues
  • English Heritage Cities
  • Forest of Dean Greenway
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Gloucester Rugby
  • Heart of England Tourism
  • Hereford and Coventry Museums Services
  • Kingsholm Stadium Conference Centre
  • London Boroughs of Brent and Southwark
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Rugby Football Union / Twickenham Stadium
  • South West Tourism
  • Three Choirs Vineyard Conference Centre

Urban and rural regeneration clients

  • Advance West Midlands
  • ASTAM architects and Limbrick architects
  • Cheltenham Film Studios
  • Countryside Agency / Ruralscapes
  • Coventry VCB
  • Dartmouth BID
  • English Partnerships/Homes & Communities Agency
  • Enterprise Europe Network
  • Evesham Market Towns Partnership
  • Gloucester BID
  • Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company
  • Gloucestershire Development Agency
  • Gloucestershire First LEP
  • Gloucestershire Rural Community Council
  • RegenCo Urban Regeneration Company
  • Rugby BID
  • Somerset West and Taunton Council
  • South West England RDA
  • VisitWestBrom.com
  • Weaver Valley Enterprise, Cheshire

What our clients say…

“Philip Cooke is a master business coach and his advice on critically important marketing strategy has been, and is still, beyond price. He is a very highly recommended communicator.”

Transformation Leaders, Bristol and London

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Our UK project highlights

These are just some of the clients that we have helped find new business since the DMG was launched in 2000.

What our clients say…

“Philip’s marketing skills have shaped Gloucestershire First’s marketing strategy and provided us with an excellent source of expertise for promoting inward investment and economic development across Gloucestershire.”

Gloucestershire Development Agency

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Contact us

(Our office, at 3 College Green, is the tall building in the middle of the above row of Regency properties facing the cathedral.)

The Destination Marketing Group
3 College Green
Cathedral Precincts
Gloucester GL1 2LR
Gloucestershire, UK

Office: +44 (0)1452 500 663

Mobile: +44 (0)7855 767 159

Email: philip@thedmg.co.uk

Skype: philipcooke1

“We appointed the DMG to boost our marketing and increase attendances. The results were excellent – improved gates and more constant revenue streams.

“Philip also undertook market research which resulted in a season ticket marketing strategy that produced 40% sales growth. The DMG has been a real asset to Gloucester Rugby.”

Gloucester Rugby
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