Blount Partnership

Before we say anything else, we’re going to say this – Blount County is BEAUTIFUL! Not a lot of people realize how much is going on in Blount County, and that’s why they reached out to us to produce a video that would help bolster their tourism industry and share with the world everything they’ve got to offer. With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in their backyard, it’s an instant bonus to whatever event or attraction tourists are visiting at the time.

We were commissioned for an entire year (2016) to attend every major event (that was hosted by the Chamber). At the end of each event, we created a brief recap video that could be used for future marketing endeavors as promotional content.

The Blount Partnership’s Got Some Big Plans

At the end of 2016, we created a video to showcase one of the Blount Partnership’s biggest endeavors – the Maryville-to-Townsend Greenway Expansion. This is an incredibly exciting project for us to have taken a small part in, as it’s going to bring our beloved Great Smoky Mountains National Park even closer to Maryville and Knoxville.

Blount County Tourism Awareness Day from BigSlate Media on Vimeo.

In shooting and producing these videos, we worked closely with the Blount County Partnership’s Tourism Director, Kim Mitchell, who was kind enough to share this review:

“I can’t say enough good things about Big Slate Media. I was blown away by their professionalism, work ethic and product. I highly recommend Big Slate for all your marketing needs.” -Kim Mitchell, Director of Tourism, Blount Partnership

You’re Going to Need a Longer Stay in Maryville!

Just a few days ago, we published a blog post on drone event coverage, in which we covered such events as Tour de BlountHops in the Hills, Grains and Grits, Summer on Broadway, and The Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon. The videos in that blog post were (and will be) used to promote the many fantastic events hosted in Blount County.

We love Tennessee and we love the Smoky Mountains. It’s awesome that the Blount Partnership has given us such a great opportunity to work alongside them. We’ve enjoyed producing high-quality content that will capture the beauty of the city of Maryville and showcase the many engaging events they host.

Blount County’s got a lot to write home about. With so many events bringing in people from all around, this city is totally booming. According to the Blount Partnership’s Chamber of Commerce website,

“The influence of tourism is evident nationwide as a $2.1 trillion industry creating 15.1 million jobs. This impact is felt in Blount County, as it equates to more than $355.93 million in economic impact.”

The relationship that we have cultivated with the Blount County Partnership has been quite the rewarding adventure. The people are fantastic, the scenery is astounding and there are so many cool things to do that are fun for all ages. We’re looking forward to continued success and growth as Blount County becomes an even more popular tourist destination in Tennessee.