Tourism Academy

Josh Collins

Digital Communications Manager - Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau

There’s a way things work, a certain ordained rhythm if you will. And if we’re curious and courageous enough to ask the hard questions, we’ll discover the melody creating and attracting life in the community around us. That’s where Josh Collins, co-founder of Kinekt and Digital Communication Manager for Visit Franklin, comes alive.

Having worked with some of the most powerful and influential brands like Stevie Wonder, The Roots, John Legend, Jay-Z and many others, Josh has settled down to serve the community (Franklin, TN) he loves attract, connect and engage it’s audience on a whole new scale.

In just the last 4 years alone, he’s grown and developed the Visit Franklin brand well over 2500% as well as lead digital campaigns resulting in the saving of Nashville’s Historic Studio A on top of landing Franklin in the headlines of countless publications like the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, and countless others.

Josh serves on the Advisory Board for E-Tourism Summit; a Silicon-Valley based Travel & Tourism conference and is a frequent speaker on Social Media teaching brands how to connect with their audiences online. He also consults with small businesses and non-profits on how to create a culture that connects and engages its audience no matter where they encounter them.

Speaking Sessions
TA Day 2: Thurs June 14th 2018
  • 9:20 AM - 10:30 AM

    Local Love: Increasing Your Reach with Local Buzz
    Panel Discussion - Medallion Room Salon C/D

    Harnessing the power of your local community can create a groundswell of buzz and brand reach for your destination. This panel will explore real case studies from destinations that have leveraged local love to drive digital marketing success.