Presentation on theme: "Safe Haven Rebranding The change from the “Safe Haven Museum and Education Center” to the “Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum” Kerri MacAlpine, Rina Matsuura,"— Presentation transcript:
Safe Haven Rebranding The change from the “Safe Haven Museum and Education Center” to the “Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum” Kerri MacAlpine, Rina Matsuura, Nicholas Palermo, Brett Vanatta “Our main goal is to keep alive the memory of the 982 Refugees that lived here at the shelter...we are in the business of preservation.” - Judy Coe Rapaport, President
SWOT: Strengths Only museum of its type in the nation Museum is relevant to many ages Strong community ties Personal and interactivity with tour guides and museum story
SWOT: Weaknesses Ambiguous name Potential for more use of technology Brand awareness and exposure of the museum
SWOT:Opportunities Location near major cities SUNY Oswego campus population and friends and families Hotel partnerships in the area New York State educational districts and Universities/Colleges
SWOT: Threats Technology Confusions associated with the name change Local culture and economy Chain of command in making changes
Target Markets School aged children College students Departments within SUNY People interested in history
The New Brand “Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum” o Why name was chosen o Approach o Gains
Implementation Plan 1 Month (Starting January 2014) o Website updates 3 Months o Email updates, Traditional mail updates, community building, work on social networking presence 6 Months (Up until the Reunion) o Intense implementation of advertising and promotional plans – all local media Local store fronts, WRVO, I Heart Oswego, Visit Oswego County, college community media, Syracuse and Rochester publications and media outlets. o Intense social media advertising
Long Term Implementation Website domain name change Change emails to reflect new domain name Work on brand image and awareness by continuing social media and email updates Continue working on networking with school districts and campus community Any and all other changes that the museum sees fit
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