Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Media Services

B-roll Footage

Stock b-roll featuring Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama is available for editorial use by broadcast media. To see an overview of the b-roll contents, go to click here. This high definition b-roll is obtainable in either beta tape or a set of DVDs. Download the video use contract, and email the completed contract to Kay Maghan at KMaghan@GulfShores.com.

Fact Checking

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) is happy to assist journalists writing about Alabama’s Gulf Coast by offering fact checking services. Email the manuscript to KMaghan@GulfShores.com. Also, please specify your deadline.

Images

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) has approximately 30 high resolution images available for editorial purposes at image library. Photos are to be used solely for non-commercial purposes in promoting the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area as a visitor and convention destination. All advertising, commercial and individual use is prohibited. To request access to the online photo gallery, go to gallery form.

Local Media List

The CVB has a basic list of local media outlets. This list is not comprehensive and is available by contacting Kay Maghan at KMaghan@GulfShores.com or 251-974-4625.

Media Contacts Throughout Destination

The CVB can assist working media identify potential interview subjects by providing the appropriate media contacts at various local accommodations, attractions, restaurants, etc. To receive assistance, contact Kay Maghan at KMaghan@GulfShores.com or 251-974-4625.

Media Hosting Policy for Group Press Trips

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) contracts with Geiger & Associates Public Relations to plan and implement several group press trips per year. Typically, trip are offered each spring and fall. For more information or to inquire about participating, contact Andrea Bebout with Geiger & Associates at Andrea.Bebout@GeigerPR.com or 850-942-6685.

Media Hosting Policy for Individual Press Trips

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) coordinates a number of individual press trips throughout the year for staff travel writers and editors, freelance travel writers on assignment and members of travel-related TV and radio programs.

Depending on the nature of the assignment, the CVB can assist with accommodations, suggested itineraries and more. Please note that discounted or complimentary arrangements are provided at the discretion of the host businesses and are subject to availability and interest of each facility.

Our peak summer season is Memorial Day to Labor Day, and we generally cannot provide complimentary or discounted accommodations, meals, or attraction admission during this time. However, we can schedule interviews and photography sessions in addition to supplying background information.

Please understand that our primary concern is assisting members of the working media. Host locations will not be asked to accommodate spouses, children and visitors accompanying working journalists. CVB policy prohibits the hosting of journalists if the primary purpose of the trip is leisure or holiday travel for that individual with family and/or friends.

The CVB will consider paying for travel expenses and rental car if you have secured an assignment.

To help us help you, please complete the following steps:

  • Contact the CVB with as much lead time as possible. The earlier that you contact us, the more we may be able to assist you. To best assist you, we kindly request two business weeks notice.
  • Complete the visiting media assistance request.
  • Email a letter of assignment to KMaghan@GulfShores.com.
  • Send samples of previously published stories to KMaghan@GulfShores.com.

To remain on our preferred media list, please forward an original copy of your print or online published feature, CD or DVD, as well as air dates, as soon as possible after the feature runs.

Again, thank you for your interest in our 32 miles of sugar white sand. We look forward to welcoming you to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!

Special Note for Bloggers

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) partners with Global Marketing Solutions (GMS) to host professional bloggers on individual trips throughout the year. Bloggers must represent a quality website and/or blog devoted to travel, food, or outdoor recreation with a healthy readership demonstrated by either a large audience or small but highly engaged audience. Please provide third party documentation of web traffic data (such as Google Analytics) in addition to the previously mentioned clips. Bloggers must also be active on social media, Facebook and Twitter in particular, and be committed to tweeting and posting during the trip. Finally, bloggers are reminded of the FCC rules governing endorsements and testimonials and must inform GMS of how the disclosure will be displayed. For more information or to inquire about participating, contact Eva Faircloth with GMS at Eva@GMStheBest.biz

Media Notification Emails

Travel media may stay up-to-date on the latest happenings and upcoming events by opting into the CVB's time-saving email notifications. Receive press releases and news updates specific to your editorial needs for the family-oriented beach destination of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala. Please note that some of the interest areas will not have frequent email updates.

Statistics on Tourism

The CVB maintains an intensive online compilation of statistics on the destination at www.agccvb.org/stats.

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