Portfolio - Diverse Experience
In 2017 we organized a business-to-business mission to Los Angeles for the
the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation. It was great week meeting with LA's top producers
and attending a Netflix and Television Academy presentations. Look for great new productions coming out of Newfoundland and Labrador.
October 2013, Darlene Duggan became an Explorer
Quotient Authorized Trainer from Destination Canada/the Canadian Tourism Commission
(CTC). As EQATs, we can help companies and organizations
using CTC tools to define customer markets and product
strategies to attract visitors.
In Experiential Tourism, Duggan International
organized and led best practices missions to Vermont, USA. The
missions focus were to review the practices in experiential
tourism and products tours in the state of Vermont, and how Nova
Scotia companies can transfer these practices to their business
to increase and enhance visitor experiences. These
companies specialize in food products manufacturing and
processing, and the hospitality industry.
Other prominant projects include the
evaluation of customer service of Parks Canada front line
employees; the study of the redefinition of economically
depressed communities in the USA, and how the communities turned
themselves around through tourism initiatives, and the tourism
development of Belfast, Maine. Provincial projects include
developing the business plan for the Bella Rose Arts Centre in
Halifax and the Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne.
In culture and entertainment, the company has
worked for music promoters and agents and entertaintment
publicists on local and international performances.
Company president also worked for Brockum Canada, the Canadian
merchandising arm of BCL Entertainment Corp. (Ballard Cohl
Labatt). BCL owned other companies such as Donald K.
Donald Productions, Concert Productions International (CPI) and Perryscope Concert Productions and The Agency. At this time, BCL was world's
largest concert and merchandising entertainment company.
Ms. Duggan assisted in managing the sales and marketing of
merchandise lines for over 100 musical artists plus
cultural industries and corporate brands. She developed and managed Brockum's Canadian merchandise
mail order program for the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi
and The Tragically Hip. She created and organized the
distribution of merchandise for the Canadian concert tour
Another Roadside Attraction, featuring The Tragically Hip.
She assisted in developed merchandise line, producing the
program and organizing the vending for the Canadian production
of TOMMY - A New Musical, Elgin Theatre, Toronto.
In communications, she developed the
merchandising press kit for the Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge
Tour and prepared press releases, coordinated media interviews
for Brockum's president and prepared a press release announcing
Michael Bolton's performance at the CNE.