About Compass Media

Not your average digital marketing company. We are a full-service, online digital marketing company  composed of web designers, email marketing professionals, copywriters, and overall content marketing professionals, dedicated to meeting the needs of the travel industry. Travel marketing is our specialty .  Unlike other marketing agencies that just want to show you how to market, we actually market on your behalf, saving you time to focus on your core business; selling travel.

Like you, we’re also entrepreneurs and know how to go the extra mile to make projects successful. We’re always ready to work with you on what’s important as it comes up and we are only a phone call or email away!

Are we for everyone? The simple answer is no. If you are content with the marketing and tools provided by your host agency or if you are the DIY type when it comes to web marketing, then we are probably not a good fit for you.  But if you are:

  • Looking to Grow Your Business;
  • Want More Time to Focus on Your Core Business;
  • Want the Peace of Mind that comes with a professionally managed online presence;
  • Willing to Invest In Marketing beyond your host agency

Then we have a custom solution for you guaranteed to fit your specific needs and budget!

What We Do

Compass Media specializes in fully functional travel agent websites,  monthly  support / campaign packages which include total project management, and the delivery of ongoing  marketing campaigns that are composed of a mix of the following services:

Graphic & Website DesignWebsite layout, design and lead conversion optimization – keep visitors on your website and engage them. Direct visitors to key promotions, products and services by designing around these items. Stand out from the crowd, ensure your website reflects your business.
Landing Page Design and ManagementWe create and manage webpages for special events, products, services, promotions and marketing campaigns. These pages are generally promoted though search engines, social media, email, and are also promoted through your website homepage.
Website ManagementUpdate links, remove outdated content, add new content, analytics setup and review. We keep your website’s content updated and understand what people are doing on your website with analytics.
Email MarketingEmail system set-up, email design, quote templates, customer experience templates, scheduling and sending emails. You need personalized emails and we can create and manage these for you. Email marketing drives traffic to your site and leads to increased sales. 
Social MediaSharing of promotions, website content, products, services, industry knowledge and articles. Your clients are on social networks, you need to be there too. Having a website is not enough to stand out from your competition.
Blog / Article WritingCreating content on your website that’s relevant to what your target market is searching for online increases your search engine ranking, and the chance of your website being found by potential clients.
On-Page SEO and OffPage SEO – Develop keyword strategy, local directory claiming and optimizing for local search, keyword optimization and updates, webpage descriptions, image naming, etc. SEO is also ingrained in all above services. It’s technical stuff, but you’ll rank higher in search engines over time if done correctly.
Online AdvertisingComplement the above mentioned online marketing efforts with paid online ads. Not sure about online ads? Trade some of your traditional marketing budget for online ads and give it a shot.

We constantly find ourselves going above and beyond for clients, surpassing expectations by solving new problems with innovative solutions.

Our Core Principles

To deliver effective digital marketing solutions to the travel industry at at an affordable price!
You can’t fit all travel agencies in one box!. Meeting and consulting with our clients is paramount to our philosophy of delivering unique custom content and marketing that works for each client.

Deliver timely on point content on behalf of our clients, which requires limited or no action to be taken by the client. We do the work so our clients don’t not have to.

Be it a one-time project or an ongoing campaign, we pride ourselves on the prompt delivery of all projects.


“Did I tell you how much we appreciate you and your team? You have done a great job with our website and our Facebook has grown in likes and views tremendously since you took it over! Very happy so far!  Sheri and I have absolutely NO time to work on this stuff! We are incredibly busy and it is a huge relief to know that your team is overseeing this on our behalf! “

Liane Lance, Picture This Travel
“We are off to a fast start because of the time and effort you have devoted to our successful launch. You have learned our ways in Topeka and have enhanced our efforts in a very positive way!”
Richard K Knoll, Cruise Holidays of Topeka
“Compass Media is great to work with. Not only do they produce very professional web pages, but they are responsive and keep me informed every step of the way.”
Larry Jackson, Cruise Holidays of Viera

“Compass Media has allowed Cruise and Travel Specialists to focus on what we do best. Sell… We need Compass Media’s help with all the other functions of running a business. Websites, email blast, social media, etc…”

Beth Levich, Cruise and Travel Specialists
“Compass Media knows the travel industry and has the tools and know-how
to grow your business.”
Bob Shaffer, Cruise & Travel Experts

Our Founding Members

Debra MacIntyre | President | Owner
Debra MacIntyre | President | OwnerProject Coordinator / Content Marketing / Web Design
Debra brings over 30 years business experience to our team. A former Cruise Holidays franchisee and travel agent, Debra is certified with most of the cruise line vendors and land suppliers. An avid travel writer and blogger, Debra has authored over 400 travel articles as seen on our sister website, Real Travel Experts.
Ken Lawrence | Sales & Communications
Ken Lawrence | Sales & Communications Web Developer / Special Projects
Ken brings over 35 years business experience to our team. A former Cruise Holidays franchisee and travel agent, Ken is certified with most of the cruise line vendors and land suppliers. Ken develops and manages Compass Media’s suite of marketing tools, & websites and content marketing programs including the YouTube channel and podcast Ask A Real Travel Expert.
Heather Panton Pickering | Social Media Marketing
Heather Panton Pickering | Social Media Marketing Webpage Design / Email Marketing
Heather is an avid traveller and social influencer. Certified in Constant Contact and Mailchimp email marketing platforms, Heather designs and implements custom email campaigns and social media posts for our clients plus also providing current website content.

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