About

Build Business. Sell Inventory. Book Rooms.

We want to help provide the right tools for your business to succeed, whether that means compiling your information into a top-notch website to be a resource for travelers, drawing corporations to host their meetings in your destination, advertising on multiple channels to reach the maximum number of people possible or a combination of them all, we have you covered. To simplify what we do for our customers: advertising, website design, maintenance, search engine optimization, eMail campaigns, managing leads, social media and more.

Pittsburgh

Your Internet Marketing and Sales plan has never been easier!

Our team will customize a program to address the needs and goals of your organization and we do all the work! The types of organizations and businesses that we specialize in providing custom Internet Marketing and Sales programs for are:

Convention Centers • Convention and Visitors Bureaus • Economic Development Corporations • Regional Destination Marketing Organizations

Meet the Team

Donovan Shia
Donovan Shia
Managing Partner

Since 1999 Donovan has been a top influential member of the destination marketing community. He continues to use cutting edge technology to help keep the industry moving forward.

Deeanna Heavilin
DeeAnna Heavilin
Controller

Working with Destination Advantage as a marketing intern in college, DeeAnna has been promoted to Controller and manages client billing and Destination Advantage financials.

David Andre
Director of Marketing & Communications

As a valued customer of Destination Advantage at two DMO’s, David brings 30+ years of destination marketing experience to the team. He also has taught Destination Marketing at the University Level.

Julia
Julia Anderson
Director of Client Services

Working in Digital Marketing since 2017, Julia joins the team as our Director of Client Services. She blends her organizational and creative skills to help clients scale their growth.

Paul
Paul Cocis
Senior Software Engineer

Coding since 2004 and working with Laravel since 2013, Paul is our developer “genius” who is in charge keeping our website applications on the cutting edge and solving any coding puzzle handed to him.

Qutub Bharmal
Qutub Bharmal
Senior Website Developer

Since 2011, our local WordPress expert Qutub has been pushing the envelope of Destination Marketing websites using the newest and best technology practices to create websites that showcase client’s destinations to the world.

Tudor
Tudor Cocis
Content Manager

Tudor joined the team in 2015 and works on our content management team assuring venue calendars and events are perfectly synced. His tenure has helped him to perfect his craft and ensure every detail is covered.