Social Media and Travel
Social Media Marketing
JANUARY 26, 2012
It means that more of us are doing things on the web (or mobile web, as the case may be) while we're on the go, and there are certain things those of us in the digital world look for when we travel - at least with regard to infrastructure. Their blog, Nuts About Southwest , has been a perennial leader in the corporate blogging space. travel social media trends Twitter
Travel Essentials for Speakers, Authors, and MarComm Pros
JULY 5, 2012
Last week, Shonali Burke wrote a blog post called, “ Travel Essentials for PR Pros…Or What’s in Your Wallet? Because I’m on my 14th straight week of travel (I don’t know how consultants do it), I’ll give you a sneak peak as to what is in my travel bag. That’s why I still travel with my Mac. But mine has a twist. Dropbox.
A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
From inspiration to reminiscing, travelers turn to social media throughout every step of their journey. Social media has a huge influence on travel-related purchases. In fact, of those who use social media to research travel, only 48% followed through with their original plans. Travel Social Media Basics: Do Your Research. 33% switched hotels. Find Your Inspiration.
46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation
Convince & Convert
MAY 30, 2012
As we bathe in the memory of friends, family and BBQ over this week’s Memorial Day holiday, our minds are now tuned up and ready to hit our favorite travel season – summer. While there are literally thousands of online tools and apps to help you plan the perfect retreat, here’s my top 46 list I hope will make your travel season one that’s effortless, fun and filled with great memories.
10 Amazing Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Travel
JANUARY 25, 2017
I love to travel! I’m going to share some of my favorite travel hacks with you. I’ve used social media to help plan my trips. Try this app for travel budgeting: Trail Wallet. 7. There’s tons of great travel pins on Pinterest with recommendations for places to visit and to add to your travel bucket list. like to mark things by day with post-its.
4 Apps For the World Traveler
JULY 8, 2013
Next Spring I will be traveling to Sydney, Australia to study abroad for 5 months. The app will take all travel confirmation emails and organize it for you. For many of these apps you use for traveling you are obviously going to want wi-fi so you don’t get charged with major fines from your cell phone company. WhatsApp. This app allows you to text any smartphone user.
#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers
The Realtime Report
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
Cape Town Tourism’s most recent marketing initiative used a clever combination of travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city, ranked 23rd among the top 25 travel destinations worldwide in TripAdvisor’s 2012 list of Traveler’s Choice Destinations. billion the city invested to welcome over 1.5 million soccer fans back in 2010.
Travel Essentials for PR Pros, Or: What’s In Your Wallet?
JUNE 26, 2012
For those of you in the U.S., we’re approaching the height of summer vacations and travel. For those of you not in the U.S., we’re approaching the height of summer vacations and travel (unless you’re in the “other” hemisphere,” in which case you’re shivering your timbers off, and Jamie Garantziotis is going to have to take care of you).
#SproutChat Recap: Creating Content for the Travel Industry
JANUARY 20, 2017
This makes marketing for travel professionals easy, right? How do you get folks to your travel destination when cost and time often get in the way? Sprout All Star, Keri Jaehnig , has spent years working in the travel industry and has won several state tourism awards for her social media campaigns and marketing efforts. This week, she joined #SproutChat and shared her insights for making the content your travel brand produces stand out and getting visitors in the door. Travelers like to see what other people have done and experienced #SproutChat.
Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote
Diva Marketing Blog
JUNE 19, 2016
Seems the Scripps Networks Interactive brass thought so too because they offered Jay an amazing opportunity to film a pilot for a sister network, Travel Channel. Diva Marketing : Before we dive into how you’re using social media to support the Travel Channel pilot for your pilot of Deep Fried America , let’s set the stage for the peeps in our community who may not now But are soon to be (!)
The Spin Sucks Blogging Process
APRIL 16, 2012
Last week, Mitch Joel wrote a blog post called, “ Watching Me Blog.” ” It was in response to Chris Brogan’s piece, “ Watching Mitch Joel Blog ,” which he wrote while we were all in Norway and, literally, watching Mitch blog. And, let’s be real, it’s a pretty easy blog post for me to write. Blogging Philosophy.
Niche Travel Blogging Demystified
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
This guest post is by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. If you look at all the travel blogs out there, you’ll notice many common themes. People tend to write a blog that falls into an overarching category like cruises, backpacking, solo travel, or digital nomad travel. What readers are left with is thousands of blogs about the same thing, and a crowded field where no one really dominates. They simply blog because they like blogging. And as we all know, it’s only then that you can make money from your blog.
Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments
JUNE 19, 2012
Earlier this year, I traveled to Norway to share a stage with Mitch Joel , Valeria Maltoni , Chris Brogan , and Maggie Fox. During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. love that.
How to Keep Your Blog Active While Traveling
JUNE 21, 2011
For many, keeping a blog is a full-time commitment, especially if you want to keep your readers active and engaged with what you have to say. But, will taking that time off have a negative effect on your blog? If you’re open to having guest posts, this is a great way to feature new content that will spark activity in you blog. Optimize your blogging time on the road.
Blogging Mistakes Equal Lessons Learned
AUGUST 6, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I made a blogging mistake. You see, I’ve been traveling. A ton. That week, a handful of people sent me the Chick-fil-A Mashable story about fake Facebook accounts and, because I needed a blog topic, I was in a hurry, and it seemed like an open and closed case, I blogged about it. What blogging mistakes have you made?
Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
People are attracted to travel blogging for a lot of reasons. Still others are attracted to the niche travel blogoshpere for the sheer love of travel, and any partnerships with the travel industry are a bonus. While it is possible for a successful travel blogger to participate in media trips, the way we interact with the travel industry is key to our long-term success. After all, many of us operate our travel blog just like any other blog: it’s a business and the relationships we make with industry are not just important, they’re vital.
Remember Where You Came From When Traveling Social Media
Diva Marketing Blog
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
Here are a couple of examples including B2B, B2C, Twitter, Pinterest and Blogs. 1. One of my favorite CEO blogs is Marriott On The Move written by Bill Marriott. One of my all time favorite things to do is walk-the-beach in the morning. (I also like to walk-the-city.). A few weeks ago I was visiting my family in Massachusetts. Welcome to our world.". That's where it can get tricky. Walking
For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers
Bare Feet Studios
JANUARY 5, 2011
will write about the specifics in a separate blog post, though I did start noodling on this idea back in 2008. Each will be accompanied by a companion to assist in developing stories and making media (writing blog posts, updating social networks, and taking pictures and videos). Online social conversations cover a wide territory – from short greetings and reference links on Twitter to long form blog entries with lots of photos, links, and nuanced story telling. Each artist has a destination blog where s/he will be writing their in-depth pieces about the trip.
How Your Blog Can Score You Free Travel
JANUARY 20, 2011
This guest post is written by Anthony from The Travel Tart. When I first started my travel website in 2009, I just wanted to get my travel writing out there, because I was frustrated with the way traditional media worked. have also recently become partners with a major adventure travel company that will provide more opportunities for press trips in the coming year.
Time Management for Travel Bloggers … and Others
JANUARY 26, 2011
This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. spend my time traveling the world and working as I go. But unlike most other digital nomads, I don’t move to a city for a few months, live and work there. I run a travel blog so I’m constantly on the move. Balancing life and travel is a hard task when you’re constantly being pulled outside for activities, while the demands of running your own business keep you inside. Meeting new people and traveling to new destinations often becomes more important than work.
Content Marketing is More Than Just Blogging
AUGUST 23, 2012
Content marketing is about more than just blogging. According to Jeremy Williams, you all should be going crazy over this blog post now. According to Jeremy Williams , social media director for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (and my boss when I do travel writing for IOTD), blog posts with photos get more traffic than blog posts without. And video?
Why You Should Be Repurposing Your Blog Content
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
A major part of your content strategy probably consists of brainstorming new topics for blog articles, getting them written, and organizing them on an editorial calendar. Producing fresh content on a regular basis has become the norm for most websites, resulting in a seemingly never ending archive of blog articles, most of which become lost in this black hole of content, never to be visited again. No matter how you decide to repurpose your blog articles, you can achieve a number of benefits. Why bother repurposing blog content? What to Do with Other Blog Content?
It Pays to Provide Customer Service via Twitter (Report)
OCTOBER 5, 2016
Wayne Huang of Twitter’s research team added in a blog post : If you need to discuss a private topic with a person who mentions your business in a tweet, reply with a direct message deep link so you can invite customers into private, one-to-one conversations. Customer satisfaction scores from customers who receive responses when they tweet businesses average one entire point hither, 2.66
How I Started Making $5,000 a Month With My Travel Blog [Case Study]
JULY 26, 2012
It has now been just over two years when I entered the world of blogging and I have started to make roughly $5,000 a month with my travel blog blogs. Blogs, with an “S” at the end—that is one of the main topics of this post. I started off with just one site and now have a slew of travel sites, branched out into other industries like finance with my Day Trading Academy , and have enlisted the help of others in order to maximize profits. It’s not about what you sell if you never put your blog in a good position to sell it.
Gene Carr's Patron Technology Blog
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 24, 2008
Gene Carrs Patron Technology Blog. Subscribe to this blogs feed. And lets also assume that the competition for arts patrons attention online will increase, as high-quality blogs and independent cultural sites like www.showup.com proliferate. blogs, texting, podcasts, online video â?? marketing Insight to help arts & non-profit organizations leverage the Internet. About.
32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content , I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. What’s your most successful method of promoting a blog post or other single piece of content? So how then does a blogger successfully promote a brand new blog post?
The Airbnb Story
MARCH 25, 2016
Airbnb is changing the way that the world travels, and the way in which people connect. business blog. digital marketing blog. marketing blog. mirum agency blog. mirum blog. travel. travelling. Most people know Airbnb as the disruptive hospitality business that is valued at $24 billion. Sometimes, the number, size and speed to market of these startups can blind us to the people who are building them. More often than not, this is not the case. Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of Airbnb. To be frank, his story is charming. even humane. Hardly.
3 Ways to Engage Your Team and Improve Your Blog
Convince & Convert
JUNE 4, 2014
It’s something that comes up again and again: Your business has a blog, and a team of people responsible for the strategy, content creation, execution, and overall success of that blog. The team of people is actually one or two people partially allocated to the blog. The blog is one in a series of projects that the team of people are responsible for managing day-in and day-out.
How To Monetize Your Blog By Repurposing Content
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
It doesn’t even matter how much you like writing blog posts and replying to readers’ comments. If your blog doesn’t start to make money, you will start resenting all the work you put into it, and the days of loving your blog will be short lived. began to enjoy blogging and interacting with my readers in the comments. How to monetize your blog by repurposing content.
How To Make Time To Grow A Successful Blog When You Have A Full-Time Job
JANUARY 25, 2017
didn’t have much time to spend on it, as I was working full-time and working towards my Finance MBA, but I used every little minute of extra time that I had so that I could create a successful blog. Now, I’m a full-time blogger and earn around $100,000 a month through my blog, and it was all because I learned how to start a blog on the side of my full-time job.
JULY 29, 2013
Even more personal, focusing on life and issues outside of marketing, this has become much more of a writer’s blog than a professional marketer’s vehicle. One could say I sabotaged my own blog. Certainly if you are one of the seven angels of blogging doom , the critical pen is flying right now. Why not start a second blog? Not so fast. Thank you for that.
How I Started Making $3,000 a Month Blogging About Travel
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
It has been about one full year since I started blogging about travel, and I have started to generate $3,000 or more a month via my travel blogs. have started to make at least $3,000 a month via my main travel blog, wanderingtrader.com. Initially, I started my blog to capture traffic for a day trading business that I was running. What it turned into was my own personal travel blog about my passion for travel, and tips about day trading and travel. Top 50 Influencers in Travel. Top 100 Independent Travel Sites.
How To Be Inspired At Work
JULY 8, 2014
Spend more time travelling. Follow some interesting blogs. They can be major ones, like taking your savings and going off to travel. travel. It''s 7 am. I''m sitting in a coffee shop right around the corner from my office. It''s easy to read between the lines. It''s easy to think that someone is a workaholic. It''s easy to make assumptions (must be single, probably no kids, whatever). All of that is irrelevant (and not true). remember being desperately out of shape in the early nineties. remember being very busy at a startup in publishing. We all want to read more.
How To Build A Successful Business Blog (a Getting Started Guide)
MAY 11, 2015
That’s where blogging comes in. Building a successful business blog can give your business the edge it needs. Whether you’re looking to start a blog from scratch or reinvent your current blog, this post will walk you through the setup of a successful (and profitable) business blog. Because they’re the exact steps I took to set up my award winning blog!
10 Years Of Blogging. One Tiny Favor. Please Help Me.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
just don''t like the whole, "hey everyone, did you know that I have been blogging for ten years?" " I don''t blog, write or publish with a numerical metric or amount of time in mind. I don''t blog, write or publish with the notion that the longer that I publish, the more entitled I am to your attention or interest. blogging. Tags: blog. leukemia.
33 Personal Blogs of Startup Marketers We Love
OCTOBER 18, 2016
I like to think that reading the blog of a marketer I admire is like having a coffee with them and getting a chance to learn all about their approach to marketing. ☕. Personally, I have benefited a lot from reading these blogs, especially blogs published by startup marketers. Here We’ve also asked you about your favorite blogs. Social blog editor at Buffer.
50,000 Thoughts, and Blogging Ain’t One of ‘Em
MARCH 18, 2016
I’ve been traveling all week in Athens, Ohio. It’s about all I can do to not go out there and be the traveling equivalent of the curmudgeon who yells at you to get off his lawn. 50,000 thoughts… and blogging just ain’t one of ’em. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 50,000 Thoughts, and Blogging Ain’t One of ‘Em. Thank you.
Social Media Contest: Send Your Facebook Profile On A Cape Town Holiday
The Realtime Report
OCTOBER 4, 2012
According to Cape Town Tourism, the social networking giant sees more than 300 million photos uploaded every day, many of them travel photos. Back in September, we covered Cape Town’s “iAmbassador campaign” which combined travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city as a travel destination. How exactly does it work?
4 Ways Pinterest Can Help Drive Traffic To Your Blog
AUGUST 9, 2015
After months of pinning diligently and engaging with my subscribers, my analytics exploded, figuratively speaking – Pinterest has become the #1 referral for my blog, bringing a steady flow of high-quality visitors (that stay on my site for more than a microsecond and comment on/share the content) every day. Opt for concise yet engaging wording that reflects the content of your blog post.
70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog
DECEMBER 21, 2011
One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. Your first step to staring a blog on your own domain is choosing a domain name. BloggingKnowEm.