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A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel

Sprout Social

Whether you’re a hotel, airline, destination or car rental service, word-of-mouth marketing is crucial to the success of your business. 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. Travel Social Media Basics: Do Your Research. 33% switched hotels.

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Would you join a Community Manager Association?

SocialFish

Maggie McGary posits the question on her blog  [my bold]: How many associations pay not only ASAE dues, but also registration and travel for multiple staff to attend one or more ASAE conferences a year–easily more than $1,500 a year per person? A lot. Or, to take it a step further, what about an association for association community managers? Featured From the Trenches Open Communit

Walking the Content Road Less Traveled

Waxing UnLyrical

Ready to make some magic by walking the content road less traveled? What if, instead of doing what every single content marketing guru told you to do (“Do more!” When it comes to content generation and marketing – which is such a huge part of Social PR – there are already a lot of best practices laid down. Hey, Content Strategist! Would you go for it?

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. And I’m hoping you can tell us if our strategy makes sense or if it sucks (don’t hold back!), so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. We just launched our travel tech start-up, Cruiseable , three weeks ago after a year of work. know that my peers in the digital generations don’t want to traipse down to a storefront to spend an hour with a travel agent.

Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote

Diva Marketing Blog

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. In our Diva Marketing interview Jay generous shares his insights on Social TV, how to social media tips, some of his Food Network Star backstory and what it was like to be a dude blogger back in 2009! Enjoy Jay's Story.

For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

Bare Feet Studios

I am producing a social media marketing campaign for the island of Lānaʻi, here in Hawaii. Today I want to share with you some tips I have put together for the destination partners, which apply to any type of social marketing with bloggers. Here’s how you can interact with New Media Artists, aka Travel Bloggers: * Introduce yourself on Twitter and their blogs ; interact with questions and suggestions for their visit. Introduce them to others in the community. It is a rather unique concept, a “New Media Artist-in-Residence&# Program. Program Overview.

2015: The Year of Redefining Your Basic Needs

Spin Sucks

After that we finally move to social needs—community, friendship, love, and affection. Community Drives Everything One prevalent argument is the third tier placement of social need and belongingness in Maslow’s hierarchy. During Thanksgiving I volunteered with Wayside Food Programs , a fantastic organization that provides community meals weekly across Portland.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Many have discovered how to leverage their Facebook communities to strengthen brand loyalty and communicate directly with customers. HubSpot.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Trending Stories Sorry, This is Not the End of the PC Era [OPINION] 11 How Are People Using Twitter? As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Have an account? hmmmm.)

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

The FutureOfMedia Discussion site The New Fourth Estate is Social Media The Function of News in Community Commercialization of Human Stories De-Commercialization of Human Stories Problem Journalism vs Solution Journalism Product vs Process Journalism What is a Newspaper’s Product Anyway? The Function of News in Community. And by community I don’t mean articles with comments.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. HubSpot has recently launched a most amazing Marketing Grader tool to help you measure the effectiveness of your website. Marketing Automation. Enjoy!

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

Condé Nast Traveler (@cntraveler). We all need accounts in our Instagram feed that make us feel like we are traveling, even though we’re still sitting in the same office under the same neon light. Screenshot from the Instagram account of Condé Nast Traveler. After all, an image is worth a thousand words (and works in several languages). Adidas (@adidas). Dior (@dior).

Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry

ProBlogger

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. Period.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. 1. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?

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12 Visual Content Marketing Ideas that Get Shared Like Mad

Pam Moore

The days of only using textual content marketing to build your brand, attract, inspire, engage and empower your audience and customers are long gone. If you are only using textual marketing you are already falling behind. As humans we are bombarded by marketing and media everywhere we look. Every brand, every marketer and human has an opportunity to be the media. Social

It’s Time to Take Facebook Seriously for Location Marketing

SocialTimes Facebook

What’s your location marketing strategy for Facebook? If you are one of those businesses, it’s time to take local presence on Facebook more seriously, because Facebook is taking some big steps to make itself a stronger platform for location marketing, especially on-demand commerce at a local level. Like clockwork, Facebook has been signaling a very clear move toward local marketing year after year. When you use Facebook to ask about a place to visit (which can happen often when you’re traveling), you can organize your friends’ recommendations in one place.

Is SMS Marketing Still a Viable Strategy?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As most brands and organizations now have a mobile optimized version of their website, the focus is now on encouraging users to travel to your site and interact with the brand itself in order to push increased revenue. Experienced marketers will tell you that customers are much more likely to respond to campaigns that engage them on a personal level. SMS, really? Why it Works.

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Alicia Travels: Farm & More Event, Edinburgh

Absolute PA

This includes producers of fantastic local and artisan foods , owners of farm shops and the ever popular farmer’s markets , parks and ‘ pick your own ‘ farms who offer great family days out. It’s worth over £2 billion a year adding valuable skills and jobs to rural communities. Plus, I’ve never been to Scotland! Real life examples and success stories.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Organic’s industry-leading blog Threeminds , which features forward thinking articles on digital marketing. Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand.

How to Take an Audience-Centric Approach to Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

One of a marketer’s goals is to make meaningful connections with consumers. Content marketing is meant to be a strategic way to reach and attract a defined audience. have a Fitbit, and Phil has a Fitbit. I am a 30-something female interested in marketing, sailing, and exploring the great outdoors (so Canadian). Phil This is also one our biggest challenges. Healthcare.

Apartment Marketing Predictions 2014: The New Breed Speaks

Firebelly

Here’s some of the top players in apartment marketing sounding off on what’s important. Mark Juleen, VP Marketing, J.C. This will be the year for Google+.  I’ve been bullish since day one, but for marketers we may see a shift away from Facebook, or other platforms, and more effort over on G+. Content Marketing/Brand Journalism is the new way.  Hart  .

The Airbnb Story

Twist Image

Sometimes, the number, size and speed to market of these startups can blind us to the people who are building them. They want to create a culture of sharing and place, where design can help to build community and connection to one another. Airbnb is changing the way that the world travels, and the way in which people connect. digital marketing. digital marketing agency. digital marketing blog. marketing. marketing blog. travel. travelling. More often than not, this is not the case. Joe Gebbia is the co-founder of Airbnb.

7 Pillars of Solid Influencer Marketing Programs

Waxing UnLyrical

As more and more brands jump on the influencer marketing bandwagon, how they structure influencer programs and communications is becoming increasingly important. It’s usually at least some combination of the first two, but if you’re not clear about what it is you’re looking for, your influencer marketing program will be off to a rocky start. Create content? Share it?

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It gives you a good sense of how far your message traveled on Twitter — I get that this isn’t always the best metric, but if you have breaking news, it’s nice to be able to equate how far and fast news traveled on Twitter in a way that most executives recognize: number of tweets, top twitterers and impressions! Here’s what they told me: Shannon Paul. Traackr.

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How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content

Spin Sucks

When I speak to these groups, it doesn’t matter what they sell, how savvy their marketing team is, or if they’re consumer or not, 99 percent of them are distributing content without a specific call-to-action. Let’s look at three different examples of how to build a call-to-action through building community, generating leads, and driving sales. Our time equals money.

#SocialPowWow: A meeting ground for Communicators & Marketers

Waxing UnLyrical

Last year, I started a Twitter chat called #SocialPowWow in order to have a meeting ground on Twitter for PR pros, marketers and startups from India and across the world. Before I tell you more about it, I’d like to give a BIG shout out to the hosts of chats and the respective communities who helped me learn and increase knowledge over the years and yes, I have built strong relationships with them over time! I was introduced to the world of Twitter chats by Shonali, and the first ever Twitter chat that I tuned in to was, of course, #MeasurePR. reading and traveling.

Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

One of the biggest challenges B2B marketers have is coming up with new content. Try these six surprising B2B content marketing ideas. Company-Focused Community Site – Instead of reaching your customers on a 3rd party social network, build your social network. The main point is to cultivate a loyal community and bring people together with similar interests and similar problems.

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How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on May 5, 2010 Share As much as Facebook may not be kind to businesses , it’s still a tremendously valuable business tool.

A Modern-Day Marketer’s Guide to Creating Epic Video Marketing Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

Buffer Social

Video marketing has taken the social media world by storm. What was just a blip on the radar a few years ago is now a top content marketing priority for brands and influencers everywhere. Yet Yet the barrier to creating video marketing content that resonates with audiences  can still feel high. Why Video Marketing Is So Valuable. You need … Resources. Equipment.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Besides banks, what other markets will benefit from this? Restaurants , travel and possibly supermarkets with online shopping services are big industries for it to thrive. In fact, the potential amount of markets are endless for this stream of interaction – just like it is with human customer service. Open for Business. So that’s humans covered. Where to go next?

Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

Let’s face it: in the digital sphere, this is the era of ad blockers, and potential customers trust the recommendations of their peers a lot more than the content produced by your marketing team. For each dollar spent on your influencer program, you will generate an average $6.95 in returns,  or even higher if you are in the food, retail or travel industry (2015, The Shelf ).

Memejacking: How to Get Started Marketing with Memes

Waxing UnLyrical

For marketers, memes may have come to represent something very different: an “in” with the “Internet culture” crowd. What we’re talking about here is memejacking: another of those made-up-sounding words that has come to have a welcome place in the marketer’s toolkit. Whether you’re familiar with the word or not, you’ve undoubtedly come across them in your Internet travels.

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7 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing 7 Truths About Social Media Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on April 8, 2010 Share Even though social media isn’t new to many of us, the world is waking up to this new shiny toy. Social media marketing is work.

33 Personal Blogs of Startup Marketers We Love

Buffer Social

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 And today, I’d love to take you on a deep-dive into personal blogs of startup marketers.

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Lite , Facebook’s lightweight Android application for emerging markets, was used by more than 100 million people. billion unique products have been uploaded by marketers. People have shifted to mobile, and marketers know they need to catch up. The best marketers understand that people watch video differently in mobile feeds. Statistics and milestones. billion.

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Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community

ProBlogger

With all the wonderful feedback on my guest post about how we utilize WordPress multisite and discussion forums to build community for our rather niche market, I thought I might offer some detail about specific tactics and network plugins we use to keep members informed, active and increasing in number. How to build community on membership sites. Here’s how we did it.

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Without a clear methodology of measuring ROI, many businesses are still cautious to spend their marketing budget on social media and web 2.0. to increase visibility in the online community. Many online marketing analysts predict that representation on sites like Facebook is quickly becoming just as important as a website for one simple reason. Tourism/Travel/Hospitality.

6 Content Marketing Takeaways from 30 Days of LinkedIn Publishing

Convince & Convert

It is generally considered the “professional” social network and is thus populated by a professional userbase. I was, however, quite surprised at the popularity of certain  channels  — LinkedIn’s version of categories — and how they managed to attract such huge communities on LinkedIn. The results have been excellent: I amassed over  255,262 total views  in a month. views per post.

What Social Marketers Need to Know From Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report 2016

Simply Measured

This year’s report gave an intricate overview of the global economy before delving into more specific topics relevant to us marketers. Here are the must-know tidbits from this year’s Report for digital marketers, and how you can incorporate these learnings in your own strategy. The same logic is true for social marketers in the non-paid space. Social buying.

How to Get Heard in a Noisy World

Convince & Convert

When it comes to marketers and their content, this dynamic can get even weirder. Or perhaps the worst of all of these offenses: It makes marketing sound easy. There are just too many marketers screaming to be heard—which means you have to market smart, not loud  (highlight to tweet). Except a stunning number of marketers still aren’t doing it. How well?”