Travel Brands That Are Doing Social Right: How we utilized Social Media to Drive Visitation to the OBX

Ignite Social Media

Our travel & tourism client, Visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX) came to us looking for a partner who could leverage social media to drive visitation to the destination during the off-season. Along with dual-placements, we utilized the Facebook pixel and retargeted visitors.

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46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation

Convince & Convert

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. Trippy – Like Pinterest, but dedicated exclusively to collecting and sharing travel ideas ( Web, iPhone).

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10 Travel Influencers Your Brand Should Partner With

Pixlee

Social-media savvy travelers are making an indelible mark on the travel and hospitality industries. Influencers have become an integral part of many brands’ marketing strategies as today’s consumers trust peer recommendations above all other forms of marketing. Leveraging partnerships with travel influencers can help hospitality and travel brands reach a wider audience and boost engagement and bookings all while showcasing the brand in an authentic and organic way.

Powerful Storytelling Secrets from National Geographic Travel – Lindsay Smith [SSM028]

Buffer Social

With more than 25,000,000 adoring fans across social media, National Geographic Travel is a poster child for the power of storytelling in marketing. This is the approach that National Geographic Travel takes to every one of their stories. Nat Geo Travel on Instagram.

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How These 5 Brands Are Acing Storytelling on Social Media

agora pulse

Let’s begin with a reality check: A whopping 74% of brands have no meaning in consumers’ lives. Consumers don’t care about your brand or your marketing message—unless it resonates. Brands can increase the value of a product or service by 20 times with storytelling.

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What You Can Learn from 4 Hotel Brands on Facebook

Likeable

Here’s what four hotel brands are doing right—and what your brand can learn from them. The Facebook feed of Four Seasons is largely repurposed content from Instagram. This is a great example of a brand giving structure to influencer or fan-shared content.

A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel

Sprout Social

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.

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Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

You are a global traveler and thought leader. I rely heavily on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook (Facebook Groups), Instagram, LinkedIn and livestreaming to teach my classes. Discovering and refining the focus of my show has helped my brand grow substantially.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. Gone are the days when brands required an intermediary to reach their target audience. In order to be effective, brand content must be mapped to business objectives and be appealing. This has made the brand iconic.

3 biggest brand blunders on social media

Socialmedia.biz

Whether you’re a close-knit, community-focused, small business or a multinational conglomerate, social media plays an important role in how people perceive, discover and engage with your brand. The post 3 biggest brand blunders on social media appeared first on SocialMedia.biz.

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Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

Images and videos play an ever increasing role in the way people interact on social media, as attested by the rise of visual-oriented platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, and the increasing visual focus of giants such as Twitter and Facebook.

Creative Branding In a Fredericksburg Loo

Waxing UnLyrical

Does your business’ restroom – often just a necessity you don’t give much thought to – have such creative branding that it makes your customers want to come back? Have you seen other creative approaches to branding?

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Remember Where You Came From When Traveling Social Media

Diva Marketing Blog

how does a brand approach social media without getting lost in the wonderland of new sensations and shiny toys? To put it in marketing terms, do we even remember to take brand values into consideration? Not all content or voice tonality will be right for every brand.

Why You Should NOT Start a Travel Blog

ProBlogger

This is a guest contribution from travel blogger Chris Appleford. From the moment we made the decision to sell everything we own and travel the world indefinitely, we wanted to have our own travel blog. Do you know how many travel blogs there are? Happy travels!

3 Major Changes Coming to Facebook in 2019

Later

There are some big Facebook changes coming soon in 2019, with the company’s focus shifting to community and privacy. Here are the new features and changes coming to Facebook in 2019: Facebook Update #1: A New Mission and Focus on Privacy.

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. Jay Ducote, Deep Fried America : Deep Fried America presents a great mix of drool-worthy food, talented chefs and fun travel.

Are Chatbots Right for Your Brand?

Ignite Social Media

These bots typically reside within other messaging apps like Facebook Messenger or Kik. With so many types of bots and different types of brands, the time is fast approaching (if not already here) for your brand to decide if a chatbot is right for you.

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Top five: Facebook users can now hit ‘snooze’

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Twitter have launched new features and/or platforms. Facebook users can now hit 'snooze'. Facebook now allows users to ‘hit the snooze button’. This is a risk for brands posting too often or posting boring or salesy content. Long form content has come to Twitter and provides new opportunities for engagement to brands. Facebook Featured Headline Ottawa Social Media Blogging Instagram Outings Twitter REPORT.

Case: Fans Also Love Telling The Good Brand Stories

Mindjumpers

Building a presence in social media can be terrifying for many brands. This is what all brands fear in social media. Sometimes we need to turn things around and realise that fans are not just looking to sabotage brands.

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How Customer Service on Social Media Helps Your Brand [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Last week Henriette wrote a blog post about the importance of connecting with your fans on a personal level when brands communicate on social media platforms. Customers expect brands to maintain an active social media presence. Brands that don’t, lose.

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Niche Travel Blogging Demystified

ProBlogger

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. Some of them want to make a living, and most would just love for their blog to pay for their travels. Moreover, there’s no way you’ll be able to get ahead of their brands.

3 Ways Seasonal Brands Stay Active in the Off-Season

Ignite Social Media

For seasonal brands, one of the toughest times of the year is those off-season months when consumers aren’t really looking for the products and services they offer. How does a brand stay top of mind for their fans during these times of the year? Focus on Brand Awareness.

How I Got a Book Deal Through My Travel Blog

ProBlogger

It was from an editor at one of the biggest publishing companies in the world – she’d stumbled across my travel blog and noticed I was working on a book about my adventures; she wanted to know if I could send her a draft of what I’d written so far.

What (and When) to Post on Facebook

agora pulse

It can be tough being a social media manager responsible for maintaining a Facebook page for a business. What Do I Post on Facebook and When? So, with that in mind, let’s look at some content you should post on Facebook and when. Which Facebook post idea will you try next?

Enterprise Social Media and Personal Branding

Webbiquity SMM

Personal branding is a hot topic for entrepreneurs and solo consultants, by does it matter to large enterprises? Consultants and small business owners get the concept of personal branding , because in one-person or very small companies, one person is the “corporate&# brand.

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Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year

Ignite Social Media

While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. If you’re looking for inspiring brand content on Instagram, look no further than Airbnb.

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Alicia Cowan Travels: Social media workshop in beautiful Paris

Absolute PA

In December, I hopped on the Eurostar to present a two day social media marketing workshop for the 3rd year students studying Brand Strategy in Paris. An in-depth look at the main platforms: Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and LinkedIn. This year, I’ve been teaching at Sup de Pub in London.

How to Implement Local Awareness Ads on Facebook

Ignite Social Media

If so, Facebook offers a solution to your meet your needs – Local Awareness ads. Here is a rundown on everything you need to know when creating Local Awareness ads on Facebook. Facebook will serve ad creative featuring information specific to the nearest store location to a user.

Facebook Is Global, But Social Is Local

Mindjumpers

The challenge for global brands is to create stories across countries without being lost in translation, wasting impressions or inhibiting local engagement. A challenge for international brands. Facebook’s structure of Global Pages enables you to do globally controlled local activation.

How to Create People-Powered Content That Works for Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Brands are spending millions of dollars and countless hours producing content in an effort to vie for their customer’s attention. What they’re not doing is interacting with your brand, especially with social networks (like Facebook) making it more difficult for them to even see your content.

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Do Brand Characters Help or Hurt Visual Content Marketing on Facebook?

Convince & Convert

Marketers and advertisers have relied for decades on brand characters like Tony the Tiger and Mr. Clean to build brand trust and awareness through print, TV and packaging. Today, brand marketers use these same characters in visual content on Facebook in an effort to engage their target audience. Which poses an interesting question — do brand characters actually help a brand’s visual content marketing efforts on Facebook?

Why Hotel Brands Need to Curate Experiences to Drive Business

Pixlee

Travelers are constantly looking for advice from their peers, social media influencers, review websites, magazines, and more. There’s no reason why hotel brands can’t excel in this space by showcasing their extensive knowledge of local culture through robust curated experiences. Most brands already offer curated experiences to guests, but marketing these suggestions with User-Generated Content can make them more visible, attractive, and trustworthy. Brand Marketing

The Role of Community in Modern Branding

Pixlee

The idea of community has become a major focus of brands in many verticals. critical part of any holistic branding strategy. within existing networks of consumers, as modern brands are no longer simply about. Instead, brands are defined by the people. The change makes it essential for brands to build trust by creating a. How are brands leveraging community? Building community on social media platforms helps to spread the word about a brand. Travel.

How Brands Can Create Social Engagement Via Music Festivals

Ignite Social Media

1 million tweets per day using #Coachella branded hashtag. It’s no secret that there is brilliance behind Coachella’s social media marketing & branding strategy. Think: Travel + Transportation. EXAMPLES OF BRANDS WHO DID IT RIGHT AT #COACHELLA 2016: Cupcake Vineyards.

How To Post Effectively on Facebook

Mindjumpers

Tweet Buddy Media has released a report that reveals when it is most effective for brands to update their Facebook pages thus gaining the most impact on their users. Keep in mind that the less people want to be at work, the more they are on Facebook.

The “Facebook for Business” Site: An Official Step-by-Step Guide to Facebook

Mindjumpers

Yesterday, Facebook introduced their newly designed site that guides businesses through the many possibilities of Facebook Pages. The site gives you very pedagogical explanations of the various features of Facebook Pages and plenty of graphics to go along with the educational guide.

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10 Content Marketing Tricks That Will Help Your Brand Stand Out

Waxing UnLyrical

You are drowning in emails, ads and brand messages – and so are your prospects and clients. Here are three examples: Facebook is best for B2C companies that share short, consumable content (see below) and special offers or discounts for first-time buyers. Guest Post by Monika Jansen.

What 2,957 Facebook Pages Told Me About Organic Reach

agora pulse

How do you get more organic reach on Facebook? Or in layperson’s terms, how do you get more people to see your posts on Facebook without paying for ads? Industry: Travel and Leisure. It just so happens that we also have a free Facebook timeline contest management tool.

Cam Conversation: Business Travel to Hawaii, NextLevelHI, Facebook.

Bare Feet Studios

Connie Reece Hawai Convention Center Kelly Mitchell NextLevel Hawaii Facebook Chat not so private – It’s ugly but these problems are not going away any time soon.

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. Jay Ducote, Deep Fried America : Deep Fried America presents a great mix of drool-worthy food, talented chefs and fun travel.