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Tourism: Festivals are Powerful Economical Tools | Bare Feet Blog

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Dan’s company gets it: the most recent blog post is featured on the home page. We hope the local business and tourism community will collaborate with us to showcase our beautiful state and akamai kama’aina.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

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

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to increase visibility in the online community. Fast forward to 2010, and every business owner knows that they absolutely need a website because this is the window into their company that most customers and clients will see before any initial contact is made. Tourism/Travel/Hospitality.

Want Social Media Evangelizers? Be Social

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Be Social September 7th, 2010 Tweet Today BNET published my second post, focusing on how companies can use social media to turn customers into evangelizers. But if you have a good system going internally, then being social, as opposed to simply going social, is a very smart business strategy.

Powwowing With Pepco on Social Media

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Powwowing With Pepco on Social Media September 28th, 2010 Tweet I haven’t been the biggest fan of my local energy company, Pepco, recently.

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List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

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Now that the customer has access to most of the same channels as companies, what happens when they decide to create anti-ads? Everyone from time to time has made a teensy little negative tweet on Twitter or status update on Facebook or some other online community against a company.

Color Clash: Pink or Purple?

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Even if more and more people are starting to question the efficacy of these initiatives , it seems companies don’t want to be left out in the cold by not jumping on the pink bandwagon.

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New Year's Resolutions for Job Seekers

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It shows that you respect the organization’s systems , which is something you’re going to have to be able to live with and adhere to if you get that job. BUT as a long-time HR person, I also know that our systems are not always as good as we want and some HR folks are not either.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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A collaboration between RESMARK Systems (a provider of hospitality software), Western River Expeditions (an adventure tour company), Compendium (provider of corporate content creation software), and ExactTarget (provider of enterprise messaging software) shows how this can be done day-to-day. Note to readers: all of these companies are Convince & Convert clients. It could apply to almost any business, especially tourism. Allowing for and creating communities.

Hawaii Officially Dips Toes in the Waters of Social Media

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As I understand it, this blogger trip is not the first time Hawaii tourism has paid for blogger fam trips – though it is the first official blogger tour and significant campaign of which I am aware. You have a gorgeous blog and are definitely doing your part for tourism.

11 Heads Are Better Than One #QLDBLOG

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So you can imagine the energy that happened when ten lucky, talented bloggers from around the world were selected by Tourism Queensland to join Darren Rowse in Australia in June. I listened closely to the observations and advice given about my blog and company.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Almost everything everyone does in the business world, be it a regular transaction, tourism, or travel, has some financial element to it. Do you have any system that has worked?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Within 12 months of its invention, 1,200 companies entered the radio “business&# in some form or fashion. Social media adoption is happening at an extraordinary rate, and I believe every company will have some sort of social media presence within the next 24 months. However I don't agree that every company will have some level of social media in the next 24 months. I can see a lot of old-school companies still putting it off simply because 1.

GoHawaii's A Thousand Reasons to Smile Makes Me Frown, Not Smile.

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Hawaii tourism officials would do well to read the book. Why have secret judges when you can have the community on the internet get engaged, give you more page views, and do the judging for you? So far, none of those companies has picked up and moved to greener pastures.

Things to Learn from Hawaii Musicians Using Social Media | Bare.

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Use the podsafe music communities to share your music with podcasters. And visit the East Honolulu Clothing Company. Its a cool system we think for sharing information and compensation.

Why I Rarely Answer My Phone | Bare Feet Blog

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It is simply another trending practice that all marketers would be wise to note: Interruption of any kind is increasingly irritating and unnecessary in today’s world of technology and community. That’s just my opinion, and I am glad that you have a system that works for you!

Social Media Workshop Here in Honolulu

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We will have three guest speakers from the mainland, sharing case studies from companies like Dell, Southwest Airlines, and Cisco who are using social communities online for internal and external customers. Kristie Wells, a community evangelist, customer advocate and President of Social Media Clu b Beth Kanter , a leading blogger and consultant helping nonprofits learn to use social media for creating social change.

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

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She didn’t last long, as the community questioned her extreme statements and Jeremiah Owyang (a Forrester Analyst) contacted Exxon directly for comment. (I Sock Puppets are the paid marketers who pose as community members to create content on behalf of a client or their own company.

macheist: Lower Your Price, Use Your Network, Give to Charity.

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What if a publisher/distributor like Mountain Apple Company set up a site like this and offered something new and special every day/week? If Hawaii companies could collaborate on a similar site, and offer new bundles each month – I think this would improve the collective bottom line.

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Brain Crack, Innovation, Leadership | Bare Feet Blog

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Three years ago, when Twitter was a tight knit community of tech and communications early adopters, we literally begged them to charge for the service. There is no senior person who has run a large company or built and sold globally a new innovative product.

Join Us for Launch of Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter

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I find the company story very interesting. This is the beginning of a global conversation about building an organization and a community where the many diverse groups of people who care about social media can come together to discover, connect, share, and learn.

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Beware of Social Media: It Does Create Change, Like It or Not

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It is your most opportune time to influence opinion, to change internal processes that will make you a better company. A company’s ethical behavior was cited as an important factor in deciding where to work by 97% of the 7,000 surveyed by Kelly Services.

Finding Social Media Professionals

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A warm welcome to the latest social media agencies and consultants on the Constructing Social Builders listing added over the past week, including: Social Media Consultants: A warm welcome to the latest social media agencies and consultants on the Constructing Social Builders listing added over the past week, including: Social Media Consultants: Liquid Wireless : An emerging media consulting company Digital Response Marketing Group : A consulting, blogger relations and consulting group.

Going From to Free to Fee, Consciously: Yes We Can?

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Obama is asking each of us to step forward and take responsibility for how we affect change in our hearts and minds, our communities, our nation. If they went to a fee-based system, I’d sigh and give it up. Its a cool system we think for sharing information and compensation.

Tweet-Book with Toby Bloomberg Video Chapter

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Invest in an external mic & supported camera 8 #smgps about 1 hour ago from twhirl Online video: When it is nearly free to produce and host, why don’t you or your company have its own internet TV show yet? ;-p Its a cool system we think for sharing information and compensation.

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Going from Free to Fee Part 2

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The more I have been thinking about this, the more I want to see companies explore user-generated pricing. David Wolf February 9, 2009 at 10:59 am Roxanne: Fascinating question you’re presenting thinking about creating a system that supports a dynamic market/pricing model.

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New Media Expo 2008 Wrap up & Ideas

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If so, why were so many of the key podcasters and the podcast companies missing? you could energize the community around podcasting (regardless of the list they fall on) and get more people there next time. I also met so many new folks and reconnected with others at the NME that I feel am part of the podcast community. Advertisers need to come to an event like NME and learn about the medium and make personal connections with the community.

Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 2

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If a company was successful at one podcamp, they will be very likely to want to sponsor the next event in the series. We are actually getting calls from companies who want to sponsor – without having approached them first! in their community. The company where we set up our t-shirt shop chose to blog about us! Its a cool system we think for sharing information and compensation.

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Twitter Joins Us on Verio | Bare Feet Blog

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But application server preferences aside, the first thing any company should do is not skimp on their hosting provider. Shane Robinson February 1, 2008 at 6:23 am Techcrunch has more info here stating that Twitter may have moved as part of a yet-to-be-announced investment by NTT, the company that purchased Verio many years ago. Its a cool system we think for sharing information and compensation.

Free Advice: What WOMF Can Learn From WOMMA and Me

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To me, an outside observer, they have treated it as a sales platform though positioned it as a community forum. First, let’s clear up the acronyms: WOMF stands for Word of Mouth Forum™ It is a company that has developed a type of web software that allows local communities to have an advertiser-sponsored, consumer reviews and discussion web site. The parent company is from Australia, though their corporate site has zero information.