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. 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. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Guest Post by J.D.

How Online Travel Agencies can be More Like Amazon

Pixlee

Online travel agencies (OTA’s) were extremely innovative in their genesis, but now, their user experience is starting to fall short. As more companies move towards the ecommerce and marketplace model, expectations for best-in-class user experience have also grown. .

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Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism

Laurel Papworth

I know that travel consumers booking via my hotel website i.e. direct customers are more loyal, bring more revenue and tend to travel more often. In 2009, even the top 30 major hotel brands t increased their dependence on the Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)-from 25.4%

10 Travel Influencers Your Brand Should Partner With

Pixlee

Social-media savvy travelers are making an indelible mark on the travel and hospitality industries. 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. How do you find the right influencers to represent your travel brand? Here are 10 popular travel influencers to be aware of as you begin your search.

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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How TravelMedia Save Time and Rock Community Management

agora pulse

is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies. with expertise in social media, public relations, marketing, events, communication within the travel industry (for both trade and consumer,) the list goes on. The community management is amazing.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you 13 YouTube community building hacks you never knew about. This is key for YouTube community building.

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. While this seems like a no-brainer, you’d be surprised by how often companies who want to utilize social media choose someone to head the effort who never uses social media, or who use it rarely. .

The Role of Community in Modern Branding

Pixlee

The idea of community has become a major focus of brands in many verticals. traditional methods of marketing still have their place, community-building is now a. companies that create products and services. community. How are brands leveraging community? Without trust, consumers are less likely to purchase products or services from a company. often to build community and develop lasting, meaningful relationships with customers. Travel.

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.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

Here are 5 quick tips that you can easily implement today to get your company dominating on social media (if you want even more tips, check out our book with over 80+ pages of social media advice for social good companies )…. “I don’t have time for social media.”. “I

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.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

One way to easily find great content to share with your company’s followers is to follow your own employees, partners, and volunteers on social media. respond to your community members, and to engage with other organizations and industry influencers.

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. But she is a travel blogger! This guest post is by Matt Long of LandLopers.com.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

Buffer Social

Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds. And more importantly, how do you build an engaged community in your Facebook Group? How to build an engaged community in your Facebook group.

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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.

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.

How One Company Is Re-Imagining Corporate Website Design

Convince & Convert

The company has ditched its corporate website in favor of Tumblr, a change that’s reportedly the first of its kind for a global brand. A visit to Nescafé’s new Tumblr highlights why the company made the move. Traveling down the site, it’s not overtly obvious that Tumblr powers the site.

Why Every Writer Needs an Online Community

ProBlogger

these people need supportive communities in order to develop their craft. That’s where online communities come in. Online writing communities, like Writers’ Café , Writers’ Beat , or my company’s Foboko , enable bloggers to get help throughout the process of creating an ebook, a short story, a report, or any other blog post. The size of online communities is limitless. DeviantArt , for example, is a community that helps artists tweak and improve their work.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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.

Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

If a community-based hashtag already exists as is the case with #hitsunami, then consider using that hashtag. Utility companies need to get in on the action: Regardless of what type of utility, TV, Gas, Electricity, Telecommunications, updates on preparation and their own emergency steps should be incorporated as well. These companies already coordinate with officials on emergency planning, so this should be part of the plan.

Visual Analytics: Find Your Brand’s Visual Influencers

Talkwalker SM

The companies with the largest numbers of brand advocates are able to get up to 264% more earned impressions compared to other brands (2012, Whitegate ). in returns, or even higher if you are in the food, retail or travel industry (2015, The Shelf ).

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Community Data Systems. Virtual Community of Practice.

13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration

SocialFish

Since the bail out of the banks and the controversy surrounding major companies like Walmart, social media has become a platform for accountability demands. Fundraising – Twitter has become a major source of marketing for companies, but especially small businesses.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms. Do your customers have a need for community, convenience, or collaboration?

7 Powerful Reasons Why Companies Will Pay for You to Blog

ProBlogger

Bloggers worldwide are proving to be fierce competition for mainstream media, as companies decide how to get the best return on investment for their marketing buck. If you have the following seven things, then your blog and social media networks will be highly valuable digital assets, sought after by major companies. If companies are already paying big bucks to advertise to your audience on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers, then you’re in a profitable niche.

Lessons in Listening and Customer Outreach From Chobani

Waxing UnLyrical

Two years ago when the Midwest had a massive heat wave, and the company had trouble keeping up with demand, plenty of cups of yogurt were spoiled in transit or at the store. And the company honored every spoiled cup with a replacement, whether the spoilage was its fault or not.

Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

I was surprised to get a Facebook request from my company ( Six Degrees PR ) to join its Page named “Six Degrees PR bunker.” I never thought that any company would step up to connect and engage with its employees through a private Facebook Page – this was quite a surprise to me.

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You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

I travel. Because I am nosey – an asset in online community management – I decided to investigate further online. This article first appeared in on Smart Company. Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail TwitterA lot.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Well, eventually, every major company in the world will have an account, which will be a first port of call when contacting their company. Restaurants , travel and possibly supermarkets with online shopping services are big industries for it to thrive.

Chasing the Human Web

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Chasing the Human Web Written on October 11, 2009 by Justin Levy in chrisbrogan , community , guest post , human web , social media , web 2.0

Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. The idea is to take ‘the road less travelled’ and to be able to take the risk than to accept failure.

Power Of An Update: How Nikon Got Into A Crisis & Averted It!

Mindjumpers

Tweet When running a community on Facebook, there’s a great reason to be careful while posting updates. Personally, I feel that the angry Nikon fans might be taken the update too literally, but on the other hand it’s definitely an unfortunate post by the company.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. If you are officially representing your company, you’d want to create an Official Page.

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The Social Newsroom: Pieces of the Puzzle

Mindjumpers

Oreo brought it to the world’s attention and made it big with their Super Bowl ads, but the concept continues to gain attention from companies and is attracting even more questions about how brands can integrate it into their current social media strategy.

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Facebook Is Global, But Social Is Local

Mindjumpers

For international brands and companies, it is a challenge to control and maintain product perception worldwide. To do this, we believe that only Community Managers who grew up and are still based in a certain country can create content with true authenticity and with the right context.

In Time of Social Media Crisis – How Do You Respond?

Mindjumpers

Posted by Sara Hansson Sep 22nd, 2010 Tweet As part of people’s digital identity, we join communities and groups that are relevant to us and to our interests. Nestlé – A worst case senario We all know how fast scandals are traveling.

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How to Get Heard in a Noisy World

Convince & Convert

Drop the Stunts True story: I knew a business owner who really wanted to land a deal with a specific enterprise company. He saw the CEO tweet that he’d traveled to a conference without his trusted piece of technology, so the business owner had one shipped to him with a personal note.

Holidays to Participate in or Ignore Completely on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

It’s a great opportunity for food and beverage companies, outdoor party gear, or just wish America a happy birthday (assuming your brand is based in the United States).

A Social Media Status Quo – Brazil

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global platform of local country Community Managers, enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Not community driven content. But they are also about COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST and linking your content to groups that would be interested. Jump In on One-off #hashtag threaded conversations (one time, temporary community).