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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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. A community is a group of engaged individuals.

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation


5 Tips for Great Content Curation. Steven Rosenbaum is the CEO of Magnify.net , a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. He’s also the author of Curation Nation. Having a voice as a curator means more than creating and curating your own work.

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 to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

If you’re looking for a competitive edge, a way to establish your authority, a way to get more followers, one of the best, proven paths to online success is content curation. The difficult part is that there is a lot that goes into a world class content curation strategy.

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation


Theres one word that sums up the new MySpace says Music Chief Courtney Holt: "Curation." When I look at the word curation I think whats interesting to me is that everybody can be a curator." even someone who is just passively consuming is effectively curating."

How publishers curate the world of content


Content providers are experimenting with all sort of ways for editors and technology to push outside content to readers, whether through aggregation or curation (for a lengthy discussion about the difference, check out the Nieman Journalism Lab ). Curation platforms, which have moved beyond the RSS feed , provide varying levels of automation, functions and technology to suit a media companys needs. The travel section pulls in relevant travel deals in addition to news content.

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How to Get Heard in a Noisy World

Convince & Convert

Keep that in mind when curating your online universe. 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.

Change Someone's Life Today (Maybe Your Own)

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Not just because of the noise that we were making, but because I was very active in the local community. would often ask why I was spending so much time doing community service, when I should be focused on building my business? community. community work.

A Little Help From My Friends. So Please Help!

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We have built a great community. . It can be via Skype, phone or in-person (meaning, if you're in Montreal or if I happen to be travelling to wherever it is that you live). Whoever comes in next will get a signed copy of Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete, plus a business book bundle that I will, personally, curate. This is just the tickets, so you will have to handle travel, accommodations, etc. community. Giving. It's what I do.

Crowdsourced Curation


Eric Reasons lays out a case (via p2p foundation ) for the inevitability of “crowdsourced curation&# —i.e.

Hard Rock Increases Instagram Engagement in These 3 Ways

Simply Measured

With a 450% growth in engagement and 230% increase in community following in the past two years, we’ll just leave these tips here. UGC has been a huge community-building and engagement tool for us – we tag fans, fans tag their friends, and our reach grows exponentially.

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The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

Buffer Social

Hand-curated content suggestions for social media sharing. Best used for: Content curation. Description: Quuu and its amazing community (of real people, not computers) hand-curate content for you and fill your Buffer queue, making content curation super easy.

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25 Suggestions For How To Use Twitter

Dave Fleet

Research destinations – Travelling somewhere? Boost your reputation – Post your own content or curate others’ to build your own reputation in your chosen area.

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Is 2010 the Year of Curation?


The irreverent technology & entrepreneurship blog of Tom Loverro Up and to the Right Home About the Author FightCancerWith.Me « RIM Makes Me Sad :( In Defense of the MBA » Is 2010 the Year of Curation? Curation is the act of making the internet less intimidating to end users.

11 Storytelling Formulas to Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing

Buffer Social

Airbnb tells stories of travelers living in homes around the world and belonging anywhere. To help you tell even better stories, I curated advice from several amazing storytellers. National Geographic Travel has more than 25 million fans across their social media accounts.

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Curated computing is no substitute for the personal and handmade


Photograph: Arnel Hecimovic/corbis The launch of the iPad and the general success of mobile device app stores has created a buzzword frenzy for "curated" computing – computing experiences where software and wallpaper and attendant foofaraw for your device are hand-picked for your pleasure.

Tomorrowland: Conquering the EDM world through influencer marketing


There is a growing trend of music tourism whereby festival goers choose to travel abroad to attend such events also contributing to the annual turnover. In the segment of “EDM Tomorrowland superfans” 15% of that community is able to speak Japanese!

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


Each day, you can refer to this list for great content to share with your community… … Did Sally from accounting just share a photo on Facebook of last night’s fundraising event? Set up methods to easily curate content daily.

How to Immediately Gain Traction on Twitter (and Grow Your Business)

Rebekah Radice

Today I’m going to share with you 11 ways to immediately gain traction on Twitter and grow a thriving community. Staying focused on your niche will make it easy for you to build a community centered around similar interests. Travel tweets that help you plan your next vacation.

Why Publishers Need to Walk Away From Facebook

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And while there are certainly other kinds of content within the social News Feed, it’s neither curated nor dictated by the individual user’s interests and preferences. It’s determined by the almighty, seemingly ever-changing algorithm, which underscores the real need for and value in building communities around interests. The key is focusing on building communities around interests, not personal connections, to draw in both consumers and relevant advertisers.

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Three Words for 2013

Justin Levy

I curate content on a daily basis and stay active online but I haven’t made the time that I want for writing more here, consistently shipping my newsletter , writing for Workshifting and with my upcoming plans for this year, recording and publishing a new podcast and video show.

Instagram for Business: 30 Tips to Grow Your Audience and Stand Out on Instagram

Buffer Social

Use your brand tone and voice to help you connect with your community. Build your community. At Buffer, the two goals we’ve decided to focus on are: To build and nurture an engaged community of Buffer users and supporters.

How Gap Activated Its SXSW Presence

Convince & Convert

From launching the brand’s official Tumblr site, to curating personalized content across Pinterest, Instagram and Vine, companies and brands can look to Gap’s efforts as a way to rally their social communities around an event integration.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?


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How to Build Out Your Social Media Content From Scratch

Sprout Social

travel pic.twitter.com/7RBo2tnkZu. While you always want to have some original content out there, becoming a master curator of other people’s content is valuable too. Curating content shows that you are a team player and like to support others. This allows you to build a community and others will often reciprocate and share your content. Having social profiles with no social media content is like visiting an empty warehouse. There’s nothing to see, feel or engage with.

What 2,957 Facebook Pages Told Me About Organic Reach

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Industry: Travel and Leisure. Reach Tactic: Highlighting the lifestyle of its community. Reach Tactic: Community building through hashtags. Reach Tactic: Shares curated content. How do you get more organic reach on Facebook?

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager.

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The Social Newsroom: Pieces of the Puzzle


More and more, news travels to people through social platforms and their online networks. The Social Newsroom relies less on planning and the creation of original campaign content, and more on content discovery, curation and sharing.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics


Why not just establish some sort of conversion goal from the web on your own site (blog or www) as hub and create a social segmentation, establish process to campaign tag special links / promos and set everything else as a KPI (community size, engagement events).

The Power of Personality on Twitter (And What Your Brand Can Steal)

Simply Measured

Brands struggle all the time with trying to give their brands a human face on social media, the marketing channel where a casual, available touch is the best way to build a community. If you’re travel happy & you know it, map your plans! Take it from Pigeons & Planes: you don’t even have to create the content yourself, you just have to have the taste to curate it well and keep those chuckles chuckling. 2016 Social Marketing Planning Guide Download.

Curation Makes the Difference, or Why Seth Godin is (Finally) Wrong About Something


But, that logic is fundamentally flawed, because Godin has surmounted the greatest challenge of the web: the challenge of curation. We are just now coming to grips with the challenge of curation, and it will be the greatest challenge in the next decade of web content. Hence, the need for curation. We have some serious curation issues right now, and lots of smart people trying to address that problem.

7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now

Buffer Social

But you’ll still need to collect, curate, optimize, and publish what they’ve produced. And getting started was quite smooth: Reach out to community members 1:1 whenever you spot a great image, mention the users when you share the post, repeat.

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

Buffer Social

We recently published an article asking: If you could travel back in time to when Facebook or Instagram first started grabbing mainstream attention, knowing what you do now about the opportunity they hold for brands, you’d jump aboard, right?

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[INTERVIEW] What Makes Airbnb A Meaningful Brand?


H: We try to create locally and elevate globally – this is especially important as we’re a travel brand. Airbnb is a community of guests and hosts, and people love Airbnb for each unique experience this offers. You just have to be great at curating!

Introducing Instagram Reposting by Buffer: Never Run Out of Amazing Content

Buffer Social

Live events, meetups and talks are great times to create and curate content. Acknowledge and share content from community members. Their Instagram feed regularly features content from members of their community and showcases the amazing images you can capture using a GoPro camera.

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The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media

Buffer Social

For example, Snapchat regularly curates crowd-sourced stories around large and important events, enabling anyone, not ‘influencers’, in a location to share their experiences at scale. Immersive storytelling through Instagram Stories engages and invites our community to be part of an adventure.

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How to Execute Social Media Takeovers

Sprout Social

As a result, we curate everything. I'm incredibly fortunate to do what I love in an industry I love among a community I love. I'm lucky enough to blend work and travel without sacrificing productivity or opportunity. Social media, by nature, is about hitting the moments.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. Expert Community Manager with the Focus Expert Network, a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who answer questions and post thought leadership content.

You Light Up My Night

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Together, this Six Pixels of Separation community raised over $17,000! It can be via Skype, phone or in-person (meaning, if you're in Montreal or if I happen to be travelling to wherever it is that you live). Prize #2 : Whoever comes in next will get a signed copy of Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete, plus a business book bundle that I will, personally, curate. This is just the tickets, so you will have to handle travel, accommodations, etc. community.