A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
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.
115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Social In Sixty Seconds.
10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media.
The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers
OCTOBER 30, 2012
The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. I’m an advisor at Pacific New Media for a social media certificate program they are launching. I start every class asking people to tell me what social networks they currently use.
Powerful Storytelling Secrets from National Geographic Travel – Lindsay Smith [SSM028]
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
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.
11 Storytelling Formulas to Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Airbnb tells stories of travelers living in homes around the world and belonging anywhere. These formulas can be applied to your company’s overall marketing, content you produce, social media updates, copy on your website, and more. Social Media Marketing Tips / How To
Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?
JANUARY 4, 2016
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.
Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote
Diva Marketing Blog
JUNE 19, 2016
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.
Would you join a Community Manager Association?
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
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? Featured From the Trenches Open Community
Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media
OCTOBER 22, 2011
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?
Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan
Buzz Marketing for Technology
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!
The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today
APRIL 16, 2012
Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. People are joining the social universe for a reason – to be social, to be heard and to be noticed.
That Moment When Your Social Media and Real Worlds Collide
APRIL 12, 2013
I’m talking about that moment when your social media and real worlds collide. I left last Thursday morning for Social Slam , via a direct flight from Dulles to Knoxville. Then she asked if I would participate in some kind of survey they were doing of travelers.
The Hard Questions of Social Media
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
While using social media for business purposes has been around for the better part of 5 years now, we’re reaching a place where businesses are starting to ask “what should I be doing with social media?” Why Social Media?
7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics
AUGUST 15, 2016
How to Create a Conversion-Based Social Campaign Download. The Games in Rio also have the dubious distinction of being the first Games where the USOC and IOC have banned non-official partners from using Olympic footage and Olympic-themed content on social media.
The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Imagine being able to predict the next big thing on social media, knowing what social media will look like in 2017 and beyond and how will brands use social platforms to connect with their audience. – The evolution of social media roles.
Social Media Updates: July
AUGUST 7, 2016
Many new updates were announced in the world of social media in July! Local Awareness ads will now contain a map for users to click on and see the store’s address, hours, contact information and the estimated travel time to the store’s location.
Building a New Kind of Cruise Community
APRIL 15, 2015
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. We wanted to give cruisers the tools to tell their own stories and share their experiences through text and media.
38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
APRIL 9, 2012
Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews.
9 Reasons Why Hilton’s Social Media Strategy Succeeds
AUGUST 25, 2016
Social media is a good place to start. According to this 2015 article on Harvard Business Review, “Consumers under 35 spend almost four hours per day on social media, and more of that time is being spent engaging with brand”. Run Social Media Contests.
Social Solute: 4 Brands on Social Media to Admire This Year
Ignite Social Media
JUNE 17, 2016
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. Was it an effective use of social? Want to know how your brand can excel at social media like the ones discussed here?
20 Must-Attend Social Media Conferences in 2017
MARCH 9, 2017
Working on social media can be a little lonely at times, especially if you are working as a team of one. Social media conferences are the secret to all that. Pro-tip: If you are traveling to any of these conferences, you could also turn it into a mini-vacation.
Association Social Media: ASCD
AUGUST 7, 2014
Meet Tina Byland, ASCD’s Social Media Specialist! My role as social media specialist sits on the communications team here at ASCD. Describe your social/digital “ecosystem” – what social media sites do you (or the org as a whole) manage?
Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. Social media is no more the next thing. Why do start-ups adhere to social media so vigorously?
How I Got a Book Deal Through My Travel Blog
AUGUST 9, 2016
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. On social media, I did the same.
The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention ( Peach ) or become part of our daily lives ( Snapchat ). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust!
Study shows social media drives sales
OCTOBER 25, 2012
Research released today by LoyaltyOne and two leading North American academic institutions provides the long-awaited proof that social media interaction between a customer and a brand drives immediate and long-term sales increases. Social media in call centres.
29 Advanced Social Media Tips You Probably Aren’t Using (According to the Experts)
DECEMBER 15, 2016
With the wide range of social media channels available today, there’s plenty to keep brands busy. But if you are looking for ways to go a step further with your social exploits, then you’ve come to the right place. SEO Travel ).
6 Powerful Social Media Lessons from Tourism that will Boost Your Brand
JUNE 4, 2016
We can learn a lot from the Tourism Industry when it comes to Social Media Smarts. . In this post I share 6 Powerful Social Media Lessons from Tourism that work… that you can implement in your business to boost your brand too! .
The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media
APRIL 11, 2017
And now, since Snapchat brought the stories format to prominence, we’ve seen its influence reflected across mobile, with many of the largest social/media products in the world implementing their own version. But social media has now moved on. Social Media Marketing
Master New Skills: Social Media Power Tips to Be More Successful
AUGUST 22, 2016
Let’s face it, social media is getting more complicated as time goes on. Instead of being successful with your 2014 social media plan, you need to stay up-to-date. Enter these social media power tips! Get your own copy of The Art of Social Media here.
2015: The Year of Redefining Your Basic Needs
JANUARY 7, 2015
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.
How Social Media Has Changed the Hotel Business
NOVEMBER 2, 2010
I would not describe the hospitality industry as a community of early adopters when it comes to social media. But things are moving forward, and hoteliers are growing more interested in hearing about social media success stories beyond The Roger Smith Hotel.
Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager
JULY 27, 2015
In online circles we believe a community manager is someone who cultivates and activates a group or a brand following on a social network. Instead, he uses an in-person social network. He’s also college educated, speaks fluent English, and is well travelled.
7 Types Of Awesome Social Media Content Your Brand Can Be Creating Right Now
JULY 21, 2016
This principle of variety definitely applies to social media content: It’s easier to surprise and delight your followers when you’re not always serving up the same things. NASA also makes GIFs for its recurring social features. Social Media Marketing
7 Truths About Social Media Marketing
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
APRIL 8, 2010
Thanks to books like The New Community Rules , written by yours truly, Engage , Social Media 101 , and others, social media marketing is, for the time being, going to still be on people’s minds as they discover this bright and sunny marketing opportunity.
10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Yet how do you make the most of this social network? Based on Talkwalker’s new and improved Instagram analytics (and our own appreciation), here are 10 brands killing it on Instagram to kickstart your social media strategy for the last months of 2016.
Social Media: Australian Society of Travel Writers
MARCH 9, 2011
In November last year, I spoke on social media and the impact it has on the Travel Writers industry. I’m convinced that anyone currently in the writing/communicating industry will do fantastically well in social media. Social Media and Travel writers.
Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Without a clear methodology of measuring ROI, many businesses are still cautious to spend their marketing budget on social media and web 2.0. Even if you’ve decided you have the budget for social media, where do you focus? to increase visibility in the online community.
Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily. Virality & Search Topsy One part virality tool, one part tracking mechanism, one part social listening post, Topsy is becoming one of new favorites. Swix This is a slick new social media dashboard program that I’ve been trying.