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. Travel Social Media Basics: Do Your Research.

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

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

Akamai Marketing

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.

Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

Some thoughts about social media during emergencies and disasters. The feeling of helplessness is overwhelming; social media kept me connected and as importantly let people know I was safe. So now that social media is officially part of emergencies, some thoughts and suggestions about social media use during large scale emergencies: Hashtag coordination : local, state, federal agencies should coordinate around a single hashtag and alert news outlets to the hashtag.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?

SocialFish

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

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.

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?

Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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!

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The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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. 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

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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. Include social media as part of your customer service strategy.

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The Hard Questions of Social Media

Akamai Marketing

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?

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. 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

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics

Simply Measured

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.

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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. Was it an effective use of social? Want to know how your brand can excel at social media like the ones discussed here?

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Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

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.

The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report

Buffer Social

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.

9 Reasons Why Hilton’s Social Media Strategy Succeeds

Simply Measured

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.

20 Must-Attend Social Media Conferences in 2017

Buffer Social

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

SocialFish

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?

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. On social media, I did the same.

Master New Skills: Social Media Power Tips to Be More Successful

Peg Fitzpatrick

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.

Study shows social media drives sales

Sherrilynne Starkie

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.

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6 Powerful Social Media Lessons from Tourism that will Boost Your Brand

Socially Sorted

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! .

29 Advanced Social Media Tips You Probably Aren’t Using (According to the Experts)

Simply Measured

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 ).

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

Buffer Social

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!

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Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager

Geoff Livingston

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 Truths About Social Media Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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.

Social Media: Australian Society of Travel Writers

Laurel Papworth

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.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

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 in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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.

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. Social media is no more the next thing. Why do start-ups adhere to social media so vigorously?

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

Convince & Convert

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.

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

Buffer Social

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

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

Buffer Social

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

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Why is Grandma Using Facebook and Uncle Joe Using Twitter? 10 Social Media Statistics That May Surprise You

Social Media Citizens

The social media landscape is changing at a rapid rate. More people are joining the “social media game” everyday… some who you wouldn’t even expect! Over 40% of 55+ social networkers have been registered on the sites for less than two years!

Memorial Day & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Here are your 5 must-reads on Memorial Day and social media that we don’t want you to miss. Memorial Day Thoughts From Social Media Explorer. Customers Bullish On Travel, Spending This Memorial Weekend, Says Social Sentiment Index [STUDY].