Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism

Laurel Papworth

HotelsMag has come up with 10 Internet Marketing Resolutions for 2010 including social media ones. Engage your customers directly via social media and mobile initiatives, and Web 2.0 Over 44% of Internet users are active in social media.

7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

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My friend (and client, but he’s a friend first) Shashi Bellamkonda is, I think, genetically-wired to try and talk about new things – no doubt why he’s Network Solutions’ “social media swami,&# and he mentioned it. It really is a community.

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Tourism: Festivals are Powerful Economical Tools | Bare Feet Blog

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Our speaker also teaches at the University of Washington and encourages CEO’s to embrace blogging and social media. We hope the local business and tourism community will collaborate with us to showcase our beautiful state and akamai kama’aina.

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

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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. They’ve had social media classes for several semesters and I’ve taught several classes.

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 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

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.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

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There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

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I am producing a social media marketing campaign for the island of Lānaʻi, here in Hawaii. Today I want to share with you some tips I have put together for the destination partners, which apply to any type of social marketing with bloggers. Each will be accompanied by a companion to assist in developing stories and making media (writing blog posts, updating social networks, and taking pictures and videos). Remember, on the social web, everyone’s invited!

List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

Laurel Papworth

What happens when the consumer fights back against the advertiser (using social media channels)? 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. Tourism Australia – NOT.

#SproutChat Calendar: Upcoming Topics for January 2017

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CST to engage with Team Sprout and our broader Sprout Community. Join our Facebook community for weekly notifications or take note on the topics and dates below. January 4, 2017: Maintaining a Social Media CRM. Sprout Product Focus: Social CRM. Organizing and keeping track of community members across social networks can be incredibly overwhelming. This week’s #SproutChat will focus on Sprout Social’s CRM features. Cheers to 2017!

Industry benchmarks to inform your social media presence

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You know what’s unique about your brand, but in a crowded social landscape, it’s a constant challenge to find the right messaging that rises above the noise. Unfortunately, finding the time to distill social data is also an ongoing challenge for marketers. Travel and tourism.

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

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What we can learn: the more we are able to energize our communities, the better our chances of converting them to evangelizers. The more popular one is A Digital Nativity , but A Social Network Christmas is fun to watch as well.

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

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So, I did what I knew: I told them that one of the best ways to tap into social media could be done by channeling Jimi Hendrix (you can view the un-animated version here ). Music is a great way to help the social networking medicine go down.

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What Happens in Vegas… (Or How to Ruin a Reputation With Just One.

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While I imagine that this attitude makes the local board of tourism very happy, is there really any place where we can do whatever we want and be assured that no one will know about it? Related articles which may interest you: Social Networking Friends vs. Real Life Friends Hey, Facebook, It?s One of the behaviors that I find lacking on many social networking site is the trait of common-sense.

Weekly Roundup: Unsung Heroes

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As I wrote yesterday’s post, and then read through the comments, I re-learned a lesson I thought I’d already learned: that the community you are trying to build is great; but the community you have is even more important. Social media as the new support group?

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Hawaii Tsunami Proves Social Media Power Again: Information is a.

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Social media has earned a spot alongside our government planners and traditional news media. via @KaimanaPine ) Extended Family: Online communities like Twitter and Facebook serve as extended families – smart and caring to boot!

Weekly Roundup: The Gerald Durrell Edition

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Social media&# or “social networking&# – which term is correct?

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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. The tools are often free, but the time commitment is substantial with social media.

Snapping at Synapses: Why Digital Death Sucks

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Blink The thing with social networks, particularly one such as Twitter, is that the streams move so fast, you barely notice someone’s absence. Mark as read Approve comment When I first heard of this campaign, the focus was on the celebrities not using social media.

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Walking the Social Talk

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It was Robin Ferrier’s Social is as Social Does , where she asked, point-blank: You know the difference between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs. You know the standard refrain: Social media is about talking with – not talking to – your audience.

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10 Instagram Predictions to Fire-up Your Strategy for 2020


The world of social media can be so funny to me sometimes. The sharing became in social media. Join the King Island community in saying NO to farmed salmon and keep King Island fish farm free.@patagonia_surf. SOCIAL MEDIA.

The Secret Stats Your Follower Numbers Hide


However, what I’m most concerned with these days is how wisely I’m spending my precious social networking time. Which social networks are really driving readers to my blog? After analyzing my stats, it was time to re-evaluate my social networking strategy. since I found myself having to contemplate that question, not just for Twitter, but for all my social networks. This guest post is by Courtney Mroch of Haunt Jaunts.

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

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Their biases and perspectives are quite different though, and that makes for a good panel that keeps us from drinking just one brand of social media koolaid! The best social site for musicians currently: Reverb Nation. This is a way to share networks and offer mutual support.

Highlights from ProBlogger Event 2013 #PBEVENT


We held the event at the amazing QT Gold Coast (one of the most instagramable hotels I’ve ever set foot in) and had some great support from Tourism and Events Queensland, Virgin Australia , Kambrook , Yellow Pages and some great sponsors in our Bloggers Market Place. Community.

5 Tips To Avoid New Job Burnout

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Don’t let your social media activity die. Clearly, your new employer might have guidelines as to when you can get online and on social networks and when you can’t. Even more important, you need to continue to build and maintain your networks.

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Five Productivity Tools for PR Pros

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Plaxo: contacts, calendar and e-cards As a social network, I think Plaxo is pretty dismal, no matter how much it tries to Face-Twit-book-terify itself. I don’t like their default settings, which make your card “social&# (i.e.

Ethics in Social Media: A Glossary | Bare Feet Blog

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It’s a hot topic all around, as social media lends itself to some highly unethical practices and characters! The good news though, is that the conversational nature of the social web exposes many of these deliberate and accidental faux pas so the rest of us can learn from them.

Help Rox Get the Good Mood Gig

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Please tell your networks too. Here’s how I think my winning this would extend to helping others: Hawaii Tourism – I will be sharing Aloha and featuring videos and pictures of happy Hawaii and the Hawaiian people and attitudes.

11 Heads Are Better Than One #QLDBLOG


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. We discussed, brainstormed, critiqued, and networked with each other about the topics of blogging and business.

Social Media Club Hawaii Celebrates Ma Ka Hana Ka ?Ike

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It is part of a international nonprofit organization of social media practitioners and exists to develop and share best practices and ethics on the social web. One of the first goals we had was to get the word out in the community about our organization.

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

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I would have liked to point this campaign to my San Francisco friends, who also happen to be active web users, who themselves have a large “following&# via blogs, social networks, Twitter, et al. Hawaii tourism officials would do well to read the book.

Social Media: Making Business Fun Again | Bare Feet Blog

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Along comes social media which is so conversational, creative, interactive, mostly free and bam! Mailing a Package Becomes a Video Tutorial Shane and I are developing KnowHow Cafe , an online learning community. – I mean have fun using social media in your business!

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.

Social Media Workshop Here in Honolulu

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Home About What We Do PayPal Speaker Contact Subscribe Press / PR Bare Feet Network Internet Literacy for Business: Blogging, Podcasting, Online Video & Social Media Howto, Consulting, Training & Public Speaking Home > Social Media , Speaking > Social Media Workshop Here in Honolulu Social Media Workshop Here in Honolulu by Roxanne Darling on September 30, 2008 Social Media Workshop is an exclusive event for people in organizations who want to learn how to use social media communications.

Keynote: The Social Web Is More Than Tweets the Eye | Bare Feet Blog

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First let me thank Quincy Solano and team from Technology News Bytes and our own Social Media Club Hawaii for creating a high energy event! That is the “Psychic Friends Network&# for real. Principles of Social Media Practice: Transparency. Share My Network With You.

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

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The 3 Amigos: Email, Blogging, Social Sharing August 19th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet For a while now, there’s been too much talk about social media vs. email vs. search.

Ed Morita's Twitter Case Study at Social Media Club Hawaii

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Filmed at the ING Direct Cafe in Waikiki, Hawaii at the March meeting of the Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club. Bare Feet Studios May 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm Hawaii Restaurant Association Links and Resources | Bare Feet Studios June 28, 2009 at 7:18 pm Aloha to our growing online community « ALOHA IBU July 14, 2009 at 1:30 pm { 1 comment… read it below or add one } Roxanne Darling July 14, 2009 at 10:21 pm Nina – this is a fabulous blog post!

How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy.

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Blogging for Community These blogs seek to guild a consistent readership that interact with the blogger(s) and advocate on behalf of the content on other social outposts. Yet, in much of my social media consulting work corporate blog owners are invariably most interested in total visits and RSS subscribers. We see blogging both as community building and as a function of being a web based business. How to measure social media.

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. Would more of the feature set have been community driven?

Pledge Your Weight Loss, Feed Others | Bare Feet Blog

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She has taken social media by the horns! Polly created a community fundraising event that all of us can support with very little effort while generating a high return – in fact less than two (2!) Enter your zip code (choose Food Bank if more than one serves your community).

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

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This is another example of the power of the social web, of leveraging your network, of the network effect, of doing good and doing well, and so many other 21st century concepts made possible by the internet combined with intrinsic human traits. This is the network effect.

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San Diego Tweetup IN the Water

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Parking is in surrounding neighborhoods or community parking. at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset May 28-30: Social Media Skills for Musicians: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, & Podcasting at the N?