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

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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! . 2 Treat your Community like Family.

Hospitality & Tourism Students Meet Social Media

Bare Feet Studios

This Friday I am speaking to about 150 Maui high school students who are in the hospitality and tourism track. i Kula Lavender , is determined to get social media best practices embedded in our Maui tourism community as early as possible!

Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism

Laurel Papworth

Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Technorati Tags: discover australia , hotel , hotelsmag , Marketing , social media , tourism , Travel , york Fairmont.

Social Media and Tourism: Let’s Talk Together

Bare Feet Studios

And we have the tourism agencies in the state and county government, who have largely carried the responsibility (yet also managed the taxpayer and visitor funded budgets) to keep tourism thriving. Presentation Slides | Social Media & Tourism via SMCHI: PDF.

Tourism Tweetup: Connecting Locals & Visitors

Bare Feet Studios

Today I am promoting the idea of connecting guest travel bloggers with local bloggers, to enhance the coverage of the destination and to build a deeper, more personal community online among the many voices in travel.

Bringing Open Community To Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Because if there’s one thing I believe takes public relations from good to great, it’s when your audiences start becoming your community through the relationships you develop with them. Why did you write Open Community ? So, what is “Open Community&# ?

Tourism: Festivals are Powerful Economical Tools | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

We hope the local business and tourism community will collaborate with us to showcase our beautiful state and akamai kama’aina. How many of our tourism, PR, communications, and advertising execs blog or podcast or twitter?

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. Your social media community manager isn’t at work or its after-hours. Travel and tourism in our state’s largest industry. I’ve really been thinking about this lately.

13 Ingredients in the Perfect Social Media Contest

Convince & Convert

Remember, the prize itself can be the theme for the contest, as with the legendary “best job in the world” campaign from Tourism Queensland. Community Management. Original image from BigStock.com.

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: Australian Society of Travel Writers

Laurel Papworth

Online Communities social media social networks Event online community Sydney tourism Travel travel writers travel writingIn November last year, I spoke on social media and the impact it has on the Travel Writers industry. Great group – both speakers and audience.

13 Ingredients in the Perfect Social Media Contest

Convince & Convert

Remember, the prize itself can be the theme for the contest, as with the legendary “best job in the world” campaign from Tourism Queensland. Community Management. Original image from BigStock.com.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

to increase visibility in the online community. These updates can keep your brand fresh in the minds of your community members and will also make them feel like they’re part of your extended corporate family. Be sure to stay in touch with the community.

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


SocialGood – Social of Summer Good and Mashable collaborated to create this hashtag, which has become an official keyword for social change and positive community efforts. Some criticize volunteer tourism as many of those travelers are not ready to commit to long-term involvement.

Bare Feet Studios Final Three for Best Social Media Campaign

Bare Feet Studios

It has gotten a tremendous response from the travel blogging community and been written up in numerous places. News Social Media awards hawaii honor Lanai LVB maui mvb pemawards smchi tourism travel

Three awesome social media campaigns by CVBs and hotels


——– Convention and Visitors Bureaus have become invaluable resources for local business communities and these independent non-profit organizations operate in all major cities, with the aim of stimulating tourism-based economic activity.

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For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

Bare Feet Studios

Introduce them to others in the community. HowTo News Social Media #SBOSM barefeetstudios bloggers engagement hawaii smcjournal smcobserver tourism travel visitlanaiI am producing a social media marketing campaign for the island of Lānaʻi, here in Hawaii. It is a rather unique concept, a “New Media Artist-in-Residence&# Program. I will write about the specifics in a separate blog post, though I did start noodling on this idea back in 2008.

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth

Community management is moving people through from Visitor to Lead to Customer to Engaged Customer through a series of Call to Actions. Without this, there is no re-engagement back to the community. Is a competition relevant to a health community?

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5 Tips for Using Facebook’s Moderation Blocklist

Convince & Convert

Guest post from Jessica Carlson , a social media manager at Off Madison Ave who specializes in building social communities that create brand loyalists and garner key insights. Imagine you’re the community manager for Chipotle and you choose to filter out mentions of your competitor, Baja Fresh. It’s also deceiving, as the customer will think their Wall post is public, but may eventually notice that no one from the community has responded.

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List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

Laurel Papworth

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. I loved it when New Zealand Tourism jumped in on this one – very cheeky.

How to Get the Best Out of Content Marketing World 2019: Advice From the Experts

agora pulse

Magical may sound like a silly word, but it’s fitting for this event and this community. And, of course, the chance to share ideas and innovation with the tourism industry at my Tourism Lab on the final day. Content is the fuel that fills up social media’s tank.

Top 10 Socially Sorted Blog Posts in 2016

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3 The reaction I got from you, my community, in terms of comments on social media, emails to me about the content and general excitedness. 4 6 Powerful Lessons from Tourism that will Boost Your Brand.

Common Influencer Marketing Mistakes Brands Should Avoid


If there’s a challenge an influencer can help your brand with, it’s relevancy to a specific community. She has written and edited from a variety of topics including financial services, software development, marketing, and tourism.

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!

7 Great User-Generated Content Campaigns


User-generated content enables a brand’s passionate customers to become advocates, in turn building engaged communities around products and services. Tourism Australia. Tourism Australia knows that everyone loves sharing their vacation photos and video with friends and family. By highlighting the experience of traveling in Australia they created a community of both those who had been there and those who aspired to visit.

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15 Innovative Brands Using Technology to Power Their Content


HYLETE shows off UGC on their product pages and features reviews to connect the brand to the community. Hylete harnessed the power of Instagram and its broader community to power its dynamic content in all of their marketing channels.

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Real-Life Instagram Project Filters In Unique View of London

Convince & Convert

This campaign could have easily come from a tourism board, an airline, or a hotel chain. Jessica Gioglio is a Social Media Strategist based out of Boston, Massachusetts who specializes in social media content, community engagement and crisis management.

Case of Creative Crowdsourcing: Let Your Fans Guide Your Brand


Having a Community Means Having a Brand: Listen to Feedback! “Today consumers want to have their voices heard.

Top 10 Image Trends for Powerful Visuals that Stand Out

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Leading provider of stock photography, images, video and music, Shutterstock, celebrated 100 million images on their site by asking their community of creators, designers and reviewers to list their top visual trends. If you work in Tourism then get savvy with 3D.

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Alicia Travels: Farm & More Event, Edinburgh

Absolute PA

Farm retail plays a huge part in the UK small business sector developing into wider areas including agri-tourism, entertainment and educational aspects. It’s worth over £2 billion a year adding valuable skills and jobs to rural communities. Next week I’m going on the road!

Facebook Location Targeting: A Detailed Guide

Jon Loomer

Think gym memberships, community centers, etc. 4) People traveling in a location : This is naturally suited to tourism offerings. Facebook Location Targeting options can provide powerful methods to reach specific users in certain areas.

MeasurePR: The BrandBuilder Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali MeasurePR: The BrandBuilder Edition November 3rd, 2010 Tweet If you work in the PR/marketing world(s) (are they one now? shouldn’t they always have been?

#SproutChat Calendar: Upcoming Topics for January 2017

Sprout Social

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. Organizing and keeping track of community members across social networks can be incredibly overwhelming. Building meaningful relationships with a brand’s online community is dependent on maintaining an organized social media CRM. Cheers to 2017!

The 11 Top Social Media Management Tools I Can’t Live Without

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When I hear my community say that a tool is expensive, I sit up and listen. I mainly use it across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to manage my communities. I will be using it a LOT more this year to find and share GREAT content from this community and with my clients.

The Secret Sauce to Shareable Visual Content Your Audience Will Devour

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Queensland Tourism did just that when it snowed in Queensland (heads up, it never snows in Queensland… it’s bloody hot here in this part of Australia!). When the snow came, Tourism Queensland dropped everything and focused on milking the content: We have snow in #thisisqueensland

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. Are you trying to create community?

Simply The Best

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Simply The Best November 27th, 2010 Tweet There’s a big difference between being “the best&# and “one of the best.&#

What's your social currency?

Akamai Marketing

What I AM suggesting is that you brands and companies give serious consideration to what they have to OFFER the community and what motivates their community to be part of social media at all. What you give your community, otherwise, seriously, why should they care?

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An Ode To Monday

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali An Ode To Monday February 7th, 2011 Tweet You wake up to Monday ; what will it bring?

How to Host a Successful Instagram Takeover in 7 Easy Steps


This is an option for your brand too, if you want to show off a range of products or facets of your community. Spoiler alert, it will also double as a tourism ad for Upper East Side, because you know how much I love this neighborhood.