Walking the Content Road Less Traveled

Waxing UnLyrical

Ready to make some magic by walking the content road less traveled? What’s the point of complaining about how crowded the marketplace has become, or how the community feeling of yesteryear has dissipated? Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Walking the Content Road Less Traveled.

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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.

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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10 Travel Influencers Your Brand Should Partner With

Pixlee

Social-media savvy travelers are making an indelible mark on the travel and hospitality industries. Leveraging partnerships with travel influencers can help hospitality and travel brands reach a wider audience and boost engagement and bookings all while showcasing the brand in an authentic and organic way. How do you find the right influencers to represent your travel brand? Here are 10 popular travel influencers to be aware of as you begin your search.

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. Social Media and Travel writers. Anyway sorry for the delay, but you can download the Social Media and Travel Writers presentation from Slideshare or just flick through the slides above.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you 13 YouTube community building hacks you never knew about. This is key for YouTube community building.

How TravelMedia Save Time and Rock Community Management

agora pulse

is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies. with expertise in social media, public relations, marketing, events, communication within the travel industry (for both trade and consumer,) the list goes on. The community management is amazing. Founded in 2006, TravelMedia.ie

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

Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism

Laurel Papworth

I know that travel consumers booking via my hotel website i.e. direct customers are more loyal, bring more revenue and tend to travel more often. In 2009, even the top 30 major hotel brands t increased their dependence on the Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)-from 25.4%

How TravelMedia.ie Save Time and Rock Community Management

agora pulse

is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies. with expertise in social media, public relations, marketing, events, communication within the travel industry (for both trade and consumer,) the list goes on. The community management is amazing. Founded in 2006, TravelMedia.ie

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?

SocialFish

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.

The Role of Community in Modern Branding

Pixlee

The idea of community has become a major focus of brands in many verticals. traditional methods of marketing still have their place, community-building is now a. community. How are brands leveraging community? often to build community and develop lasting, meaningful relationships with customers. How does bolstering social communities generate revenue? . Building community on social media platforms helps to spread the word about a brand. Travel.

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. As a Wildlife Works community relations officer , he regularly meets with people engaged in projects throughout the region.

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.

The “Traveler” Rules of WordPress Plugin Management

ProBlogger

WordPress: The Light Traveler Let's visualise your WordPress blog as a celebrity that decides to go on a journey, destination and length unknown. Along that journey our traveler is frequently stopped and asked for autographs. Our well-known traveler carries everything she needs to deliver, pen and white paper, in her backpack. Since she doesn't have too much to juggle our traveler can quickly stop and handle this easily. The 'Traveler' Rules 1.

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.

For Travel Destinations: Working Well with Bloggers

Bare Feet Studios

Here’s how you can interact with New Media Artists, aka Travel Bloggers: * Introduce yourself on Twitter and their blogs ; interact with questions and suggestions for their visit. 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.

Alicia Travels: Farm & More Event, Edinburgh

Absolute PA

It’s worth over £2 billion a year adding valuable skills and jobs to rural communities. Next week I’m going on the road!

227: 3 Travel Bloggers Share their Stories and Tips

ProBlogger

3 Travel Bloggers Share Their Tips and Stories. And like our ‘tech blogger’ episode 222, I’ve put together stories from three travel and tourism bloggers. Links and Resources for 3 Travel Bloggers Share their Stories and Tips. Amateur Traveler Blogger Chris Christensen. Like in our tech bloggers episode last week, today’s three stories all come from bloggers from the travel or tourism space. I know a lot of you do have the dream of becoming a travel blogger.

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.

Alicia Cowan Travels: Social media workshop in beautiful Paris

Absolute PA

The importance of community. This year, I’ve been teaching at Sup de Pub in London. The advertising and communications industry arm of INSEEC – one of the leading French graduate business schools.

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.

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

Buffer Social

Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds. And more importantly, how do you build an engaged community in your Facebook Group? How to build an engaged community in your Facebook group.

Latest from the Open Community Virtual Book Tour

SocialFish

Here’s the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. 11/22/10 – Skyline Trade Show Tips – we’ll be talking about the open community around your tradeshows. Here’s where we traveled last week. Tags: Open Community

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?

Tell us what you think about Open Community.

SocialFish

Check out the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. Here’s where we traveled last week. 11/15/10 — Thanks for Playing | Elizabeth Engel - Monday Top 5: Open Community. Tags: Open Community Get this badge.

Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry

ProBlogger

People are attracted to travel blogging for a lot of reasons. Still others are attracted to the niche travel blogoshpere for the sheer love of travel, and any partnerships with the travel industry are a bonus. While it is possible for a successful travel blogger to participate in media trips, the way we interact with the travel industry is key to our long-term success. But she is a travel blogger! This guest post is by Matt Long of LandLopers.com.

Social Media Disclosure Rules Apply Even in Small Communities

Bare Feet Studios

Small communities are great for mutual support. i Visitors Bureau , I insisted the writers disclose their free travel and per diem. Sometimes we relax things though that could actually support and protect us. FTC Blogger Rules are just such a case.

Community Discussion: How Do You Survey Your Readers?

ProBlogger

If you have a travel blog, and know that 50% of your readers are planning international travel in the next three months, you can use that information to show the relevance of your blog to overseas destinations or maybe insurance providers. The post Community Discussion: How Do You Survey Your Readers? Community DiscussionAs the end of the year nears, you might be thinking about plans for your blogging in 2018. One thing that will help inform that is a reader survey.

Community Discussion: Are You Making Progress With Your Blogging?

ProBlogger

Or maybe you set some new blog goals for 2017, prompted by our community discussion? Even if it wasn’t your first year, the evaluation will still help you work out how you’re traveling with your blog. The post Community Discussion: Are You Making Progress With Your Blogging? Community DiscussionRemember the 1st of January 2017? Did you decide “This is the year I’ll start a blog”? Well, guess what?

Gatwick Airport To Publish New Children’s Stories Via SoundCloud

The Realtime Report

According to Gatwick spokesperson Zoë Baker, the new initiative is designed to “embrace social communities and enhance a passenger’s journey as they pass through the airport.”

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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31 Social Media Networking Communities For Women

Diva Marketing Blog

The long tail concept comes to life in the hundreds of thousands of niche communities that are exploding on to the social media scene. I discovered that when it comes to dishn' with your virtual girlfriends the communities are as diverse as well. Ophra's Oprah's - online community.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. socialmedia longtailseo communities

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager?

How to Get Your Readership Involved and Grow Your Audience with Community Challenges

ProBlogger

One of the things we’re always told is to build community – it makes all the difference between traffic who don’t care and an audience who are invested in you and your story. I love hashtags used for community purposes.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

Condé Nast Traveler (@cntraveler). We all need accounts in our Instagram feed that make us feel like we are traveling, even though we’re still sitting in the same office under the same neon light. Screenshot from the Instagram account of Condé Nast Traveler.

How I Started Making $3,000 a Month Blogging About Travel

ProBlogger

It has been about one full year since I started blogging about travel, and I have started to generate $3,000 or more a month via my travel blogs. I have started to make at least $3,000 a month via my main travel blog, wanderingtrader.com. What it turned into was my own personal travel blog about my passion for travel, and tips about day trading and travel. Below are some examples of the travel-related lists that my blogs are listed on on.

5 Luxurious Technology Events for this Autumn

Idaconcpts

This is a must-attend for anyone in the IT community, and will have plenty of workshops on top of the keynotes and lectures so you can get your hands dirty and really delve into the industry improvements involved. In the past I have been to a lot of technology events.

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.