How Instagram Has Taken Over Tourism Marketing

Pixlee

But in a digital world where social media connects travelers and homebodies alike, would-be adventurers no longer have to depend on a travel agent’s recommendation for an exciting new trip. signaling the impressive global presence of this social network. Geo-Tag Tourism.

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. companies use Facebook and 45% Twitter.

Tourism: Festivals are Powerful Economical Tools | Bare Feet Blog

Bare Feet Studios

Our speaker also teaches at the University of Washington and encourages CEO’s to embrace blogging and social media. Dan’s company gets it: the most recent blog post is featured on the home page.

Travel Brands that Are Doing Social Right

Ignite Social Media

Social media’s impact on the travel and tourism industry continues to grow stronger. When it comes to reaching these users, here are our top travel brands on social. A key part of our social strategy is the curation of UGC.

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? Our newest big dog social network is a must for all restaurants.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

Social Media Complainers – your new BFF's

Akamai Marketing

My favorite tidbit of info: 68% of consumers who posted a complaint or negative review on a social networking or ratings/reviews site got a response. The quicker the response, the happier the complainer and the more impressed the social media listeners are.

Yammer asks: What's Happening at Your Company?

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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 > News , Productivity , Social Media , Tech Tools > Yammer asks: What’s Happening at Your Company? Yammer asks: What’s Happening at Your Company?

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

SocialFish

Twitter has been one of the major hubs of social networking , revolutionizing what was already a new and adapting Internet invention. From social media campaigns aimed at ending hunger, to events for breast cancer awareness, this covers it all.

Hawaii Restaurant Association Links and Resources

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REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: Real Time Search – Social Mention Track what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web’s social media landscape in real-time. Lots of links here for social web restaurant review sites.

Executive Overview of Social Media for the C's

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I love doing this type of session – one and half hours of touring the social web and discussing the implications for marketing, customer service, new lines of business, technology, and of course the ever-present legal and HR concerns.

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

Confused? Consider Rox's 180 Rule

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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 > Branding , Money Matters , Strategy > Confused?

Using Social Media to Promote Your Event: Step 1

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I’ll be using our company blog to share the behind-the-scenes planning process. Twitter is exponential networking. Tagged as: flickr , planning , podcamp , podcamphawaii2008 , social media.

techzulu Interview with Rox and Shane

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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 > News , Speaking , Video > TechZulu Interview with Rox and Shane TechZulu Interview with Rox and Shane by Roxanne Darling on November 13, 2008 It’s not often that we see Shane in front of the camera! to spotting Under the Radar companies.

How to Strike Gold with Visual Content Ideas – 3 Awesome Tools

Socially Sorted

Do you ever get stuck for visual content ideas to post to your social media channels? Publish images with just one click or schedule them to be published on all social networks. And it’s an absolutely must-have tool if you are in an industry like tourism.

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What the ComScore Digital Year in Review means for small biz marketers

Akamai Marketing

While the report doesn’t directly address much about social media, it does make a case for some strategic choices that may impact your social media campaigns. Marketers take note, services like TextMyFans allow you to integrate your social media with this increasing trend.

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

The more popular one is A Digital Nativity , but A Social Network Christmas is fun to watch as well. Since they tell the story through the imagery of social networks, we can relate to them instantly.

Win 1 of 10 Trips to The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia

ProBlogger

As a blogger, I get pitched to a lot by companies and organizations asking me to endorse their products. The list was short and was made up of companies and products that I’d drop everything to work with. I also received tweets from some tourism organisations.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In no particular order, here they are: Make Friends In the Industry Community Managing is super easy when you’re working for a well-known tech company in the middle of Silicon Valley. But what if you’re Community Managing for a company that makes matchbooks?

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Kitten Meets Hedgehog

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Social Media / Social Networking.

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.

AMA Handbook of Public Relations Published

Bill Hartzer

But since the birth of social media, citizen journalism and an ever-evolving world of online communications, we are facing new challenges more complicated than ever before.

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.

Walking the Social Talk

Waxing UnLyrical

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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Snapping at Synapses: Why Digital Death Sucks

Waxing UnLyrical

Blink The thing with social networks, particularly one such as Twitter, is that the streams move so fast, you barely notice someone’s absence. Even if Fast Company tries to tell you so. Most of the social media types I virtually hang out with think [.]

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Should You Monitor Social Media Behavior at Work? | Bare Feet Blog

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Should You Monitor Social Media Behavior at Work? In short, how do you know if you and your company should be considering this type of software ( Social Sentry ) purchase? Mahalo to them for mentioning this blog post and our company in their report.

11 Heads Are Better Than One #QLDBLOG

ProBlogger

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.

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.

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

Convince & Convert

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.

Blog World Expo '08: Finding Your New Media Voice

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at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset May 28-30: Social Media Skills for Musicians: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, & Podcasting at the N? Rescue Time to the Rescue Independent Hawaii Musician Kenneth Makuakane Thrives on Social Media Explore Our Topics Activism Aloha Audio Branding Gossip 2.0

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.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Yet with social media, there’s a perception that it’s easy to score freebies. Social media has introduced incentives to the online space, encouraging others to connect with your business. I’ve spent seventeen years in the social space.

Your Personal Brand is an Opportunity for Freedom

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The social web is all about connecting with others and having conversations. Every email you send, every screen name you create, every network you join, and the people with whom you connect, all add to the collective definition of who you are as perceived by others.

When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? Exploring the Royal Caribbean.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media , Viral Marketing > When is Brand Evangelism a Crime? For me, social media is the loooong haul and not a brief campaign.

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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.

Why I Rarely Answer My Phone | Bare Feet Blog

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In these busy times, I am ever more committed to using my time efficiently, as the various social web communities would otherwise tug at me literally 24/7. at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset May 28-30: Social Media Skills for Musicians: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, & Podcasting at the N?

Managing & Maximizing Your Online Identity

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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 > HowTo > Managing & Maximizing Your Online Identity Managing & Maximizing Your Online Identity by Roxanne Darling on November 25, 2008 I will be discussing this topic in a free, online webinar November 25, 2008 at 11 am EST/ 6 am HST.

Online Video For Business: Strut Your Stuff

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This presentation was given at the Next Level Social Media Hawaii Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 30, 2010. Companies who use social media are making more money. The US Navy’s Social Media Policy Watch the original video.

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Social Media Measurement and the Stages of Change | Bare Feet Blog

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Most companies tend to rush in and worry about measurement later. Yesterday Tom was looking at some of things that are not easily measured, aka “ The Unmeasured Power of Social Media &# and why we should not be blinded by just sales data as in many cases it cannot tell the whole story.