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. Nat Geo Travel on Instagram.

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The News Feed is Outdated: How Stories Changed the Way I Think About Social Media

Buffer Social

The News Feed is outdated and stories are becoming the default for content consumption. Facebook, for example, didn’t invent the vertical scrolling feed. Twitter launched “ While you were away ” to show tweets you may have missed since you last opened the app.

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#BookLoews Lets You Book Hotel Room Via Twitter

The Realtime Report

The luxury Loews Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Loews Corporation, recently announced that hotel booking is now possible through Twitter. Plus, it becomes part of the history of your Twitter feed.

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What I Like About the New Facebook Timeline Profile, Privacy Settings, and News Feed

Kikolani

So, as a change of pace, here are some gems that have come about from the latest updates that are actually pretty cool from the news feed to the new Facebook Timeline Profile. The Best Facebook News Feed Setting. By far, of all things they have done to the news feed, I love this!

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5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms. With hundreds of thousands of tweets being shared every day, maintaining visibility and driving engagement become key challenges for most Twitter marketers. Get your team involved in your Twitter campaigns.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. How can Twitter to used to support SEO efforts?

11 Tips To Thrive on Twitter | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

How you set-up and manage your Twitter account has a huge impact on how many people decide to follow you (translation: follow = subscribe and have the chance to read what you post). It is all public and searchable by anyone, not limited to those who follow you or only those who use Twitter.

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Cam Conversation: Business Travel to Hawaii, NextLevelHI, Facebook.

Bare Feet Studios

Now is a good time to sign up to receive new articles by email as soon as they are published or subscribe to our RSS feed. at the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset May 28-30: Social Media Skills for Musicians: Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, & Podcasting at the N?

Time Management for Travel Bloggers … and Others

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. I spend my time traveling the world and working as I go. I run a travel blog so I’m constantly on the move. Balancing life and travel is a hard task when you’re constantly being pulled outside for activities, while the demands of running your own business keep you inside. Meeting new people and traveling to new destinations often becomes more important than work.

How to Keep Your Blog Active While Traveling

ProBlogger

Since you won’t want to spend your entire trip keeping up with the blog, or since there’s a chance you might travel somewhere with unreliable internet connection or no internet at all, you have to know how to prepare beforehand in order to keep your blog as active as possible.

How Your Blog Can Score You Free Travel

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Anthony from The Travel Tart. When I first started my travel website in 2009, I just wanted to get my travel writing out there, because I was frustrated with the way traditional media worked.

Why You Should Have a Secondary Twitter Account

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I, too, find that Twitter has been incredibly powerful for me to connect with real life colleagues, readers of Techipedia, family, and everyone in between. I’m also something of a Twitter purist. Enter a second Twitter account. On Twitter, not so much.

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

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Over the past couple years, one of the most common questions from business owners has been, “Do I need to be on Facebook and/or Twitter?&# As a rule of thumb, Facebook is great for local advertising while Twitter is better for targeting niche groups. Tourism/Travel/Hospitality.

Seven Tips to Start Your Travel Blogging Journey

ProBlogger

This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. So you want to be a travel writer? In fact, I can’t think of one person who wouldn’t love to get paid to travel. To try, lots of people start travel blogs. In 2008, when I started my travel blog, I could count the number of travel blogs on one hand. So how can you create a successful travel blog that moves beyond the clutter, gets you noticed, and helps fund your travels?

When a Taco Truck Meets Twitter

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking When a Taco Truck Meets Twitter Written on July 29, 2009 by Justin Levy in business , social media , twitter 14 Comments - Leave a comment!

Four Seasons #IgniteTheSpark Campaign Brings Romance To Social Media

The Realtime Report

Because it appeals to their guests: Four Seasons’ research showed that guests wanted the hotels to “create romantic experiences during their getaways” and that more than 50% of couples surveyed believed travel was “the best way to keep the spark alive in their relationship.”

How to Set Up and Use Twitter Lists: 9 Great Ideas

Hootsuite

With 330 million monthly users , Twitter offers a vast network of potential people and brands to connect with. But with 500 million tweets sent per day , the sheer volume can make it seem impossible to keep up with your Twitter feed. How to make a list on Twitter.

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47 Things to Tweet That Will Electrify Twitter Engagement

Rebekah Radice

You’re posting content to Twitter. You’ve wondered, what should I post on Twitter to increase engagement? But today: You know increased Twitter engagement leads to contacts, traffic, and sales. 47 Things to Tweet That Will Electrify Twitter Engagement.

Social Media in Action: Twitter and Emergency Response | Social.

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media Social Media in Action: Twitter and Emergency Response Tue, Sep 23, 2008 Social Media If you were reading the news or traveling by plane today, you probably already know about the JetBlue evacuation of JFK airport in New York today.

47 Things to Tweet That Will Electrify Twitter Engagement

Rebekah Radice

You’re posting content to Twitter. You’ve wondered, what should I post on Twitter to increase engagement? But today: You know increased Twitter engagement leads to contacts, traffic, and sales. 47 Things to Tweet That Will Electrify Twitter Engagement.

How to Immediately Gain Traction on Twitter (and Grow Your Business)

Rebekah Radice

Twitter has changed the way your business interacts with consumers online. If you’ve been looking for ideas to help elevate your Twitter presence and expand your business through Twitter , read on. How to Immediately Gain Traction on Twitter (and Grow Your Business).

Get the Scoop on Twitters New Buy Button to Target Customers with Geo Located Ads

Buzzlogix

Last year, Twitter announced it would begin testing a revolutionary method for consumers to discover and purchase products using the social media platform. Only a small percentage of users in the United States would see a Twitter’s Buy Now button appearing on some tweets, presenting users with the ability to purchase directly from those tweets. Twitter’s Competition Wading into E-commerce. Twitter is certainly not alone in launching buy now buttons.

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Twitter comes in at a close third, with Tumblr and Instagram rounding out the top five. Facebook and Twitter are not even close to LinkedIn, but they are still being monitored. 66% of employers say they checked Facebook, and 54% say they checked Twitter.

A Modern-Day Marketer’s Guide to Creating Epic Video Marketing Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

Buffer Social

We’re seeing similar results on Twitter and Instagram as well with video driving a smaller, but still notable increase in reach and engagement. Tips for creating video on Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. Twitter Video is Quick, Personal, and Entertaining.

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Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

Changes to News Feed Ranking: Facebook announced another change to the algorithm that determines what people see in the news feed. Remember: the news feed algorithm regulates whether your fans see the content you post on your business page. Twitter.

Chasing the Human Web

Justin Levy

If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. AJ is co-founder of The LaC Project , a regular contributor to work shifting.com (client project) and spends a lot of his time traveling the world helping impoverished communities.

Epic News Alerts On Twitter

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Epic News Alerts On Twitter In my continuing saga to understand everything about Twitter , I wanted to see how mainstream news is contributing. Mainstream news has been quick to get on the Twitter bandwagon.

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The bus to Hawaii: Marriott boosts Hawaii Bookings 40% with event.

Akamai Marketing

The campaign, a road tour, dubbed the “Spirit of Aloha” includes Hawaiian travel and tourism executives, 3 dancers & 2 musicians on loan from the Polynesian Cultural Center as well as Maui’s Camile Velasco of American Idol fame. Once the team was on the mainland, it was “all bus, all day” as the caucus went from early morning local shows to day-time meetings with travel and tourism promoters bringing Aloha and sunshine at each stop.

#BotsInAction: Hobbynote talks customer service

Audiense

At Hobbynote , we’re committed to creating innovative and creative uses of Twitter at scale. Beyond customer service, Twitter is the platform where you go to get live updates on what matters to you. TfL Travel Alerts – Automated messaging through Direct Messages on Twitter.

Hendrick’s Ministry of Transport and Brands Celebrate Wimbledon!

Audiense

What’s more, Twitter debuts live streaming high-definition broadcast of Wimbledon! If you’ve been travelling around London by Tube or Trains this week, you’ll notice how atrocious the services have been. We interrupt your Twitter feed for an announcement from #HendricksMinistry.

Hendrick’s Ministry of Transport and Brands Celebrate Wimbledon!

Audiense

What’s more, Twitter debuts live streaming high-definition broadcast of Wimbledon! If you’ve been travelling around London by Tube or Trains this week, you’ll notice how atrocious the services have been. We interrupt your Twitter feed for an announcement from #HendricksMinistry.

Energize Your Fans and Followers with a Sweepstakes

Ignite Social Media

Ask them a question that relates to your brand, you can prompt them to share a memory such as their favorite travel destination or you can give them a multiple-choice question. Put a call out to your audience to share to their Instagram feeds by posting a photo or video for entry.

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Should My Business Bother To Have Social Media KPIs?

agora pulse

Your Reach tells you how far your message travels, how many people are seeing it, and who those people are. If you are running paid ads in Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn then you will also be able to see the number of clicks to your website. The same goes for retweets on Twitter.

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10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

SocMed Sean

Believe me, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to check your Facebook feed, especially when you have your phone out to search Google Maps for the closest coffee shop. By using the book, you’ll get back to the basics of traveling, relying less on GPS and mobile technology.

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The TSA’s Shockingly Real Instagram Account

The Realtime Report

Since the feed’s creation about a year ago, the account has 160 posts and over 100,000 followers. The TSA’s bomb-sniffing dogs and distinguished employees have made appearances on the feed as well. The TSA’s social presence extends beyond Instagram, also managing a blog and Twitter account . The Twitter account has been used to address and resolve customer complaints according to Ross Feinstein, the TSA Press Secretary.

Social Media Scheduling with Later: 5 Tips & Tricks

Later

If you’re looking to grow your social media presence, you’re probably posting not just to Instagram, but to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too. It allows you to quickly drag and drop your photos and videos around your feed so you can select the layout that looks best.

Tweet After Death: How to Use Social Media to Live Forever

Waxing UnLyrical

To make it as easy as possible, here it is in steps: #1: Get Hootsuite and Twitter set up. #2: 3: Live out the rest of your life and let Twitter do the rest. There are stories here and there of feeds automatically updating by retweeting on automated settings.

Tweet After Death: How to Use Social Media to Live Forever [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

To make it as easy as possible, here it is in steps: #1: Get Hootsuite and Twitter set up. #2: 3: Live out the rest of your life and let Twitter do the rest. There are stories here and there of feeds automatically updating by retweeting on automated settings.

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen

If I name dropped them all, it would actually like correlate to a good portion of my RSS feeds , and the weekly chat is a way to interact and answer some questions real-time. You can also find me on Twitter before during and after.

How You Can Use Promotional Products to Boost Your Social Media Campaign

SocialFish

Offer Facebook and Twitter users a simple giveaway for liking your page or following your feed when they provide you with their email and mailing address. Travelers then shared a picture of their rubber ducky in various vacation spots with the hashtag attached.