Social Media and Travel
Social Media Marketing
JANUARY 26, 2012
It means that more of us are doing things on the web (or mobile web, as the case may be) while we're on the go, and there are certain things those of us in the digital world look for when we travel - at least with regard to infrastructure. travel social media trends Twitter
A First-Class Guide to Social Media for Travel
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
From inspiration to reminiscing, travelers turn to social media throughout every step of their journey. Social media has a huge influence on travel-related purchases. Travel Social Media Basics: Do Your Research.
115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Social In Sixty Seconds.
The Employee Advantage in Social Media
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Recycling is generally viewed as smart, responsible behavior—except when it occurs on social media. This explains why companies that emphasize individuality on social media see a 47.2 Add a Spark to Your Social Media Efforts. By Russ Fradin.
10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media.
10 Amazing Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Travel
JANUARY 25, 2017
I love to travel! I’m going to share some of my favorite travel hacks with you. I’ve used social media to help plan my trips. You can also crowdsource your social media channels by asking for recommendations for upcoming trips.
Powerful Storytelling Secrets from National Geographic Travel – Lindsay Smith [SSM028]
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
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.
7 Awesome Hacks to Promote Your Social Media Posts
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Every day, the average social media user is inundated with a ton of posts. Considering each link posted to social media enjoys a half-life of around three hours , brands must search constantly for novel ways to promote their posts to keep them relevant for longer.
11 Storytelling Formulas to Supercharge Your Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Airbnb tells stories of travelers living in homes around the world and belonging anywhere. These formulas can be applied to your company’s overall marketing, content you produce, social media updates, copy on your website, and more. Social Media Marketing Tips / How To
Social Media During Emergencies
OCTOBER 28, 2012
Some thoughts about social media during emergencies and disasters. The feeling of helplessness is overwhelming; social media kept me connected and as importantly let people know I was safe. So now that social media is officially part of emergencies, some thoughts and suggestions about social media use during large scale emergencies: Hashtag coordination : local, state, federal agencies should coordinate around a single hashtag and alert news outlets to the hashtag.
Four Seasons #IgniteTheSpark Campaign Brings Romance To Social Media
The Realtime Report
OCTOBER 17, 2012
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.”
Walking the Content Road Less Traveled
OCTOBER 14, 2016
Ready to make some magic by walking the content road less traveled? When it comes to content generation and marketing – which is such a huge part of Social PR – there are already a lot of best practices laid down. “Is everyone good at social media?”
Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote
Diva Marketing Blog
JUNE 19, 2016
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.
What Do Your Social Media Updates Say About You?
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
One of my favorite social media myths is that it’s easy. To engage in social correctly, so few understand the time, effort, budget and commitment that it takes. Have examples of social media habits that just shouldn’t be shared ?
Make Your CFO a Social Media Fan
Buzz Marketing for Technology
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Social media definitely pays off, but you’ve got to focus on the approach not the tools. Social Media has hit the mainstream these days but the big concern on every product marketer’s mind has been how to justify the ROI? FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!
How Customer Service on Social Media Helps Your Brand [Infographic]
AUGUST 13, 2012
Tweet Last week Henriette wrote a blog post about the importance of connecting with your fans on a personal level when brands communicate on social media platforms. Include social media as part of your customer service strategy.
That Moment When Your Social Media and Real Worlds Collide
APRIL 12, 2013
I’m talking about that moment when your social media and real worlds collide. I left last Thursday morning for Social Slam , via a direct flight from Dulles to Knoxville. Then she asked if I would participate in some kind of survey they were doing of travelers.
The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today
APRIL 16, 2012
Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I believe we should highlight people who are doing remarkable work in the social universe and not only those who are just social celebrities. People are joining the social universe for a reason – to be social, to be heard and to be noticed.
#LoveCapeTown Campaign Shakes Up “Fam” Trip With Crowdsourced Tips for Travel Bloggers
The Realtime Report
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
Cape Town Tourism’s most recent marketing initiative used a clever combination of travel blogging, crowdsourcing and social media to draw attention to the city, ranked 23rd among the top 25 travel destinations worldwide in TripAdvisor’s 2012 list of Traveler’s Choice Destinations.
21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
In this post, I share 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions that will help you get more done as a social media marketer. . We all know that social media marketing can be a time suck. Here they are: 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers.
19 More Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
JANUARY 13, 2015
While social media marketing has become commonplace, questions about how to optimize the use of social channels and networks, and how to stand out from the crowd, remain. Which tactics work best today for building a social media following and growing traffic?
3 Tips For Nonprofits To Boost Their Social Media Presence
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Social media offers the perfect platforms to do this. billion (and counting) active users, and totals nearly 57 percent of all social media visits. The sheer number of people nonprofits can reach via social networks makes them a necessary part for all marketing campaigns.
How to Fix Your Social Media Marketing Strategy
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Over the years, Convince & Convert has continued to refine its social media strategy process. Here’s one iteration, presented as a keynote speech to ESTO (Educational Seminar for Travel Organizations) in the fall of 2012. Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps (Summary).
Social Media Horror Story With A Happy Ending
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Everyone has their travel horror story to share — the obnoxious front desk clerk, flight delays, or whatever form of unexpected aggravation. Imagine if this poor girl was in charge of that local Candlewood Suites social media presence and said something like that?
Social Media Updates: July
AUGUST 7, 2016
Many new updates were announced in the world of social media in July! Local Awareness ads will now contain a map for users to click on and see the store’s address, hours, contact information and the estimated travel time to the store’s location.
The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Imagine being able to predict the next big thing on social media, knowing what social media will look like in 2017 and beyond and how will brands use social platforms to connect with their audience. – The evolution of social media roles.
7 Brands Winning Social Media During the Olympics
AUGUST 15, 2016
How to Create a Conversion-Based Social Campaign Download. The Games in Rio also have the dubious distinction of being the first Games where the USOC and IOC have banned non-official partners from using Olympic footage and Olympic-themed content on social media.
What to Look for in a Social Media Post Scheduler
DECEMBER 22, 2016
There comes a time for most of us when the social media overload we’ve been dealing with just isn’t sustainable any longer. When that breaking point happens, most of us start looking for solutions to make managing social media easier and quicker. When I Travel.
How I Got a Book Deal Through My Travel Blog
AUGUST 9, 2016
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. On social media, I did the same.
The Hard Questions of Social Media
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
While using social media for business purposes has been around for the better part of 5 years now, we’re reaching a place where businesses are starting to ask “what should I be doing with social media?” Why Social Media?
20 Must-Attend Social Media Conferences in 2017
MARCH 9, 2017
Working on social media can be a little lonely at times, especially if you are working as a team of one. Social media conferences are the secret to all that. Pro-tip: If you are traveling to any of these conferences, you could also turn it into a mini-vacation.
New Social Media Research Uncovers the Big Problem for Businesses
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 4, 2015
What you want social media to do for your business, and what real people want and expect from businesses in social media are fundamentally different. In Q4 2014, Hubspot released new research called The Social Lifecycle. different social platforms.
38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
APRIL 9, 2012
Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews.
9 Reasons Why Hilton’s Social Media Strategy Succeeds
AUGUST 25, 2016
Social media is a good place to start. According to this 2015 article on Harvard Business Review, “Consumers under 35 spend almost four hours per day on social media, and more of that time is being spent engaging with brand”. Run Social Media Contests.
Lessons Learned From the Traveling iPhone
APRIL 16, 2011
So heavy of heart, frantic of furrowed brow, and voluminously vexed, I made my way to the hotel shuttle that was waiting to cart me to a Hilton-full of traveling Orgonians (that’s not a typo, that’s how they pronounce “Oregonians, ask Mo Sherifdeen ).
Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors
MARCH 28, 2011
Social media marketing has clearly been embraced by consumer brands. Pepsi famously dropped its Super Bowl advertising a year ago in favor of a social media campaign. Still, social media is rapidly becoming an essential component of the b2b marketing mix.
Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 27, 2013
Over the past four years at Convince & Convert, we’ve continued to refine our social media strategy process. Here’s one of the latest iterations, presented as a keynote speech to ESTO (Educational Seminar for Travel Organizations) last Fall.
10 Top European Tourist Spots Ranked According to Social Media
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
But aside from financial impact, tourism is also a huge topic on social media : every day, thousands of people share posts about where they went or want to go. A recent Deloitte study revealed that social media has become the third biggest source of inspiration for travel consumers , only superseded by word of mouth and friends and family recommendations. .
102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)
JANUARY 2, 2013
With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? 25 Social Media Facts and Statistics.
Five Social Media Lessons From Anthony Bourdain
DECEMBER 29, 2011
The Travel Channel is his current home, with two shows, including the award-winning, No Reservations. So, what did Anthony Bourdain teach me about social media? Social Media anthony bourdain craig mcbreen social media lessons