Walk away with next week’s social media plan – join our webinar

Have you ever thought, "It's Tuesday and I have NO idea what I'm posting on social media today?" Let's fix that, at least for next week. Please join us for a one-hour, hands-on webinar on Thursday, December 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern, when we'll start with a few marketing goals that you've...

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Meet travel bloggers and influencers at these conferences

Make media connections IRL (In Real Life.) Have you wondered which travel blogger and influencer conferences can help you make the media connections that result in coverage for your destination, attraction, or hotel? Here are some ideas to consider as you budget for events to attend ... Travel Media Showcase This is a very...

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Where to find Tourism Currents on social media

There are several places on social media where we share useful marketing communications information for tourism. Here is a quick list of how to find us on each one, what sorts of things we share, and how often we post (because we know that your time and attention are valuable.) Give...

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Friday Flash – quick thoughts on Millennial travelers

Friday Flash - an occasional series of short notes when you only have about 5 minutes and, hey, WE only have about 5 minutes. 😄 Let's get real about Millennial travelers. We're in our 50's and we are very glad that we are not Millennials, because we would be super-tired of hearing all of...

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Creating your social media content calendar: a planning process

Do you know what you are posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter next Wednesday? The dirty secret is that a lot of folks have no idea, because they do not have any sort of social media content calendar. They figure it out on Wednesday morning, if they remember to post at...

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Greatest Hits – our most popular and useful blog posts

Here you go - our Greatest Hits. These are some of our most useful and popular blog posts.... While digging around in years of website Google Analytics data, we decided that many of our followers probably haven't seen some of our most popular posts. You may have just found us, or haven't gotten...

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Audio in destination marketing – reach people through their ears

The most effective communication engages as many of our human senses as possible. With all of the attention given to grabbing eyeballs with visuals, however, it’s easy to overlook the different ways of reaching your visitors, guests, or customers through their ears…. with audio. First Steps for Audio in Destination Marketing Start...

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Tourism blogging best practices from Visit Austin

We're seeing CVBs and DMOs looking at their blog with fresh eyes and new appreciation. They are getting tired of dealing with one change after another on Facebook and other social media platforms. These smart destination marketers are not giving up on social media, but they know that the ONLY things they can...

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Do you need a tourism app?

Does your town need a tourism app? We say, probably not. If you do not already have a responsive, fast, mobile-friendly website that is search engine optimized, you do NOT need to be messing around with a destination app. You need to devote your resources to improving your website. But, Isn't an App Important in...

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Social media success – the most important steps cost nothing

It's not sexy, but it's true. The most important moves that lead to social media success don't cost you anything. They're free. But they do have a cost in time and brainpower. It's a fair price to pay, we think. Our March 27 breakout session next week at the 2018 Main Street Now annual conference about vibrant downtowns...

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