Social media to promote a workshop or conference

Are you hosting a conference, workshop, or maybe a small partner event? Use social media to help promote it and get people signed up, even when you have a tiny (or a zero) budget. Since we do a lot of conference speaking, webinars, and social media workshops, we've seen plenty of ways to...

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5 ways social media helps small business tourism partners

Sometimes, you've got to go back to the basics. It may seem obvious by now that digital marketing and social media are not fads. Online communication is often the norm and not the exception for visitors, guests, and customers, but it is still an uphill battle to get some folks to accept...

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The best times to post on your Facebook Page

You know all that advice about the best times to post on Facebook? The truth is that it depends on when YOUR Page followers are most active on Facebook, and therefore more likely to see your posts. That data changes every day. The most active times on Tuesday may be different than...

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How to use social media for economic development

Since we often hear the phrase "tourism is the front door to economic development," we began thinking about how social media and digital marketing can grow prosperity by both attracting new businesses, and helping the ones you already have. Our interest in this topic is also a natural outgrowth of our continuing educational...

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How to use Facebook to reach visitors worldwide: a case study

There are over 2 billion monthly active users on Facebook. Most are not in the U.S. The largest number of users is in India, then the U.S., then Brazil, then Indonesia, then Mexico. If you want to connect with international travelers, try using Facebook to target visitors worldwide. We gave this...

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Photo SEO – images can help people find you

Let's face it - the competition is fierce to rank on Page One of search engine results for many of the keywords that travelers use to find things. One way to overcome that is to not only search engine optimize your text content, but also your photos, video, and audio....

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Tourism Survey Results 2019: Social Media and Digital Destination Marketing

  Which social media and digital marketing platforms are working well for tourism professionals and partners like you, and which are not? What are some online marketing priorities for smaller DMOs? How can I keep my skills sharp and up-to-date? This is our second tourism industry survey on how people are using social media,...

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Review responses – quick tips for TripAdvisor & Yelp

  We’ve had a few questions recently regarding TripAdvisor and Yelp review responses. After covering this quite a bit with some of our clients, we thought we'd share a few of those tips with you about how to respond to both good and bad reviews. Good Review Response Tips We always say that...

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How to build a successful LinkedIn Page for tourism

  How are you getting in front of over 500 million LinkedIn users? A LinkedIn Page is your destination marketing storefront on LinkedIn. Formerly called a LinkedIn Company Page, it is very similar to a brand Facebook Page, but most destination LinkedIn Pages have more of a B2B focus - showing what you can...

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How to do content repurposing with blog posts

Want to know how to get more content in less time? We have two favorite ways to do it.... 1) Take the same content, tweak it to fit each social media platform, and publish it on different days at different times. (Note: this is NOT blasting the same thing out across multiple platforms at...

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