Category Archives: Photos and Images

How to take 360 photos for Facebook using your phone

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) For a more immersive online visual experience, you’ll be glad to know that it’s … Continue reading

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A snapshot of Snapchat for tourism

My Spidey sense tells me that it is time for DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations) to take Snapchat seriously as a way to connect with visitors. It’s been more than two years since I wrote a post on here titled, Why … Continue reading

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A hashtag for every day of the week

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) If you’re a marketing communications person who wants to connect with new customers, guests, … Continue reading

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The most important feature of my new phone

I’ve been limping along on a very old smartphone for a few years (a mid-range version of Gingerbread, for you Android OS geeks) but it was finally time to go into my T-Mobile store and retire the old gal. After … Continue reading

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Before you ask how to get more views on Instagram….

In a social media marketing Group on LinkedIn, I noticed this question recently: “What is the best way to get the most views on [photo-sharing app] Instagram? I know to # [hashtag] certain things that tend to get the most … Continue reading

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How to find your locals on Instagram

While I think it’s a given that tourism organizations should connect with their local bloggers – just as they should know the local print, TV, and radio media people – it’s also important to remember that social media influence goes … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: seeing landmarks in a new way

When two nutballs lie down on the ground, put their feet up and play with reflections, this is what you see. My friend and Tourism Currents co-founder Becky McCray and I are reflected in Chicago’s shiny public sculpture Cloud Gate … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Jasper, Alberta when you are not a snow bunny

When I headed north to visit Edmonton and Jasper in Alberta, Canada in the middle of February, several people asked me what in the world I was going to do in Jasper when it’s known for snow sports and I … Continue reading

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Before you get started on Instagram (or any social media) do this

Here’s a forum question that I saw recently from a smart but very busy destination marketing professional. Does it sound like your situation? Q: I am, I’m afraid, woefully slow on jumping on the Instagram bandwagon. How do I go … Continue reading

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Why right click is wrong: proper use of online photos and images

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) “I found just the photo I needed on Google Images,” she said. “Did you have … Continue reading

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