Category Archives: Twitter

What kind of blogger coverage is best for you?

It seems to be a hot topic – connecting with bloggers for online media coverage – so below are some thoughts from my recent stint co-hosting a #blogchat on blogger outreach (#blogchat is one of the first and biggest regularly-scheduled chats … Continue reading

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Social media is not hard: you talk about pie

Too many folks WAY over-complicate social media. As my Tourism Currents business partner Leslie McLellan says, “It’s NOT rocket science; it’s social.” The screenshot above is an enjoyable exchange on Twitter between me (who likes to visit OKC and tell … Continue reading

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Twitter chats for professional development, branding and marketing

One of my favorite ways to learn new things and network is through Twitter chats;  a bunch of people get on Twitter at the same time, use a single hashtag to tie the discussion together and spend about an hour … Continue reading

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4 ways to connect with travel bloggers besides pitching them with email

Sure, those who want to get their destination, hotel or business in front of travel bloggers can email-bomb whichever ones have high Klout/social influence scores, or they can buy a list of blogger names from some company and email-bomb them … Continue reading

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Why social media autoposting is often a bad idea

This is what a Twitter stream looks like when Facebook updates are automatically shared as tweets (screenshot doctored to spare embarrassment.) Because of the 140 character limit on Twitter, most Facebook updates are too long, so they are cut off … Continue reading

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Looking into a Twitter Wayback Machine

Of all the social media tool and channel options that bombard us daily, the most indispensable, cannot-live-without ones for me are my blogs….and Twitter. My good friend (since 1978!) and tech mentor Dwight Silverman, editor at the Houston Chronicle and … Continue reading

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Wrap-up from Malaysia’s MITBCA 2012 tourism blogging conference

It’s been a few weeks since the inaugural tourism bloggers conference in Malaysia (MITBCA 2012), but now that I’ve stopped running around the globe for a few days, here are some takeaway thoughts: **  The Minister of Tourism for Malaysia, YB … Continue reading

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Keeping up with social media during holidays

Does your organization have a plan in place for content creation and social media monitoring during holidays and weekends? You know….that time when people travel to your destination, stay in your hotel, look for things to do, places to eat, … Continue reading

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How to start and run a Twitter chat

In today’s world of free, easy-to-use networking tools with worldwide reach, associations and other fee-based groups (like a member-based DMO) must prove their value over and over to those who pay membership dues. I was acutely conscious of this when … Continue reading

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