Tag Archives: bloggers

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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How to find travel bloggers? Go where they hang out, online and off

To find travel bloggers (or any niche group) you need to go where they are, both on- and offline hangout spots. Of course, don’t be that annoying, sales-y, pushy person once you get there, but I digress…. Since I started … 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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NMX BlogWorld New York 2012 wrap-up: press trips, ROI, goofs and serious blogging

After a whirlwind week in Manhattan at the East Coast version of New Media Expo/NMX presented by BlogWorld (NMX is the new name for BlogWorld & New Media Expo) here are a few takeaways that you may find useful: ** … Continue reading

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Travel and tourism at SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) 2012

The topics are all over the map at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin every year, but even in the 20,000 person geek madness, it’s still possible to find one’s “tribe.” If you are a travel blogger, travel writer, travel … Continue reading

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How to pitch bloggers: one minute video at BlogWorld

A good pitch is timely, short, punchy and answers the question WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?) for the recipient. If this sounds familiar, it should. A good pitch to bloggers is very much like a good pitch to any media … Continue reading

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Help lay the foundation for a better world: Passports with Purpose in Zambia

While we mess around with our Facebook Pages, mobile devices and tweet-crafting, I’d like to pause for a moment and talk about books. Lots of books, in a place that doesn’t have them, for people who want them very badly. … Continue reading

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You fall behind by not keeping up

How do you keep up (or even better, stay ahead) in a fast-moving environment? You pay attention to the important things, while everyone else gets sucked into a noise vortex and wastes time on the unimportant. BusinessWeek had a cover … Continue reading

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Blogger outreach resources

In the wildly diverse and ever-growing world of bloggers and other online publishers, how do you sort through the stack to find the ones who interest you? The ideas below were adapted from a comment of mine on the SpinSucks post … Continue reading

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Dangling the velvet rope for press trip and fam tour invites

Want to know how NOT to invite writers to your press trip or fam (familiarization) tour?  This guest post by Kara S. Williams will lay it out for you…. The Bait A couple of weeks ago, I received an email … Continue reading

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