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Why Snapchat? Because they’ll open it

I’m the last person to advocate chasing after shiny objects in social media. My first answer to the question, “Should my destination/attraction/hotel be on _____?” is always: “Is YOUR market there?” That’s why I hadn’t been paying much attention to … 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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Is mobile REALLY such a big doggone deal?

Get a smartphone if you don’t already have one. Like, NOW. Having access – in your purse or pocket – to the web, plus your entire social network, is the biggest game-changer since we decided that personal computers in every … Continue reading

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Mobile goodies for your visitors: wallpaper and ringtones

One of the presentations at SoMeT 2010 (Social Media Tourism Symposium) was from MMG Worldwide and covered a variety of ways that tourism organizations can engage visitors through their mobile devices. As a travel enthusiast who is beginning to really … Continue reading

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Help people tell their stories about your town: an excellent WiFi rant

One of my favorite thinkers in the social media, tech and tourism arena is Canadian consultant Todd Lucier. We’ve only met in person a few times, but our heads are always locked in agreement on issues like the connection between … Continue reading

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How to use Twitter for tourism: fall foliage reports

Does part of your destination marketing include trying to attract “leaf-peepers” ¬†– ¬†visitors who particularly enjoy traveling to see autumn foliage? (Soon I hope to visit the Lost Maples area here in Texas for those pretty reds and yellows.) Why … Continue reading

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One week out from launch – I had to talk!

After a quick Tourism Currents pre-launch meeting with my business partner Becky McCray…. ….and did I mention that she’s a BusinessWeek Top 20 Entrepreneur to follow on Twitter? Well, she is! ….and don’t you know it makes her crazy when … Continue reading

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