Tag Archives: communications

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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Industry brain drain in travel and tourism

Although it’s not on the official schedule for this week’s first-ever Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry where I’ll be speaking on travel blogging (follow the #SoMeT hashtag on Twitter or the SoMeT Twub for … Continue reading

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Social media crisis management: Florida beaches video in response to oil spill

Just released yesterday:  a 31 second video from Florida tourism that encourages visitors to check the Florida Live site for real-time updates on beach conditions (an example of using social media for crisis communications.) The gist is that there are … Continue reading

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Announcing a new Tourism Currents workshop at BlogWorld and New Media Expo

Over at our Tourism Currents learning site (are y’all reading our monthly free newsletter on social media for tourism?) Becky McCray and I are PUMPED to announce a new initiative…. The two of us will teach a one-day workshop for … Continue reading

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Bloggers and PR: the cold, hard truth

PR practitioners, if you remember this, you’ll be a lot less frustrated…. Unless you have a signed contract with a blogger for advertising or some sort of goods/services exchange, bloggers owe you nothing. Nada. Zilch. Not one tweet. Not one Flickr … Continue reading

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4 must-have geek communication tools

One of the great benefits of hanging around with tech-savvy people at events like Social Media Breakfasts, tweetups, SOBCon, etc. is that I’ve picked up some very helpful tools for communications and information sharing. These are in the “toolbag” of … Continue reading

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Social media fear makes people spend dumb money

Look, I understand that there are still organizations that haven’t even reached the Cluetrain Manifesto stage – they still do not understand social media and they’re still scared of it. That’s precisely why Becky McCray and I do social media … Continue reading

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Yes, Mom, here’s an Internet friend who I trust – Chris Brogan

I almost didn’t take the time to write this post. I mean, it is Saturday. The house needs major vacuum love (hey, four cats, two kids, what can I say….) and there are piles of things to sort, file, toss … Continue reading

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How to find travel bloggers: tourism outreach online

Many tourism organizations have asked me lately how they can find bloggers (and others active in social media) who might be interested in covering their destinations.   I thought it would be helpful to write up a quick reference list. First, … Continue reading

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How to reach out to bloggers, and what makes us crazy

I recently received an email from a senior executive at a mainstream public relations (PR) firm.  She said that she has clients in the travel industry and they’d like to know how to reach out to bloggers, and specifically how … Continue reading

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