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Want to connect with Midwest bloggers? This Iowa event is for you

(This is a guest post by Jody Halsted about a cool conference in Iowa that is all about connecting and educating Midwest bloggers. I followed the conference hashtag on Twitter during last year’s version of it and was impressed, so … 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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Nerd Notes SXSWi 2010 Wrapup: Can they buy your voice?

There is a fascinating discussion going on right now regarding roles, authenticity and marketing on the social Web. It’s being shouted and whispered, and no matter what anyone says (including big mouth me) no one has the “correct” answer yet, … Continue reading

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Make it easy for bloggers to write about you

Yesterday, I sat down and began writing a post for one of my two travel blogs. It was a post topic that I’d been meaning to cover for years, an annual January literary event at a museum.  Every year I’d … 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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