Tag Archives: small town

Great tourism Facebook Pages: smaller towns show the way

For me, the most engaging and powerful Facebook Pages have a distinctive, friendly, human voice. They nurture their Page community, share all kinds of helpful information (plus the occasional just-for-fun item) and post often enough that I see them fairly … Continue reading

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Picking between two don’t-miss social media conferences: SoMeT and SmallTown

This year, two of my very favorite conferences fell on the same day, November 8: the Social Media Tourism Symposium (SoMeT for short) (update – now, sadly, defunct) in El Paso, Texas and State of NOW SmallTown in Hutchinson, Kansas. It … Continue reading

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Two speaker proposal deadlines coming up

If you have great ideas, stories or case studies to share, there are two speaking proposal deadlines coming up this week…. **  SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) digital/tech creatives conference in Austin, Texas in March 2013. It’s only the biggest … Continue reading

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City kid among the cattle: how social media opened my eyes to a rural world

What can city people learn from rural folks? If my own experience is any indication – a TON. Thanks to a diverse social network that includes interesting people in small towns and rural areas, I’ve learned so much over the … Continue reading

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Small town Kansas guy looks up and Whoa! A major tech conference is two doors down

The Web means you can live anywhere (even a small town or rural area) and still be connected to the world. The Web means that any venue with good WiFi, even an historic Art Deco theater in a revitalizing downtown, … Continue reading

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Why Hutchinson, Kansas was chosen for the 140 tech conference

There is an exciting new development for anyone who has ever wondered how to attract buzz and interest to their small town or rural area….and I’ll explain what a pump jack photo (to the left) has to do with it. … Continue reading

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