Tag Archives: social media

How to take 360 photos for Facebook using your phone

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) For a more immersive online visual experience, you’ll be glad to know that it’s … Continue reading

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Facebook Interest Lists are going away

  Boy, I hate just stumbling without warning on the demise of a favorite feature…. I was a big fan of setting up Facebook Interest Lists of the Pages run by Tourism Currents clients and prospective clients. Such lists meant … Continue reading

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This is how hotels and tourism folks screw up social media

I’m in a big city for a conference. My original hotel plans for my last night in this city fell through – a local college football game drove up prices in my preferred area to insane levels that I would … Continue reading

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A hashtag for every day of the week

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) If you’re a marketing communications person who wants to connect with new customers, guests, … Continue reading

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Strong individually, strong collectively

One of my Tourism Currents business partner Leslie McLellan‘s favorite quotes is this one…. “It’s the CVB, Tourist Board, or Chamber’s job to get people to your town. It is YOUR job to get them through your door.” Leslie and … Continue reading

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Twitter could be your most powerful social media tool

  Visitors these days turn to Twitter for interaction with travel brands, especially to get help with the airlines rather than sit on Hold with a call center. What does that mean for the tourism and hospitality industries? I think that … Continue reading

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What is SXSW Interactive?

It is that time of year here in central Texas. Time for “South by.” SXSW. South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. “The thing that ate the month of March.” There are three parts to the SXSW festival – Interactive, Film, … Continue reading

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What do the best destination marketers have in common?

When it comes to social media excellence, the best tourism marketers and DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations) do certain things that are not necessarily driven by their size or budget. Destinations like Pure Michigan, Experience Columbus (Ohio,) Visit Philadelphia, Travel Oregon, etc. … Continue reading

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Best times to post on social media

(Part of my “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) There are a lot of blog posts and articles telling people about the “best” … Continue reading

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