Starwood’s Preferred Guest program is a great way for frequent travelers to earn points to earn free nights at their brand hotels. Recently, this luxury hotel brand also began a Foursquare promotion offering guests additional starpoints for checking in on Foursquare.
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Many social media consultants and businesses have developed a habit of broadcasting their services while not really demonstrating the value of their work.
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The Live Concierge provides hotels with the chat functionality and necessary labor to interact with each prospective guest who visits a hotel’s website.
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Pepsi has just revealed their new “social vending system” hoping the trend will be “the next generation in interactive vend technology.”
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Tourism Vancouver is doing a fantastic job of providing straightforward information. They’re taking full advantage of social media and hosting awesome, interactive contests.
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Yelp’s purpose is to connect people with great local businesses. It’s a social community where people can share experiences and review businesses that they frequent.
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The Virginia Tourism Bureau has taken some unique strides to increase their social viability. Between their ground-breaking iPhone app and life-size mascot, they’re out-of-the-box makes them stand out amongst other destinations.
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I attended the “Fear and the Art of Creation” panel at SXSW. Presented by Chris Guillebeau and Jonathan Fields, the panel discussed the primal fear that usually underlies our inaction, and the ways that moving from ideation to action can produce success.
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