Foursquare’s new “lists” feature is extremely useful feature for destination marketing in that is allows a tourism organization to create customized lists for visitors, such as lists for family-friendly vacations, girlfriend getaways, romantic retreats and other such niche vacations.
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mGuest offers hotels the means to create deeper and more meaningful connections with their guests, thereby increasing awareness of the property and brand, offering an online functional e-concierge service and even facilitating bookings and in-room services.
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Il Fornaio Restaurants’ Festa Regionale menu offers the finest in authentic Italian cuisine. Diners who participate in the monthly promotion receive a passport to be stamped during each visit. This is an awesome marketing campaign in that it thrives on the roots of the restaurant, and everything ties in to the concept of traveling through Italy.
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Big Train is a leading manufacturer of premium coffees and teas. They offer the ability to subscribe, read reviews and purchase products easily from their Facebook page. To launch their new Fit Frappe, they provided a Klout perk allowing online influencers a chance to test the product and share with friends.
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The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. In July, they unveiled oversized LOVE artwork at several Welcome Centers across the state. Then, the local tourism offices jumped into the fun with the Virginia Tourism “Bring LOVE to Your Town” event.
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Yahoo! News recently ran a Forbes article entitled, “Why Facebook is a Threat to Lifestyle Brands.” It argues that the ways we express ourselves via social networks have replaced the expression stimulated by utilizing products of specific brands. Rather, I’d argue it’s enhanced it.
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I purchased a TravelZoo deal a couple months ago. The company went out of business, yet didn’t alert their customers, who made appointments and paid. What’s the proper course of action?
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Earlier in the year, PopChips ran an extremely successful social media campaign seeking out a “VP of Pop Culture.” With one of the most social-media savvy celebrities, Ashton Kutcher, on board, PopChips was able to not only award a winner, but create huge buzz, visibility and excitement about their brand.
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Munchathan is a food-themed 5K featuring obstacles, entertainment and more. Unique food events are a great way for food trucks to get positive publicity, demonstrate great community relations with both other trucks and customers, and have access to a huge audience in one place.
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There’s a greater sense of intimacy following a monumental event as its happening rather than simply reading about afterward. The Beverly Hilton shared William and Kate’s arrival to the Los Angeles hotel with their social media fans.
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