5 Ways to Find Travel Deals Using Social Media #costa #mar

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5 Ways to Find Travel Deals Using Social Media

By Erica Swallow 2012-02-07 08:49:57 UTC

Finding travel deals on the Internet seems to get easier and more fun each year.

It used to be that you’d have to book directly through airlines and hotels, and then came the aggregators. Sites like Orbitz and Priceline made prices more transparent — and deal seekers rejoiced.

Now, there are tons of web and mobile applications that specialize in travel, and social media is making easier than ever for travelers to plan, book and share details about their travel itineraries.

The world of social media travel deals is ever-changing, so we’re glad to present you with the latest information on how to find travel deals using social media. Read on for five hot tips, and let us know your deal seeking strategies in the comments below.

1. Stay on Top of Twitter Deals

Finding travel deals on Twitter is all about following the right accounts, utilizing search and acting fast when the right deal pops up.

For starters, follow — or make a Twitter list of — the airlines you often fly and the hotels you often book. Wanderlisting is a great resource for finding not only airlines and hotels on Twitter, but also travel bloggers, publications and tips. Just a heads-up, JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic are known to tweet out some pretty sweet deals, too.

But you don’t always have to be on Twitter to reap the rewards of its service. FareCompare.com enables users to receive real-time tweets when airfare prices drop from their home airport — or you can simply browse its web app for deals.

If following isn’t working out for you, try searching Twitter. A quick search for “NYC travel deals,” for example, yields a number of relevant tweets, including one from Travelzoo. promoting NYC hotel deals, and another from the L.A. Times promoting a Valentine’s Day dinner deal in New York.

If you’re really not sure where you’d like to go, the hashtag #traveldeals is always a good fallback.

2. Use Facebook for Loyalty Reward Programs

While you could follow airlines, hotels and deal sites on Facebook. we don’t recommend clogging up your stream with travel deals. The occasional “like” for your favorite travel companies is enough.

In general, Facebook doesn’t offer many good experiences for finding deals and booking travel. While a number of airlines — including Alaska Airlines and Malaysia Airlines — have Facebook apps that help you book flights, you’re not going to get the best deals if you’re searching just one airline.

If serendipity presents you with a great deal, that’s wonderful. Otherwise, keep your Facebook travel deal searching to a minimum. You’re better off using the usual web apps of choice — Kayak. Orbitz. Hipmunk and Airbnb. among others.

That being said, Facebook does come in handy when you’re a member of a hotel or airline’s loyalty membership program. If you are a Hilton HHonors member or Starwood Preferred Guest. for example, it’s a great idea to “like” the program’s Facebook Page and sit back while offers roll in.

If you’re seriously addicted to Facebook, though, you should try out Airbnb’s Facebook app. which enables users to find and rent homes around the world.

3. Get Social Recommendations

There are a number of apps — such as Gogobot — that enable users to pull travel advice from their social graphs.

Check out the latest on the block, Trippy. It lets you get your friends’ recommendations for places to visit and things to do when you’re planning a trip. After all, it’s great to get a recommendation from a friend who has already traveled the road you’re about to take. Once a trip is planned, the user can even check rates or book the trip right from Trippy’s platform.

This strategy should be used in tandem with other deal searches, though — while it could lead to finding the best recommendations from your friends, they may not be the cheapest.

4. Forums Still Count

While you don’t hear about forums much anymore — mostly due to the fact that they’re horribly designed and difficult to navigate — they can still be useful, especially for the travel-deal hunter.

For all the latest news and gossip regarding loyalty reward programs and travel deals, check out FlyerTalk. which deems itself “the world’s most popular frequent flyer community.” This savvy group of travelers will have you snatching up great deals in no time.

5. Last-Minute Lodging Deals

If you fly by the seat of your pants and have arrived in your destination city without a place to stay, there are a number of options for booking last-minute lodging. For starters, check out HotelTonight. an app that enables you to book a room at discounts of up to 70%.

Likewise, you could try using Airbnb’s iPhone app. which has a button appropriately labeled “Help! I need a place tonight!” You could also try the standby feature if you can’t find an Airbnb spot — this prompts local homeowners to send offers your way, usually at lower rates than they usually charge.

And lastly, don’t forget Foursquare. While it’s unlikely that you’ll find discounted hotel prices, you could discover some other sweet perks. I did a quick search for on Foursquare for hotels within 10 miles, and I found a special for 1,000 Priority Club Rewards Bonus Points for checking in three times at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square. For the right person, loyalty points could be a better deal than a discounted bill. Not too shabby, right?

Your Tips

What’s your strategy for finding travel deals using social media? Let us know your best tips in the comments below.

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Air Canada Adds Seasonal Vancouver-Dublin Flights For Summer 2016

Air Canada today announced a further, strategic expansion of its Vancouver hub with the addition of the only non-stop flights to Dublin, Ireland next summer. This new seasonal route follows the recent announcement of several enhancements at the airline s Vancouver hub for 2016, including new transborder services to Chicago. San Jose and San Diego. double daily flights to London Heathrow, and the only flights linking Canada to Brisbane. Australia. The Vancouver-Dublin flights will be operated three times weekly by Air Canada s leisure airline, Air Canada rouge, with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft beginning June 10, 2016. To promote the new route, Air Canada is offering a special introductory fare starting as low as $839 round-trip all-in from Vancouver. and $949 round-trip all-in from Calgary or Edmonton. until December 4 for travel June 10-30, 2016. Tickets are now available for purchase.

Air Canada continues to strategically grow its international network at YVR with the only non-stop flights to Dublin during the peak summer period. This route is a great, convenient option for Western Canadians travelling to visit the vibrant Emerald Isle with its rich literary history, arts, world-class golf and dramatic landscapes. It will also be equally appealing for our customers from Ireland flying non-stop to visit and experience the spectacular attractions Vancouver and British Columbia offer, said Benjamin Smith. Air Canada President, Passenger Airlines.

This new route is the latest of numerous improvements for customers coming in 2016 including double daily flights to London Heathrow, three new routes to the United States. new non-stop, year-round flights to Brisbane, Australia and increased capacity on our flights from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia with Boeing 777 aircraft featuring our new international product standard offering a choice of Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. With these initiatives, Air Canada is further strengthening YVR as a strategic and important international gateway, connecting our extensive B.C. Western Canada and growing U.S. network with our expanding South Pacific, Asian and European network.

Air Canada s strategic growth plans out of YVR continue to offer passengers exciting choices for travel, while creating new jobs, increasing access to global destinations and opening new markets for B.C. goods, said Craig Richmond. President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. The new Dublin service will help fill the high demand for flights to Europe during the busy summer travel season and will also offer a new opportunity for British Columbia to showcase itself to arriving visitors from Ireland .

Air Canada rouge s new Vancouver Dublin flights begin June 10, 2016. operating three times weekly with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada s extensive west coast network through the airline s Vancouver hub.  All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.





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13 Types of Social Media Platforms and Counting

When I talk to people about social media marketing, the overwhelming majority of people only think about Facebook. They think social media equals Facebook. Although that makes sense given the ubiquity and widespread adoption of this social network, it is NOT the only lemonade stand on the block! Social media has proliferated and evolved into many new shapes and forms and there might be some hidden gems waiting for you and your business.

So what is social media?

Since the term “social media” was first introduced into our lexicon in 2004, the rapid changes in technologies and fragmentation into various forms of social media has been beyond belief. This evolution makes defining social media a bit slippery. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition of social media is “forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content”. Alright, that makes sense so let’s take a look at all of the different types of social media platforms that fit this definition.

List of social media platforms

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  • Consider social media tools for business

    As a small business owner you may feel overwhelmed with all of the options. Take a deep breath…and know that you should NOT be active in all of these social media platforms for your business. Consider your business objectives and develop a targeted social media marketing strategy while being realistic about the time and energy you are willing to expend in your social media efforts.

    The main message is that there might be social media marketing alternatives to Facebook and other social networking sites that could give you a considerable business advantage. With Facebook moving to the Facebook Timeline format for all business pages (which many consider a disadvantage for small businesses ) looking at alternative social media marketing platforms may be more important than ever. Before you launch your presence on any platform consider the options and what works best for your unique business. Remember, strategy before technology!

    Can you think of any social media platforms that I ve missed? Thanks for commenting!


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    Marketing Strategy: The 7 Universal Brand-Management Truths #branding, #marketing, #advertising, #media,


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    Coca-Cola today has a market capitalization in excess of $100 billion because the perceived value of its brand is significantly higher than the sum total of all the assets of the company.

    In my years with Procter & Gamble and Heinz, I have come to realize that no matter what the product or service, the key principles for building a great brand remain the same. By staying true to these seven principles, a marketer can weather economic highs and lows while building an iconic brand for target consumers.

    1. Leverage information via hypothesis-led data analysis. This refers to leveraging information and converting it into a forceful rationale to take the right action for the brand. Key to this is understanding the issue at hand by anchoring the hypothesis and then looking at the data or information to prove the hypothesis right or wrong.

    The pain-relief medicine brand Aleve had been struggling with single-digit market share. The team anchored two hypotheses: Consumers were not aware of the brand Aleve, and consumers were aware but didn’t want to try the brand. Through data mining, they found that 35% of heavy pain-relief medicine users had tried Aleve in the past year but had been using other brands as well. Thus the issue was clear that the brand had the awareness and trial but needed to drive loyalty. Then, based on the top attributes that drove preference for the brand (control over pain, and freedom to do things you want), they developed the “Dramatic Difference” campaign, resulting in an almost 10% to 20% increase in sales and shares hitting an all-time high.

    2. Understand the competition and maintain your point of difference. Having a broader category-competitive understanding is important because that sets the context under which consumers will be viewing your brand. It’s critical to maintain the point of difference for your brand and play to its strengths.

    When Coke managed to get sponsorship rights for the 1996 Cricket World Cup in India, Pepsi gauged the competitive threat and stuck to its point of difference (youthful rebellion brand positioning). It launched the “nothing official about it” campaign during the Cricket World Cup, which actually helped Pepsi strengthen its leadership position in India.

    3. Be consistent with your positioning over time and across platforms. For any brand, it’s imperative to create a distinctive and meaningful position in the mind of consumers for the offering. So no matter what brand extension or innovation you are planning for your brand, ensure that it builds on and strengthens that distinctive positioning.

    The Dove brand has extended across categories from skin care to hair care to others like deodorants by positioning itself on the soft/smooth platform and the fact that it contains moisturizing milk. Dove deodorants are positioned as leaving the underarms feeling soft and smooth. The brand has extended itself only in those categories where these soft/smooth and “contains moisturizing milk” equities are relevant, thus staying true to the positioning over time and across platforms, thus strengthening the brand.

    4. Know what your target consumer wants. Evaluating all the marketing choices from the vantage point of the consumer will help you to connect with the consumer and genuinely make a positive difference in his or her life. It’s important to understand both the stated and unstated needs — the insights into your target consumers’ lives.

    Louis Vuitton was launched in the late 1800s by supplying LV-branded suitcases to travelers. Travel then was a luxury afforded to only the wealthiest. Thus the brand became a symbol of status — it helped consumers showcase their differences from others. By leveraging this core human insight, LV was able to extend to shoes, apparel and bags. It has became one of the most extended brands but has suffered almost no diminishing returns. The brand was positioned not just on a functional need (like storage), but instead it tapped into deeper insights to connect with consumers.

    5. Manage budgets with a “scarcity” mentality. Working with a scarcity mentality will help you maximize returns for every dollar spent by answering the question, “Is this the best way to spend dollars on marketing my brand, or is this money better spent elsewhere to generate greater returns?”

    Starbucks, instead of spending money on TV advertising, clusters an area with its stores, increasing total revenue and market share. This was contrary to what established retailing houses did, which was to avoid placing stores near each other so as not to cannibalize sales at existing outlets. For Starbucks, doing so resulted in reduced supply costs and made management of the stores cheaper, which more than made up for sales lost to cannibalization. Thus, funding for expansion from internal cash flow was a judicious use of money. Until recently, Starbucks spent just 1% of its revenues on marketing and advertising (compared to more than 10% for companies of the same size).

    6. Get the right pricing that offers value in the eyes of consumers. Pricing determines the value that your consumers get for your offering: Perceived consumer value equals perceived brand benefit/price. Thus it’s critical to decide the pricing strategy for your brand so that there is a net positive value for your consumers.

    Gillette’s pricing strategy for its flagship men’s razors and blades brand focuses on regularly upgrading them, and hence pricing up on their newest offerings. The innovations are consumer significant, so that they are ready to pay a premium to upgrade to the latest offering. Right from their twin blade to triple-blade Mach3 to Mach3 Turbo (with vibrating motor) to Gillette Fusion (with an additional trimming blade), their upgrades have been significant, and as a result they’ve been able to charge a more than 10% premium with them.

    7. Motivate the team via thought leadership. Building a successful brand requires dedicated support, not just from the leader but from the whole multifunctional team — sales, research, R ?>

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    MBA in Digital Media Management: Program Overview #mba #in #advertising #and


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    MBA programs with a focus in digital media management generally require two years to complete and combine training in core business processes with the study of various entertainment industries and corporations. Opportunities are available to develop general business skills to maximize return-on-investment, use technology to help company growth and create innovative digital concepts. Some programs are offered in traditional daytime formats, while others provide flexible part-time schedules.

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    Entrance to MBA programs is often competitive and requires completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, satisfactory scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). letters of recommendation, and a resume. Work experience in a related field may be beneficial for prospective students. The curriculum is made up of general business courses that emphasize the application of business principles to the digital media field. Topics include:

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  • How to Target International Media #international #media #database


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    Target International Media

    How to Use the Three T’s

    With the Three T’s of international distribution Targeting, Timing and Translations you’ll reach audiences around the world more efficiently.

    Targeting

    Business Wire’s news wire circuits let you target news to select audiences based on industry and market needs. In fact, our network is composed of dozens of news agencies, financial information providers, and web-based news services worldwide. Please consult with your local account executive to find the distribution that suits your needs.

    • General Media circuits: Our regional circuits reach the broadest possible spectrum of media outlets in a given region. Major newspapers, radio/TV stations and networks, online outlets, magazines and news wires are all included.
    • Financial Media circuits: Similar to General Media, but with a financial emphasis. Analysts and the financial community are included in each region in addition to general media.
    • Trade Publications: For specialized news that needs to reach an industry audience, Business Wire offers a wide variety of trade media options in virtually every region of the world. And if we don’t currently offer what you need, our international media relations team will build it for you. Trade distribution in any region can be ordered free of charge (except Technology and, in Europe, Health) for relevant release content when ordering a corresponding regional media circuit.
    • Disclosure: Global companies often have global disclosure requirements. Business Wire currently offers disclosure networks in Canada and in many European markets, which include our Transparency Obligations Directive (TOD) network.

    Timing

    Knowing when to send your news is especially important when sending internationally. Holidays, time zones and the local work schedule of your destination should all be given attention to help optimize pickup of your news. Here are some tips and resources:

    • Most Visible Time: Just as in the US, the optimal time to distribute a news release overseas is in the morning, either at the opening of the local exchange or shortly afterwards (generally 8:00 – 10:00 AM local time). This is when the most people are viewing news, and keeps your news visible for the entire business day.
    • Avoid Weekend Distribution: Business virtually comes to a halt on weekends in many foreign markets. Pickup on your news is likely to be extremely low if released over the weekend.
    • Know Your Time Zones: Time differences play a big part in choosing when to release your news for distribution abroad. Consult time zone websites such as timeanddate.com or timezoneconverter.com for help.
    • Holidays: Be aware of holidays in your target markets. There is a holiday virtually every day somewhere in the world; know if the people you’re trying to reach are celebrating rather than working.

    Translations

    When you send news internationally, there’s a good chance translations will be involved. Media, for the most part, respond positively to news sent in their local languages. However, translations don’t happen instantly. It’s important to give our translators plenty of time the biggest factor when producing quality translations. Most translations can be returned in 24 to 48 hours or less, but many things can slow the process down:

    • Length of Release: A release with a large word count will take proportionally more time to translate.
    • Language Selection: A core group of languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian, etc.) that are used more frequently are generally returned more quickly than other, less frequently used languages. Please remember this if sending your news in less frequently used languages.
    • Language and Jargon: Many companies have unique products and services, and this can often be reflected in the language of their news. A company producing computer chips will use technical language and jargon unfamiliar to the layperson. While most translation companies will have translators who specialize in particular industries, it’s a good idea to provide a glossary of terms unique to your industry. Doing so can only streamline the process.
    • Rush Translations: Rushing a translation is rarely a good idea. Certain quality control steps are inevitably skipped to allow quicker turnaround, compromising the usefulness of the translation.
    • Reviewing: If your company has multilingual speakers on staff or in overseas offices, it’s helpful to have them review and approve translations prior to distribution. This adds a little time to the process, but is the best way to ensure the translated news release is conveying exactly the message you intend.

    In general, the earlier you can submit your release prior to its intended distribution date, the better the process will go.


    18/09/2017

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    The Social Media Analytics Showdown: What You Can Track and How


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    The Social Media Analytics Showdown: What You Can Track and How

    You need three things to create good campaigns and engage with fans on social media: good content, a steady stream of good content, content intelligence.

    Every minute, we see a heavy downpour of social media messages, like millions of construction workers pouring concrete down the cement mixer, but instead of it being constructive, we find messy roads and a lot of noise. Even if you are churning out good content steadily, you need to have knowledge or insights about this content, which is where social media analytics come into the picture.

    There are several social media analytics tools on the market today but not all of them are created equal or with similar intent. While most of the tools allow you to listen into customer conversations, monitor campaign results or gain insights on data, there are certain key features and USPs that make all of them special in their own way.

    So let s attack the nitty-gritties of social media analytics.

    Talkwalker

    Talkwalker is one of the most comprehensive and powerful tools for social media analytics. It offers the most extensive coverage in terms of geographic spread, language and media, as well as time. Their global coverage spans 247 countries and 187 languages. So whether your customer is sitting in Dubai or Dublin, speaking Arabic or Chinese, you can listen in and reach out to him or her.

    Talkwalker also offers insights on print, social, online and even broadcast media, and allows you to identify key influencers as well as the emotions associated with your brand or products. What s more, you can get insights on two years of historical data, so even if you are a late adopter, you get to see into the past. You can export and combine these insights with other data to create strong visuals to see patterns that help decision making.

    • Mentions of your brand in owned and earned media.
    • Performance of own and competitor social media channels.
    • Full coverage of major social networks and 150 million websites.
    • Data from print media and TV/radio broadcasts.

    Who uses this tool and how?

    Some of the most prominent clients of Talkwalker include Volkswagen, Microsoft, Greenpeace, Best Western, Ogilvy and Peppercomm. These clients use it to listen to their audience, use social insights to inform business strategy, predict social trends and create comprehensive social data intelligence reports. You can get a taste of their paid platform by signing up for a free demo .

    In a nutshell: Comprehensive 360-degree social media intelligence.

    SumAll

    SumAll is a cross-platform tool that gains insights from social media, ecommerce websites, sales and web. This platform was essentially built to make data analytics accessible and affordable for small business. SumAll has partnered with Shopify, PayPal, Magento, eBay and Amazon, so users can plug and use data from everywhere. SumAll breaks down social media and ecommerce metrics into simple and beautiful charts, which makes it easy to understand for all kinds of users.

    • Ecommerce data
    • Social media data
    • Google Analytics data

    Who uses this tool and how?

    SumAll is essentially meant for small-to-medium ecommerce companies. Users can get a bird s eye view of data from Google, their website and social media pages to understand their audience and make simple decisions such as when to give out discounts or offer free shipping.

    In a nutshell: Simple social media analytics for quick decision-making

    Cyfe

    One of the key features of Cyfe is its All-In-One Dashboard that offers insights on all aspects of your business from social media, marketing, sales, support through to infrastructure. So in a sense, it is not a through-and-through social media analytics tool but a jack-of-all-SaaS-analytics tool. While this might mean lot less advanced features, like filters and search and detailed analysis, it also means a far better overview of how each marketing channel integrates with the others as well as overall operations.

    • Signups and subscriptions
    • Social media analytics
    • SEO and SEM analytics
    • Web analytics
    • Sales and finance analytics
    • IT network and server monitoring

    Who uses this tool and how?

    Some of the important Cyfe users are Vodafone, Citrix, Groupon and Marriott. From tracking new signups to monitoring networks through to managing projects, Cyfe can be used for varied reasons. Plus, they re always adding new widgets that help customize your dashboard .

    In a nutshell: All-in-one sales and marketing analytics tool

    Social Report

    Social Report is a social analytics plus publishing and automation tool. It allows you to tune into your social media insights, schedule your posts, syndicate content and automate replies, follow/unfollow, likes, etc. Basically, it takes care of all your social needs.

    • Cross channel engagement
    • World reach
    • Audience growth rate
    • Demographics
    • Channel activity

    Who uses this tool and how?

    Some highflying users of Social Report include Warner Bros, The Economist, HGTV and Samsung. The most common uses of this tool are analytics and reporting, social media monitoring, publishing, automating responses and content backup and archiving.

    In a nutshell: Integration of social and publishing analytics

    All the tools described here help you gain intelligence on data pouring in from all directions; all of them have their own strengths, weaknesses and USPs. You just need to find the one that suits your needs the best and use it in your business.

    Hiral Rana

    Hiral Rana works as a social media manager at E2M, a digital-marketing agency. She has over five years of experience in the field of digital marketing and social-media marketing. She wants to play an intrinsic role in the evolution of.


    12/09/2017

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    Canadian Business College – Colleges in Toronto #canadian #business #college, #canadian


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    Why Choose Us?

    Canadian Business College offers students a well-balanced college experience. We are nimble enough to honour your individual needs while our 20+ years of experience provides exceptional training that will help you achieve your career and life goals. At Canadian Business College, we get to know you and celebrate your successes. Then, we help you turn those successes into a fulfilling career. Read more.

    STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

    Enrolling at Canadian Business College ensures you will benefit from a supportive learning environment with faculty, staff and peers all committed to your success. We strive to help maximize your potential and encourage you to bring your very best to the classroom each and every day. Read what current students are saying about their decision to pursue their education and career goals at Canadian Business College. Read more.

    EXPERIENCED FACULTY

    Canadian Business College diploma programs are taught by experienced instructors who specialize in their unique areas of expertise. Our faculty works diligently to pass on their real-world knowledge, skills and experience to students. The skill-based format of our programs, in combination with this real-world experience, provides students with a unique and invaluable learning environment. Meet just some of our highlighted faculty members! Read more

    STUDENT CAREER SERVICES

    Canadian Business College s Student and Career Services team helps connect the knowledge, skills and training that you acquire over the course of your studies to meaningful jobs and careers once you graduate. Our top priority is to facilitate relationships between you and the businesses, organizations and industries where you will work and further develop your skills. Read more


    07/09/2017

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    Social media marketing – Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice #social #media


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    Social media marketing

    Improve your Social media marketing with our hub page

    Use our hub pages as a reference to get up-to-speed on all the main digital marketing techniques. They will help you quickly understand how to make the most of the technique through definitions and recommendations on our member resources and blog articles covering strategy, best practices and the latest statistics.

    Social media have transformed marketing, for the better most would say. We’ll help you make the most of the power of social media marketing using a strategic approach sharing approaches from the leading commentators and companies.

    See our latest blog articles on social media for our latest coverage of the tools and techniques.

    Recommended resources

    4. Paid guide: Social media strategy – our 7 steps guide to creating a strategy

    5. Paid guide: Social media plan example – a worked example of a social media marketing plan

    Social media marketing quick guide

    Social media marketing success factors

    The success factors for developing social media marketing are summarised through the different parts of our 7 Steps to Social Media Success Guide.

    1. Set business goals for your social media – it’s best not to experiment without a clear idea of how social media will support your business goals.

    2. Create a social media strategy. A strategy will help you to deploy social media in the best way to reach your goals by prioritising on the channels in our RADAR which are most effective.

    3. Active social listening and reputation management. Most advice on social media marketing strategies advises to start by listening to your conversations. We prefer the term coined by Brian Solis in his book Engage of “Active Social Listening” since this shows the need for a feedback cycle within social media marketing.

    4. Define content and engagement strategy. We’ve noted that encouraging engagement and participation are the biggest challenges to social media marketing, so clear strategies are needed to show how to achieve these.

    5. Define communications strategy. In the social media era, a continuous communications strategy is necessary to engage your audience through the many channels available. Key issues here are defining the types of content value you offer through different social channels and the frequency. Integrating different digital channels including email marketing through a social media marketing hub is also a key issue here.

    6. Deploy best practice approaches for the core social media platforms. Each social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has unique characteristics and audience needs. There is also a bewildering array of tools to deploy and etiquette to follow so you won’t be seen as a spammer.

    7. Social media optimisation. You may have a presence established, but this is only the beginning in your journey to optimise your presence to deliver real value for your business.

    Social media marketing definition

    We think the CIPR Social media panel defines social media marketing well:

    Social media is the term commonly given to Internet and mobile-based channels and tools that allow users to interact with each other and share opinions and content. As the name implies, social media involves the building of communities or networks and encouraging participation and engagement.

    Their definition emphasises that we need to use different digital media channels to encourage our prospects and customers to interact to form communities. It also hints at the challenges of encouraging engagement.

    • To help you develop a strategy for social media we’ve identified these key types of platforms in our social media marketing radar

    Recommended member resources for Social media marketing

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    05/09/2017

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    Messaging app Telegram centrepiece of IS social media strategy – BBC


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    Messaging app Telegram centrepiece of IS social media strategy

    The Islamic State militant group (IS) is fighting on many fronts against those seeking to defeat it. One of those fronts is a digital one.

    Its use of social media has been thrown into the spotlight again after it used messaging app Telegram to claim responsibility for Saturday night’s terror attack in London.

    IS puts media warfare on a par with its battle on the ground and often glorifies “media martyrs” – people who are killed while creating videos and other digital content for the group.

    Like many other such groups, IS has been an enthusiastic user of social media and the web, broadcasting propaganda about its successes and using it as a recruitment tool.

    Although a long-time user of social media, IS activities took a significant turn in September 2015 when the group’s official media outlets took to Telegram. The move to the encrypted messaging service came after a long-running conflict with Twitter, which regularly shut down IS accounts, and some experimentation with less well-known platforms from which it was also expelled.

    The timing was significant because that was the moment when Telegram set up the “channel” feature, letting users broadcast to an unlimited number of other users – a tool that many online jihadists were quick to exploit.

    Image copyright Nashir/Nashir News Agency Image caption IS’s official outlet logo, Nashir, (L) and Nashir News Agency’s logo (R)

    The move to Telegram did not go unnoticed and IS went underground in August 2016 after its official accounts were repeatedly suspended.

    But IS media operatives set up lots of separate channels that simply repeated or mirrored what appeared on the official channel.

    These channels simultaneously stream material produced by IS’s central media operation, including its self-styled news agency Amaq, and are described as being dedicated to distributing official IS news.

    The mirror channels, called the Nashir News Agency, have also regularly been suspended.

    To circumvent this, their administrators use a stealthy approach in which they set up a user or channel and allow it to build up a substantial following before suddenly switching it to the easily recognisable IS mirror brand.

    The channels continuously promote new join-up links for their proliferating replica versions, calling on IS supporters to distribute them further.

    Some channels, whose promotion on popular social media platforms is prohibited, are designed to maintain a lower profile to avoid suspension.

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption IS supporters enjoy relative freedom to post material on Telegram

    This enables them to attract a significant number of followers but the channels are usually removed before this exceeds 1,000.

    Such numbers suffice to get IS’s message out for distribution by online supporters.

    Prominent pro-IS figures reliably stream the group’s propaganda alongside other content. But IS’s strong media branding renders the group’s material easily recognisable among other fare.

    This was seen on Sunday, when the IS news outlet Amaq said on Telegram that “a security unit of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks of yesterday”.

    Telegram does not allow comprehensive searches of public content, which means that the number of pro-jihad users cannot be accurately gauged.

    Image copyright IS propaganda Image caption Nashir agency boasted that it had 100 replica channels on Telegram

    In mid-April, the Nashir agency published a poster congratulating itself on setting up 100 mirror accounts – and there are now said to be more than 130.

    This was shortly followed by a campaign to celebrate 12 months of Nashir agency’s operation. As part of the campaign, the outlet called for admirers and readers to send in articles and images praising its work, which they did in large numbers.

    These promotional campaigns appeared to be an effort to buoy morale among IS supporters who enjoy relative freedom to post material on Telegram.

    The BBC has asked Telegram to comment on IS-related activity on its service but has not received a reply.

    Telegram has advertised its daily efforts to take down pro-IS channels since December last year.

    Image copyright IS propaganda Image caption Nashir agency recently trumpeted the anniversary of its online presence

    In another recent move, Nashir agency has switched from just being a mouthpiece for IS to urging its followers on Telegram to spread content via Twitter and Facebook.

    It has advertised its own accounts on those platforms, which have repeatedly been suspended. It has also launched accounts on Instagram and set up English-language feeds for the first time.

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Five people were killed in the Westminster attack

    The outlet now posts IS material in Arabic and English translation via its main feeds – the latest step of an initiative to post in English that began after the Westminster attack on 22 March.

    These moves by Nashir agency to expand its reach have followed criticism by IS supporters on Telegram that pro-IS channels were preaching to the converted and should step up their efforts on other platforms.

    IS has sought to cultivate the commitment of virtual foot-soldiers by highlighting their importance in its war.

    Image copyright Alhareth Alrawi Image caption IS supporters are encouraged to spread the group’s propaganda on popular social media platforms

    Charlie Winter of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) acknowledges the success IS has had with Telegram.

    He says the messaging service’s action against pro-IS channels “seems to be very haphazard”.

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has also named Telegram among tech firms she wants to be tougher on pro-jihad users.

    Mr Winter adds that IS’s efforts to expose unsuspecting audiences to its propaganda on other, more popular platforms now meet with much less success.

    IS might regularly post content specifically designed for Twitter, but this attempt at “amplification” no longer goes well, he says.

    The group is still most successful on Telegram but its reliance on it could come at a cost, as supporters flock to the app instead of pushing the IS message to audiences elsewhere.

    BBC Monitoringreports and analyses news from TV, radio, web and print media around the world. You can follow BBC Monitoring on Twitter and Facebook .

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    05/09/2017

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    10 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote an Event #event,


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    10 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote an Event

    Are you wondering how to promote an event with social media?

    Whether you have a small local gathering or a large conference, social media can be used to get the word out in a powerful way.

    In this article I’ll reveal 10 creative ways to use social media to increase your chances for a gangbuster event .

    #1: Create Video People Will Share

    Because events take place in person, they engage the senses in a way online content can’t.

    Creating a stellar video with great visuals and sound can not only help drive people to your event. it also increases the chances people will want to share it with friends.

    Here are a few tips for creating a video:

    • Leverage it everywhere. including on your event page, in articles and with affiliates. Click here to see how we used it on our event page .
    • Host on Vimeo and YouTube. We host the video in both places to take advantage of the flexibilities of each platform—Vimeo’s branding control and YouTube’s access to a large audience.
    • Upload to Facebook. This maximizes your exposure on Facebook.
    • Focus on the value for attendees. In the above video, you’ll notice it is all about what folks will gain by attending.

    #2: Give Away Tickets to Create Buzz

    Nothing motivates people more than the opportunity to win something free! So why not give away a ticket or two for your event to really amp up the buzz ?

    Contests provide a rapid way to generate interest in your event—especially if you have the right prizes.

    Here’s a sample from the thousands of folks who wanted to win free tickets to Social Media Marketing World.

    Here’s how we do our contests :

    We start with a blog post where we describe the prize (the event!) and then how to participate.

    Here’s what a free ticket contest can look like.

    In the post, we invite people to participate in one of two ways. first is through a tweet contest and second is through commenting on the blog post by answering a question we’ve asked. For example “What is your greatest social media challenge?”

    Here are some tips on contests:

    • Recruit judges who will help extend the reach of the contest.
    • Keep the requirements super-easy to maximize participation. For example, a simple one-click tweet to enter is ideal.
    • Run your contest at a time that will be helpful to your sales cycle.
    • If you have a podcast, consider creating a special episode explaining the contest.

    #3: Socialize Your Google Ads

    Are you using Google AdWords to promote your event? Do you have a Google+ page?

    If so, you can actually add social proof to your paid Google ads. This increases the credibility of your ads.

    Notice how this ad for Social Media Marketing World showcases how many people follow our Google+ page.

    You can add social proof to your Google ads by going under Ad Extensions and selecting Social Extensions from the drop-down menu. Here is an article on how to do this .

    #4: Interview Speakers for Special Content

    A main reason people attend events is to meet the presenters. And getting exposure is often why many experts speak at events.

    You can create great content that is valuable for all by simply interviewing your speakers .

    This works great if you have a podcast.

    In the months leading up to Social Media Marketing World. I interviewed many of the presenters from the conference for our Social Media Marketing podcast .

    We did NOT talk about the event at all. Instead I focused on exploring the expertise of the presenter and creating quality content. At the end of the podcast, I mentioned that listeners could meet the interviewee live at our event.

    #5: Create a “Group Tips” Blog Post

    Chances are you have great insight locked inside the minds of your event speakers. Why not pool that knowledge into a great blog post?

    This is where you ask experts to contribute a short writeup on their favorite tip, tool or perspective on a specific topic. These types of articles are a great way to involve the experts and they provide ongoing exposure for your presenters.

    For Social Media Marketing World, we produced two articles featuring the experience of our presenters:

    Leverage the collective insight of your presenters in a blog post.

    Here’s a tip: Include a mention of your event at the end of each article. Click on one of the articles above to see how we do it.

    #6: Create a Special Graphic for Your Speakers

    Who doesn’t love to see their face in a cool sign? Well, speakers are often very fond of this.

    So go to the effort to create custom graphics your presenters can use. like this:

    You can encourage presenters to place these on their blogs, in Facebook updates and much more .

    In fact, you never know where those images might show up!

    Social Media Marketing World speaker Waynette Tubbs had her picture and our event show up in Times Square.

    #7: Create a Tweet for Attendees

    If people are excited about attending your event, why not ask them to click a button and tell their friends about it?

    This is something easy that you can place on the “Thanks for Registering” page. Click here to create the code for a customized tweet and be sure to customize the “tweet text”.

    You can create a simple custom tweet for attendees.

    #8: Add a Twitter Widget to Your Event Page

    If people are talking about your event on Twitter, why not take advantage of that social proof to encourage new site visitors to attend ?

    Twitter has a cool widget that scrolls all the tweets for you.

    This Twitter widget scrolls all relevant tweets about your event.

    The great thing is you can include OR exclude Twitter search terms using Boolean logic.

    NOTE: This Twitter widget code is hard to find. so I’ve included it below. You can customize the red text and paste it into your site.

    Here is the code:

    script src= http://widgets.twimg.com/j/2/widget.js /script
    script
    new TWTR.Widget(<
    version: 2,
    type: ‘search’,
    search: ‘ #SMMW OR #smmw OR “Social Media Marketing World” -sing ’,
    interval: 6000,
    title: ‘ Buzz About Social Media Marketing World ’,
    subject: ,
    width: 300 ,
    height: 200 ,
    theme: <
    shell: <
    background: ‘#8ec1da’,
    color: ‘#ffffff’
    >,
    tweets: <
    background: ‘#ffffff’,
    color: ‘#444444’,
    links: ‘#1985b5’
    >
    >,
    features: <
    scrollbar: false,
    loop: true,
    live: true,
    hashtags: true,
    timestamp: true,
    avatars: true,
    behavior: ‘default’
    >
    >).render().start();
    /script

    #9: Create an Event on Facebook

    A Facebook event listing provides an easy way for attendees to share your event with their friends. Each time someone shares that they are attending your event creates the potential to drive more people to your Facebook Page.

    Facebook’s event listings provide an easy way to invite speakers and friends to share their attendance.

    Tip: Encourage attendees to visit your Facebook Event Page and see who else is attending.

    #10: Utilize Facebook’s FBX Ad Targeting

    Facebook allows advertisers to remarket to people who have visited specific non-Facebook Pages using Facebook Exchange, also known as FBX ad targeting .

    This means you can show event ads to Facebook users who visited your Event Page but did not purchase. This can be a very economical way to retarget possible prospects.

    An FBX ad shows up like other Facebook ads in the sidebar of the news feed.

    To learn more about these types of ads, check out this article .

    What do you think? Have you tried any of these? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comment box below.


    05/09/2017

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    Master s in Film and Media Production #film #school, #ma #degree,


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    Master’s in Film and Media Production

    Overview of our MA in Film and Media Production

    The Academy makes the accelerated schedule possible by creating an extended academic year, allowing students to complete three full-length semesters in one calendar year.

    New York Film Academy MA degree programs are offered only at our Los Angeles campus.

    Throughout the filmmaking MA program each student writes, shoots, directs, and edits eight films, and works on at least 20 more.

    ONE-YEAR ACCELERATED MA

    The New York Film Academy Master of Arts (MA) in Film & Media Production is a three semester accelerated graduate program. Designed to educate aspiring content creators, it is a hands-on, total immersion, professional course of study. Each student will create eight of their own film media projects in an array of formats and genres. They will work in collaboration on their classmates’ projects on at least 20 more. The capstone of the MA Film and Media Production program is a written thesis paper exploring the ideas and themes that are studied during the course of the entire program. MA students will have opportunities to develop and deepen their thesis papers in the second semester of their studies in Thesis Development class, under the expert guidance of NYFA’s professionally active faculty. Students will then progress to finalize their thesis work in the third semester, in Thesis Review.

    Film and media production is constantly evolving in the 21st century — and so is the New York Film Academy’s filmmaking Master’s program. NYFA’s filmmaking MA program provides creative visual storytellers with the skills needed to thrive and succeed. The intensive curriculum challenges students, develops their skills, and prepares them for the new and evolving production world of today. Students will gain experience shooting their projects on the newest in HD, film, and digital equipment, from Canon 5D to Red Dragon, as well as classic film cameras like Panavision and Arriflex.

    FILMMAKING MA: SEMESTER ONE OVERVIEW

    MA Filmmaking students begin their immersion in film production through a series of intense classes in directing, screenwriting, cinematography, and editing. These classes support a number of short film productions that quickly put students’ skills into practice and assist them with developing proficiency in the overall production process. Each student will direct four short film/media projects in the first half of the semester.

    Students will also develop their leadership and collaborative skills through fulfilling the essential roles of Director of Photography, Assistant Camera Operator, and Gaffer (Lighting Technician) on the films of their classmates.

    Dialogue production is explored in depth in the second half of the semester while classes in directing, screenwriting, and editing continue. The final project of the semester is the digital dialogue film, which students will write, direct, and edit.

    Throughout the semester students are immersed in a course about the changing formats of media production in today’s entertainment marketplace. This course prepares them to undertake production of their thesis film in semester two either as a short film or as a new, still developing format, such as webisode, or content for mobile applications.

    The combination of these classes will prepare students for the second semester and production of their Thesis Projects.

    LEARNING GOALS

    • Art, aesthetics, and technique of visual storytelling including directing, cinematography, and editing.
    • Fundamentals of film production and digital editing.
    • Survey and examination of contemporary media formats and distribution vehicles from a content creator’s perspective.
    • Fundamental training in acting and directing actors.
    • Immersion in screenwriting craft.
    • Develop an ability to collaborate with — and lead — a student film crew.

    PRODUCTION GOALS

    • Write, direct, and edit four short film/media projects.
    • Crew as cinematographer, gaffer, and/or assistant camera on approximately 12 additional films.
    • Write a short film script with dialogue.
    • Write, direct and edit a dialogue film.
    • Successfully complete Production Lab exercise.

    FILMMAKING MA: SEMESTER TWO & THREE OBJECTIVES

    The second semester of the Master of Arts in film and media production program challenges students to develop their craft artistically and technically, and to progress beyond their earlier achievements with the medium. Building upon the filmmaking foundations learned in the previous semester, students continue with their directing, screenwriting, cinematography, and editing classes.

    Film Production Lab Two, an intensive in the field production class, provides instruction in all of these areas through a series of “in the field” productions. The development of professional on-set conduct, leadership, and collaborative skills are also rigorously developed in this class.

    The branding and marketing required to make an entrance into the crowded contemporary media field is studied at length prior to production of the thesis project. This allows students time to acquire any provisions they need to successfully promote the project.

    The last film project of the filmmaking MA is the Final Film: a single production of up to 15 minutes in length, or multiple shorter media projects. It may be a short film intended for film festivals and distribution which incorporates all of the disciplines instructed throughout the semester, or a new format as studied in the Media and Society class. Current examples include webisodes, branded entertainment, short TV pilots, or commercials. The students’ ambitions and capabilities as evidenced in the thesis project are expected to increase from the first semester projects. Students will also expand their knowledge of production and collaborative abilities through acting as crew members on five of their classmates’ productions.

    Intensive classes in post-production assist the student not only with completing the final steps of the filmmaking process, but also with developing an ability to give and receive editorial and creative feedback on their project.

    LEARNING GOALS

    • Advance in proficiency in the fields of directing, editing, and cinematography.
    • Develop an increased ability to produce short films at a higher level.
    • Advance in proficiency in collaboration and leadership skills.
    • Acquire a comprehension of branding and marketing as required to promote the thesis project.
    • Develop an ability to give and receive constructive editorial and creative feedback on a project.

    PRODUCTION GOALS

    • Direct and edit a thesis project of up to 15 minutes in length (shot on 16mm film, 35mm film, or High Def).
    • Develop proficiency with the second semester equipment package.
    • Participate as a principle crew member in five fellow students’ films.
    • Direct or DP a Film Production Lab Two project.

    FILMMAKING MA: YEAR-END SCREENINGS

    The thesis project will be presented in a movie theater for an invited audience. Students are responsible for inviting all guests. This public screening is not part of the formal evaluation process, but serves as a celebration of the students’ progress and achievements thus far.

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    Our Staff

    My association with the travel industry goes back some 30 years. During that time I have travelled extensively and lived in a number of countries for extended periods, including Egypt and Turkey.

    I have been fortunate enough to have worked in a wide range of roles across the travel industry, ranging from tour operators and airlines to tour wholesalers and, of course travel agencies. My previous employment even included nearly two years within the United Nations Movement Control Unit, based in Phnom Penh.

    They say travel broadens the mind and I have learnt many great lessons through my experiences, many of which are now applied and feature within the ethos of Mediatravel. Having been the recipient of amazing customer service levels across the globe as part of my travels and work assignments, I aspire to provide the same to all our clients. The rest comes down to a can do attitude and, where necessary, rolling up your sleeves, doing the hard work and getting the job done.

    Our team at Mediatravel are as passionate about travel and delivering great service as I am. They are ready, incredibly capable and willing to assist whenever and with whatever your travel needs may be. Across our small team we have accumulated more than 125 years’ experience within the travel and hospitality business.

    We are experienced but that doesn’t mean we pretend to know everything. We happily acknowledge that we have no idea what tomorrow’s work challenge will be but can guarantee we’ll be ready to take it on. That keeps things at Mediatravel fresh and very exciting. We look forward to looking after you.

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    Our Costs

    We are very transparent about our costs. Airfares offered by Mediatravel represent excellent value and are often equivalent to, or less than prices available when you book directly online.

    We don’t apply any further fees for booking airline tickets where airlines pay travel agent commission.

    For bookings with airlines not offering travel agent commission (typically domestic, trans-Tasman and US-based carriers), Mediatravel charges a one-off booking fee. Changes to your travel plans can be made as many times as you wish.

    “What our clients say”

    Mediatravel is truly “top-notch” in knowledge, and most notably, service in the travel industry. We have relied on Tim Murphy and his team at Mediatravel for the past 10 years. Their desire and ability to provide the finest is always accomplished and their service often goes well above the expected. I am pleased to provide the highest recommendation for Mediatravel. You will find no finer agency anywhere in Australia!

    Elizabeth Steen, Vice President Creations Travel & World Concierge California, USA”

    Our Company

    Mediatravel was established in Sydney in 2001 to raise the bar in travel service management. Our aim today is the same as it was then – to provide the highest level of executive travel services to discerning individuals and corporate clients.

    Our dedicated team of ten boasts more than 100 years of travel industry experience between them, with a reputation for going the extra mile.

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    Effective social media analytics #social #media,technology,google


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    Effective social media analytics

    Effective social media analytics

    Monday 10 June 2013 12.09 BST First published on Monday 10 June 2013 12.09 BST

    Six months ago, your company launched a new product. Last month, your sales dipped. Why? And how interested are people in your competitor’s new product? Don’t pay money for a focus group or a market survey that will deliver data three months from now. Listen to the social network instead. It’s 2013, and social business isn’t about collecting Facebook “likes” anymore. Welcome to the age of social media analytics.

    Online social networks bleed information. Every time someone posts something on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, they create a digital footprint. Every time someone else reads it, or watches a YouTube video, they add to the data trail. Facebook is currently building a data centre in Sweden the size of 11 football fields, joining two others in America, just to collect and process the stuff. You can analyse it to make a variety of business decisions.

    “In the past, if you offered a marketing director a box that she could put on her desk that would let her listen into all the conversations about her brand and her competitors’ brands, she’d have thought you so stark raving mad that she would have had security walk you off the premises,” says Philip Sheldrake, managing partner at Euler Partners, which advises companies on how to use social media properly. Now, it’s routine.

    The information that you look for will depend on your business goals. Some companies use social media to push people through the sales funnel to a conversion. “If you’re selling autos, you might be tracking how many times you generate a test drive in a dealership [from a social media campaign],” says Jay Palter, a personal brand and content marketing strategist from Edmonton, Canada. Others concentrate on brand awareness, and don’t worry too much about who buys. Still others are particularly focused on brand trust, or increasing customer satisfaction, or perhaps they simply want to understand why customers do what they do. Non-profit organisations and governments may be more interested in simply getting a message out. All of these goals require different types of analysis.

    A marketing officer might track customers and prospects on social media to see what key words they are discussing, and then fold those key words and concepts into status updates or tweets, to be more relevant to that audience. Perhaps she might monitor which messages attract the most readers to click on a link to her web site. She could then spend more money promoting that content on a social network to reach even more customers.

    There are a variety of social media analytics tools to help marketing experts do all this. Some, such as HootSuite, span multiple channels, while others focus on particular networks such as Twitter. Some tools include workflow; they not only enable you to monitor the “buzz” around particular keywords, but also allow social media managers to connect information to others in the organisation. Tweets complaining about a particular product issue could be routed through to a customer service department, for example.

    Customer feedback raises another issue: sentiment analysis. Some tools analyse what’s being said online to create an index of user sentiment about a topic. Sentiment140, for example, tries to mine opinion about particular products or brands.

    But as Marshall Sponder, social media analytics expert and author of the book Social Media Analytics says, sentiment analysis is an inexact science. “The way that people speak isn’t uniform,” he says. Opinion mining can be a useful trend indicator, but it isn’t gospel.

    The best analytics will put social media data in context, says Sponder. He defines context in various ways. Tweets sent from a smartphone often reveal a person’s location. Then, there’s customer history. “Most of the information comes from a customer’s journey; it’s behavioural based,” he adds.

    Things can get really useful when marrying this data with other information in your organisation. Displaying custom results for your online bookstore based on what a visitor had tweeted about that day might push up sales. Perhaps a large percentage of your Facebook followers under the age of 25 are suddenly searching for particular things on your website, raising the possibility of a targeted campaign.

    Maybe a trend is only just emerging. “When we used to analyse our marketplaces, we used to resort to statistical significance,” Sheldrake points out. Companies could not afford to act on a trend that wasn’t very strong. “But now, we can start looking for weak signals because there is zero cost to that. We have made ourselves a lot more sensitive to real-time responses.”

    The problem with marrying social media analytics with management information is that in many cases, these other data sources are siloed within different departments. Big data may be useful, but it is also fragmented and hard to reassemble. As social media analytics become more sophisticated, the future barriers to use maybe as organisational as they are technical.

    Show me the money

    For many CEOs, the terms “retweet” and “influencer” won’t mean nearly as much as one simple phrase: “ROI”. Return on investment is a critical metric for those holding the purse strings, but how do you measure ROI in a social media context? It’s simple, says Andrew Bruce Smith, founder of digital communications company Escherman: Follow the traffic.

    “You have to make a clear decision between financial and non-financial outcomes,” he says. Getting 20,000 more Twitter followers is a non-financial outcome. But if you can prove that a percentage of them visited your website because of a tweet, and subsequently bought something, then that counts.

    In this context, one of the most important tools is also completely free: Google Analytics. It tells you how people got to your website, Smith explains, and what they did afterwards. It’s something that Sarah Flaherty, head of content and PR at insurance firm Confused.com, has been using to good effect.

    “Through Google Analytics I tracked the traffic that came to our site, and then what they did,” she says, adding that she can tell if they came directly to the site via one of her social media campaigns or other content channels. “I can tell you from any piece of content whether their next step was to get a quote.”

    Facebook also provides tools for measuring engagement success. Conversion Measurement lets businesses track the number of actions such as registrations or shopping cart checkouts from Facebook ads and sponsored stories, while Page Insights show the level of engagement users have with Facebook content.

    Tracking analytics in enterprise tools such as Salesforce Buddy Media and Adobe Social are another method of measuring ROI.

    Even if an organisation isn’t focused on sales, it can still tie website traffic from social media campaigns to other objectives, such as communicating a particular message, or getting people talking about a product. If you can quantify that, then you can measure it against your goals.

    Look out for future articles on this site on the importance and impact of ROI.


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    Blu-Ray Recordable (BD-R) discs are designed to store large HD video and audio files. Using blue-violet laser technology, Blu-Ray discs can handle up to 1080p resolution and multiple audio formats.

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    Travel Agent Social Media Marketing Tools #travel #booking #sites

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    Agent Social Media Tools

    International Expeditions has the tools to make your social media marketing easy! Keep reading for suggested tweets, Facebook posts and even blog material that will keep your clients engaged AND ensure you look like a true authority on nature travel .

    Suggested Tweets

    Share IE’s great voyage values with your Twitter followers. Here are some easy suggested tweets:

  • No single supplement on small-ship Amazon River, Galapagos Islands Cuba cruises! Call xxx-xxx-xxxx for details.

    Insider’s Tip: Store cameras in the bathroom so you don’t fog-up the internal lenses.

    All you have to do is copy, paste and share!

    Facebook Posts

    Facebook is a great way to engage your best travelers. Here are just a few suggestions for great posts that are sure to get your fans talking. Hint: Fill-in the blank questions are great for encouraging comments.

    Keep checking back often for new suggestions.

    • Where will your next passport stamp come from?
    • What was the first country you visited?
    • What country has the best beaches?
    • What airline has the best in-flight entertainment options?
    • What is the one place you’d love to visit…but haven’t yet?
    • New York? Paris? LA? What is the best city for a weekend getaway?
    • The thing I hate the most about air travel is _________ .

    Plus, if you have a blog, be sure to post links to your stories on your Facebook wall.

    Blog Posts

    International Expeditions is happy to pass along posts on wildlife, travel tips and more that you can use on your blog and e-newsletters. Here is a sampling of what we have available. Contact Emily Harley for more information.

    • 6 Fantastico Havana Experiences

    As the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba is packed with some of the most distinct cultural and natural wonders to be found in the region. Here’s International Expeditions’ guide for making the most of your time in Havana.

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    If you aren’t one of the lucky few sipping Pisco Sours in Lima, be sure to try out this Pisco Sour recipe from International Expeditions’ Amazon River tour Expedition Leader, Jorge Salas.

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    With over 35 years of wildlife photography experience and credits including Robb Report. Atlanta Journal Constitution and Birmingham Magazine. George Ritchey offers travelers tips on how to capture, preserve and enhance their memories while exploring.

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    Recent years have seen birdwatching emerge as one of the most popular nature travel activities. There are a few things birdwatchers should keep in mind whenever they enter the brush in search of an elusive species.





    06/07/2017

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  • Social Media Tips for Travel #e #travel

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    Social Media Tips for Travel

    Score Free Perks

    T+L Tip: Want the freebies to come to you? Leverage your Klout score, a marker of social influence (available at klout.com ). Last year, American Airlines offered free admission to its Admirals Clubs for anyone with a score of 55 or higher.

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    *Based on 60-day averages of activity on Twitter, according to skift.com data. All figures accurate at press time.

    T+L Tip: Don’t go overboard. “Reaching out through more than one channel will multiply our efforts to assist that customer, and can inadvertently slow things down,” says Rob Hahn, Southwest Airlines’ team leader for Customer Advocacy and Social Media.

    Shape the Next Great Travel Innovation

    Guests have long wielded power over travel companies with the impact of their online reviews (look no further than Yelp and TripAdvisor’s combined 200 million user-generated assessments). These days, the feedback loop is evolving, as hotels, airlines, and developers canvass for input before debuting new products and services—allowing travelers to sculpt new experiences. Real estate company Prodigy Network took the most direct approach this spring, crowdsourcing design concepts and technological innovations in a generously funded competition that will inform a hotel in New York City’s Financial District. Similarly, Marriott asked the public to suggest innovative hotel services as part of its Travel Brilliantly campaign; the winner, a healthy-food-on-demand concept, will soon be piloted at one of the brand’s properties. Guests weigh in on smaller decisions, too: Omni Hotels Resorts has polled its Facebook fans to create the most appealing package deals, while National Car Rental and JetBlue have developed mobile apps with help from their online communities.

    $50,000: The total prize earnings in Prodigy Network’s crowdsourced hotel competition.

    Unlock Exclusive Deals

    Hotels are using social media channels to foster loyalty and generate direct bookings—offering as much as 50 percent off via Twitter and Facebook. Not to be outdone, booking engines such as Orbitz and Expedia are responding with deals of their own. Travelocity has offered $150 off package deals on Facebook, for instance, and this past Mother’s Day, Priceline gave an extra 10 percent off any Name Your Own Price deal with a special code shared on Facebook and Twitter. The bottom line: always check a company’s social network pages before finalizing your reservation.

    T+L Tip: Checking in on Foursquare can unlock even deeper discounts. Hertz regularly uses the platform to offer 20 percent off rental-car bookings.

    Gain Early Access to the Concierge

    Three ways to get personalized service without the face-to-face request.

    On Pinterest: With the new Pin.Pack.Go program from Four Seasons, guests can create inspiration boards on the Pinterest site or app before their trip and invite their hotel’s concierge to collaborate. Within 48 hours, they’ll receive “pinned” restaurant recommendations, shopping suggestions, and more—all based on the items they’ve selected.

    On Facebook: Kimpton guests who are looking for gluten-free restaurant options or noteworthy local concerts can take their questions to Facebook, where an online concierge team awaits. For the best result, send a private message rather than a public wall post—staffers typically respond within 24 hours.

    Get Your 15 Minutes of Fame—Or a Free Vacation

    Call it the Warhol effect: When Marriott’s new millennial-focused Moxy brand debuts in Milan this September, a flagship feature will be its Instagram wall, a floor-to-ceiling installation of guests’ best snapshots. Virgin America has beamed Instagram pics tagged with #myVXexperience onto billboards in Times Square; W Hotels created a pop-up art gallery dedicated to their guests’ best mobile images. Even better: at Sydney’s 1888 Hotel, users with 10,000-plus followers can score a free night’s stay (in addition to having their photos featured in the lobby), while Australia’s Hamilton Island actively scouts digital “influencers,” sending them to the destination on paid trips in exchange for a handful of potentially viral shots.

    T+L Tip: Your photos can’t go viral unless they’re good. Here, a few pointers from SMITTY juror, photographer, and prolific Instagrammer, Cole Rise.

    Take advantage of third-party photo-editing apps. They allow you to fine-tune your photographs as a professional would.

    Accessorize your phone. Waterproof cases, mounted lenses, and extra battery packs help you get the most from your device.

    Shoot videos in Instagram directly. The app offers excellent built-in stabilization.

    Stay on Top of Breaking News

    T+L Tip: Follow trending hashtags, which aggregate relevant tweets and surface the latest details. To confirm the legitimacy of Twitter sources, look for blue check marks next to the source’s name (they’re proof of a verified identity).





    04/07/2017

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    5 Ways to Find Travel Deals Using Social Media #svr #travels

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    5 Ways to Find Travel Deals Using Social Media

    By Erica Swallow 2012-02-07 08:49:57 UTC

    Finding travel deals on the Internet seems to get easier and more fun each year.

    It used to be that you’d have to book directly through airlines and hotels, and then came the aggregators. Sites like Orbitz and Priceline made prices more transparent — and deal seekers rejoiced.

    Now, there are tons of web and mobile applications that specialize in travel, and social media is making easier than ever for travelers to plan, book and share details about their travel itineraries.

    The world of social media travel deals is ever-changing, so we’re glad to present you with the latest information on how to find travel deals using social media. Read on for five hot tips, and let us know your deal seeking strategies in the comments below.

    1. Stay on Top of Twitter Deals

    Finding travel deals on Twitter is all about following the right accounts, utilizing search and acting fast when the right deal pops up.

    For starters, follow — or make a Twitter list of — the airlines you often fly and the hotels you often book. Wanderlisting is a great resource for finding not only airlines and hotels on Twitter, but also travel bloggers, publications and tips. Just a heads-up, JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic are known to tweet out some pretty sweet deals, too.

    But you don’t always have to be on Twitter to reap the rewards of its service. FareCompare.com enables users to receive real-time tweets when airfare prices drop from their home airport — or you can simply browse its web app for deals.

    If following isn’t working out for you, try searching Twitter. A quick search for “NYC travel deals,” for example, yields a number of relevant tweets, including one from Travelzoo. promoting NYC hotel deals, and another from the L.A. Times promoting a Valentine’s Day dinner deal in New York.

    If you’re really not sure where you’d like to go, the hashtag #traveldeals is always a good fallback.

    2. Use Facebook for Loyalty Reward Programs

    While you could follow airlines, hotels and deal sites on Facebook. we don’t recommend clogging up your stream with travel deals. The occasional “like” for your favorite travel companies is enough.

    In general, Facebook doesn’t offer many good experiences for finding deals and booking travel. While a number of airlines — including Alaska Airlines and Malaysia Airlines — have Facebook apps that help you book flights, you’re not going to get the best deals if you’re searching just one airline.

    If serendipity presents you with a great deal, that’s wonderful. Otherwise, keep your Facebook travel deal searching to a minimum. You’re better off using the usual web apps of choice — Kayak. Orbitz. Hipmunk and Airbnb. among others.

    That being said, Facebook does come in handy when you’re a member of a hotel or airline’s loyalty membership program. If you are a Hilton HHonors member or Starwood Preferred Guest. for example, it’s a great idea to “like” the program’s Facebook Page and sit back while offers roll in.

    If you’re seriously addicted to Facebook, though, you should try out Airbnb’s Facebook app. which enables users to find and rent homes around the world.

    3. Get Social Recommendations

    There are a number of apps — such as Gogobot — that enable users to pull travel advice from their social graphs.

    Check out the latest on the block, Trippy. It lets you get your friends’ recommendations for places to visit and things to do when you’re planning a trip. After all, it’s great to get a recommendation from a friend who has already traveled the road you’re about to take. Once a trip is planned, the user can even check rates or book the trip right from Trippy’s platform.

    This strategy should be used in tandem with other deal searches, though — while it could lead to finding the best recommendations from your friends, they may not be the cheapest.

    4. Forums Still Count

    While you don’t hear about forums much anymore — mostly due to the fact that they’re horribly designed and difficult to navigate — they can still be useful, especially for the travel-deal hunter.

    For all the latest news and gossip regarding loyalty reward programs and travel deals, check out FlyerTalk. which deems itself “the world’s most popular frequent flyer community.” This savvy group of travelers will have you snatching up great deals in no time.

    5. Last-Minute Lodging Deals

    If you fly by the seat of your pants and have arrived in your destination city without a place to stay, there are a number of options for booking last-minute lodging. For starters, check out HotelTonight. an app that enables you to book a room at discounts of up to 70%.

    Likewise, you could try using Airbnb’s iPhone app. which has a button appropriately labeled “Help! I need a place tonight!” You could also try the standby feature if you can’t find an Airbnb spot — this prompts local homeowners to send offers your way, usually at lower rates than they usually charge.

    And lastly, don’t forget Foursquare. While it’s unlikely that you’ll find discounted hotel prices, you could discover some other sweet perks. I did a quick search for on Foursquare for hotels within 10 miles, and I found a special for 1,000 Priority Club Rewards Bonus Points for checking in three times at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square. For the right person, loyalty points could be a better deal than a discounted bill. Not too shabby, right?

    Your Tips

    What’s your strategy for finding travel deals using social media? Let us know your best tips in the comments below.

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    18/05/2017

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    5 Ways to Find Travel Deals Using Social Media

    By Erica Swallow 2012-02-07 08:49:57 UTC

    Finding travel deals on the Internet seems to get easier and more fun each year.

    It used to be that you’d have to book directly through airlines and hotels, and then came the aggregators. Sites like Orbitz and Priceline made prices more transparent — and deal seekers rejoiced.

    Now, there are tons of web and mobile applications that specialize in travel, and social media is making easier than ever for travelers to plan, book and share details about their travel itineraries.

    The world of social media travel deals is ever-changing, so we’re glad to present you with the latest information on how to find travel deals using social media. Read on for five hot tips, and let us know your deal seeking strategies in the comments below.

    1. Stay on Top of Twitter Deals

    Finding travel deals on Twitter is all about following the right accounts, utilizing search and acting fast when the right deal pops up.

    For starters, follow — or make a Twitter list of — the airlines you often fly and the hotels you often book. Wanderlisting is a great resource for finding not only airlines and hotels on Twitter, but also travel bloggers, publications and tips. Just a heads-up, JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic are known to tweet out some pretty sweet deals, too.

    But you don’t always have to be on Twitter to reap the rewards of its service. FareCompare.com enables users to receive real-time tweets when airfare prices drop from their home airport — or you can simply browse its web app for deals.

    If following isn’t working out for you, try searching Twitter. A quick search for “NYC travel deals,” for example, yields a number of relevant tweets, including one from Travelzoo. promoting NYC hotel deals, and another from the L.A. Times promoting a Valentine’s Day dinner deal in New York.

    If you’re really not sure where you’d like to go, the hashtag #traveldeals is always a good fallback.

    2. Use Facebook for Loyalty Reward Programs

    While you could follow airlines, hotels and deal sites on Facebook. we don’t recommend clogging up your stream with travel deals. The occasional “like” for your favorite travel companies is enough.

    In general, Facebook doesn’t offer many good experiences for finding deals and booking travel. While a number of airlines — including Alaska Airlines and Malaysia Airlines — have Facebook apps that help you book flights, you’re not going to get the best deals if you’re searching just one airline.

    If serendipity presents you with a great deal, that’s wonderful. Otherwise, keep your Facebook travel deal searching to a minimum. You’re better off using the usual web apps of choice — Kayak. Orbitz. Hipmunk and Airbnb. among others.

    That being said, Facebook does come in handy when you’re a member of a hotel or airline’s loyalty membership program. If you are a Hilton HHonors member or Starwood Preferred Guest. for example, it’s a great idea to “like” the program’s Facebook Page and sit back while offers roll in.

    If you’re seriously addicted to Facebook, though, you should try out Airbnb’s Facebook app. which enables users to find and rent homes around the world.

    3. Get Social Recommendations

    There are a number of apps — such as Gogobot — that enable users to pull travel advice from their social graphs.

    Check out the latest on the block, Trippy. It lets you get your friends’ recommendations for places to visit and things to do when you’re planning a trip. After all, it’s great to get a recommendation from a friend who has already traveled the road you’re about to take. Once a trip is planned, the user can even check rates or book the trip right from Trippy’s platform.

    This strategy should be used in tandem with other deal searches, though — while it could lead to finding the best recommendations from your friends, they may not be the cheapest.

    4. Forums Still Count

    While you don’t hear about forums much anymore — mostly due to the fact that they’re horribly designed and difficult to navigate — they can still be useful, especially for the travel-deal hunter.

    For all the latest news and gossip regarding loyalty reward programs and travel deals, check out FlyerTalk. which deems itself “the world’s most popular frequent flyer community.” This savvy group of travelers will have you snatching up great deals in no time.

    5. Last-Minute Lodging Deals

    If you fly by the seat of your pants and have arrived in your destination city without a place to stay, there are a number of options for booking last-minute lodging. For starters, check out HotelTonight. an app that enables you to book a room at discounts of up to 70%.

    Likewise, you could try using Airbnb’s iPhone app. which has a button appropriately labeled “Help! I need a place tonight!” You could also try the standby feature if you can’t find an Airbnb spot — this prompts local homeowners to send offers your way, usually at lower rates than they usually charge.

    And lastly, don’t forget Foursquare. While it’s unlikely that you’ll find discounted hotel prices, you could discover some other sweet perks. I did a quick search for on Foursquare for hotels within 10 miles, and I found a special for 1,000 Priority Club Rewards Bonus Points for checking in three times at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square. For the right person, loyalty points could be a better deal than a discounted bill. Not too shabby, right?

    Your Tips

    What’s your strategy for finding travel deals using social media? Let us know your best tips in the comments below.

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    06/04/2017

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