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Tourism’s Shift to Customer Engagement

There’s an organization called Destination Next that provides insight into strategy for destination marketers. One of the current trends they’ve identified is a shift from marketing as a broadcast media to one that is an engagement media. As I considered what this means to tourism, I reflected on a sentence on page 2 of the…

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Determining Your Platforms

Where the Clients Are: Determining Your Platforms By now, you’ve decided that your business needs a social media presence in order to compete in today’s market. But wait– that doesn’t mean you should head online to open an account on every social media platform out there. More doesn’t necessarily equal better; in fact, you should only begin…

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Stop Using Hashtags Blindly

And Make Them Work For You! If you have been guessing at your hashtags on your social media marketing posts and hoping for the best– or worse, you don’t even know the potential benefit of hashtags at all– you need to know that they could be getting you great results, if only you use them…

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View from NYC

   Last month, I attended the annual Mirren conference in New York City to get a barometer on what the marketing and advertising industry is saying and doing. It had been five years since I was at the last conference, and it was quite a shift in emphasis of the discussion. Here’s what I mean….

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Reusing Your Content

Spinning Words in Different Ways When you are producing content, always keep in mind other ways you can reuse it. Content is king, or so they say, but if you’re not in the business of producing content, it can be a heavy task to undertake consistently. The reality is that you can’t just produce any…

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Recession-Proofing Strategies

How Tenacity beats Calamity in a Recession If you live in Alberta, there is an “r” word you’re probably sick of hearing. “Oh, calamity! Oh dread! The recession is killing us!” There’s lots of negative media about it out there, in part because the media people themselves are having their own digital-is-killing-us typhoon; they are…

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