Things I’m not going to tell you in this class: <ul><li>Social Media is about conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media starts with listening. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media is “Free Media”. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media is the answer to your Brands’ problems! </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can do Social Media. </li></ul><ul><li>How to make a viral video. </li></ul>
So why are marketers and media gushing over social media? Because social media presents a whole new set of channels for marketers and media to connect and engage consumers.
What’s the secret to success in Social Media? Provide Value .
Create a unique roadtrip experience that lives online, is creatively packaged and perfectly turnkey for visitors. Leave room for spontaneity and unique travel preferences. Keep it close: within driving range and a tank or two of gas .
… add a social gaming level to the experience that is totally unique and exclusive to the state of PA.
In May of 2010, the PA Tourism Office launched an extensive partnership with Foursquare to make the state more discoverable to travelers, increase awareness for history, shopping and dining attractions across the state and lead to visitation.
The PA Tourism Office was the first state to partner with Foursquare and created three special PA “badges”
KEY COMPONENTS Pitch FS to partner with visitPA and secure an agreement. Feature venues across entire state. Encourage businesses to participate. Educate PA regions/CVB’s about Foursquare & its value to tourism. Offer a great experience/provide value to FS users. Create themed badges that were fun & promoted PA’s ownable assets Integrate seemlessly into the traditional campaign components. Drive traffic to visitPA.com. Support existing visitPA SM channels. Create elements that made it stand out from other FS partners.
Online Ad Buy Facebook Ad Buy Facebook Contest PR visitPA SM accounts DMO Partners QR Codes visitPA.com
Adweek Brandweek Cincinnati Enquirer Online CNBC Online Jaunted Mashable Orlando Sentinel Online Boston Globe Online Los Angeles Times Online The New York Times … and many more 78. Million impression totaling $770,000 in ad equivalency PRESS HIGHLIGHTS