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It seems like everyone around the world for the past two years has been calling 2016 "the year of virtual reality." And while that might be true, the technologies helping to shoulder true virtual reality (VR) have applications far beyond what we imagined.
Our last post revealed five mom segments that are fruitful for your brand to consider when selecting the perfect mom audience. In this post, we’ll talk about marketing to moms in the most effective ways.
In our last blog post on passion point targeting we reported how users are adjusting their travel plans to focus on passion-based experiences, ones that appeal uniquely to them. In this post we’ll reveal ways brands can reach those users, mainly through content-based ad units. There are some great opportunities to connect passion segments to your destination, attraction or property.
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Volumes have been written about the effects of technology on modern culture. Too much tech can lead to shortened attention spans, increased expectations and, ultimately, isolation. For many, travel is an opportunity to reverse the effects of tech overload.
Mom: one of the guiding forces in our lives. But also a guiding force in the economy: the 75 million U.S. moms influence or control 85% of household purchases. That’s about $2.4 trillion per year in spending, according to the Marketing to Moms Coalition.
Memorial Day ushers in the unofficial start of grilling season. But with 60 percent of Americans agreeing they grill food year-round (Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association 2015), firing up the grill at home is already ubiquitous and increasing in popularity.
Summer ushers in family vacations. Even though single travel is on the rise, family trips are one of the fastest-growing segments of the tourism industry and, despite the fact that the average vacation in the United States costs $4,580 for a family of four, parents are willing to spend that money on something they feel is important to their family.
Fueled by Millennials, the travel industry is cooking up all kinds of inventive ways to travel “like you live there.” What’s behind this trend? The Quest for More Authentic Experiences Increasingly, travelers are wanting to immerse themselves in the true experience of their destination. They are eschewing the tried-and-true, cab-to-hotel, concierge-recommended, “must visit” restaurant trope. […]
With spring in the air, parents everywhere are looking at their summer calendars and trying to figure out what their little people are going to do with their time come June. But we know one thing for sure: Nobody will miss the daily school lunch ritual.
Until now, for the most part, there has been no internationally agreed upon formula for tracking social media ROI, so destination marketers have had to be satisfied with little more than “trust me.” For people like us who like proof with our postings, there is cause for celebration.
Currently, many Facebook users use the platform to regularly chat with friends and contacts during the day – and the number of active chatters continues to grow; the Facebook Messenger app was the fastest growing app of 2015, according to Nielsen. Soon, everyone on Facebook will also have the opportunity to message your business.
The Emerald Coast held a campaign across its primary social channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – to extend the county’s 100th anniversary from a single day to three months of digital and in-market celebrations. Over the 100 peak days, the Emerald Coast generated robust visitor interest rankings, boosted hashtag activity and increased local partner and influencer participation.