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Official colours of the Rainbow Flag. Which version do you prefer? 8 vs 6
The 2011 IGLTA Convention (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA) identified one important factor to be considered when deciding on a campaign focusing on social media vs traditional media – the reach and its quality. This relies on maturity of your markets and the type of consumer you are targeting.
Social media is a unique marketing tool for both the press and travel products to get the consumer in an instant. Traditional media and new media add to your PR strategy providing depth and inspiration to travelers to capture their interest before the social media takes affect.
Social media offers that touch point, viral campaigns can bring interested consumers in direct communication with you. KLM recently ran a viral quiz campaign targeting the gay market. This allowed the airline to connect with interested consumers it had not connected with before and therefore grow its marketing database.
Social media is a public relations meets marketing exercise; you can’t force people to join your fan page or Tweeter profile you can just remind them you’re there in a way that extenuates their interest.
The conundrum marketers face is – invest time in social media and hope it is a success, or invest money on more traditional ROIs.
Australia’s Best Job In The World viral campaign that earned 100’s millions still cost $1million to launch and manage – so even social media campaigns need an injection of budget somewhere.
However, if one statement is clear when targeting the gay market or any niche market; the sound of one considered and intelligent mark of respect can earn brownie points for years; and if you’re prepared for the long haul this could bring them over forever. Make your products relevant and be consistent in your approach.
Note: Social media was the hot topic of the IGLTA Convention. CVBs, Tourist Boards, Tour Operators, Hotels, Car Rental Companies and Airlines are all trying to find ways to not just contact the gay market but engage them. However, with budgets smashed, more executives are trying to fit ‘gay’ in as a legitimate market with the leanest of resources. For more information, see IGLTA or ask Dee Farrell, proud member since incorporation.
Two entities at the top and bottom end of the state of Queensland have asked for gay tourism marketing assistance.
One is a new region in terms of attracting gay and lesbian visitors, and one is a long-established destination that is under new management.
There are several ways Peacock Tourism Marketing, and also its sister company Rainbow Tourism Intl., can help Gold Coast Tourism and Turtle Cove Resort. The online options include use of social media and video marketing, and these operators will be invited to a seminar by the leading expert in this area who will be visiting from the US in Feb. 2010.
of the World’s Top Hotels
Today we’ve came up with a new review – this time it’s about the worst websites of hotels that are actually great. It’s hard to tell why they tolerate the designs like these – perhaps because they think they’ve done a good marketing job before and nothing can ever spoil their image.
We’re sure there’s no need explain how wrong that position is. The websites in the list are arranged in direct proportion to how bad the design is and inversely to how famous the hotel is (so the worst website design of the best hotel would be #1 on the list).
–August 17th, 2009 in Reviews
Our mission at Peacock Tourism Marketing is No more Ugly Websites!
Peacock Tourism Marketing turned 1 this month, and promptly went shopping for a “new look” befitting a colorful consultant in the rainbow world.
The birds-of-a-feather Team at Peacock Tourism hope you like the new skin and will follow Pcox’s activities on the social networks.
Peacock Tourism is the spin-off company of Rainbow Tourism International, founded in Australia 5 years ago. As of next month, both will be co-loacted in Vancouver, BC. Hello Canada!