Thu 13 May 2010 Tom Wilson Adwords / Social Media / Video / youtube 1 comment / / /

Tracking & Measuring Video Results with youtube

youtube is providing ways to track and measure results of your video.  You can also advertise your video and use the keyword tool. Unfortunately ads are only available in US right now. Non-US users can use google adwords to create a Promoted Video Ad. In the past, youtube.com would only provide...Read more

Thu 29 Apr 2010 Tom Wilson Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Google Maps / Maps / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Slideshows / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Web sites / Travel Blog / travel blogs / twitter / Victoria County / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Ingonish Tourism Communication Day / / / / /

Ingonish Tourism Communication Day

The Ingonish Tourism Steering Committee rcently held its annual Communication Day at  Smokey Recreational Community Center with  a good crowd in attendance. Chair, Donald Jardine, welcome everyone to the 4th annual Communication Day. Councillor Larry Dauphinee, District 6, Municipality of...Read more

Mon 12 Apr 2010 Tom Wilson Blog / blogs / Canada e-Tourism Council / Cape Breton / Cape Breton ISland / Celtic Colours Festival / Destination Cape Breton Association / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Online Travel / Social Media / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Technology / Travel Blog / travel blogs / twitter / Victoria County / Video / Web 2.0 / www.localsknow.ca / youtube Comments Off on Less Than 2 Weeks – Cape Breton to host its First Social Media Conference / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Less Than 2 Weeks – Cape Breton to host its First Social Media Conference

Excitement is building for Cape Breton’s first Social Media Conference on April 22, 2010 at Inverary Resort, Baddeck.  The conference program has been finalized and online registration and payment is going well. Three keynote speakers are featured at this one day conference – Ms. Terri...Read more

Mon 29 Mar 2010 Tom Wilson Canada e-Connect Conference / Google Maps / Google My Maps / Maps / New Media / On-Line Booking / Online Travel / Social Media / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Videos, Maps & Mobile / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Videos, Maps & Mobile

Remember Video, Maps and Mobile, many consider them as the key for the travel industry to focus on in 2010 and beyond including PhoCusWright. You tube is now the number 2 search engine in the world (Social Media Revolution video) . Rob Hughes, Manager of  E-Strategies, Brewster, in his...Read more

Sun 21 Mar 2010 Tom Wilson Engage / New Media / Social Media / twitter / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Engage by Brian Solis / / / / /

Engage by Brian Solis

One of the newest books out on Social Media that is catching everybody’s eye is “Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate and Measure Success in the new Web” by Brian Solis.  It is available for purchased at Amazon – $18.77  (CDN) and...Read more

Sun 07 Mar 2010 Tom Wilson Maps / New Media / Online Travel / SEO / Social Media / Sport Tourism / Sustainable Tourism / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Technology / travel blogs / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on Olympic Moments / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Olympic Moments

Like many Canadians I was touched by the Olympics and the many special moments it brought to us. It was easy to be proud Canadians from the Olympic Torch Run to the Closing ceremonies. Here are my moments – 1) Olympic Torch Run in Baddeck 2) Opening ceremonies – bringing in the flag...Read more

Sun 21 Feb 2010 Tom Wilson blogs / Canada e-Connect Conference / Canadian Tourism Commission / communityofsweden.com / CTC / New Media / Nova Scotia Tourism / NS Tourism / Online Travel / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourisme Montreal / travel blogs / Video / Visit Sweden / Web 2.0 / www.localsknow.ca / youtube Comments Off on The Importance of Travel Blogs in Promoting Destinations / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

The Importance of Travel Blogs in Promoting Destinations

One of the most popular sessions at 2010 Canada E-Connect conference was the International Travel Bloggers & Twitters Forum which feature an all star  panel – Shannon Hurst Lane – Traveling Mamas & Cajun_mama, Wendy Perrin, Conde Nest Traveller, & Perrin Post  Blog and Kim...Read more

Fri 12 Feb 2010 Tom Wilson Canada e-Connect Conference / New Media / Online Travel / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Travel Blog / web analytics / youtube Comments Off on 2010 Canada E-Connect Conference Highlights / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

2010 Canada E-Connect Conference Highlights

Here are my highlights and takeaways from 2010 Canada e-Connect Conference recently held in Montreal, Quebec. Tourisme Montreal continues to lead DMO’s with 100% Online Marketing and learning along the way. They have 5 bloggers writing stories, doing videos for the city providing the local...Read more

Mon 08 Feb 2010 Tom Wilson A Couple of Chicks / Marketing Gets Personal / Media Revolution / New Media / Online Revealed Conference / Online Travel / performance based marketing / Search Engine Optimization / SEO / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / tracking marketing results / Video / Web 2.0 / web analytics / youtube Comments Off on Geoff Ramsay, eMarketer, shines at the opening of ORC2010 / / / / / / / / /

Geoff Ramsay, eMarketer, shines at the opening of ORC2010

Geoff Ramsay, CEO, e-Marketer, did not disappoint as keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Online Revealed Canada Conference at Delta Centre Ville Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. It was an action packed presentation with 67 slides and access to over 4,000 sources of information. Delegates were treated to...Read more

Tue 12 Jan 2010 Tom Wilson Emerging Tourism Markets / Internet Marketing / Maps / Marketing Gets Personal / Media Revolution / On-Line Booking / Online Travel / performance based marketing / SEO / Social Media / Technology Tools for Tourism Operators / Tourism E-Marketing / Tourism Internet Marketing / Tourism Research / Tourism Technology / Video / Web 2.0 / youtube Comments Off on PEI 2010 Tourism Plan – Culinary & Culture / / / / / / / /

PEI 2010 Tourism Plan – Culinary & Culture

The 2010 PEI Tourism plan was presented by Tourism PEI and Tourism Advisory Council at the annual TIAPEI conference in late November 2009. The tourism plan concentrated on six areas this year – Culinary, Golf, Culture,  Convention Centre and Queen’s Wharf,  Integrated Tourism...Read more