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Social Media from Maui to Mars at MWEPsm

Jill Carl and Erik Blair

We started here on Maui, and I gave a beyond the 30,000′ view – we got far out and a little wacky to create a social media experience – not just talk about it without interaction! And yes, Mars did come up. Like most successful social media events, it took a village! Mahalo to these folks in particular who came early and…

How to Buy Social Media Services: A Survey

social media survey graphic SMCHI 2011

As an initiative for the Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter in 2011, I set up a survey of social media practitioners, looking at compensation and services. I posted the early data we collected at a public event on this topic. Here is the summary data, delivered to you from the “Better Late Than Never” department. You can Download a PDF of the…

Join Social Media Club on Maui for Google Analytics Program

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Since I moved to Maui a year ago, I have been fortunate to be on Oahu for several of the Social Media Club Hawaii (SMCHI) chapter events. The downside is that I haven’t gotten the SMCHI ball rolling very well here on Maui. With the assistance of the Maui Economic Development Board, that is changing! Since it began offering public meetings almost…

Tourism Tweetup: Connecting Locals & Visitors

meet the maui bloggers

Ask any traveler: would you rather stay in a tourist compound (aka tourist ghetto) or get out and meet the locals? Overwhelmingly, travelers want to meet the locals! Social media can facilitate this in so many ways. Today I am promoting the idea of connecting guest travel bloggers with local bloggers, to enhance the coverage of the destination and to build a…

Social Media Award

We won! Bare Feet Studios was awarded “Best Social Media Campaign” at the #PEMawards. It was such an honor to be able to share the case study from our client, the Lānaʻi Visitors Bureau, and gain recognition for the New Media Artist-in-Residence program. (More links and the back story below. Photo Credit: Tracy Chan for NonstopHonolulu.) UPDATE: Mahalo to my client Keliʻi…

Sprout Social for Social Media Interaction and Analytics

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I’ve started using Sprout Social to manage the social media for one of my client projects and I LOVE it! This is just a short post to weigh in on how much a user interface matters these days. Raise your hand if you are on the computer a lot. #ScreenFatigue Raise your hand if you have a lot of social media incomings…