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Social Media Trends for Tourism Boards Joyce Manalo Data Analyst/Reporter at Skift #SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Skift presentation at social media tourism symposium 2014

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Page 1: Skift presentation at social media tourism symposium 2014

Social Media Trends for

Tourism Boards

Joyce Manalo

Data Analyst/Reporter at Skift#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

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Hello Nashville & SoMeTUS Guests!

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Social media landscape in 2014

Which metrics matter now and why

How tourism boards compete for visits on social

What’s on the uptrend

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2014 Social Media Platform Snapshot

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Facebook (‘04)

1.35 Billion Monthly Active Users (MAUs)

135 Million Status Updates / Day

82.2% Audience Outside U.S. & Canada

1.2 Billion Mobile MAUs

Instagram (’10)

200 Million MAUs

60 Million Photos / Day

65% Audience Outside U.S.

Mobile first platform

YouTube (‘07)

1 Billion Monthly Unique Visitors

144,000 Hours of Video / Day

80% Audience Outside U.S.

25% YouTube views accessed

via mobile

Twitter (‘06)

284 Million MAUs

500 Million Tweets / Day

77% Audience Outside U.S.

120 Million Mobile MAUs

Source: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Pew Research Center

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What do today’s social media benchmarks

actually mean for destinations?

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Flight to quality on acquisitions and engagement

Each interaction DOES NOT have the same value

Likes, Favorites or Views < Comments < Shares or Retweets

Acquisition and engagement figures DON’T MATTER SEPARATELY

Total Engagement ÷ Total Content = Content Effectiveness

Total Followers ÷ Unique Followers Who Interact = Community Quality

Amplification rates are at least two times more than average

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SkiftIQ: Destinations vs Top Travel Verticals

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Within the travel industry,

Destinations bests Hotel

Brands on social media

presence

Airlines and media lead in

acquisitions

Source: SkiftIQ

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SkiftIQ: Social Media Benchmarks for Destinations

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Tourism Boards, DMOs and CVBs are at

different levels of maturity on social

Benchmarks need to be adjusted

accordingly to set realistic goals

Be mindful of the quantity of active fans

and quality of content

Determine a comfortable starting point

Source: SkiftIQ

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Source: International Tourism, The World Bank

Perspective: Social Media Competitive Landscape

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Forget social reach.

Keep an eye on engagement.

Focus on the quality of your community.

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

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VISIT CALIFORNIA @VisitCA #VisitCA

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

YouTube & Online Integration:

DREAM365 & 24 Hours, 24 Dreams

(Feb ’14)

• Storytellers

- Bob Burnquist & Edward Sharpe

• Results / Conversions

Website visitation lift two days after

the YouTube takeover 306% in U.S.,

165% in Canada, and 920% in UK

Source: Visit California and Google

TELL

THE

STORY

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DISCOVER LOS ANGELES

@discoverLA #LAstory

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Branded Hashtags:

#LAstory, #LA365

#CarFreeLA

#RedCarpetLA

• Create and distribute

discoverable topics on

the everyday

• Results: 200% growth in

acquisitions and 12.5%

engagement

Source: Discover Los Angeles

START

THE

CONVERSATION

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VISIT PHILLY @visitphilly #visitphilly

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Facebook App and Quiz:

Towns of the Philadelphia Countryside

(May 2014)

PROMOTE

NEARBY

DESTINATIONS

Result: Entries

account for 14% of

its active audience

on Facebook

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PURE MICHIGAN

@puremichigan #puremichigan

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Gaming Facebook:

• Focus on creating

quality posts to inspire

quality comments

• Reward fans for quality

of interactions

• Pure Michigan has the

most active community

on Facebook at 7.57%

FOCUS

ON

QUALITY

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TOURISM AND EVENTS QUEENSLAND (TEQ)

@queensland #thisisqueensland

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Instagram InstaMeet: Queensland Ultimate Instameet (Oct ‘14)

Unify and scale content production with UGC

Results: 16,500

Contributions

DISCOVER

CELEBRATE

REPURPOSE

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TOURISM AUSTRALIA @australia

#seeaustralia #restaurantaustralia

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

SHARE

THE

BOUNTYRestaurant Australia (May 2014)

International Campaign

Socially Integrated on Twitter and Instagram

Results: #RestaurantAustralia TW: 27,800+

IG: 20,575+

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Social Media Uptrends

#SoMeT14US @sometourism @jjoycemanalo @skift

Users on Instagram @mention their friends more

Users on Facebook comment with photos

Targeting efforts are more sophisticated and accepted

Destinations host more contests on Twitter and Instagram

Content discovery push new hashtag considerations

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Thank You

#SoMeT14US