February 2010     Tips and Tricks on Social Media Marketing                                                 www.milestoneinternet.com
Welcome to the first edition of the Social Media Newsletter from Milestone Internet Marketing. The goal of this email is to give you some concrete tips and tricks to help with your Social Media marketing efforts. We’d love to hear what you think about the articles & ideas below. Send us an email or find us on Facebook.

Effective Strategies for Facebook and Twitter

More and more consumers are living their lives online. More often than ever‚ people are turning to their online networks to make purchasing decisions. It’s increasingly important for hotels to engage with customers through social media‚ but how do you know which social media marketing strategies will be worth your time? [more]
Don’t know what to write about this month? Need some creative ideas for creating buzz and driving revenue via social media? Check out this month’s social media promotion tips:
  • Promote St. Patrick’s Day: Create a St. Patrick’s Day package with a guide to St. Patrick’s Day events in your area‚ something green to wear‚ or a “Pot of Gold” gift basket. Update your Manager’s Special page with the details and also post on your Social Profiles.
  • Beat the Winter Blues: Run a 24−hour special on your Twitter and Facebook profiles promoting a winter low rate or promotion. Entice people to book quickly and grab your Special Offer.
  • Share your Photos: Update your Flickr and Facebook profiles with any new property and/or city attraction photos. Get your audience excited about what your city and hotel have to offer! [more]
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