Link Friday: The 2015 Mardi Gras Edition

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Kate

Officially, Mardi Gras is February 17th, but quite frankly, the party’s already started.

  • When you hear Mardi Gras, you usually think of New Orleans, but it actually started in Europe and stuck around in the French colonies. Here’s a little more history.
  • Let these, the most embarrassing photos of Mardi Gras, be a social media lesson to you. What happens at Mardi Gras does NOT stay at Mardi Gras. It goes viral.
  • Social media also helped push a new Mardi Gras trend – savory, not sweet, king cakes. Think meat wrapped up in the traditional southern cake. I’m gonna guess it tastes better than it sounds.
  • If your business isn’t in the south this Fat Tuesday, don’t worry. You can always leverage the holiday to boost your sales. Here’s how.
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As a former television journalist, Ms. Hagen knows a lot about engaging an audience. She is adept at using social media to capture the attention of travelers, feeding them useful information and carefully selected tidbits, all with the goal of turning prospective travelers into overnights.