Mea culpa. I apologize. A thousand pardons.
I know the readers of Link Friday (all 12 of you) were broken-hearted when last Friday came and went with no sign of your weekly blog post. Things were a little crazy around here last week, with a new employee starting (welcome, Sarrut!) and everyone preparing for the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Green Bay.
To make it up to you, here’s a double dose of the cool things we’ve found in the last couple weeks in the fields of destination marketing, social media and the like:
- Any Android users out there? Mashable puts together the top 10 free travel apps for the operating system.
- You should always measure your social media return on investment. Except when you shouldn’t, says SideraWorks co-founder and CEO Matt Ridings.
- Have you ever thought, “Man, I really like old maps from the 1800s, but I wish there was some way to search them so I could find older, cooler maps?” Voila: oldmapsonline.com.
- Neat infographic alert: A Day in the Life of the Internet.
- Facebook’s all about rolling out new features designed to help marketers: Timeline for brand pages, real-time analytics and now, “Interest Lists.” Hubspot tells you why you should pay attention.
- Great idea from the folks over at Lifehacker: Use Google Image search to help combat creative blocks. (Pinterest would work, too, methinks.)
- Do you have a favorite spring break getwaway? Travel & Leisure lists some of theirs.
- Time for a shameless plug: Have you entered our Shift Your Gears Contest? You can win trips to 12 great Wisconsin destinations, as well as $500 in cold, hard cash. (Well, it probably won’t actually be cash, but it’s cool nonetheless.)
- In other P&B-related news, we held our annual client social at Lambeau Field on Monday. It was pretty great. We have a few photos up on our Facebook page if you wanna see.
- And, to close out: This video’s getting a lot of play, mostly because it’s spectacular. The Aurora Borealis lights up the sky over Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Thanks for reading, everybody! Have a great weekend, and we’ll be back next week (promise!) with more links for all y’all.