Halloween is almost here, boys and ghouls!
- Did you know Halloween is nearly a seven-billion dollar a year industry in the United States?
- It’s easy to get sucked into the fun of Halloween, leading you to believe you’re a little craftier than you really are. Check out these awesome Pinterest Halloween fails.
- I’ve waged a personal war against pumpkin spice for a number of years now (based on the fact that what you’re tasting is actually ginger or nutmeg, not pumpkin, but I digress) but it seems there are a number of terrible pumpkin spice flavored things I was not even aware of, just in time for Halloween. (Pumpkin spice chicken sausage? No.)
- Still in need of a costume? If you came of age in the 90s, you’ll love these options.
- Don’t forget to take advantage of all this Halloween hubbub on social media! Here are a few strategies you can implement fast.
We all know social media is great for spreading the word – about new products, fun activities, breaking news. So why would job hunting be any different? Whether you’re the job seeker or the recruiter, social media is a must.
- If you’re looking for a job, the first thing you need to do is clean up and lock down your social media accounts . Surveys say 51% of employers who research candidates on social media have found things that make them refuse to seal the deal.
- That said, it’s still a good idea to have a presence online. 35% of employers are less likely to interview people who stay too far under the radar.
- LinkedIn is an obvious go-to spot to look for jobs and make connections, but don’t ignore Facebook. Ask your friends for suggestions, connect with former co-workers who’ve moved on to something that interests you. It’s not always what you know, but who you know.
- Job recruiters, obviously posting a job on social media expands your reach. But even before you go searching, make a point to share things about your company via those same channels. Show your employees having fun, being a team, and acting philanthropic.
- LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are the big three for recruiting candidates, but Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube may be even better, depending on the type of company.
Social media platforms are ever-changing, so you’ve gotta keep up. This Friday, let us help get you up to speed.
- Instagram recently introduced its new app, Hyperlapse, and well, it’s pretty awesome.
- Pinterest is unrolling “promoted Pins” to certain business accounts, where you can pay to have your Pins show up in searches.
- Facebook recently started “Rooms,” harkening the concept of chat rooms from days past.
- And much to the dismay of some, Twitter seems to be looking more and more like Facebook by the day.
- Vine’s upping its game too, adding a bunch of new features, including allowing imported videos.
- Social media, digital media and traditional media are coming together in a cool new venture called “Discover.”
Here at Pilch & Barnet, we know destination marketing. So we love seeing innovative, fun and successful tourism campaigns from around the world, and we thought you might too.
- A perennial award-winner we love is Pure Michigan. You never even knew you wanted to go to Michigan, but as soon as you see their ads, you’re sold. Go get lost in their YouTube channel. Daydream away on their Facebook page. These guys are doing it right.
- Tahiti Tourism totally gets what Instagram is all about. In 2013, more than 17,000 Instagrammers liked what they have going on.
- With an account that’s frequently updated, fun and most importantly, helpful to its customers, Virgin Atlantic Airlines has Twitter on lockdown.
- Part gorgeous photos, part cute animals, part helpful links to videos and articles, it’s no accident that See Australia’s Pinterest account has more than 5,000 followers.
Have you tried your hand at running a Pinterest contest yet? It’s a relatively easy way to interact with followers in a very visual manner. In this week’s Link Friday, we’ve compiled some tips to help get you started.
There isn’t one definitive way to run a Pinterest contest, so be creative! And hopefully these tips will give you some ideas for how to get your contest up and running.
Moving into only its third year of existence, Pinterest’s presence as the third-largest social media platform is nothing short of incredible. As the company continues to grow, what does the future hold?
We look forward to finding out what Pinterest has to offer in 2013 and beyond. Have a good weekend!
This Friday, relieve the constraints of the office by immersing yourself in the beauty and culture of these travel photographs. Photography allows us, for a moment in time, to live vicariously through the lens of another. These stunning photos will certainly spark a desire to capture the moments yourself.
Check out The Best Travel Photos Tumblr. The name speaks for itself.
National Geographic shows you a new impressive photo every day.
Smithsonian and the Guardian compiled some of the best travel photos in the last year.
Hopefully we’ve inspired your inner photographer. Use these tips and consider visiting these places to take the best pictures you can.
Now, submit your best photos to this Budget Travel Pinterest Photo Contest, and check out brilliant photography from other readers while you’re there!
Have a great weekend!
Now that our first Pinterest board is officially live, this Link Friday will focus on how Pinterest is being used. Not only has the destination marketing industry adopted Pinterest as the up and coming social media site, it is becoming an international phenomenon. Our Pinterest board only has some content for now, but make sure to follow it @WisconsinTravel for more to come!
- Pinterest isn’t just about looking: Pinterest users have a lot of buying power.
- Here are 5 brands that have mastered the art of pinning and are effectively using it as a marketing tool.
- We are using Pinerly to monitor and analyze our Pinterest boards. Here’s how it works.
- Pinterest isn’t just a fad, it’s becoming global – and the Latin American audience is growing rapidly.
- And, the hottest new pinner to follow: Michelle Obama!
That’s all from P&B. Happy pinning!
(Editor’s note: Also, the after-work edition, but let’s blame that on the guy posting this (Alan) rather than our intern, Madison, who wrote this up.)
Between Cinco de Mayo, National Star Wars Day and National Tourism Week, there’s a lot to celebrate around here! We’ve been celebrating in lieu of blogging, so this week’s findings are a smorgasbord of articles loosely focused on how connected we are.
That’s it for us. Have a great weekend, and May the Fourth be with you!
No, not the city (though we have to say, that’s pretty awesome, too).
This week’s Link Friday was assembled by P&B’s very own social media intern, Madison — and she found some great stuff for our readers today. To wit:
That’s all for us this week. Have a great weekend, everybody!