Category Archives: Social Search

Free travel industry report for 2014

Travel industry report for 2014

Linkdex and State of Digital have collaborated together to produce a travel industry report for 2014. It is clear that 2014 is likely to be an important year for the travel industry so this is a must read for anybody that wants to take the industry seriously. Not only is this a good report/study but it is free to download also.

The report is a great overview of what companies in the industry are / should be doing when it comes to online.

 The full list of chapter titles and contributors can be found below:

  • Executive Summary – Bas van den Beld
  • Foreword – Kevin May
  • Introduction: Surviving ‘Google Travel’ – Jono Alderson
  • From Teletext to multi-screen: Evolution in the travel industry from 1993-present – Lee Stuart
  • ZMOT Review: Where the customer journey begins – Google Think Insights
  • The Online Travel Ecosystem Diagram
  • Educating the Expedia Affiliate Network – Martin MacDonald
  • Creating a digital experience at Thomas Cook – John Straw
  • Housetrip: Finding a place to stay in the ecosystem – Simon Dance
  • The TripAdvisor business ecosystem: Completing the virtuous circle – Alison Copus
  • Adriano Comegna Q&A
  • Kevin Gibbons Q&A
  • Honest stories: Breathing new life into online travel content – Rob Cowen
  • Searching For Inspiration in Online Travel Content – Gian Caprini, Jade Conroy
  • Gus Ferguson Q&A
  • Digital opportunities in PR: Extraordinary travel campaigns – James Brooke
  • Building relationships for brands – Andrew Whiteside
  • British Airways’ multichannel travel content – Case study
  • Daniel Bianchini Q&A
  • A persona based approach to search and integration – Stefan Hull
  • A multi-signal search strategy: Integrating offline brand values with the digital offering – Claire Mason
  • Blueclaw Q&A
  • Stephen Pavlovich Q&A
  • Inspired by Iceland: An international marketing campaign case study – Kristjan Hauksson
  • Obermutten: Global interactions on a local scale – Inspired by a post from State of Digital
  • Conclusion – Bas van den Beld
  • Final Thoughts – Linkdex

 

Infographics: Multilingual Development Process

I am often asked what is the right process for creating and distributing Infographs in an Multilingual Environment, the following process has in most cases worked liked wonders for us at Nordic eMarketing (NeM).

Infographie Processus de développement multilingue Infographics Multilingual Development Process Infografiken Multilingualer Entwicklung prozess

 

 

 

 

 

Brainstorming
After being briefed by the client, the NeM project team sits down and reviews the assignment. We might start with a set of ideas given to us by the client as the main guideline; however, we evaluate numerous possibilities in order to give the project that unique spark. Read more »

BlackBerry’s failure in dealing with their blackout crisis using social media

The BlackBerry messenger crash that lasted for three days attracted a lot criticism on the social media. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter were replete with customer complaints and queries for resolution of the issue.

Millions of BlackBerry users worldwide were left in the dark with prolonged interruptions of their messaging service – the BBM and email capabilities. The problem spread from Europe to Latin America, Africa, Middle East, India and also to North America. The server problems had originated at Research in Motion (RIM)’s UK data center on Monday, October 10.

Research in Motion did release a statement blaming a “core switch failure within RIM’s infrastructure” but said nothing further on the continued problems. Read more »

Speaking at SES “Search, PR and the Social Butterfly” London and NY

I will be speaking at SES London and New York on a session called Search, PR and the Social Butterfly with a good friend of mine Mel Carson, Microsoft Advertising Community Manager at Microsoft Advertising.

“RT this. Take social media to the boardroom! Social media continues to spread its wings with the advent of Google Social Search, Bing, Twitter Search and Yahoo’s Twitter-like moves. With the demise of traditional media outlets and the rise of search and social, PR firms have also gotten a big lift and muscled in on the territory once ruled by advertising agencies. Time to eighty-six the anachronistic press kits and media lists and hand over the keyword rich online status updates and Twitter feeds. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear firsthand from online PR/social media pros that bridge the best of both worlds while influencing SEO via Profiles, Fans, Tweets, Friends and Follows.”

Digital asset optimization beyond search – Next Generation SEO

Companies in most cases have from many digital assets that they can play with when communication their message online, simple things as annual reports in PDF’s and Power Point presentations can be optimized and made visible through either own sites and/or such services as Slide Share.

Images from the last product launch can play an essential role on Google Image search and manuals in word can lower the load on support. Not forgetting social media such as Facebook, Twitter, the Company blog, Digg and Sphinn to mention few.

Implementing Digital Asset Optimization helps the search engines notice all your online content and everything from file names to meta-tags and HTML files to PDF files and Image labelling through Google Webmaster tools plays a role when it comes to holistic usage of the Internet as a marketing and communication channel.

I will be talking about this topic a the upcoming SES San Francisco.