Incorporating video into your digital marketing is a powerful way to increase bookings. While we strongly recommend hiring a professional to craft your main website/brand video, you can easily produce ongoing content for your tourism business with your mobile phone camera in 6 steps.
• According to Google, 45% of leisure travelers booked instantly after watching a video of the travel activity.
• 72% of business travelers and 74% of affluent travelers booked upon watching a video (Google)
• 62% of travelers want to watch tourism videos, including tours, sightseeing, cruises, hotel rooms, properties and airlines. (Google)
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Images can make or break a brand. As much as a good design is important for marketing materials nothing can replace the impact of an engaging image. Images add realism and authenticity to your product. But often just realism is not enough. The images must be engaging enough to prompt the intended response from your audience. Here are a few pointers to help choose the right images.
Powerful images are those that capture your audience and create an imprint in their memory. Images are like teasers. We want a user to be so impressed by an image that they are tempted to experience your product or service themselves. Lighting, depth of field, proportion, layout, dynamism, actions, expressions and many such elements determine the impact of a photograph. Hire a good...
Your logo is the face of your company. It creates a first impression and can greatly impact how your brand is perceived. You will use it everywhere, from your business cards and website to your signage and may even extend your company car! So of course, you really need to get it right.
The first and foremost essential for a good logo, is that it should be bespoke. It should be custom designed by an expert, in line with the company’s vision and appeal not only to you but to your target audience.
Secondly it should be relevant to your product and industry. Relevance does not mean using generic industry icons – the Mercedes logo is not a car, the McDonalds logo is not a burger. It needs to be visually unique so it stands out in a crowd. There is a lot more to a logo than just what...
Leading New Zealand Tourism Marketing Company Opens Office in New Orleans Auckland's Tomahawk Agency ready to do business in the U.S.
New Orleans – July 27th, 2016 – Tomahawk Tourism Marketing, the New Zealand digital agency behind many of that country’s biggest travel brands, is aiming to make an impact in the U.S. tourism market with a new office in New Orleans, Louisiana. The company has hired Marica Mackenroth Brewster, a former client and digital tourism marketing veteran, to head the new region as Accounts Director – US.
Tomahawk's goal is to offer a new audience their highly specialized tourism expertise with a centrally located agent available during business hours in the States. Mrs. Brewster will bring the firm’s strategy consulting,...
Social media may feel daunting some days, but there are a few tricks to get your messages to the right people likely to book!
1. Create Content
This is perhaps the greatest challenge of a successful social media account. Think of it like a television “channel.” No one will tune in if you don’t have any shows for them to watch! Content works best when you educate and inspire. Each post should have something useful or interesting to share, and a beautiful image.
Before you make each post, ask yourself “would I want to read this if [my competitor] posted it?” Take photos, share news and interesting information, and create visuals that could easily belong in a glossy magazine to represent your brand.