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VOLUME 16, ISSUE 23 - November 15, 2011
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Hawley Winterfest 2011 is coming up December 9-11 and here is a fun, creative way for you to be a part of the festivities! Contact Keith Williams for more information on the event.
The deadline for the 2011 Annual Holiday Dinner is nearing! If you haven't already made your reservations, contact Nicole Krieger today.
The PR department is currently collecting material on the upcoming winter season. If you have any new improvements, holiday and seasonal photography, or event dates, contact Alicia Quinn.
AAA TravelViews- Resorts and Recreation in the Pocono Mountains
Baltimoresun.com- S'no time like the present
Our Social Media Coordinator, Brittany Berger, recently attended the 2011 Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry in Tunica, MS. It included tourism focused presentations and panel discussions on the impact of social media in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Contact Brittany to learn more.
We are launching another seasonal Facebook promotion this winter, entitled Life's Greater at the Top. It is a fan acquisition promotion involving different tiers of prizes and will be the main focus of the PMVB Facebook fan page. If your ski area is interested in becoming involved and getting additional details, contact Brittany Berger.
Facebook- 12,691 Likes, increased 2% in two weeks
Twitter- 1,703 Followers, increased 1% in two weeks
~ In a recent study by Forrester, it was determined that Facebook was the most popular social network for all ages. Unlike LinkedIn and Twitter, which rank just behind it in popularity, Facebook showed no generational gap in its users. Also found younger users likely to be the most active of any for each of the social networks.
~ Build your social media fan base by reaching out to your current customers; people who already "like" your business in real life. Examples: Run a promotion on Facebook, then include it in other mediums that reach your non-Facebook fans, such as in your next e-news, on table tent displays, countertop signs, etc.
Keep us in the know! Email Brittany Berger your news, events, happenings, photos, and videos to be considered for postings on our social accounts.
A Look Ahead...
Greater NJ Motorcoach Show in Atlantic City, NJ - Tuesday, November 22
Be sure to check out our Simply Sales blog!
Our employee holiday celebration is scheduled for Thursday, December 15. If you are interested in making a door prize donation to this event, contact Nicole Krieger.
It's time to take advantage of the Pocono Mountains Brand Enculturation Program, an online training program, offered at no additional charge, and very useful tool for your business. Contact Ann Pilcher to start a new account or reactivate an existing training account. Learn More or sign up now.
The Greater Honesdale Partnership is seeking participants for this year's Santa Parade, scheduled for Friday, November 25. Contact Gail Tucker if interested.
GREEN TIPS FROM THE PMVB
~ Provide biodegradable shampoos, conditioners, and liquid soap in larger quantity dispensers in each room.
~ Recycle sheets and tablecloths into napkins, chefs aprons, and laundry bags.
~ Early Bird Specials at our ski areas
Contact Alicia Quinn with topic suggestions or to host a blogger.
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