The earthquake that shook New Zealand just after midnight on Monday, 14 Nov 2016. has been reclassified from a 7.4 to a 7.8-magnitude. The epicenter was traced to the coastal community of Kaikoura northeast of Christchurch. The quake triggered a tsunami measuring 2.49 meters above the usual tide level and sent aftershocks felt across the country.
Roads have been damaged, a huge landslide is currently blocking the road from Christchurch to Kaikoura. The roads from Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura to Blenheim are impassable. The bridge crossing Waiau River in Christchurch has been affected by land slip and has caused infrastructure disruption. Schools in the immediate area are closed and damage assessment is on-going.
This has brought back memories of the devastating...
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)
Holding the cell phone
• Put the cell phone on a flat surface if possible • OR brace your elbows against your ribcage to stabilise it
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...
We're excited to announce a new office in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Welcome to Marica Mackenroth Brewster, a digital tourism marketing veteran, to head the new region as Accounts Director – US. Our 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, digital creative and website construction, SEO and SEM, and ResBook – the company’s boutique hotel reservation software - to new and existing clients.
Marica's background includes keyword bidding for the city of New Orleans’ publicly funded post Hurricane Katrina recovery campaign, a position leading 300 clients on the digital agency side, and marketing direction for Pelican New...