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Monetize You: Multimedia Travel Pros’ & Influencers’ Insights

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Interested in joining the thriving movement of influencers and travel blogging but don’t know where to start? Join #NIMRI for a night of networking and hear from top travel content creators & influencers as they answer questions such as:

  • How do you gain followers?
  • What are the best platforms for travel bloggers and/or influencers in other sectors?
  • How hard is it to break into the business at this point?

Adapt their insights to help you succeed:

  • What it really takes to make money in this business
  • Gaining sponsorships & free stuff
  • Taking advantage of multiple revenue streams

Whether you’re an aspiring influencer or looking to gain sponsorships to support your enthusiastic hobby, don’t miss out on this FREE talk. The easiest way to kickstart a new adventure is to hear from the pros first.

 

Meet the Panelists

Tamara Gruber of We3Travel

We3Travel is designed to inspire families to explore the world by providing tips, reviews, destination information, and sample itineraries that make family vacation planning easier.

Since 2013, this family of three has been showing parents how, with a little planning and preparation, they can take kids anywhere — and have fun! From the cathedrals of Europe to the rainforests of Costa Rica to the battlefields of Gettysburg, we are raising a global citizen, one trip at a time. We3Travel was named one of the Top 20 Family Travel Blogs in 2015 by Holiday Lettings (a TripAdvisor Company).

Priscilla Pilon of Weekend in Paris

Though she travels the world, Priscilla is an admitted Paris addict. She began her career as a food and travel writer. She based her content off of her own personal trips and time spent living and working abroad. Her 20+ year passion for Paris led to the creation of the hugely successful site, TheWeekendInParis.com. Additionally, Priscilla is the Senior Travel Editor of LuxeGetaways and Contributor for Upscale Living Magazine.

Priscilla’s priority is her reader.  Often times, She states her truthful opinions and looks for the unique and unusual to recommend to them. She cherishes the many comments and letters she receives from peers and readers on how grateful they were for recommendations, advice and travel tips.

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Newport Interactive Marketing

Web marketing specialists welcome traditional marketers, small businesses, and beyond for quality education and great networking … right here in Newport!

Newport Interactive Marketers is

sponsored by Angles & Insights & Designated Editor

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Turn Your Web Traffic Into Foot Traffic: Help Google Help Your Business

Fact for small- to mid-sized business: Up to 30% of visitors to your website find you from Googling aka unpaid or ORGANIC search

Don’t leave your 30% to the competition! Learn from a local expert on how to get local businesses found on Google at this FREE #NIMRI event. Learn:

  1. Your next steps to make your business easier to find on Google, Yelp, Bing, TripAdvisor & more.
  2. How Local Search Engine Optimization (SEO aka getting found online) differs from national or global SEO.
  3. How you can tell if you (or someone you’ve hired) is helping or hurting your business
  4. Which data points matter and add up to real revenue.
  5. Which free online tools can help edge out competitors.

Learn the exact steps you need to be on Google’s Page 1

Meet Mark Collins
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Owner of OnWebLocal.com, Mark Collins, assists clients to define their product or service niche as it relates to serving a specific customer need in the marketplace. Additionally, he develops website, blog, video, and social media content with a convincing call to action. Also, Mark works with web designers and agencies to get client(s) website to generate sufficient traffic. This can be achieved by attaining organic page one Google Local search rank. He has an experienced track record of success for getting increased traffic to small- medium-sized business websites. Hence, what makes him the ideal speaker for this presentation.

Connect with Mark on Twitter!

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Kristin Zhivago talks to NIM members regarding what they can do to increase their revenue and market confidently.

Harness 8 Principles of the Digital Revolution

If you’ve been testing one tactic after another, with increasingly disappointing results, it’s time to take a step back. Assess the situation & then you can move in a more productive direction. In this session, Kristin Zhivago will share the 8 digital revolution operating principles that the market leaders are using. During this talk, she will cover:

  • Tools that give you deep insight into your customers, competitors, and position in the “eyes” of Google. This way you can understand where you actually stand and what you need to do.
  • How to find and capitalize on the rivers of revenue that are already flowing.
  • How to market confidently – and do what the leaders are doing – in the midst of the Digital Revolution.

Meet our expert speaker, Kristin Zhivago!https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DWD50WDZAIXaeWLyH6xmX-TB_AaMpXc1pVNIGk4eAk97smrrnsDcNTW9bzpFQS1OHMeoaD-93zXz-4DhuxhCjXjjZYtakKAgJo9g0UWpxuPQ0OmFspAR_lVsrKBfxjT7IEZ1FrNw

Kristin Zhivago is the president and co-founder of Cloud Potential, a digital revenue growth company, and Cloud Wise Academy, a digital work skills training school. She has been practicing and teaching marketing technology for years. Also, she is the author of Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy, voted one of the top 6 marketing books by Forbes in 2015. Kristin is an expert on the customer’s buying process and speaks worldwide on the subject of marketing and management in the digital age.

Check out Kristin’s powerpoint from the event below and click on her headshot to listen to her presentation!

 

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Kristin Zhivago, President and Co-Founder of Cloud Potential will teach attendees how to get the most out of online marketing to avoid overspending.

Adapt Big Marketing Wins to Your Small Budget

The big guys have enough money to throw a lot of spaghetti on the wall, and to hire specialists for all aspects of marketing. Small guys can’t afford these luxuries. Often times, they have to work smarter to get more for their marketing effort. In this talk, past NIM sell-out speaker Kristin Zhivago will reveal best practices for online marketing. These practices actually work, don’t cost a fortune, and put big-company power into the hands of even the smallest companies.

Hear and ask:

  • The six best-practice areas that digital market leaders focus on;
  • The five revenue roadblocks that are costing you a fortune;
  • The three things you can do to move into best-practice territory.

Kristin Zhivago, President and Co-Founder of Cloud Potential will teach attendees how to get the most out of online marketing to avoid overspending.
Kristin Zhivago, President, and Co-Founder of Cloud Potential, has devoted her career to understanding how customers buy. Also, understanding how companies can use the latest digital resources to make it easy for customers to find buy from them.

Additionally, she is the author of Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy, voted one of the top 6 sales and marketing books by Forbes and a sought-after conference speaker.

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Newport Interactive Marketers: Increase Sales With a Revenue Coach

Revenue Coach Shares Proven Strategies to Increase Sales

Let’s look at our websites and social media from a proven sales perspective. Revenue Coach and author Kristin Zhivago helps helps brands become to customer-centric. 

What Your Current Clients Can Teach You 

  • What you think is important, isn’t what is important to the customer
  • Go where the customers are: a lot of CEOs are NOT on Facebook
  • If you’re imitating another company then you’re blowing it…customers are coming to you for a reason!
  • Best market research/data mining is asking existing customers the RIGHT questions
  • Client interviews will reveal the trends, in 6 phone calls; they’ll all basically say the same thing
  • Anticipate their questions and help buyers on their journey. You guess= you lose!
  • Have to ask current customers the right questions in the right way
  • People are doing their homework on you before they even contact you
  • If you call your customers yourself, you will still get the data, they’ll just be more polite
  • If you’re only asking one question of an existing client, ask them what they would do if they were in your shoes.
  • Channels,social media etc.- without customer knowledge is like whistling in the wind
  • Treat customers properly and give them what they want

Understanding the Buyer’s Process

  • Buying process changing radically. Overall, you are NOT in control of the process
  • Buying: First friends, then websites, and then Google
  • 80% of buyer’s questions are answered by others, not you!
  • Need to know why and how buyer’s bought from you
  • What’s going to happen to me after I buy? A key question buyers have that you need to answer.

Common Marketing Flaws

  • “Marketing is no longer about what you say, it’s about what you do.”
  • Don’t follow fads and don’t obsess with channels!
  • Is your data flawed? If you’re relying on salespeople, focus groups, social media, surveys and 3rd parties, the chances are your data is flawed
  • Stop selling and start supporting the buyer process
  • Relationship marketing is a misnomer. Do you want car dealers showing up to dinner?
  • Surveys are a waste of time, people will not say in writing what they are really thinking
  • Need to understand where you are in the spectrum to know what to say on your site, newsletter and other content
  • Everyone is doing something that gets in the way of sales
  • Usually you’re screwing up how you’re presenting the product or something else that’s fixable
  • Are you emphasizing what everyone already promises anyway? Everyone expects a boat to float
  • The problem with social media, It’s the biggest time-suck!
  • Usability matters more than design: We don’t look at billboards on the highway never mind on your screen

Branding

  • The difference between branding and your brand? Branding is what you say; your brand is what they say about you
  • Branding is the promise you make. Your brand is the promises you keep

 

A special thanks to all the NIM attendees who tweeted during the event! @KristinZhivago, @JoAnnLefebvre, @SusanneDay, @johnpicozzi, @PRnick, @scottindermaur, @vallerieMalkin, @trendyjenny, @NEMultimedia, @sue_DesigEditor, @NewMediaNPT

 

Don’t miss Newport Interactive Marketers’ next gathering: March 29 public is welcome to the film “Connected” at the Jane Pickens Theater. Tickets are $10, payable to the theater. Preregistration requested.