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We have some amazing entries for our Valentine's Giveaway on The Country Cook! You can enter this as well - click here: http://goo.gl/3syJX

 

The way we set it up, we are getting all sorts of compliments as one requirement was to share which room you liked best and why.  So this is really sweet. I am enjoying why they choose the room they choose. Then a total social media blitz.  Pass this on if you know anyone who is interested. Thx. 

 

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The winner of the gc never stayed, and it has now expired.

So boy was THIS good bang for our buck! Not sure if we got any bookings, but we did get name recognition from it, and some followers on FB who are there regularly now. Smiling

Just wanted to let you know, fyi. I may have to do another one.

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IF YOU HAVE EVER seen the stats on one person has on avg 150 friends on FB, and if they each see it, then it is 1000 friends (or whatever the stats are), and so on and so on and how you can reach (VIRAL) 500,000 in an hour...

If everyone here - this forum who is on FB shared the love with the others we could actually "be some-body" said in my best Marlon Brando text...

Now THAT'S a social media marketing campaign.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

IF YOU HAVE EVER seen the stats on one person has on avg 150 friends on FB, and if they each see it, then it is 1000 friends (or whatever the stats are), and so on and so on and how you can reach (VIRAL) 500,000 in an hour...

If everyone here - this forum who is on FB shared the love with the others we could actually "be some-body" said in my best Marlon Brando text...

Now THAT'S a social media marketing campaign.

You bet 'ya!  And most of those fit the mold of being B&B goers as well.. 

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Update:

Since I was not able to pair with a blogger, I decided to do a contest myself. Cowabunga!!! The results are amazing so far! On our FB page, I posted a 1 night free gift certificate (all regular reservation and cancellation policies apply) and it expires at the end of the year.

I posted it 12 hours ago (8:30pm) and we now have 125 new fans (we started with 611), it's been shared 234 times and the stats say that it's been seen by 13,728 people!

I've got the contest going until 3/31, so I plan on posting it a couple more times before the end of the month.

I think this may actually be better than pairing with a blogger because it's using our fan base to spread the word. Hopefully their friends are the same general 'type' people and would like what their friends like.

To enter our contest, they must 'like' our page and then they must 'share' the post on their page. I'll then take all the names for the shares and put them in a randomizer and have it pick a name at random.

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Great Job!

Ok, so... Miss BreakfastDiva Ma'am... Can you give us a link to your FB page or a hint or something so we can help spread the love - I dunno who you are blush

*lol*

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That is amazing. Seriously amazing. I'll think about that for later in the year. Heck, I'LL go like it and share it!

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I'm blown away with the numbers. I don't know if/how this will translate into $ later on, but we now (36 hours after start) have gone from our initial 611 'fans' to 1,098 'fans' and it doesn't seem to slow down. I've been randomly checking their locations and most are from our target areas that we market to.

Amazing!

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Very, very cool!  Have FUN with it!

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Fantastic!

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

I'm blown away with the numbers. I don't know if/how this will translate into $ later on, but we now (36 hours after start) have gone from our initial 611 'fans' to 1,098 'fans' and it doesn't seem to slow down. I've been randomly checking their locations and most are from our target areas that we market to.

Amazing!

HURRAH!

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PS I am not entering it, but I shared so others I know who live up your way can enter (Puget Sound region). Nice work!

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

PS I am not entering it, but I shared so others I know who live up your way can enter (Puget Sound region). Nice work!

But if you won, it might actually get you back to the NW for a visit!

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"We are so excited to announce the winner of the Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast and chocolate gift basket..." http://fb.me/2mlmMGMml

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Nicely done!

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Brilliant!

 

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Well, I just heard back from my blogger who said that the bulk of her readership wasn't really from our area and if it didn't include a 2 night with transportation, it wouldn't work.

So much for that one. I will try to find another way to make this work for us.

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This is the type of thing that I have come against over and over and over here. No one wants to partner. The local kayaking company, restaurants, etc have all turned me down. They are all very myopic. I just don't get it.

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Tell your blogger how far they travel for the B & Bs For Vets one-nughter. LOCALS are not going to come - it is people who do not live in the area who WILL come and they will come for one night. If not, who gives a rat's - you git the publicity and did not have to spend one extra penny for the marketing! You have one VERY dense blogger.

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Well, I just heard back from my blogger who said that the bulk of her readership wasn't really from our area and if it didn't include a 2 night with transportation, it wouldn't work.

So much for that one. I will try to find another way to make this work for us.

I was able to explain to our blogger that 99% of our guests are NOT FROM THE AREA. I think, they think they are locals who stay with us or something. Once she understood she was excited!

I am not giving two nights away, perhaps the lucky winner will add on a night of their own and make it a longer stay. If it were me, and I won one night, I would certainly pay for an addtl night to make it worth my while.

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Well, I just heard back from my blogger who said that the bulk of her readership wasn't really from our area and if it didn't include a 2 night with transportation, it wouldn't work.

So much for that one. I will try to find another way to make this work for us.

Without even trying it won't work? There's a pessimist for you. What's not to work? One person wins. Either they show up or they don't. You both get publicity for it.

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You're so damn brilliant!  Great idea that we all should steal devil

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JB, this is a fantastic idea and I just might have to steal it from you (once again) and team up with my favorite blogger who happens to be just an hour away from us! How many 'likes' have you gotten from this on FB? Pinners on Pinterest?

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

JB, this is a fantastic idea and I just might have to steal it from you (once again) and team up with my favorite blogger who happens to be just an hour away from us! How many 'likes' have you gotten from this on FB? Pinners on Pinterest?

Unfortunately I did not look at Pinterest to see my current followers, I have 331 currently. The Blogger/Cook has 46,682 followers on pinterest. We have gained 35 new FB followers since yesterday on our FB B&B page). She has 30,282 followers on facebook.

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Wow! That's pretty impressive. (Number of new FB likes.) This is a brilliant idea, too!

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That's great!!

I've already sent an e-mail to my blogger to see if she's interested.

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Good and creative as usual!

 

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Great idea. Good luck

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Wow!! Wonderful idea and it looks as if you are getting great responses.

Added it to both my B & B page and my personal page.

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