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    • Ask Me Anything – Industry Partnership Content Marketing
      The 2016-2017 marked the beginning of content marketing Partnerships between the RTO and various tourism businesses, events and stakeholders. These partnerships proved enormously successful and, at the Board’s direction and on overwhelming feedback from the Tourism Stakeholder Survey, we will be continuing to offer content marketing partnerships in the upcoming fiscal year.  James Murphy, Executive Director for Explorers' Edge will be hosting an Ask Me Anything Session where you will be able to post any questions you may have about the Industry Partnership Content Marketing Program.   Post your questions to this forum before 3:00PM on April 28, 2017 and James will reply with his response.
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       Debbie

    • Ask Me Anything – Tourism Excellence North
      Tourism Excellence North  (TEN) provides operators and communities with self-assessment tools and workshops designed specifically for the tourism industry in Northern Ontario. Karen Peacock, coordinator of the TEN program, will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session.  Post your questions to this forum before 3:00PM on April 6, 2017 and Karen will reply with her response.  For more information on the TEN program, visit www.tourismexcellencenorth.ca
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    • Ask Me Anything – Bokun
      Bokun is a software product that allows you to sell online while maintaining real-time availability.  Your Bokun widget can be hosted on multiple websites, allowing you to sell your product while ensuring your availability is kept up to date.  Ragnar Kormaksson is Vice President of Business Development at Bokun and he will be answering any questions you may have about this software option.  Please post your questions to this forum before 3:00 PM on Friday, March 3rd.  Ragnar will be answer the questions after this time and his responses will be posted to the forum for you to go back and read at your convenience.
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    • Ask Me Anything – JackRabbitt
      Tanya Milan, Project Manager, with JackRabbit Systems will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session on the JackRabbit referral system that is hosted on the Explorers' Edge website.  The JackRabbit widget was implemented on our website a few years ago as a means of generating more online referrals for regional operators.  Tanya will be answering any questions you may have about how the system works or how your business can make the most out of this tool.  Ensure your questions are posted to this forum before 4pm on January 18th, 2017.  Tanya will be logging on after this time and posting answers to all of your questions that you will be able to revisit at your convenience.
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    • Ask Me Anything – Tourism Development Programming
      Laura Hernando, our regional Tourism Industry Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session on various OTMPC programs that support tourism development and marketing.  Programs such as Celebrate, Tourism Development Fund, Summer Experience Program, Tourism Industry Partner Program, Tourism Excellence North, and even available research.  Ensure your questions are posted to this forum before 4pm on October 28th, 2016.  Laura will be logging on after this time and posting answers to all of your questions that you will be able to revisit at your convenience.  
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    • “Ask Me Anything” – Google Analytics
      Tony Palermo from White Cloud Marketing (www.acquisitionmarketing.ca) and consultant for Explorers' Edge will be answering all of your Google Analytics questions on September 13, 2016.  Here is your opportunity to ask a Google Advertising / Analytics expert anything you would like about how to make the most of the tools that Google offers.   Just make sure your questions are submitted before 3pm on September 13th.  Tony will log on after this deadline to post answers to all of your questions.  The answers to all of the questions will stay on this forum and you can come back and read them at your convenience.
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    • 7 months, 2 weeks ago

       Tony Palermo

    • “Ask Me Anything” – Social Media
      Peter Coish, president of Kuration and marketing consultant to Explorers' Edge will be answering all of your social media marketing questions on August 4, 2016.  Here's your opportunity to ask a social, mobile and content expert anything you'd like about how to market your tourism business.  Just make sure your question is submitted before 3pm on July 28th.  Peter will log on after this deadline to post answers to all of your questions.  The answers to all of the questions will stay on this forum and you can come back and read them at your convenience.
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    • 8 months, 3 weeks ago

       Peter Coish

    • “Ask Me Anything” – TripAdvisor
      TripAdvisor has become an extremely powerful tool for tourism operators, its growing popularity has allowed it to become a trusted resource for the consumer when researching a travel destination.  The reviews that you receive on TripAdvisor can have a huge impact on your business.  Make sure that you are making the most of this important tool.  This "Ask Me Anything" session will give you the opportunity to get the answers to any questions you may have about TripAdvisor.  Post your questions in this forum anytime before 3:00PM on June 6th.  Andrew Wiens, International DMO Manager at TripAdvisor, will log on and post answers to all of your questions.  You then have the flexibility to revisit the forum and read the answers to all the questions posted.  Don't miss your chance to make sure you are getting the most out of your TripAdvisor account.
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    • 10 months, 1 week ago

       Andrew Wiens – Trip Advisor

    • “Ask Me Anything” – Golf Marketing
      Get free expert advice on marketing your golf course!  Golf marketing specialist Carl Clift from ONCOR Solutions will be answer all of your golf marketing questions between 3:00 and 4:00pm on March 29th.  Last year ONCOR helped Golf Muskoka to significantly grow its email list and improve its social media presence.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn some techniques to improve your courses marketing efforts.  Post your question to this forum before 4:00pm on March 29th and come back to read the responses to all of the questions at your convenience anytime after.
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    • “Ask Me Anything” – Webooook
      Bear Claw Tours smashed all its sales records in 2015 and a big part of that success was Webooook, a mobile only, local life phone app for the Chinese diaspora in the Greater Toronto area.  There are some challenges, but Andrew Ryeland from Bear Claw Tours has answers.  Andrew will be answer all of your Webooook questions on January 26th at 9:00am.  Post your questions prior to this time, or join us live at 9:00am to have a chat with Andrew in real time.  The questions and answers will be left on the forum so you can come back and read through the discussion at your convenience. Webooook currently caters to the approximately 85,000 Chinese under the age of 25 in Toronto.  Webooook provides a platform that helps merchants to show their business and promote their business on mobile phones, as well as help consumers to discover the local stores and services for their daily life.  In Sept 2014, Webooook launched the iOS App and began to provide service in Toronto. By 2017, Webooook will expand to 20 cities in North America and have 3 million consumers and 100K active merchants.  
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    • 1 year, 3 months ago

       Andrew Ryeland

    • “Ask Me Anything” – Periscope
      Periscope is a new Social media product that is just 7 months old on iPhones and 6 months old on Android phones and it already has 13 million users around the world. Periscope is an interactive live video broadcasting app that you can have on your iPhone or Android phone.  Anyone with this app, can do a live video broadcast from anywhere there's a wifi or cellphone signal.  People watching the live broadcast can text in comments and questions that you can respond to, while you are speaking/broadcasting. Gord Bell, Owner of the Beauview Cottage Resort is an early adopter of technology and was one of the first to get the app.  Over the last 6 months, Gord has done over 200 live broadcasts giving his followers (and potential visitors) a chance to see, in real time, what is happening in our region. Gord will be joining us on the Ask Me Anything Forum at 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 10th.  This means that you will have an opportunity to post any question you may have about Periscope to the forum prior to this time.  Gord will then be answering you questions during this hour and you will be able to come back and review the conversation. If you wish to join the forum during that time, you will be able to live chat with Gord.  Or, if you want to see how Periscope works, Gord will be broadcasting the session on Periscope and you will be able to follow along by downloading the app.  
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    • 1 year, 5 months ago

       Jeremy Fleming

    • “Ask Me Anything” – Celebrate Ontario
      Laura Hernando, our regional Tourism Industry Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport will be answering questions about Celebrate Ontario from 3pm-4pm on Monday, October 19.  Celebrate Ontario 2016 provides project-based programming and marketing funding to new or existing Ontario events to enhance programs, activities and services and support innovations that will lead to long-term improvements, sustainability and the attraction of additional tourists.  Questions and answers will stay up indefinitely so you will be able to revisit the forum at you convenience (just make sure your questions are posted before 4pm on Oct 19).
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    • “Ask Me Anything” – Public Relations & Earned Media
      Join us for the next Explorers’ Edge “Ask Me Anything” (#AMA) session when Stephen Murdoch, Vice President of Public Relations, Enterprise Canada will be answering questions about earned media and public relations. Tourism operators in Explorers’ Edge will have the opportunity to ask this noted Public Relations expert anything you would like about how to get (free) media coverage for your small business. Stephen will be answering your questions on Tuesday June 2, 2015 from 2.00pm - 3.00pm (but you are able post your question any time before then).
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    • 1 year, 11 months ago

       Stephen Murdoch

    • “Ask Me Anything” — Google Analytics
      Tony Palermo from White Cloud Marketing and consultant for Explorers' Edge will be answering all of your Google Analytics questions on Thursday May 7th, 2015 at 2pm.  Here is your opportunity to ask a Google Advertising / Analytics expert anything you would like about how to make the most of the tools that Google offers.  Join us in this Forum on at 2pm on May 7th to have a conversation with Tony.  Or, if that time doesn't work for you, post your questions now and Tony will answer the question when he logs on.  The questions and answers will stay on the site for you to come back a read later.
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    • 1 year, 11 months ago

       Tamsen Tillson

    • “Ask Me Anything” — marketing in the social media era
      Peter Coish, president of Kuration and marketing consultant to Explorers' Edge will be answering all of your social media marketing questions on March 25th at 3pm.  Here's your opportunity to ask a social, mobile and content expert anything you'd like about how to market your company. Join us in this Forum on at 3pm on March 25 to post your questions and receive a live response for Peter.  Or, post your question now and Peter will answer your question when he logs in.  The answers will stay on the site for you to come back a read later.  
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    • 2 years ago

       Allan Campbell

    • Welcome to New Members
      Thank you for joining Explorers' Edge as a member operator! If you have a question for staff, for the Board of Directors or for committee Chairs, post it here.  
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