[HFTP Social Media Blitz] Join the Conversation

HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow Attendees:
Communicate With HFTP Online for a Chance to Win an iPad 2

Social media has become a part of our everyday lives. From checking out what friends and family are doing on Facebook to reading the latest hospitality news on the various online news sources.

Social media is still fairly new for the hospitality industry and ROIs are often hard to grasp. But one thing the industry recognizes is that it’s not all about generating revenue. Sometimes it’s about just getting out there and communicating with each other.

For years now, HFTP has been actively involved in conversations through social media outlets. To celebrate this and promote more online conversations among our members, HFTP Connect is hosting a Social Media Blitz for HFTP’s 2011 Annual Convention & Tradeshow attendees.

Here’s your chance to get involved in the conversation too and maybe even win an iPad 2!

Here’s How You Participate. It’s simple.

Down below you’ll find four different ways you can enter the Social Media Blitz giveaway. You can do just one of the tasks or you can do all four. Each time you do one of the tasks, simply come back here to this blog post and make a comment about what you did and you’ll be entered.

Remember: You have to come back to this blog post and post a comment that you did the task so that you can be entered into the giveaway!

Do all four tasks, comment four separate times and you’ll have four chances to win that elusive iPad 2.

Do one task, comment one time and you’ll have one chance.

It’s up to you on how much you want to participate. But you can only enter up to four times.

Social Media Blitz Tasks:

  1. Twitter: Tweet about the conference using the hashtag #HFTPAC
  2. LinkedIn: Join the HFTP group or RSVP to the conference on LinkedIn
  3. Facebook: “Like” HFTP Global and leave a comment or photo about the conference on the Facebook page
  4. Flickr: Upload a picture of the conference to the HFTP Flickr group pool

Sample Posts:

Here are some examples of what we’re looking for in the comments section (doesn’t have to be exact – it’s just to give you an idea of what you can say):

Example 1: I just tweeted using the hashtag #HFTPAC. Here’s what I said: “The education at #HFTPAC this year is awesome!”

Example 2: I RSVPed to Annual Convention on LinkedIn

Example 3: I am a fan of HFTP Global on Facebook and left a comment on the wall.

Example 4: I uploaded a picture of me at the Welcome Reception to the Flickr pool.

Some Quick Rules:

  1. The Social Media Blitz is open to all registered HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow attendees (including registered exhibitors).
  2. Be sure your full name is included with each comment so we know who you are (don’t use “Guest” as your name).
  3. The giveaway starts now and will run until Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m. EDT.
  4. The winner will be announced during the Annual Business Meeting on Friday, October 21.

Some of the tasks can be accomplished before the convention, so start joining the conversation now.

Get the latest news and join the conversation by following HFTP on these social media networks:

Twitter: @HFTP

Facebook: HFTP Global and HITEC

LinkedIn: HFTP Group

Katy Walterscheidt is the PR & social media manager for HFTP. She is also the editor of HFTP Connect, the hospitality  professional blog. You can reach her by e-mail at katy.walterscheidt@hftp.org.

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  1. Great job….I just Liked the page and left comments about looking forward to the week in Atlanta

  2. I just tweeted this a few minutes ago. 🙂   “Looking forward to attending the Hotel, Financial, & Tech Professionals Annual Convention in ATL next week – check it out! #HFTPAC “

  3. Posting as “High Road Mediation” on Facebook, I wrote:”It’s going to be great to be able to network with other Hospitality, Financial, and Tech Professionals at the conference! See y’all there in the ATL. :-)”

  4. I posted on LinkedIn – I agree!  It looks there will will be some great educational sessions.  Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen!
    Lynne Power

  5. I just tweeted about the annual convention!  My first time using a hashtag…thanks HFTP!

  6. Josh Bergen posted on HFTP’s FB page: “I’m ready to get my learn on in ATL next week at the annual convention!”.  My first convention was the GREAT and it is better every year!

  7. Haven’t twitted in a while… but now I have to my followers 😉 #HFTPAC I don’t have many but now my linkedin crew knows 😉 

  8. The gains will be led mainly through increases in rate rather than through occupancy increases.Hoteliers are recognizing how important mobile and social media are to guests, and they have begun to put more resources towards creating and maintaining these channels through staff additions.

  9. I RSVPed to Annual Convention on LinkedIn. LinkedIn can be a great connection and research space, and it is FREE!!

  10. I jut liked HFTp Facebook page and commented:
    I am looking forward to the Conference in Atlanta: great networking and education opportunities 🙂

  11. I twittered tonight about the Leadership Meet and Greet, great fun catching up with old friends!

  12. I’ve been tweeting all through leadership and on to the conference.  Check out the #HFTPAC hashtags and you’ll see me as JGMadisonW

  13. I just added HFTP to my linkedIn page so now I can connect with professionals throughout the industry!  Looking forward to it!  Thanks! Linda Amraen 

  14. I just uploaded photos to the HFTP Flickr pool from Leadership Academy.  Well done to the planning committee!  You all did an amazing job this year planning the educational sessions and the social event at the Georgia Aquarium was so FUN!

  15. I’ve been a fan of the HFTP Facebook page for awhile and just posted a photo from the morning session of Leadership Academy.

  16. I just tweeted using the hashtag #HFTPAC. Here’s what I said: “Registering now for #HFTPAC 2011!”

  17. Conference is going well.  I liked you on face book.  Morning speaker was great.  Joann Phillips

  18. HFTP Annual Convention is a great opportunity to learn recent trends and technology in the hospitality industry

  19. I’ve been a member of the HFTP LinkedIn group for a while and today I RSVP’d for the Annual Convention!

  20. I tweeted using the #HFTPAC hashtag: “Thursday’s sessions were so informative.  Looking forward to today. #HFTPAC”

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