Many people tend to get intimidated by technology and change. They think they need to take special classes or have certain skills. What most don't realize though, is that using technology is as easy as getting cable tv. Simply think about making the things you're already doing faster and more convenient. Like planning and taking a vacation! Fred and I visited Asheville, NC this past summer and we laughed about how we were an interactive ad campaign for how to use an ipad or iphone on vacation. Here's what we did:
Usage of mobile media for travel has increased significantly. In 2010 only 1 in 10 surveyed used tablets in making travel plans, in 2012, 27% used tablets to compare prices, make airline and lodging reservations and to reserve or buy tickets to attractions. Source: MMGY Global/Harrison Group 2012 – national sample of 2,527 US HH
Researched our trip. Visited exploreasheville.com for ideas on what to do. I found secret swimming holes!
We used the directions/map function to navigate to scenic parkways (Blue Ridge Parkway) and points of interest on our drive through Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.
Brought our mobile speakers and played music in our room.
What does this have to do with marketing? When you understand who your target audience is, what their habits are, and how they use technology, you can create a plan and use online & social media to reach them. Simple as that.