For PAXnewsWest.com: Travel Nevada showcases a state’s worth of stories in Vancouver

Travel Nevada welcomed about 70 travel agents and media to a Vancouver networking reception last week, where they had the chance to meet with 12 partner organizations representing tourism opportunities in the Silver State.

“The partners are here to raise awareness of things people don’t know about,” Chris Moran, Travel Nevada’s public relations specialist, told PAX. “We’re hoping people give Nevada another look. We think the state as a whole is a good place to visit – we’re eager to show it off.”

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For Hootsuite: How to Use UTM Parameters to Track Social Media Success

Measuring the return on investment (ROI) of social is still the biggest challenge for social media marketers in North America, according to eMarketer. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that their second-biggest challenge is securing budget and resources. After all, if you can’t show the ROI, where’s the motivation to make the investment in the first place?

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For Hootsuite: 15 Social Video Metrics that Really Matter

Tracking your metrics is an important part of developing, measuring, and refining your social media strategy and your social ads. The same principle applies to social video.

With videos on various social networks racking up billions of views per day and more than 70 percent of U.S. marketers planning to use social video ads, you need to measure and refine your social video strategy based on solid, numbers-based intelligence…

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For Hootsuite: Using Facebook Lead Ads to Grow Your Business—7 Smart Ideas

More than half of the 324.5 million people in the United States use Facebook—eMarketer estimates that 171.4 million Americans will use the social network at least monthly in 2017. And if that number sounds big, keep in mind that about 85 percent of Facebook users actually live outside of the United States and Canada; the social network has a total of 1.86 billion monthly active users worldwide.

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