Candy Aluli is the owner of Aluli Public Relations. Candy has specialized in promoting visitor industry clients in the Hawaiian islands for 25 years. She is also the Owner and Publisher of MauiAccommodations.com, a guide to owner-direct vacation rentals and other book-direct accommodations on Maui. She writes the All About Maui blog on MauiAccommodations.com, sharing insider travel tips with Maui visitors, and in years past authored two guidebooks: Paradise Family Guides “Maui” 11th Edition and co-authored The Unofficial Guide to Hawaii 5th Edition. She has lived on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, and now resides on Maui.
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In today’s episode, Candy and I discuss the do’s and don’ts when approaching a PR person and while on a press trip. Click here to listen to the full interview and hear Candy’s advice about how to request a media stay at a hotel and what is appropriate to ask for. This is “How to Work with Hawaii PR and Tourism with Candy Aluli”.
In this episode we also discuss:
- Why you need to link up with social media influencers and work with them to promote your brand.
- Why it’s all about getting someone to your website.
- How she builds her web traffic with Facebook.
- How to drive 3,000 visitors to your website with Facebook.
- How to grow your Facebook page by 1,000 new followers a month.
- Why change happens slowly in Hawaii and why it’s a good thing.
- Don’t be shy about approaching a PR person.
- Candy’s Do’s and Dont’s for a press trip.
- The best months to ask for a media trip to Hawaii.
- Why big followers aren’t always the key to land a media trip.
- How Candy qualifies journalists and bloggers for a media trip.
- What is appropriate to ask for from a hotel during a media trip.
- Proper follow-up procedure after a media visit.
- How to earn bonus points with Candy.
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