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Are Foursquare’s Mayors Doomed?

9008598071?profile=originalAre Foursquare’s Mayors Doomed?

So, how long will being a Foursquare Mayor matter now that the 6-million strong Location Based Service is moving toward segmentation?

In fact, is there any real “grown up” reason to being the “Mayor” of Joe’s Coffee shop?  

Is there any “grown up” reason to being a Foursquare Mayor of anything?

It’s a bit like collecting marbles or baseball cards. It gives the collector a certain ego boost and bragging rights...on the playground.

But we stopped collecting marbles and
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Nantucket  Video PostCard-Poets, Whales and Celebrities

(Please watch the 1-minute, sound-rich Nantucket Travel Video PostCard at the end of this post)

Nantucket Island is one of those places where the images linger long after the visit.

This small island, approximately 12 miles long and maybe 5 miles wide, was once the third largest city in Massachusetts, only Salem and Boston were larger.

And in its time Nantucket was the whaling capital of the world.

Where would all the coffee-lov
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Battle of the Brands: Leveraging Location Based Marketing

Last week I was invited by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) to attend a webinar called Leveraging Location Based Marketing.

HSMAI is combination think tank, marketing organization and university with a strong travel industry and on-line presence.

The presenters were Brian Fitzgerald of TIG Global and Loren Gray, Director of eCommerce at Ocean Properties

While location based marketing or “pro
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