5 Social Media Marketing Lessons for Airlines from the #myNYPD Hashtag Fail

5 Social Media Marketing Lessons for Airlines from the #myNYPD Hashtag Fail

A few years ago, Qantas was one of the first companies to be burnt by social media when what started as a feel-good #QantasLuxury campaign on Twitter, fast devolved into the butt of jokes — and when the jokes start flying on Twitter, all one can do is run for cover. Last night, the New

Should social media dictate HR policies? Lessons from Air Canada and American Airlines

Should social media dictate HR policies? Lessons from Air Canada and American Airlines

Two major incidents flared up in the last few days, in the world of airline marketing. Let me first share a quick overview of what happened. To fire, or not to fire? The American Airlines way Last week, US Airways tweeted out possibly the most lewd image ever sent out from a corporate account. For the

Air Canada baggage toss video requires deeper thinking about passenger experience #paxEx

Air Canada baggage toss video requires deeper thinking about passenger experience #paxEx

Darren Van Slyke is an Air Canada million miler, and a fan of the airline. On April 17, 2014, he was traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, on the airline’s brand new Boeing 777. Seated next to him was Dwayne Stewart. Both of them were in Premium Economy. As they waited for boarding to be completed,

British Airways Visit Soon tugs on the heartstrings, with Tourism Australia #visitsoon

British Airways Visit Soon tugs on the heartstrings, with Tourism Australia #visitsoon

Imagine you have gone to watch a movie in the theatre. And it turns to be about your family! That’s exactly what happened to Alec and Catherine, two elderly British couple whose daughter moved to Australia with her family a few years ago. As they sat in the packed theatre, they realised that the subject of

5 Lessons Airline Marketers Can Learn from Southwest Airlines’ Latest Viral Video

5 Lessons Airline Marketers Can Learn from Southwest Airlines’ Latest Viral Video

Southwest Airlines is the talk of the internet once again. And deservedly so.  The airline, well-known for its creative marketing campaigns and powerful online brand, has delivered — in an apparently unplanned fashion — a viral hit on YouTube. The video, presumably shot on a mobile phone, features an SWA flight attendant reeling off the

Airport Marketing SimpliRecap: Personal Shoppers, Chinese Social Media, Airport WiFi woes & more!

Airport Marketing SimpliRecap: Personal Shoppers, Chinese Social Media, Airport WiFi woes & more!

Editor’s Note: While SimpliFlying’s aviation marketing thought leadership goes far and wide, we know there is more great content beyond our borders. SimpliRecap is a feature that ensures that our readers don’t miss the latest in airline and airport marketing. This week’s selection is from the world of airport marketing. Find our previous editions here. An epic rant

 

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