Vote: Social media could bring convention to Cleveland

4:59 AM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland is in the running to host the 2013 Social Media Tourism Symposium, but to win the bid, they need help from the community.

The symposium, or SoMeT as industry insiders call it, brings more than 200 social media experts together from the travel and tourism industries.

Now in its fourth year, this meeting of the minds allows these experts to share information and ideas and helps put the host city in a national spotlight.

Just as the event itself is all about social media, so is the way that a host city is chosen.

The city with the most votes wins the right to host this year.

Cleveland lost by only a few votes to El Paso, Texas last year. This year, the city and its nonprofit tourism bureau Positively Cleveland, hope to change that.

To help get Cleveland into the "Elite 8" in this year's voting tournament, visit

Be sure to pass it on via Facebook and Twitter to get as many votes as possible for Cleveland.

Positively Cleveland suggests the following posts to spread the word:

• Tweet: #Cleveland battles again 12 cities to host the Social Media Tourism Symposium! Vote here and RT! #HappyinCLE

• Facebook Status Update: Cleveland is up against 12 other cities to host the 2013 Social Media Tourism Symposium and we need your vote! Round one kicked off at noon. Go to the Social Media Tourism Symposium Facebook page to vote for Cleveland and then share the link like crazy! Round one ends in 48 hours to reveal the Elite 8 cities still in the running. We've got this CLE!

For more information on the voting process, CLICK HERE.


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