Articoli taggati con ‘social media culture’

Tafterjournal n. 88 - MAGGIO GIUGNO 2016

Before Web-Marketing. Digital research for cities and cultural institutions

di Simone Lucido e Maurizio Giambalvo

1. Cultural sites Online Visibility Online visibility of a a cultural site can be considered a strong indicator of the institutional ability to activate the cultural heritage. Hand in hand with the spread of the Internet and its penetration into everyday social practices of millions of people, the search for contents relating to a travel destination or a specific monument, has gradually shifted in terms of strategic influence from traditional channels – such as print media, television broadcasts, word of mouth – to online information resources (websites, blogs, forums, social networks). This holds particularly true for Culture and Tourism search, generally conducted by people with medium-high education levels and some experience in the use of Internet. The spread of smartphones and the increased connectivity accelerate such trends, so that an ever growing number of people plan their trips via websites or mobile applications. A study on The Impact of Online Content on the European Tourism [1] highlighted a positive correlation between the presence on the internet, resulting in greater availability of data and information accessible online and the ability to some destinations to attract increasing flows of visitors: Destinations that make greater use of the internet in reaching customers have performed better than their peers in recent years. These destinations have gained market share from competitors, even after accounting for some other factors. Developed markets which have seen the largest gains in market share all have relatively high internet penetration, making good use of online channels to reach customers. Theory […] suggests that this is largely due to improved information flow supporting the market. Greece, Italy and Spain all have low internet penetration and only Italy has experienced any notable gains in market share over recent years (Oxford Economics 2013, p. 17).

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Tafterjournal n. 78 - dicembre 2014


di Angelica Basso

The advent of the Digital Era and, subsequently, of Media Culture has not only changed the way we think, act and interact with the world but also interfered with our more basic motor skills and the way our body operates in the outside world. Digital or not, the ability to move our body and see how others are able to do so is simply to be able to feel, to experience a tangible reality and not to be divorced from physical contact, being that a sensory or visual one. We just need to remember to learn how to do things and recognize the world as we used to do as children, through touch. Perhaps it would be better to go back to using our senses as interface, even with the invention of Google glasses.

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Tafterjournal n. 70 - aprile 2014

How web presence strategy can help museums to be a digital breeding ground for innovative communication

di Eugenia Morato

This article aims to understand if an efficient museums’ online presence can strategically impact on and improve their promotion and the way they are perceived by potential visitors. Visitors can engage and support a museum more if they feel like they had a part in providing feedback or have ownership in something because the feedback they gave was implemented. Through digital strategies, used as a bridge to get in touch with people from all over the world, cultural institutions can engage the audience in a deeper emotional way.

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Tafterjournal n. 63 - settembre 2013

Cultural hubs as powerful leverage of economic growth: Sydney and Philadelphia case studies

di Eugenia Morato

The creativity industry has become more and more important not only for workers of the cultural sector, but also for governments and local authorities. In fact, cultural policy means economical policy. The article supports the thesis that culture is a real development engine generating an economic impact, showing data of two international case histories: Sydney Opera House and the group of arts and culture organizations of the city of Philadelphia. Thus, the article highlights the growing important role played by the web, social media and digital communications strategies to reach wider audiences all over the world and to make the two cities “cultural brands”.

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