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On the road again: The Biltmore blogger outreach and social media trip #BiltmoreNC

A few weeks ago I was asked if I was available to join a few other bloggers at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC as they host “blog-fam” familiarization event. I checked with @LaToaymSutton, to see if she could join me and as of today to June 18 (wedding anniversary) we’re off on a mini vacation to Asheville, NC. The goal of the blogger outreach is to “increased exposure to new audiences through the use of social media”.

This will be my second visit to the Biltmore as my first was back in the late 90s. I’m excited to participate in the event and look forward to meeting the Biltmore staff, fellow bloggers and Asheville locals. The official hashtag for the trip is #BiltmoreNC as myself and the other bloggers will live tweet and share our experiences over the next few days at the Biltmore. A big thanks to Jean Sexton @injeanius, Biltmore’s Corporate Communications Manager for inviting me.

More about the Biltmore via

George Vanderbilt envisioned Biltmore in 1888, while on a short vacation to Asheville. His imagination was sparked by the area’s beauty. He felt inspired to create a relaxed country estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains that would welcome family and friends for weeks, even months.
Through Biltmore, Mr. Vanderbilt’s vision and inspiration lives to this day. We receive more than one million guests every year at our 8,000-acre estate, with more than 1,700 employees ready to make each guests visit special.

The Biltmore Company

*Disclosure: “Biltmore invited me as their guest. My travel, admission and other expenses will be covered.”

Have you visited the Biltmore before and what are your thoughts about a historic landmark use of social media and blogger outreach for marketing?

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