In June, the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network (RTN) deployed a new initiative called "Livin' in the Cin," a social network of six prominent local online influencers who create and share content about the region. The goal is to generate awareness and excitement about the region and broaden residents' perceptions of the area from a place they live to a place they rave about to family and friends as a visitor destination.
Throughout the six-month timeframe, which raps up in November, contributors receive interactive "missions" reflecting the theme of "Hidden Gems in Cincinnati USA." Their objective is to explore the region in their own unique ways and document their experiences. From these experiences, contributors create entertaining and engaging content including blog posts, photos and videos; provide personalized education and information about the region and its attractions; and offer first-hand views that the RTN can use to market the region to visitors.
"Sometimes we take for granted all the hidden gems we have right in our own backyard," said Linda Antus, president and CEO of the RTN. "It's exciting to see the strong sense of local pride as our passionate contributors become reacquainted with and share all there is to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. "
All Cincinnati USA residents are encouraged to: Try It: Inspire each other to explore the diversity of our region, Like It: There's something for everyone! Discover your new favorite hidden gem, and Share It: Contribute to the Cincinnati USA story by sharing your positive experiences with family and friends, so they get out and have fun, too!
"Livin' In The Cin provides an opportunity for me to share some of my favorite little-known adventures in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with residents and tourists. I also enjoy learning about new places that other contributors are inspired to visit," says contributor Paige E. Malott of CincyWhimsy.com. "Livin' In The Cin is beneficial for both locals and visitors as it shares a personal perspective on dining and entertainment. It's an online edition of your best friend who knows all the cool places in the city!"
To see what the buzz is about and follow these Cincinnati USA advocates on their missions, visit LivinInTheCin.com. What are your favorite hidden gems of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky? Join in the conversation using #LivinInTheCin on facebook.com/CincinnatiUSA, or on twitter @TravelCincinnatiUSA.
Livin' in the Cin Contributors:
The Livin' in the Cin contributors are social media experts and writers from a diverse set of backgrounds and with expertise in categories ranging from family-friendly events to music to history to food. All content from the contributors is hosted on LivinInTheCin.com as well as their own online media platforms.
Adventure Mom | adventuremomblog.com Get inspired to try something new by checking out Nedra McDaniel's latest adventures.
CincyMusic.com | cincymusic.com Courtney Phenicie is a writer and Editor in Chief and Kelly Painter is a photographer and Photo Editor of this local music resource dedicated to improving Cincinnati's vibrant music scene.
Cincy Whimsy | cincywhimsy.com Paige E. Malott is a Multimedia Director and urban explorer who captures the essence of the Queen City on her blog.
Digging Cincinnati History | diggingcincinnati.com Ann Senefeld is a Cincinnati native who shares her passion for her hometown and its wonderful history through her blog, Digging Cincinnati History.
Family Friendly Cincinnati | familyfriendlycincinnati.com Shannan Boyer is the owner of Family Friendly Cincinnati, the region's largest parenting blog dedicated to helping families discover all the things that make Cincinnati a great place to raise a family.
Wine Me, Dine Me | winemedinemecincinnati.com Julie Niesen Gosdin writes Wine Me, Dine Me, Cincinnati's top food, restaurant and lifestyle blog.
About the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
The Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network (RTN) is a destination marketing organization that drives leisure travel to create ongoing economic impact for the region's businesses and communities in which we serve. Through outer market leveraged media and marketing programs targeted to the visitor at home and called-to-action at CincinnatiUSA.com, the RTN attracts new leisure visitors and dollars to the region, while consistently building a loyal base of repeat visitors, within each year and year-over-year.
Have you checked out CincyMusic.com's contributions? Check out our story on Neon's HERE and The Southgate House Revival HERE! What are your favorite hidden gems in the tri-state with a music twist? Share them with us in the comments below and we will be sure to go and check them out!