Hello Phlokers! Miami was a blast and a great spot for some R&R.
Now its time to Phlok on. We had a number of good guesses for my next destination but no lucky Phlokers this time. I flew along the southern sea-board passing by “sweet home Alabama”, a brief Phlok stop in Gulfport, Mississippi, and just arrived in the Big Easy – New Orleans, Louisiana! Next stop on my Phlok World Tour!
New Orleans is famous for its Cajun (yum) cuisine, French quarter and of course blues & jazz! Bad timing on my part, I’ve missed out on Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday which would have been a great time to attract and sign up some Phlokers! I could even have given away some Phlok beads, albeit I’m making a deposit (bird style) every hour…
First stop Bourbon Street – the place is buzzing with locals and tourists. It’s good to see the local economy has recovered from Hurricane Katrina & Rita. Now I have to prepare them for a digital social media Hurricane Phlok and a wave of new Phlokers signing up! A few squawks has everyone wanting to know more about Phlok and how to register. Good news – the Android app is just about ready and the consumer website (www.phlok.me) goes live in a week or so. New users can now access Phlok via Iphone, Ipad, Android and web enabled devices! I hope Paul and the team back home are ready for these new Phlokers!
Off to Magazine St. Wait a minute… there are lots of retailers in this area some of which are enquiring – how do they monetize social media? Sign up for Phlok of course – www.phlok.com Phlok makes social media easy and profitable for local merchants. It’s a fun location based, social / digital loyalty platform, providing local retailers (or merchants) the ability to engage with local consumers with targeted discounts, offers, or messages to all or whatever demographics they choose! Phlok is integrated with Facebook enabling retailers to monetize social media, reward their followers and drive more revenue! www.phlok.com will also give retailers real-time visibility into local consumers – Best of all, it doesn’t require any point of sale equipment or plastic cards – it’s all web enabled! Phloking easy!
New Orleans is one of the top ten most visited cities in the US and I can see why. The architecture, French quarter, culture, stylish boutique hotels, cocktail hours, singles/bar scenes, live music/concerts and bands, antique and vintage shops, cafés/coffee bars, neighbourhood restaurants, and people watching – Phlok City! Plus one of the busiest ports in the world.
The New Orleans Superdome is hosting the Superbowl in 2013 – hundreds of thousands of potential Phlokers! Go Saints!
My Phlok World Tour and mission must go on…
After a couple of nights in New Orleans I’m heading north, where the wind blows and home to a sports team named after wild animals…. Where am I Phloking off to next?