Monday, June 7, 2010

Keeping it Real: The Oil Spill and Florida Beaches

What's going on with Florida beaches as a result of the oil spill? If you really want to know, ask someone who lives here in Florida.

That's the idea behind Florida's statewide tourism bureau campaign to save our state's tourism economy. 
Visit Florida is encouraging local Floridians and visitors to the state to let the world know that our beaches are open for business. Very few miles of Florida's beaches have been affected by the oil spill, yet hundreds of coastal cities are losing travelers due to the media attention and coverage of the issue. 

Visit Florida is approaching this problem in the most up-front, transparent way I've ever seen something like this covered in a campaign. They're asking local Floridians or people here visiting to share their photos of what is happening on our beaches right now. 

Ok Florida Bloggers, this is right up your alley. Very few miles of Florida's beaches have been affected by the oil spill, yet hundreds of coastal cities are losing travelers due to the media attention and coverage of the issue. I know my blog friends (yes, that means you) are fantastic photographers. Share those great photos and be a part of a real-time, real life social media effort to show the rest of the world what Florida's beaches are really like this summer.

Come on down! Florida needs you!

3 comments:

ღ Alice ღ ™ said...

Thanks for the info,we are headed down to Sanibel this weekend & will take many photo's of the beach & water :)

Julia Pierri said...

Hello Native Mom
Your last post has one month already...the world would like to know what is really happening down there, seems like the World Cup is more important...
Thanks
Cheers from Brazil

Julia Pierri said...

Hello Native Mom
the world would like to know what is really going on - it´s important you scream out because media won´t. World Cup seems more important. It´s been one month since your last post, how is life now regarding the Oil Spill?
Thanks and cheers from Brazil