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Jan 10 2013

12 Stats That Show Why GPTMC's Visit Philly Web Properties Rocked In 2012

Innovative New Features, Timely Content & Vibrant Photos Resulted In Record-Setting Web Visitation

It was a record-setting year for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s (GPTMC) web properties, with visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com welcoming 8.7 million visits—a 33% increase from 2011. Both sites, along with GPTMC’s 16 ahead-of-the-curve social media properties, relied on timely content, vibrant photography, technical innovation and all of the company’s integrated marketing muscle to attract and engage potential visitors. Here’s a look at some 2012 news and numbers worth bragging about:

Visitphilly.com Is Tops:

  1. Out of the 10 largest cities in the United States, Philadelphia has the most-visited destination website in visitphilly.com, ranking above powerhouse destinations such as
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Feb 29 2012

uwishunu.com, Philly's Insider Blog, Launches "Philly 101" Video Series

Videos Feature 101 Residents Sharing Their Favorite Philly Finds

On March 15, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s (GPTMC) uwishunu.com will launch Philly 101, a daily video series starring 101 residents who share their Philly tips and insights (ones that you wish you knew) in about 60 seconds. When all 101 minutes are completed, Philly 101 will be a must-see movie—made by and starring in-the-know Philadelphians—that people can watch anytime and from anywhere.

People & Places:
The videos star 101 different Philadelphians, sharing the real deal about their city. The authentic voices range from Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav and Federal Donuts and Bill Covaleski, founder and CEO

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Tagged: GPTMC, uwishunu
Jan 12 2012

uwishunu.com, Philly's Insider Blog, Launches "Philly 101" Video Series

2011 Brought Two Million Visits To The Blog; 2012 Marks Its Fifth Anniversary

One of the country’s most successful tourism blogs, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s (GPTMC) uwishunu.com celebrates its fifth anniversary by launching Philly 101, a daily video series starring 101 Philadelphians who will share their Philly tips and insights (ones that you wish you knew). This engaging project comes after the site welcomed a record-breaking two million visits in 2011—that’s one million more visits than in 2010.

Philly 101:
The Philly 101 video series will launch in March 2012 and run for 101 days. People will find the videos on the GPTMC’s social media sites, such as facebook.com/visitphilly,

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Jan 10 2012

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation Closes Out 2011 With 15 Web Awards & Record Web Traffic

visitphilly.com, uwishunu.com & philly360.com Bring Home Local, National & International Accolades

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) closed out 2011 on a winning note, thanks to 15 highly esteemed award recognitions honoring its website, blog and Philly 360°® tourism marketing campaign. Content enhancements to visitphilly.com (official visitor website), uwishunu.com (insider blog focused on what’s happening) and philly360.com (African-American events and goings-on) proved critical to the success of the sites, as was the creation of a mobile version of visitphilly.com. What’s more, visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com witnessed a record-breaking year in Web traffic, with 6.5 million visits, up 51% from 2010.

“It’s great to win recognition for our work, but the

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Tagged: GPTMC, uwishunu
Sep 23 2009

Dear In-The-Know, Read "With Love Letters" On uwishunu.com

Chef Jose Garces And Other Local Celebs Dish On Their Philly Faves

Does Chef Jose Garces indulge in scrapple? Has DJ/producer Diplo run the Rocky steps? Readers of uwishunu.com will find out the answers to these and many other questions when they read the “With Love Letters” series on uwishunu.com. In the posts, the “personality” of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s With Love, Philadelphia XOXO™ campaign interviews noteworthy Philadelphians in order to learn more about their relationship with the city and why they love it here.

First up is chef and restaurateur Jose Garces, who dishes on dollar dog days at Citizens Bank Park, shopping at Reading Terminal Market and

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Tagged: GPTMC, uwishunu
May 15 2008

New Vodcasts Showcase Philadelphia's Diverse Neighborhoods

Vodcasts Are The Latest New Media Addition To gophila.com And uwishunu.com

Video podcasts—also known as vodcasts—are the newest tool visitors can use to plan their trip to Philadelphia, and they’re now available on the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s (GPTMC) gophila.com and uwishunu.com. The series of free three- to five-minute themed video tours guide visitors through some of the city’s most colorful neighborhoods and complement seven dynamically mapped and customizable podcast tours already available on gophila.com/soundabout. One of the new vodcasts highlights significant African-American heritage sites, while the other three showcase the local shops, watering holes and cultural spots of Chinatown, Fishtown/Kensington and University City.

As more travelers use

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Apr 11 2008

Like A Local Hotel Package Books 1,332 Room Nights

In The Second Year, Package Includes CD To Help Visitors Listen Like Locals

The Philly Like A Local hotel package, one component of a program designed to provide the real deal from real Philadelphians on eating, drinking, music and culture, proved to be a success in year one, generating 1,332 room nights in its first 10 months and an estimated income of $475,000 for participating hotels. The package will be available for a second year at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, the Loews Philadelphia, Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, The Rittenhouse Hotel, The Hilton Inn at Penn and the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, and it will include a newly compiled all-Philly music CD. The hotel

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Jan 22 2008

uwishunu® Gears Up For 2008

Focus Is On More Technology, More Content, More Partnerships, More Fun

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) today announced what’s new with uwishunu® (as in "you wish you knew"), including new advertising creative, three new Web TV series, an enhanced Philly Like A Local hotel package and additional partnerships. Funded by the City of Philadelphia, uwishunu is a $5 million tourism campaign in which "in the know" residents serve as the city’s storytellers and evangelists for their neighborhoods in an effort to woo tech-savvy tourists seeking fun.

"This is just the beginning for uwishunu," said Meryl Levitz, president and CEO, GPTMC. "We are kicking off the new year—or what

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Jan 22 2008

uwishunu® Launches New Web Series Featuring Local Artists, Chefs And Nightlife

Fans Of The Blog Get What They Want: More Original Content

On the heels of a successful first year, uwishunu®, a two-year marketing initiative promoting Philly primarily through new media and Web 2.0 tools, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is responding to the uwishunu.com audience’s interest in original content with the debut of three new Web video series. In addition, a new video category on the blog will make it easier for viewers to watch their favorite uwishunu shows online.

The blog’s first Web TV series IllaDates paved the way for IllaNights, following local comedian Anton Shuford on his escapades from one Philadelphia nightspot to the next.

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Jan 15 2008

uwishunu® Showcases Philadelphia Artists At Home And Across The Country

Philly Blog Teams Up With Traveling Exhibition Throughout 2008

To spread the buzz about Philadelphia’s newly emerging contemporary art movement, uwishunu®, a tourism initiative created by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) and funded by the City of Philadelphia, is connecting with the Big Kids/Little Kids traveling exhibition, chronicling the first eight years of this emerging art scene in the city.

Big Kids/Little Kids, which made its debut in Philadelphia on January 11,is so named because it explains the multi-layered connections that have helped fuel a new generation of artists from the City of Brotherly Love. The exhibition features artwork seen in a book of the same name

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Nov 12 2007

South Street Highlighted In Philly Tourism Campaign

GPTMC Promotes Local Neighborhoods On uwishunu Blog And In Tourism Advertising

Local favorites on South Street are highlighted in uwishunu™ (as in “you wish you knew”), a tourism campaign created by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), funded by the City of Philadelphia and supported by City Council President Anna Verna, City Councilperson Frank DiCicco and their colleagues to show off the city from the inside out. On the blog uwishunu.com, locals share under-the-radar scoop on cool things to do in their Philly neighborhoods. Favorites featured on the blog then reappear in uwishunu’s advertising.
 

Advertising:
Mini-magazines inserted in alternative weeklies in New York, Baltimore, Boston, Providence and

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Tagged: GPTMC, uwishunu
Sep 27 2007

Hip To Haute: Philly Abounds With Indie Shops

Owner-Operated Boutiques Reflect Singular Styles

Philadelphia comes by its independent spirit naturally—and so do Philadelphia’s stylish independently owned and operated shops. Bustling Old City in Historic Philadelphia has become renowned for its chic boutiques and mod galleries. In industrial and hip Northern Liberties, it’s shelter shops and craft galleries. And in upscale Rittenhouse, refined and sophisticated rules. Even the city’s suburbs subvert sameness with shops owned and operated by independent individuals. Inside each store, owner-retailers are steadfast fixtures, offering customers the latest looks—and an old-fashioned level of personal service.

Clothing and Accessories:

  • Adresse – Classic chic is the look at this boutique for contemporary women’s
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Tagged: Shopping, uwishunu
Sep 27 2007

Philly's More Original: Architectural And Design Weekend

Three Days, Three Centuries Of Artistic Inspiration

Laid out into a neat grid by city planner William Penn, Philadelphia naturally lends itself to smart design. Visitors can wander from the glittering Avenue of the Arts to the workaday Italian Market and from the cozy cobblestone streets of Old City to the industrial and hip sidewalks of Northern Liberties. Two hundred-year-old buildings mingle with modernist structures. Huge warehouses are reborn as chic lofts. Invention and reinvention are key. This easy itinerary, available at www.gophila.com, offers a glimpse of Philadelphia’s finest design—but feel free to stray to wherever your eyes may lead you.

LOCATION: Philadelphia’s neighborhoods

TRANSPORTATION: Feet, public

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Sep 12 2007

South Philly Neighborhoods Highlighted In Philly Tourism Campaign

GPTMC Promotes Local Neighborhoods On uwishunu Blog, In Video And In Tourism Advertising

Local favorites in Bella Vista, the Italian Market, Queen Village and Graduate Hospital are highlighted in uwishunu™ (as in “you wish you knew”), a tourism campaign created by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), funded by the City of Philadelphia and supported by City Council President Anna Verna, City Councilperson Frank DiCicco, Jannie L. Blackwell and their colleagues to show off the city from the inside out. On the insider blog uwishunu.com, locals share under-the-radar scoop on cool things to do in their Philly neighborhoods. Favorites featured on the blog then reappear in uwishunu’s advertising. Additionally, three episodes

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Sep 12 2007

Port Richmond, Fishtown And Kensington Highlighted In Philly Tourism Campaign

GPTMC Promotes Local Neighborhoods On uwishunu Blog, In Video And In Tourism Advertising

Local favorites in Port Richmond, Fishtown and Kensington are highlighted in uwishunu™ (as in “you wish you knew”), a tourism campaign created by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), funded by the City of Philadelphia and supported by City Councilpersons Joan Krajewski, Frank DiCicco, Daniel Savage and their colleagues to show off the city from the inside out. On the insider blog uwishunu.com, locals share under-the-radar scoop on cool things to do in their Philly neighborhoods. Favorites featured on the blog then reappear in uwishunu’s advertising. Additionally, the third episode of the popular Web TV series airing on the

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Sep 12 2007

Northern Liberties And Old City Highlighted In Philly Tourism Campaign

GPTMC Promotes Local Neighborhoods On uwishunu Blog, In Video And In Tourism Advertising

Local favorites in Northern Liberties and Old City are highlighted in uwishunu™ (as in “you wish you knew”), a tourism campaign created by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), funded by the City of Philadelphia and supported by City Councilpersons Darrell Clarke, Frank DiCicco and his colleagues to show off the city from the inside out. On the insider blog uwishunu.com, locals share under-the-radar scoop on cool things to do in their Philly neighborhoods. Favorites featured on the blog then reappear in uwishunu’s advertising. Additionally, three episodes of uwishunu’s popular Web TV series feature tours of Northern Liberties,

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Sep 12 2007

Logan Square And Art Museum Area Highlighted In Philly Tourism Campaign

GPTMC Promotes Local Neighborhoods On uwishunu Blog, In Video And In Tourism Advertising

Local favorites in Logan Square and the Fairmount/Art Museum area are highlighted in uwishunu™ (as in “you wish you knew”), a tourism campaign created by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), funded by the City of Philadelphia and supported by City Councilperson Darrell Clarke and his colleagues to show off the city from the inside out. On the insider blog uwishunu.com, locals share under-the-radar scoop on cool things to do in their Philly neighborhoods. Favorites featured on the blog then reappear in uwishunu’s advertising. Additionally, the seventh episode of uwishunu’s popular Web TV series features a dramatic tour of

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Sep 12 2007

Northwest Philly Neighborhoods Highlighted In Philly Tourism Campaign

GPTMC Promotes Local Neighborhoods On uwishunu Blog, In Video And In Tourism Advertising

Local favorites in Chestnut Hill, East Falls, Manayunk and Northwest Philly are highlighted in uwishunu™ (as in “you wish you knew”), a tourism campaign created by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), funded by the City of Philadelphia and supported by City Councilpersons Carol Ann Campbell, Marian Tasco, Donna Reed Miller and their colleagues to show off the city from the inside out. On the insider blog uwishunu.com, locals share under-the-radar scoop on cool things to do in their favorite neighborhoods. Favorites featured on the blog then reappear in uwishunu’s advertising. Additionally, the latest episode of uwishunu’s popular Web

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Sep 12 2007

Northeast Philly Highlighted In Philly Tourism Campaign

GPTMC Promotes Local Neighborhoods On uwishunu Blog And In Tourism Advertising

Local favorites in Northeast Philadelphia are highlighted in uwishunu™ (as in “you wish you knew”), a tourism campaign created by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), funded by the City of Philadelphia and supported by City Councilpersons Brian O’Neill, Joan Krajewski, Frank DiCicco, Daniel J. Savage, Darrel L. Clarke and their colleagues to show off the city from the inside out. On the insider blog uwishunu.com, locals share under-the-radar scoop on cool things to do in their favorite neighborhoods. Favorites featured on the blog then reappear in uwishunu’s advertising.

Advertising:
A mini-magazine inserted into alternative weeklies in New

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Tagged: uwishunu
Aug 10 2007

GPTMC's First BlogPhiladelphia "Unconference" Deemed A Success

Event Creates Community Beyond The Blogosphere

Nearly 250 professional and amateur social media enthusiasts from the Greater Philadelphia area and around the nation came together in Center City from July 12-13 for the inaugural BlogPhiladelphia conference. The free event, which took place at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia, generated rounds of discussion and fostered creative content contributions among Philadelphia’s social media innovators and educated beginners. Additionally, BlogPhiladelphia celebrated two “firsts”: It was the first “zero-waste” event of its kind, and it was the first social media “unconference” in the U.S. hosted by a tourism organization—the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and insider Philly blog uwishunu.com.

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Tagged: GPTMC, uwishunu
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