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Chamber Uses Social Media During Heritage

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -

the Hilton head island-Bluffton chamber of commerce has setup a social media tent at the RBC heritage, trying to get folks to share their experiences at the tournament and on the island.

This is the first time they have ever done this, they are inviting folks in to tweet or facebook about their experience here at the RBC Heritage, and officials say its an invaluable way to connect with folks around the world.

"It's a great marketing tool, it's something really that money can't buy," said Bill Miles, of the Chamber.

From tweeting to Facebook folks at the RBC Heritage are taking advantage of social media.

"We participate in Facebook, so it was just an interesting thing to do, we plan to take pictures, my husband is working here as a gallery marshal," said GInger Hudock.

"Oh absolutely, and the RBC has been retweeting us, it's been a great time, we've just been having a great time in Hilton Head, we come here after Augusta and it's like a vacation for us," said Ava Medcroft and Daniel Sanchez.

That's exactly what the Chamber of Commerce wants you to tweet at its new social media lounge. The chamber is using this interconnectivity to help promote our island to potential visitors

"Social media has really taken off and it's important for us as a destination that there's a great awareness with us. So when you have people sitting there tweeting about what a great time they're having at the tournament and what a great time they are having on Hilton Head Island, it just sort of magnifies the many many tentacles that are out there, and further spreads the word on Hilton Head Island," said Miles.

And patrons think its a smart way to market our island.

"It's absolutely a great idea, it gets a lot of people to come down here and enjoy all of the many things to do," said Sanchez.

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