Visit Angus is the area marketing campaign which aims to raise the profile of Angus as a visitor destination in Scotland, managed by Angus Council.
The focus of the Visit Angus campaign is mainly digital. The Visit Angus online channels are used to promote activities, events, news and competitions. The Visit Angus Facebook page has over 8,500 ‘likes’, Twitter has over 1,400 followers and Instagram has over 1,000 followers.
FREE listing on www.visitangus.com
The Visit Angus website features information on where to stay, where to eat and drink, what to see and do and events taking place throughout the year in Angus. The website receives over 225,000 visits annually. To ensure you have an up to date business listing simply complete this form.
Accommodation Listing for The Open 2018, 15 – 22 July
Once you complete your Visit Angus Listing your accommodation will be featured on the Visit Angus website, and if you have availability for The Open 2018, your details will also be added to the Carnoustie Country website.
Why have a listing?
Listings are a free way to promote your product or service to visitors. It’s also a great way to increase awareness of your business or event. Your listing will be used on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and in enewsletters which reach thousands of potential visitors.
Digital Information Units (iSigns)
There are a number of Visit Angus iSigns throughout the county which provide visitors with Angus tourism information. The content on these units is sourced from the Visit Angus website, so business listings on www.visitangus.com also appear on the iSigns for free, which are networked throughout Scotland.
FREE event listings on www.visitangus.com
Visit Angus promotes major and annual events which attract visitors to the area. The event section receives over 150,000 page views annually. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to promote your events for free. This information will also be shared on Facebook, Twitter and in monthly enewsletters.
Reciprocal Website Link
If you have a website, please include a link to www.visitangus.com which features a host of information the customer finds useful. If you require a button/icon to include on your website, contact Gillian Black.
Industry Updates: sign up to receive the monthly tourism round-up enewsletter which highlights business opportunities, funding, news and events that can help grow your business.
Visit Angus Enewsletters: subscribe to the monthly Visit Angus enewsletter, which is sent to over 3,300 people with an interest in Angus. If you want to share information such as news, events and offers, in this enewsletter, contact Millie Clarke.
Connect on Social Media
Why use social media?
There are many benefits to using social media including:
- connecting with an engaged audience who are interested in your product/service
- working with fellow businesses and Visit Angus to reach more potential visitors
- the ability to create effective online campaigns
- the ability to engage with your audience and promote special offers, competition and events to increase visitors
Facebook: Visit Angus has over 8,500 likes and growing. On average, it reaches over 100,000 people a month. Like the Visit Angus page and we’ll like your page and share your updates.
Twitter: Visit Angus has over 1,400 followers and growing. On average, @Visit_Angus generates over 40,000 tweet impressions a month. Follow Visit Angus and we will share your tweets.
Instagram: Visit Angus has recently set up an Instagram account to showcase the area through imagery, things to see and do, accommodation, food and drink and events and festivals. This page currently has over 1,000 followers. Follow Visit Angus and we’ll follow you. Include #VisitAngus in your posts to give us permission to share your posts.
#VisitAngus: By using this hashtag it will allow us to easily find and share your posts across the social media channels and help promote Angus through imagery, films and text.
#TasteofAngus: This hashtag is used for food & drink related posts, including our weekly ‘where to eat in Angus’ posts which highlight local cafes, restaurants and bars.
#ThrowbackThursday: This hashtag is used weekly, when we share an image and accompanying text about Angus’s past – this can be a past event, an historical landmark or images of how a place used to look.
#FFF: Friday’s Fascinating Fact is a weekly campaign, where we highlight an interesting fact about the people and places of Angus.
#ScotlandIsNow is VisitScotland’s global campaign hashtag which you are encouraged to include in your tweets and posts on Facebook and Twitter to share experiences in Angus and Scotland.
If you have any content you would like us to share please contact Gillian Black.
- Take part in the monthly Visit Angus promotional campaigns:
- Visit Angus Social Takeover – you can ‘take-over’ the Visit Angus Twitter or Instagram channels to highlight an event or product launch. Get in touch to find out more.
- Three new Visit Angus films have been produced which highlight and raises awareness of Angus as a destination. They each focus on a different themed ’48 Hour Getaway’. These high-end assets can be made available for use by the industry to support destination marketing activities.
Businesses can download the Visit Angus Leaflet and add their own details to the back page, for distribution to visitors looking for information about things to see and do in the area.
Further to this is the 50 Reasons to Visit Angus leaflet which provides a number of interesting facts about Angus.
Angus Tourism Cooperative (ATC)
The ATC has been established by industry to work together to promote Angus as a visitor destination by promoting collaborative working between local businesses and organisations and identifying new opportunities for tourism. To find out more, and to become a member, visit the website. www.angustourism.co.uk
Dundee & Angus Visitor Accommodation Association (DAVAA)
DAVAA is the leading representative for the accommodation sector in Angus and Dundee. DAVAA represents the interests of its members and provides a unified voice for the industry and a valuable forum to network, discuss and share ideas and knowledge. Find out more at www.davaa.co.uk.