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KOA Sparks Online Campfire Community

August 25, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) has launched a new online community  that aims to give tent, cabin and RV campers an interactive and social  experience.

KOA’s “Around the Campfire” community (powered by BlogFrog) is led by six  highly influential bloggers who provide lively conversations and expertise on road trips, traveling with kids, campfire cooking, outdoor lifestyles and photography, according to a news release.

“As a forward thinking outdoor brand, KOA is truly embracing the power of the blogosphere and social media to its fullest potential by launching the industry’s first online camping community,” said Rustin Banks, CEO of BlogFrog.

From novice campers to those who live outdoor lifestyles, the KOA online community is a virtual place for all outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning and sharing camping strategies and tips, favorite locations, and of course campfire songs and stories. Community members can participate in the latest and hottest discussions, join a forum, share a photo, start a new discussion and live chat with like-minded campers.

Key topics to be covered in the community include:

  • General Camping
  • Camping with Children
  • Cooking and Recipes
  • Equipment Reviews
  • Green Camping
  • Highways & Byways
  • Motorcyclists
  • One Tank Wonders
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Camping with Pets
  • Photography
  • RV Tips/Lifestyle
  • Snowbirds

“We’ve built a fully interactive online community where our campers can ask experts questions, share stories, find recipes and meet one another,” said Toby Hedges, director of digital marketing at KOA. “We chose BlogFrog for their cutting edge social media conversational marketing technology platform and their relationships with over 65,000 bloggers.”

The “Around the Campfire” community was kicked off with a launch party live chat on Tuesday (Aug. 23) that received over 1,500 replies from hundreds of active participants. The “Around The Campfire” community’s expert leaders discussed travel destinations, outdoor activities, camping tips and more. They also gave away several prizes from Coleman and Cabelas.

To learn more or simply join the community for free, click here http://koa.com/community.

About BlogFrog

BlogFrog is an instant community platform used by thousands of bloggers to enable readers to interact with each other, engage in like-minded discussions, and share rich media content. The company extends this engagement to brand marketers to enable relationship and trust-building with women and mom consumers online. BlogFrog is a private company headquartered in Boulder, Colo. For more information, visit the website: http://theblogfrog.com or follow along on Twitter @theblogfrog.

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