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Starwood Social Media in Bratislava and the 2012 iPhone Photography Awards

The View from 7K on Swiss from LAX- ZRH

The View from 7K on Swiss from LAX- ZRH

After a long day of travel via Zurich and Vienna, I finally arrived at the Sheraton Bratislava . Waiting for me in suite 717 was a book of Instagram Moments with a note from from the staff that said:

… As we know that Jennifer loves to take Instagram pictures, we thought you’d enjoy this hand-picked selection of 25 of our most favorite shots of Bratislava…;)

Starwood has always been a social media savvy brand, and this is just more proof of why. The book is printed rather nicely and will serve as a visual guide book during my stay here. They even have a twitter account, @StarwoodBuzz with timely tweets about their properties.

Instagram Moments Book

Instagram Moments Book

Instagram Moments Book

Instagram Moments Book

Instagram Moments Book

Instagram Moments Book

If that is not enough new social media awareness to thrill any mobile/global traveler, I learned that my mobile photography image, Road Trip to Giza, which I shot on my iPhone 4s from the middle seat of a Memphis Tours van in December*, won 3rd place in the 5th Annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAs). Wow!

Road Trip to GizaRoad Trip to Giza – 3rd place in travel category of the 2012 iPhone Photography Awards Contest

I’m also incredibly thrilled that my Pedo-Bear image, which I shot in Berlin in March, got an honorable mention in the Lifestyle category. This is one of my all time favorite images.

Bear

Pedo-Bear – Honorable Mention in Lifestyle category

Now I’ve got to go hit the town and celebrate. I’ll start with lunch with my friend,  mobile photographer and Mobile Photo Group co-founder and member  Misho Baranovic. If you love mobile street photography, you should follow the MPG and Misho.

Cheers from Bratislava,

Jen

*In December I had the honor of going to Cairo to make a presentation on the Art of Travel Blogging at the IOETI conference. Memphis Tours showed up the sites. It was and amazing experience and I hope to return to Egypt soon.

If you’re new to the blog you can read about my time in Egypt here.