Many of you know that I am a part of the "Mexico Today" initiative from Marca Pais, a project aimed at promoting all the positive aspects of Mexico through real voices of people with a passion for the country. There are 24 of us lending our expertise and love through blog posts and social media efforts and now you can be a part of this too. The "Mexico Today Social Magazine" invites submissions from anyone with amor for Mexico, you can submit your blog posts or articles to be shared on Facebook and become a part of this great community. This means YOU, from all the ex-pat bloggers I know and love to travel writers to the kid down the street, share your voice! Here's the skinny....
"The newly launched Mexico Today Social Magazine on Facebook profiles stories and submissions from leading Mexico bloggers and influencers, including the 24 Mexico Today Ambassadors.
This innovative tactic pushes the envelope of what is possible on Facebook, leveraging community participation from fans to produce a dynamic and evolving, socially-curated online publication. The intent is to create a grassroots movement by allowing submissions from those who are interested in Mexico’s culture, the Mexican economy, Mexico’s environment and more.
Help shape the conversation about today's Mexico. The Magazine accepts not only short links, but also longer blog posts. Submit your content today to enter a chance to win a $500 gift card."
What? $500 you say? Why yes! By simply adding your posts to the magazine you have a chance to win! Dig up your favourite posts about your neighbourhood, your favourite Mexico getaway or the taco stand down the street, all are welcome! Head over to the Mexico Today Facebook page and give them your "like", share your link and voila, easy peasy.
As a social media junkie myself, the project is truly exciting. I invite you to like the "A Canuck in Cancun" Facebook page as well and become a part of my little corner of the network and follow me on Twitter (@cancuncanuck of course). For you Twitter lovers, use the hashtag "#mexicotoday" on your Mexico tweets and be sure to join us for the fast moving Twitter parties, we've got one coming up on Monday October 17th that is not to be missed! Get social, be a part of the community and let's have some fun!
Marca País – Imagen de México, is a joint public and private sector initiative designed to help promote Mexico as a global business partner and an unrivaled tourist destination. This program is designed to shine a light on the Mexico that its people experience every day.
Disclosure: I am being compensated for my work in creating and managing content as a Contribtor for the México Today Program.All stories, opinions and passion for all things México shared here are completely my own.