Mayor Buckhorn to proclaim Foursquare Mayor of Tampa

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn will sign a proclamation naming the Foursquare Mayor of Tampa in honor of Foursquare Day. The event will take place at the Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk at Tampa Convention Center on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2:04 p.m.

To be proclaimed the Foursquare Mayor and receive the proclamation, the person must be the reigning mayor of Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk at 2:04 p.m. on Foursquare Day. Mayor Buckhorn will be on hand to sign and present the proclamation.

The event is being held in celebration of Foursquare Day and to help raise awareness about ways social marketing can be used to increase business. Tools such as Foursquare are not only an easy way to promote a business, but it is free, making it an affordable option to add to a marketing program.

Recently, the Tampa Downtown Partnership encouraged downtown businesses to use social media websites like Foursquare to inform people about special deals and offers. Additionally, in its continued efforts to create economic development through tourism and promote Tampa as a worldwide, premier destination, Tampa Bay & Company is actively engaged in multiple social and user-generated websites. Through the use of social media outlets, such as Foursquare, Tampa Bay & Company is better able to engage and interact with visitors with the ultimate goal of providing a positive economic impact to the community and benefiting local businesses. Foursquare Day, started in Tampa by Nate Bonilla-Warford, is a grass-roots movement that celebrates social media and local communities and businesses.

For more information about Foursquare Day events in Tampa you can visit online http://foursquare.com. To become mayor of Sail Pavilion start checking in at http://foursquare.com/venue/1508957.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.