Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories

Outlets in (foreign) countries: couldn’t we all just use USB?

Christoph Trappe

September 22, 2017

Travel

I have all kinds of different versions of plug-ins now after traveling worldwide for content marketing projects. Brazil, India, Europe, and the United States and Canada. All kinds of countries have their own outlets. The ones in Germany don’t work in Brazil and the ones in Brazil don’t work in Canada. But the ones in […]

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[TRAVEL] Why I try to book air travel earlier than later

Christoph Trappe

August 20, 2017

Travel

There are many studies are out there on when the best time is to book your air travel: 10 weeks out 12 weeks On the weekend Late at night Etc. And while I’m not disagreeing with anyone’s data here today, here’s what works for me and how I book my air travel: Once a trip […]

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TRAVEL: How to get a $6,000 business class seat to Europe or South America for $350

Christoph Trappe

August 17, 2017

Travel

I love flying to Europe, Asia, South America and Australia to talk about authentic storytelling content marketing, but those overnight flights in coach can ruin the beginning of any trip. The solution of course is to fly business class. Just make sure it’s business class with lie down seats like this one. This is a 772 […]

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Be thankful for what you have while striving for improvement

Going on vacation in Maine can let you leave in envy. 😊

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TRAVEL: How to change your Waze GPS app’s voice to your daughter’s (or your own)

Christoph Trappe

July 29, 2017

Travel

I use the Waze app all the time to find my way to client meetings, while on family vacations or really anywhere and anytime when I'm in a town where I don't know the way by heart. In 2017 the crowd-sourcing navigation app rolled out a new feature that now allows you to record your […]

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When I ran into a demonstration in Berlin …

On my Summer 2017 trip to Berlin I was having beers with a friend when I saw a lot of police 👮 activity outside. You know how it is …. once a reporter, always a reporter. Time to investigate and we were done with our beers anyway.  Ich bin ein Storyteller.  Turns out a demonstration […]

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[TRAVEL] How to use the Uber app in Berlin even though Berlin doesn’t have  many Ubers 

Berlin doesn’t allow Uber so on a trip to speak at the Content Marketing Forum 2017 in Berlin I opted for taxis over a rental car for my ground transport.  That was until I opened the Uber app, you know just to be sure it really isn’t working. And, yup, I couldn’t order an Uber […]

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[TRAVEL PHOTOS] The emotions visiting (the history of) Berlin 

Of course Berlin, the once divided city in the eastern part of Germany, has a lot of history – some of it not so good. The Berlin Wall and the Third Reich are two things that come to mind and thankfully the city has created local sites where tourists or really anyone can go and […]

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TRAVEL STORIES: This Europe trip could have started off better! “Do you need oxygen?” 

I was heading to Berlin in June 2017 to speak at the Content Marketing Forum. Upgrade has been requested from Chicago to London (lie down seats are nice for overnight flights – obviously!). All my props and clothes fit in my one carry on and jacket.  Ready to go. The layover in Chicago wasn’t super […]

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[TRAVEL] How I’ll deal with the on and off #electronicsban on an upcoming Europe trip 

Christoph Trappe

June 18, 2017

Travel

After not traveling anywhere and with two cancelled trips – including one to India -during May my June and July are looking tremendously busy with travel within the USA and also to Europe. Here’s a look on a map: For the last few weeks there’s been an ongoing discussion over a so called electronics been […]

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[TRAVEL] Two ways travel technology has recently helped me

Technology can make our lives easier and of course harder. There are still plenty of times when technological solutions don’t work or aren’t keeping my specific customer journey in mind.  But then there are the times when I’m  delightfully  surprised and when technology makes a transaction simple or helps me accomplish a goal on a […]

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[TRAVEL POST] Why I always check first-class air travel cost before booking economy ✈️🛫

It’s been a busy year traveling and booking travel can be a bit of a game. Booked and flown trips: One of my favorite “hacks” so far has been to book one roundtrip to Europe and then other trips within that roundtrip while traveling within Europe. So much cheaper than doing a multi-city ticket. On […]

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[TRAVEL STORIES] What’s better? Uber or Lyft? 🚗🚗

A look at my ride-sharing preference: Uber or Lyft

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[STORYTELLING] What’s with people posting travel pictures to social media and what CMOs can learn from it!

When many people go on vacation their social media opens up. They haven’t said much in months, but when they travel (business or personal) their social media stream fills up.  Pictures from the beach  Check-ins at this cool dinner spot – look what I’m eating  We were upgraded Etc.  You know what I’m talking about. […]

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Reliving your entire childhood on one walk

Christoph Trappe

November 28, 2016

Stories, Travel

I grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany, but today live in the United States. On a recent trip back, while I was speaking at three events in Europe, I took a 2 1/2 hour walk around town-basically most of my childhood. It was kind of interesting I walked by my old schools, where I practiced Judo […]

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TRAVEL CLEANLINESS TIP: What a great idea when flying…

Christoph Trappe

November 27, 2016

Travel

I was getting ready to fly  Chicago –  New York City when the woman about to sit next to me got out wipes and proceeded to completely wipe down her seat.  Everything. The back. The tray area in front of her, too. I looked at her and she said: “Sorry. Getting sick is the last […]

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