For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Mark
Wittman Airport Ready for Community Engagement
July 20, 2011, Oshkosh, WI - Wittman Regional Airport recently crossed into the modern age of community outreach with the inauguration of a host of new social media tools that deliver unique airport-based content free-of-charge. The airport now regularly updates a blog – weblog – as well as a Twitter feed and even a new Internet-based radio station, all focused on telling stories about the people and the work that takes place here 24 hours each day, seven days a week.
Airport Director peter Moll said, “Those of us who work on the airport realize there are dozens of opportunities each week for Wittman Regional Airport to affect the economic activity of the community … and not only during the 10 days or so every year when AirVenture hits town.”
The blog, found on the front page of the Wittman Airport website (wittmanairport.com), even offers an RSS feed option that allows subscribers to receive a quick e-mail notice whenever a new story posts. No more need to continually visit the website looking for updates.
Our Twitter feed - @wittmanairport – in Twitter speak, offers short notes about happenings on the airport, as well as links to resources people interested in aviation and airport operations will find useful.
Then there’s Wittman Airport Radio, a new creation that offers anyone, anywhere a chance to listen in from their iPod or Smart phone to airport-produced radio shows about relevant airport topics. The first one, for instance, explains the intricacies of understanding the economic impact the airport delivers to the region. All shows are syndicated through iTunes.
“These new tools also offer us a great channel to entice new businesses to consider Wittman Regional Airport – think, more jobs,” Moll added. “All the content we now produce is broadcast to people all over the world, anywhere there’s Internet access. Marketing our airport doesn’t get much more cost efficient than that.
But wait … you’re probably wondering about our Facebook page right? Let’s just say, it’s coming … soon.
Wittman Regional Airport is owned and operated by Winnebago County. For more information, visit us at www.wittmanairport.com.