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The National Geographic article and video below are a direct result of hosting Elaina Zachos and Amy Rankin for the crane migration. The video is five minutes and 47 second long - one of the longest videos on their website by far (average is 2 minutes in length) - and both accompanies the feature length article and as a standalone asset. The coverage was also shared on Nat Geo’s social networks and received great engagement (2.1K likes on Facebook alone).
- Nat Geo Crane Migration Article: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/sandill-cranes-migration-nebraska-animals-spd/
- Nat Geo Crane Migration Video (5:47 in length): https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/180416-sandhill-crane-migration-nebraska-animals-vin-spd?gc=%2Fvideo%2Fpeople-culture&gs=recent
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The article includes The Speakeasy in Holdrege, NE.
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The article positions Grand Island, Nebraska as one of the best places to travel in March, specifically highlighting the sandhill crane migration. Additionally, the article was featured in Travel + Leisure’s e-newsletter over the weekend.
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