My Favorite Minnesota
Webisodes, short audio or video presentation on the Web, are used to promote products, preview music, deliver news events and present all sorts of information.
In late 2006, Explore Minnesota Tourism (EMT) revamped its website and hopped onto the webisode wave with a section of the new website called ‘My Favorite Minnesota’. Videos of the quirky, wonderful, intriguing and beautiful aspects of Minnesota were created and submitted by people who identified their submission as their favorite thing about Minnesota. Since then, ‘My Favorite Minnesota’ has become one of the most popular pages on the website.
The success of EMT’s webisodes prompted the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association (PBSBA) to look into creating a Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway webisode. The Byway webisode will tell the story of the Byway area in an engaging, quick and clever way. The witty truth and lore style that has been made popular in the PBSBA’s interpretive panels and printed materials will serve as the platform for the webisode. Costs for professional photography, videography and editing have been gathered and the organization is currently seeking sponsorship.
Over the past ten years, the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association has brought the stories, the sites and the fun of the Byway area to the life for those who live in and around the fourteen jurisdictions along the Byway route. The webisode project will show a significantly greater audience why the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway is viewed by so many as ‘My Favorite Minnesota’.