In 2019, I started “Britt Around Town” to help local businesses and small towns renew and build on their presence to targeted audiences through the power of social media. In the time that Britt Around Town has been in existence, my media channels have grown to a following of more than 9,700—and continue to grow weekly! With an engagement rate of over 200%, and an authentic, genuine audience, I promote small town travel while emphasizing local businesses.
My name is Brittany Brown, and I am the arbiter of local culture and a great source for getting the message out about small businesses and Small Town USA! In a time when online shopping and Amazon trucks are taking over the local scene, Britt Around Town has renewed interest in local tourism, highlighting small businesses through my experience based on my adventures. The enthusiasm and visual, editorial descriptions I offer of businesses in local towns, takes followers on an experiential journey to hidden treasures throughout Bucks County and beyond.
Britt Around Town also pays homage to the many historic sites and attractions in the areas I visit. Entertainment venues, restaurants, small shops, and treasured natural resources all play a role in my highlights of the local wonders we can all enjoy.
Using my love of travel, photography, and community, I have created the Britt Around Town blog and social media feeds that people follow daily. My postings are firsthand experiences in which I give recommendations to Britt Around Town followers and Instagram surfers, just as I would my closest family and friends. Such recommendations have led to people “finding” these gems for themselves and thanking me for pointing them out. Business owners also thank me for highlighting their shops and bringing new traffic to their doors. This brings much needed
revenue to businesses and small towns. I now have businesses that ask me to highlight them!
As a travel influencer, my dream is to expand my visits and travels bringing light to small towns across the United States. Is your Small Town USA ready to be highlighted?
Photo Credit: Ivory Tree Portraits
Britt Around Town was voted Bucks County Herald's Best of the Region Award in the
Local: Community Activist category.
When I first found out I was nominated for the 2022 Bucks County Herald “Best of the Region” contest under the Local: Community Activist category, I have to admit I was a little confused as to why. I don’t fit the common definition of what a “Community Activist” is…but then I looked up the term and found that an activist has deeper meanings:
💙 “Anybody who makes their community a better place is an activist.”
💙 “An activist is anyone who cares about something and has talent that they are willing to put toward that thing.”
💙 “The broad goal of community activism is to enact social transformation that contributes directly to improving living conditions and enhancing community environments.”
After reading these and many other explanations, I got a better understanding as to why someone may have nominated me. I have found a way to use something that I love to help our community and work my butt off every single day to use my talents to make our community better.
My platform is about trying to make our community, and local communities throughout the United States a better place. It’s to encourage travel to our small towns to increase commerce in our area. It’s to bring light and exposure to these local and small businesses so that they may live out their dreams and support a family. It’s to reinforce the importance of eating, drinking, shopping and supporting all things local. It’s to bring awareness to local foundations, such as Pine2Pink, to share about the lives they are helping and help them support such important causes.
So to the person (or people) who initially nominated me…thank you. Thank you for seeing things in me and my platform that I struggle to see myself. And thank you to all those who voted for me in that second round. I hope I continue to make you all proud and strive to continue to make our community and all small town communities a better place. 💙
On May 3, 2022, Brittany Brown from Britt Around Town was recognized at the 2022 Visit Bucks County National Travel & Tourism Week event.
Award proclamation reads:
“WHEREAS, National Travel and Tourism Week was established by a Congressional resolution in 1983, setting aside this week to celebrate the power of the industry, which welcomes more than 6.36 million visitors each year to Bucks County and generates approximately $1 billion annually for the Bucks County economy; and WHEREAS, the Visit Bucks County Award honors an individual who not only helps to bring more visitors to Bucks County, but also has made a difference through their dedication to working with the tourism office; and, WHEREAS, with a following of over 8,400 on social media, Britt Around Town has increased interest in local tourism highlighting small businesses along her adventures; and WHEREAS, using her passion for photography and small-town travel, Brittany Brown highlights local restaurants, shops and must-see places, stimulating revenue for local small businesses; and WHEREAS, Ms. Brown also takes followers virtually to historic sites and attractions, entertainment venues and outdoor recreation while sharing firsthand experiences. NOW, THEREFORE, do we, the Board of Bucks County Commissioners ~ Chair Robert J. Harvie Jr., Vice Chair Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, and Commissioner Gene DiGirolamo ~ proclaim our congratulations to Brittany Brown for receiving the “2022 Visit Bucks County Award." In so doing, we applaud Ms. Brown for her work with "Britt Around Town," and wish her many years of continued success.”
Other 2022 National Travel and Tourism Week Award winners include:
🏆 Guest Service Excellence Award: Kathy from Fox and Hound B&B
🏆 Tourism Innovation Award: Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle
Britt Around Town was voted Bucks County's Best Social Media Personality by the community in the 2021 Bucks Happening List!
I pour my heart and soul into this account and it has quickly grown into one of my deepest passions. I am so proud of all of the friendships, partnerships and opportunities that have come up along the way. It means the world to me to be able to provide you with content that others find helpful in both their personal and business lives. This all started from a love of taking photos and my love for supporting others...and you all are the ones who helped it grow into what it is today. Without you, this account would mean nothing.
So I thank you all, from the very bottom of my heart, for voting for me and for supporting me over the last year and a half. You all are the true winners, not me. Your love for local and support of the businesses and travel destinations that I post about is what keeps this page going. Thank you for giving me a place to highlight all of the beauty that this world has to offer. You all are my WHY.