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Harvey Chipkin

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  • Selling On Social Media: Searching For The Holy Grail in Marketing: Travel on 06/15/2015

    Selling via social media has become the elusive Holy Grail of marketing. A new entry claims to have found a formula to do it and presents an interesting case.

  • Sharing The Wisdom in Marketing: Travel on 05/18/2015

    It may not be surprising but a recent study from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) found that "Millennials lead the way in using newer travel services. "The survey, in partnership with American Express, showed that travelers ages 18 to 34 are more interested than other travelers in ride share services like Uber (46%) and room-finding services like Airbnb (35%.)

  • Visit Philadelphia Loves Visiting New York in Marketing: Travel on 04/20/2015

    You might think that Philadelphia would be wary of its big-city neighbor, New York - both competing fiercely for tourists. But it turns out that Brotherly Love extends to Philadelphia's long-running and persistent wooing of New York travel media. Visit Philadelphia, the tourism marketing arm for the city, has been sending delegations to New York since 1999 - sometimes once a year, sometimes more - rarely not at all. There are several consistencies around the events: an interesting venue, good food - and actual news.

  • Dealing With The Dizzying Device Dilemma in Marketing: Travel on 03/16/2015

    It's challenging enough that consumers visit multiple sites when they plan and book travel so that a marketer has to wade through the data and figure out the patterns that make it more productive to target and retarget. But now that there are seismic device shifts as more time is spent on mobile and tablets, marketers have to figure out what they're doing on what device - and put it all together.

  • Packaged Tours Brought To Life in Marketing: Travel on 02/16/2015

    With "experience" and "local" the two most-used words in marketing travel these days, it might be a good idea to check out what the U.S. Tour Operators Association (USTOA) is doing to bring local experiences to the attention of travel agents and consumers. Because, while hotels, cruise lines and other suppliers might talk about local experiences, the entire purpose of a tour is to collect them..

  • Getting Sold On Twitter Selling in Marketing: Travel on 01/19/2015

    When Kinko's started in 1990, the idea of a social media network like Twitter would have been pure sci-fi. And there are some skeptics who believe that using social media for marketing remains somewhat of a sci-fi-like mystery, but Bernard Perrine, who co-founded the office services giant (later sold to FedEx) believes that Twitter can be used as a productive marketing tool.

  • Sharing Gives Marketers More Mileage in Marketing: Travel on 12/15/2014

    'Tis the season of sharing and a good time to talk about the importance of having your marketing messages shared on social media. A timely gift comes from the folks at ShareThis, a company that tracks and analyzes social media sharing. Their research shows that travel, not surprisingly, is a highly shared subject, and they have some interesting numbers to share, including:

  • Surmounting Serial Branding in Marketing: Travel on 11/17/2014

    Nobody wants to be a serial hotel brander but sometimes it just happens because of economic reasons or the decision of a new owner. A brand is a promise to deliver on a set of standards but what happens if a hotel or resort shuffles through multiple brands in a short time? How does the public - or travel planners - keep up with that kind of change?

  • Hotels Are In The 'Hood in Marketing: Travel on 10/20/2014

    Every hotel and hotel brand now realizes that an important goal is not only to be a base for exploring the destination in which they're located, but to really be the guest's guide to the area - in any way possible. The reasons are many: associating the property with the destination; creating a stronger relationship with the guest; and building up the destination so people will travel there and perhaps stay at the hotel.

  • Data, Meet Strategy  in Marketing: Travel on 09/15/2014

    The hotel business used to be about location, location, location. Now it's about data, data, data. Unlike location, however, data alone might not ensure success. A strategy has to go along with it. That's the position of Michael Wilson, senior director of product strategy for Webtrends, a 20-year-old company that was early in the data game "You won't be collecting the right data if you don't have a strategy for using that data," said Wilson. "Once you have a strategy, you can use the data to optimize customer experiences. If you don't have the expertise to use data correctly then find someone who does."

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