• MARKETING: TRAVEL
    Travel Brands Up For CLIO's - What They Did Right
    If you're an advertiser, the CLIO Awards should be a familiar name. Honoring innovation and creative excellence in the industry, the CLIO Awards make being a nominee a great accolade in itself. Submissions from all of the globe have been reviewed and whittled down by world class creative talent to the 2016 Shortlist revealed last week. Of the remaining elite, five travel brand campaigns have made the cut!
  • MARKETING: TRAVEL
    A New Era Of Business Travel
    Free drinks in first class, five-star restaurants and breathtaking views from the hotel balcony. All too often, business travel is depicted as something glamorous. Don't get me wrong, it can be. But there's also the frequent reality of fast food and flight delays, missing putting your kids to bed and nights spent tossing and turning in a bed that isn't your own.
  • MARKETING: TRAVEL
    Pet Peeve: Pet Programs
    Pet peeve: pet programs and other examples of marketing me-tooism. It's impossible to count how many hotels and hotel brands in the past 10-15 years have issued press releases about their pet programs. They inevitably have cutesy names - usually involving a tired pun; and they might include something "creative" like a monogrammed collar.
  • MARKETING: TRAVEL
    Hey, Travel Marketers, Here's the Story...
    Leisure travel is still just that-leisure. People have to buy food, medicine and hygiene products-they don't have to buy a Caribbean vacation. The way to reach them is with a great story that spans across screens.
  • MARKETING: TRAVEL
    Tapping Into The Pokemon Go Phenomena
    With over 26 million Americans already playing Pokemon Go in less than two weeks since its launch, it's become not just a gaming phenomena, but a social one. And, as the game is quickly rolled out to even more countries in the days and weeks ahead, it will almost assuredly make Pokemon Go a global phenomenon as well, creating a gaming platform that is universally understood and enjoyed across cultures, geographies and languages.