Posts Categorized: Media Relations

Strategic Public Relations for Hotel Management Companies: Why it’s Critically Important

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When consumers book a stay at a Hilton or Marriott or Holiday Inn, they typically don’t know (or necessarily care) who is behind the scenes running the show and making sure their needs and expectations are met. For that reason, many industry executives don’t fully appreciate the value of strategic public relations for hotel management companies and what it can do for their business. But the truth is, a smart media and marketing plan can greatly increase awareness and ultimately expose hotel management companies to other key audiences including hotel owners, operators, developers and investors.

How to Leverage University Professors as Expert Media Sources

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By its nature, a university is a hub of knowledge: High-level thinkers and academics make up the largest portion of employees. Professors bring a foundation of knowledge and practical expertise in a myriad of topics, from business ethics and bee-keeping to 17th century French fashion and astrophysics.

And they are not just dusty academics – they are artists, scientists, historians, inventors, musicians and writers – in short, experts in nearly everything under the sun. In my experience as a media coordinator for a university, leveraging university professors as expert media sources is critical to building awareness and distinguishing your academic programs.

Case Study: Green Oak Village Place Black Friday Survival Kits

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At Identity, we believe great marketing has the power to change the course of history. Great work is not just an expectation. It’s our business model. We live it and breathe it daily. You can check out some of our great work and case studies on our website. This post is part of a continuing series in which we provide additional commentary from the case studies featured on our site.

Black Friday continues to be the biggest shopping day of the year and serve as the unofficial kick-off to the holiday shopping season. With virtually every retailer looking to garner the attention of shoppers, separating companies from the rest of the pack has become increasingly difficult for retailers—making it that much more important to find unique ways to engage shoppers. We did just that with Brighton, MI based Green Oak Village Place (GOVP).

Marketing For Brands: How Beyonce’s Surprise Visual Album Spells Success

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When it comes to marketing for brands, it can be challenging and even uncomfortable to think creatively. However, if done so in a strategic and thoughtful way, implementing those ideas that are out of your comfort zone can often pay off in a big way.

To ensure your new marketing approach is a good fit, you should consider three things:

Hyperlocal News Lessons Learned From Patch Struggles

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Last month, news leaked that Patch, AOL’s hyperlocal news network, could be shutting down. While the company has since come out to deny those reports (and the websites are still up and running), the community news service has had its share of trouble, with AOL laying off roughly 40 percent of its Patch work force in August 2013.

Tricks of the Trade Show

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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events estimates that nearly 33,000 trade shows take place each year throughout the United States and internationally, with more planned to be added in the coming years. A growing and valuable resource, having representation at trade shows can offer a number of benefits to your company—the trick is finding the right shows that will add the right value at the right time based on your company’s goals and objectives.