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Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc.’s Social Media Blog
For Ginn Reunion Resort Wins Multiple Awards

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Santa Clara, CA – July 29, 2008 – Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc., (Santa Clara, CA) announced today that it has won the IMA’s Outstanding Achievement Awards for its design and optimization of the Ginn Reunion Resort’s Blog. Out of hundreds of sites submitted for the IMA Awards this year, http://blog.reunionresort.com/ was judged as one of the best in the Blog and Hotel/Resorts categories by expert hospitality, travel, tourism, and media professionals.  The judgment was based on the internet marketing strategies used to promote the blog as well as merit and success in achieving its objectives. The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor organizations for their outstanding achievement

Ginn Reunion Resort was looking for a way to engage their customer base through social media whilst increasing revenue.  Milestone responded by developing a concept and creating a blog to promote the destination, and position the resort as an expert of the Orlando market.  The resort partnered with local attractions, restaurants, and other demand drivers to provide useful articles and permit user-generated comments for others to read. This strategy is one of industry’s first implementations and greatly enhances credibility, branding, and online revenue for the hotel.  The blog’s design projects upscale positioning of the resort.  Several plug-ins for permalinks, SEO, title tags, ultimate tag warrior, etc. were activated to maximize the effectiveness of the blog. 
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About Milestone: 
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet marketing solutions for the lodging industry.   Milestone’s portfolio of services included Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, Pay-per-Click marketing, email marketing, Blogs, RSS, Podcasts, etc.  Milestone currently works with over 650+ hotels and drives over $85M in annual revenue for its clients.  Milestone is a preferred vendor for several major lodging industry brands and lodging associations and works with some of the leading management companies in the US.   Milestone is also well known as a lodging industry educator for its Hotels to HTMLs internet marketing training workshops and book.   For more information about Milestone, please visit www.milestoneinternet.com or call (888) 350-8396.
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Contact:

Press Contact: 
Teresa Soriano
Tel: (408) 200-6871
Email: tsoriano@milestoneinternet.com

 

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Also See: Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. Launches Galexi TM Content Management System for Hospitality and Travel Market / June 2008
Interview with Matt Cutts from Google Regarding Best Practices for Promoting Hotels Online / Benu Aggarwal / March 2008
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. Wins Gold Adrian Award for Excellence in Hotel Internet Marketing / January 2008
Blogging For Lodging; Are You Blogging Yet? / Benu Aggarwal / April 2007
Milestone Internet Marketing Licenses Hotels to HTMLs™ Handbook To Best Western International (BWI) For Online Education / May 2005

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