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Milestone Internet Marketing Wins Multiple Adrian Awards:
eBuzz Connect Hotel Online Reputation Monitoring Tool
Wins Silver in Web Applications Category
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Santa Clara, CA – January 19, 2010 – Milestone Internet Marketing announced today it won three silver awards in the recently concluded 2009 Adrian Awards Competition presented by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally. Out of nearly 1,100 entries submitted for this year’s competition, Milestone was honored for its creative brilliance and best practices in web application design and programming for the hospitality and travel industries. 

The highlight among the award-winning entries is a silver award for eBuzz ConnectTM, Milestone’s Social Media and Online Reputation Management System, in the Web Applications category. The system enables hotels to monitor and manage online reputation.  eBuzz ConnectTM serves as an online reputation management guide and demystifies how hotels and businesses can maximize gains and track online performance in social media channels. eBuzz ConnectTM offers powerful reporting and the ability to provide actionable reports that can help hotels improve services to customers and eventually increase profitability. 
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Milestone recently presented eBuzz ConnectTM at the 2009 Travel Innovation Summit held by PhoCusWright. Milestone was selected amongst a few leading hotel technology innovators to present at this conference.  The Travel Innovation Summit represents the next big wave of innovation in the travel industry, and chooses only 30 out of hundreds of competing innovators from around the world to take the stage. The tool received rave reviews at the conference including the following comment from Tnooz Editor:
“Probably the best of the social media monitoring tools on (Travel Innovation Summit) show. A very well designed dashboard which includes every area of social media coverage such as TripAdvisor, Facebook, blogs, forums, Twitter et al. The tool also allows specific keyword analysis and the ability to weight the importance of coverage on individual sites. Not a game-changer by any means, but a useful service.” - Kevin May, Editor, Tnooz Talking Travel Tech.
In addition, Milestone won the following awards for its innovative hotel website design and internet marketing strategies: The Nick Hotel website (www.nickhotel.com) was revamped following sophisticated search engine optimization (SEO) guidelines, incorporates several Web2.0 features, and is promoted using organic, local, and social media optimization techniques and paid search marketing.  Since the site launched in August 2009, direct online bookings have increased dramatically on a month to month comparison. In its launch month of August 2009, the website generated over 300% increase in online bookings compared to August from the previous year. 

The Historic Inns of Annapolis website (www.historicinnsofannapolis.com) was revamped keeping in mind the usability, relevancy, and the target clientele for the properties. Since the new website launched in late April 2009, website online bookings have increased from an average of 300 room nights per month to over 900 room nights per month. 

To learn more about Milestone, please visit www.milestoneinternet.com  or email sales@milestoneinternet.com or call (888) 350-8396.

About Milestone
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. is an award winning Website Design and SEO firm, and 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, and several Social Media Optimization initiatives like Online Videos, Blogs, RSS, etc.    Milestone currently works with over 750 hotels and drives over $250M in annual revenue for its clients. Milestone is a preferred vendor for several major lodging industry brands 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 workshops and book.   For more information on our products and services, please visit www.milestoneinternet.com or email sales@milestoneinternet.com or call (888) 350-8396.
 

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Contact:

Teresa Soriano-Villaruz 
Tel: 408-492-9055 x 6871 
Email: tsvillaruz@milestoneinternet.com
Web: www.milestoneinternet.com
Blog: http://blog.milestoneinternet.com
 

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Also See: Milestone Internet Marketing Wins Six New Website Design and Internet Marketing Awards / November 2009
Aqua Hotels and Resorts Licenses eBuzz ConnectTM Social Media Management Tool / November 2009
Milestone Expands Product Offering for Social Media and Web 2.0 Strategies for Hotels / October 2009
Milestone Internet Marketing Hotel Websites Continue To Win Awards / September 2009
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. Launches eBuzz ConnectTM; Online Social Media Management for the Hospitality and Travel Market / June 2009
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. Launches eBuzz ConnectTM; Online Social Media Management for the Hospitality and Travel Market / June 2009
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. Enhances Its Google Certifications / June 2009
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. Wins Best Hotel and Lodging Website Award / April 2009
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. Wins Multiple Adrian Awards for Excellence in Hotel Internet Marketing / January 2009
Milesone Launches Graviti™; Hotel Industry’s First Integrated Social Media Optimization Plan / November 2008
Milestone Internet Marketing wins W3 Silver Award for Hotel Website Design and Promotion / November 2008
Matt Cutts, the Google Guy, Shares Insights on Smart Strategies and Analytics for Improving Hotel Web Site Performance / November 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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