Michael Del Gigante | December 17, 2019
By Michael Del Gigante It’s time to make some work-related New Year’s resolutions. For most marketers, that’s no easy task. There are now so many different channels and tactics in the mix that having to choose just a few areas to focus (or refocus) on can feel overwhelming. So, where should you start? Which approaches should you consider embracing to make your marketing efforts more efficient and effective in the year ahead? To help, we’ve pulled together this list of 10 resolutions that every marketer should consider making in 2020 to have a more productive and prosperous year: 1. I will remember that social networks a...
Michael Del Gigante | December 10, 2019
By Michael Del Gigante In their rush to court younger consumers, travel marketers sometimes overlook an important demographic: baby boomers. Members of this cohort, defined roughly as those born between 1946 and 1964, are especially valuable because they often have the income and time to take multiple trips each year: 70%: The share of total US disposable income controlled by baby boomers $6,600: How much boomers spend on leisure trips each year, on average 4 to 5: How many leisure trips boomers take each year, on average What are the key motivators and behaviors of this group? To find out, check out MDG Advertising’s ...
Michael Del Gigante | November 22, 2019
By Michael Del Gigante It’s easy for hospitality marketers to take Facebook for granted. The platform has been around for so long—more than 15 years now—and is so well established that it sometimes can blend into the background and feel like just one marketing option among many. However, the reality is that it’s far from just another marketing channel: for hospitality brands, Facebook is a uniquely powerful platform that has distinct advantages and holds unparalleled opportunities. What are these advantages and opportunities? What makes the social network so special? Why should marketers remain bullish on it after all thes...
Michael Del Gigante | July 3, 2019
As Americans prepare for the July 4th celebrations this year, patriotism is on the rise. That’s not conjecture, but fact: According to a recently released survey of 5,862 US consumers conducted by Brand Keys, the share of people who consider themselves extremely or very patriotic increased across all age groups between 2018 and 2019. For marketers, this rising tide of patriotism presents powerful opportunities to connect with consumers. However, it also presents difficulties. As the researchers note in their report: “We live in an era of political polarization, consumer tribalism, and increasingly fervent social movements…Not onl...
MDG Advertising | August 23, 2018
Are you unsure about how to measure the return on investment of your social media marketing? If so, you're not alone. According to The CMO Survey, only 23% of senior marketers say they can determine the impact of their social efforts quantitatively. This struggle is understandable: assessing all the various types of organic social engagements that happen across multiple platforms can often feel like impossible task. The truth is that it's not. While measuring social ROI does take some time and work, it's absolutely achievable for firms of all types. So, how can brands tackle this problem? To find out, check out the key findings below, a...
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