VFM Leonardo Hosts Hotel Marketing Webinar – Get Social: How to Use Social Media to Tell Your Hotel’s Story
Webinar for Hotel Marketers on January 23rd Featuring Speakers from Reknown Travel Marketing and North Point Hospitality Will Explain How Visual Storytelling can Drive Meaningful Engagement for Hotels.
Toronto, ON, Canada – January 21, 2013 – Travel shoppers are increasingly turning to social networks for hotel information before booking. But many hotel marketers struggle with how to successfully build their social media communities and ultimately drive meaningful engagement.
Visual storytelling is the best way to succeed on social media today. Here’s why: 44% of people are more likely to engage with brands if they post visuals (according to Forbes) and videos are shared 12 times more than text posts on Facebook (according to HubSpot). This webinar, Get Social: How to Use Social Media to Tell Your Hotel’s Story will explore how hotels can tell visually compelling stories to engage their social media communities.
Hosted by: Darlene Rondeau, Vice President, Online Merchandising Best Practices, VFM Leonardo
Date: January 23rd, 2013
Time: 11 am Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 45 min + 15 min Q&A
Attendees will learn:
- What travelers want from social media
- What visual storytelling is and why it is important on social media
- How hotel marketers can successfully tell their stories on social media
Meet the Speakers
Daniel Edward Craig
In his twenty-year career Daniel Edward Craig has worked for a variety of hotels and tourism entities, in positions ranging from director of sales & marketing to vice president. Under his leadership as general manager, Opus Hotel in Vancouver was voted one of the World’s Best 100 Hotels by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and launched the first-ever ever General Manager’s Blog in 2006. Daniel’s articles and blog attract a worldwide following. He is the author of several marketing guides and has published three mystery novels set in hotels. A thought leader in social media strategy and online reputation management, Daniel is a frequent speaker at industry events, including as keynote speaker at the Digital Marketing Conference for Scottish Tourism in Scotland, at the Buy Tourism Online conference in Italy, and at TripAdvisor Master Class events across North America.
A New York college graduate of Communication Studies in 2011, Danielle then moved to Georgia where she now is involved in sales and marketing for five hotels in Savannah. Regarding work, she believes that in everything you do, it needs to reflect you. This is why she enjoys social media because “you can infuse your voice and connect your brand to people in a very visual and engaging way.” Danielle keeps her desk rich in colors with a retro lava lamp and inspirational artwork; has a black cat named Meowmers (the vet laughed also chuckled at her name) and has a huge infinity for the color purple.
About VFM Leonardo
VFM Leonardo is a technology and online media company for the global hospitality industry. We provide e-marketers at hotel brands, management companies and hotel properties with technology, sales conversion tools and a global travel media network that enables them to better visually merchandise their hotels to millions of in-market travel shoppers monthly. Our core products, the VScape® Digital Asset Management System and VBrochure™ Online Merchandising System, leverage the VNetwork™ – the largest media syndication network in the industry. It includes all major search engines, Global Distribution Systems, online travel agencies, travel research and supplier websites, search portals, review, travel editorial, local directories and major social media and video sharing sites. Taking advantage of VBrochure’s mobile and social media platforms, hotels can ensure that their rich visual presentations reach consumers on their mobile devices and through their social graphs. For more information about VFM Leonardo, visit www.vfmleonardo.com.