Live Show 73 December 30th 2016

Live Show 73 December 30th 2016

“Police ask Alexa ‘Who Dunnit?’, 2016 trends that don’t make sense, Google unplugs more ‘stuff, this time map maker and a whole mess of stats for the show in review that are in the thousands”

Here is our animated recap of the show

Episode 73 aired December 30th, 2016

Show Notes

Some fun 2016 show stats —

we started talking about direct booking strategies in show 30 and kept it for all but two shows as a repeating topic

We started talking about the Marriott merger before the beginning of 2016 and other than 6 shows it was a topic

None of the tools we have recommended are not still in use

We first started discussing the VR versus Ar topic in episode 25 Feb 10th

We warned about Expedia’ accelerator program in Episode 28

We have discussed social media in every show

We have discussed Facebook or a tool or technique in Facebook all but once in 2016 Google is second by only one show dif

We actually broadcasted on Periscope in show #30 and Meerkat before 2016

We have broadcasted from AUS, CN, CA, UK 17 states, a car, a plane, a boat and a whole lot of hotels rooms and lobbies.

Second Quarter this year was terrible for notes

MetaSearch became a hot topic in the middle of the year, (I wonder why?!?)

We had Seven product guest hosts
Also —
Revenue Managers
Sales Managers
Hospitality Marketers
Digital Marketers
Property level tim members
executive and C level
for brand and independent properties
Product Developers

Collectively we reviewed over 114 products, tools or services just in 2016

Although I cannot show on all the platforms how many countries we were viewed at the couple that I can give us a count of 27 with Russia being third, (hmmmm)

By the numbers;

We were involved in over 7,000+ tweets / 1250+ Linkedin posts / 1,000+ Facebook posts / Hundreds each of Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, G+ (with a community of over 1,700+ members) and have over 6+ days on none repeating content on our own 24 / 7 channel. And a current regular following of OVER 1,000+ per week when combined with our simulcasting on Facebook Live / Periscope (add around 250+) / YouTube Channels and Huzza /Blab (when it was alive) followers.

Add also an average listenership on our weekly podcast, (over over two and half years of this current edition (four years more for the first edition, but not weekly )) of 400+ where we recap the live show within it, on iTunes / Google Play / Sticher / Blubrry / Soundcloud / Talkshoe / Spreakr

All with no advertising dollars spent.

Potential topics
Police ask Alexa: Who dunnit?

Alexa Devices Top Amazon Best-Seller List this Holiday – Millions of Alexa Devices Sold Worldwide
Sales of Amazon Echo family of devices up more than 9x over last year’s holiday season
10 Trends That Defined Digital Marketing in 2016

Why Google shutting down Map Maker should terrify SMBs

IHG investigates possible payment card breach at several U.S. hotels

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