Podcast 137 January 6th 2017

Podcast 137 January 6th 2017

“New Year New Challenges” what are the top things to focus on for the start of the year, strategies to outsmart OTA’s on MetaSearch, predictions, and prognostications”


Hello everyone and welcome to Hospitality Digital Marketing the podcast, I am your host Loren gray and this is episode #137, we are airing Friday, January 6th, 2017 where every week we spend around 20 minutes sharing the most interesting tools, news, and techniques being used in digital marketing for the hospitality industry. We also do a quick recap of our weekly Live Video show “This Week in Hospitality Digital Marketing” which also airs every Friday at 10:30 am Central US Time. SO let’s get started;

Tim Peter
Robert Cole
Holly Zoba

Show Notes

Minute 10 — Carnivals new RFID armbands use and what scary aspects can it be used for.

Minute 21 — What defines creepy when it comes to personalization

Minute 37 — AirB&B in market impact discussion

Minute 46 — Self driving cars come back into the conversation, will todays kids even own a car in 15 years

Minute 55 — Meta on Meta Expedia on TripAdvisor and strategies about taking inventory out of OTA offers but keeping it for metasearch

Minute 65 — Robert reviews the history of OTA contributions

Minute 81 — Tim’s predictions for 2017

Minute 89 — recap of channel costs and market strategies with Robert

Minute 95 — Robert’s predictions for 2017

Minute 100 — Show stats from 2016 recap

Minute 104 — Loren’s predictions for 2017

Minute 114 — Show ends

Possible topics

Carnival Corp.’s new ‘smart ships’ know your name, what you want and where you want it


The Smart Hotelier’s 2017 Top Ten Digital Technology & Marketing Resolutions


Here’s What Agency Execs Are Looking for During CES 2017

AI, VR and IoT will be front and center


Expedia Finally Joins TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking Platform

Expedia Finally Joins TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking Platform

Uber Is Closing In On Volkswagen


2017 Predictions: Emerging Trends in Hospitality & Technology


Pushing the Limits of Advertising With Paid Social, Mobile and Video


1) Waldorf-Astoria closing http://www.businessinsider.com/the-waldorf-astoria-is-closing-2017-1

2) FTC doesn’t like resort fees


3) US Hotel industry closes the year with a ‘meh’

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