Passion-Based Marketing | Hotel and Lifestyle Marketing | San Diego | Susan Tucker
Passion based internet marketing for hotels and lifestyle brands, using inbound marketing and out of the box digital marketing strategies.
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Author: Susan Tucker

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What if Darth Vader Was Your VIP Guest?

Our Team consisting of Cory Falter, Michael Duffy and myself recently offered the following content as a presentation at a conference. Want the slides? Let me know!  In a galaxy not so far, far, far away...  a brave leader is trying to grow the outpost he and his followers believe so deeply in. But their methods, although historic and heroic, are no match for the new world. All of a sudden, inbound out of the sky, comes a prophet in white – who promises a connection that could grow their outpost beyond their wildest imaginations. But, before he can share his secrets, a test will prove the worthiness of the outposters...
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loyalty programs for hotels

Lookin’ for Love? Maybe It’s Time to Explore Loyalty Programs

If there's one thing we marketers love it's, well, love. A way to find that secret sauce of connecting with people and keeping them coming back for more. We wordsmith articles for websites, create fun tidbits for social media channels, crunch open rates and, oh, so much more. That magic we're hoping to create all comes down to love. A love between a person and your brand that's so deep and special there is nothing that can take it away. For anyone in the hospitality industry, there's one sure-fire way we've discovered to create a spark, and it's through a well thought-out loyalty program. If you're also looking for that love connection, we think this could be the answer.
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digital marketing for hotels

3 Spring Cleaning Tasks You Can’t Delegate to the Housekeeping Department

Travel season is just around the corner and, believe it or not, your housekeeping department isn't the only one with mounting to-do lists to get ready for it. Your hotel's marketing department should be too! Now is the perfect time "spring clean" the organization's website and email marketing. Small tweaks now can reap big rewards later. Here are three spring cleaning tasks to turn your hotel's digital marketing into a lead-capturing machine.
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Pugs, Politics and More Content Marketing No-No’s for Hospitality Brands

Let's face it; it's a dog eat dog world out there in digital marketing land. With more and more brands vying for the decreasing attention span of potential customers, it can be easy to lean on click-bait tactics for standing out. Like pugs. Or politics. Or any Kardashian-ish ploy to get people to look. But, these are all mistakes. Big, 'uge mistakes. If you've fallen victim to any of these content marketing traps, we're asking you to drop the keyboard, take a step back and get yourself back on track with these no-fail content marketing rules that are certain to help drive inbound sales, and your bottom line.
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web design for hotels

Is Your Hotel Web Design a Trick or Treat?

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why your website is undoubtedly one of the most important assets your organization can have. For any given property, your website is a virtual front door and face to the world. If it scares off a new visitor at the get-go, their quick reaction is to scamper away and head out to a more welcoming destination. However, if you have a deliver thoughtful, engaging and relevant content not only will you pull them in, you'll likely have them converted into raving fans. Are you scaring away potential guests or giving them the sweet stuff? Let's find out.
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Hit Your Sales Target With These 4 Powerful Marketing Automation Goals

In an earlier post, we covered hot automation tips for boosting hotel sales. Today, we're going to expand on those ideas and explore automation goals. The topic of automation for a lifestyle brand is an important one. Why? Because the key to success lies on the organizations ability to efficiently attract and convert the best leads. Before you start considering ways to automate your brand's marketing, you first have to decide exactly where your priorities are. It's important to create specific goals and make an automation strategy. Once you do this, it's easy to figure out exactly what you need automated and how you're going to go about doing it.
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From Looking to Booking – Digital Marketing Tips for Luxury Properties

By now you've probably heard it enough to know that in today's digital age every hotelier must have an online presence in order to effectively reach current and potential guests. Particularly unique and independent properties, which may not yet have the benefit of widespread brand recognition. Now that the public is exposed to more media than any time in history, the success of your luxury property will depend on the ability to really hone in on how to attract the right kind of guests. It's not about making your reach more expansive, it's about creating a digital action plan with a goal of precision targeting and engaging content. For today's post, let's assume you have set up a website, social media profiles and are gathering email addresses for hotel, and let's talk about ways in which to best utilize these channels in order to guide your future guests from looking to booking.
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Internet Marketing for Hotels – Trends to Embrace in 2016

It's hard to believe we are nearly through the first quarter of 2016, and with a good ten months ahead of us, it's never too late to getting the ball rolling on proven trends from which any industry can benefit, but especially hotels. Internet marketing for hotels has changed rapidly in the past few years, and will continue to evolve as technologies roll out. Wondering how you can leverage the latest trends from ways in which your brand can benefit? Here is a breakdown.
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