Customer service is marketing—without it, there won't be any customers to service.
Motel 6 reboots its security platform with Crossbeam Systems, Inc.
MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment on the Vegas strip are in the business of getting you to have fun, let loose and spend.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas launched a revamped rewards program designed to provide consumers with points and prizes for activities including gaming, dining and clubbing, said company CMO Brian Bork. The program was designed by L.A.-based agency Meat and Potatoes, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's AOR.
Once Chris Gabaldon, chief sales and marketing officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. starts talking about his brand, it's hard for him to stop. He gets on a roll, effusing about how the company has navigated the recession, or its recent brand repositioning, or the launch of its loyalty program, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards. Gabaldon's enthusiasm is, as they say, contagious.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. launched a $10 million advertising campaign on Sept. 16 to spread awareness of its new brand positioning. The Marriott-owned hotel chain created the effort, which includes direct mail, email, social media and banner ads, with Los Angeles-based agency Team One.
The amount of money spent at US merchant locations increased by 8.8% in June, compared with the prior year, according to First Data Corp.'s SpendTrend analysis for the month. The report measured credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT cards and checks spending.
Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa will launch a campaign this fall using direct mail, email, social media and banner ads, said Michael Winfield, president and CEO of the company. The Bermuda resort is working with Merge Consumer Marketing, which it selected last month as its AOR after an RFP process that included five agencies.
MGM Resorts International launched a campaign promoting its revamped loyalty program, which offers four tiers of reward options based on customer behavior.
Shahnaz Mahmud speaks with David Godsman, VP of global Web at Starwood Hotels, and Jeff Ragovin, chief revenue officer of Buddy Media, at DMA 2010
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