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Tune in to Suite Spot, the hotel marketing podcast by Travel Media Group. Twice a month, we’ll zero in on a topic relevant to hoteliers today. Learn about hotel marketing news and expert tips to help your hotel compete online. Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, or wherever you download podcasts. Topics we’ll cover include trends in social media, online reviews, and how travelers search for hotels online today to help hoteliers stay on top of industry trends and keep up with the competition.

Suite Spot is hosted by Travel Media Group brand ambassador Ryan Embree, who is joined by other experts on all things hotel marketing. Check out our latest episodes below, which include detailed show notes and complete transcripts. Have a question you’d like us to answer on the show or a topic you’d like to hear about? Text or leave us a voicemail at (407) 984-7455.

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Recent Suite Spot Episodes

50 – 1st Impression Score™

In this episode of the Suite Spot, we celebrate another hotel digital marketing innovation created by Travel Media Group’s product development team led by VP of Product & Technology, Jason Lee. Host Ryan Embree is joined by Jason to discuss 1st Impression Score™,...

46 – Action Planning for COVID-19

In this episode of the Suite Spot, we continue our discussion on COVID-19 and the virus’s impact on the hotel industry. Host Ryan Embree welcomes Jason Lee, Vice President of Product & Technology, back to the Suite Spot to get his perspective and insights on this...

45 – Managing Through COVID-19

In this episode of the Suite Spot, we discuss the COVID-19 crisis facing hoteliers around the globe today. Host Ryan Embree helps navigate these unprecedented times in the hospitality industry and shares words of encouragement on behalf of Travel Media Group. Ryan...

43 – Making Moves On TripAdvisor

In this episode of the Suite Spot, we discuss how to improve your hotel’s city rank on TripAdvisor, no matter where your property currently stands. Host Ryan Embree is joined by guest Patrick O’Brien, TMG's Product Director and reputation solutions expert. Ryan and...

41 – TMG Culture With Dana Singer

On this special edition of the Suite Spot, we host Travel Media Group’s Vice President and General Manager, Dana Singer. Ryan Embree and Dana share thoughts on what sets the Travel Media Group experience apart for our hotel partners. Ryan and Dana take a trip down...

29 – TMG OneView™ with Jason Lee

In this episode of Suite Spot, we celebrate the one year anniversary of Travel Media Group’s user-generated content management system: TMG OneView™. Host Ryan Embree is joined by the architect of OneView and VP of Product Development & Technology Jason Lee. Jason...

28 – HITEC 2019 Special Edition

In this special edition episode of Suite Spot, Host Ryan Embree is joined by the head of Travel Media Group’s product and development team, Jason Lee, to share his key takeaways from the recent HITEC 2019 conference in Minneapolis. Ryan and Jason talk about all the...

27 – How to Market Your B&B

In this episode of Suite Spot, we focus our attention on the bed and breakfast segment of the hospitality industry. Host Ryan Embree is joined by Director of Marketing Anne Sandoval to talk about how your bed and breakfast property can stay competitive with the rising...

26 – How to Manage Google Reviews

In this episode of Suite Spot, we discuss reports that Google Reviews surpassed as the number one review distribution site. Host Ryan Embree is joined by Jason Lee to explore how Google is positioning itself in the hotel industry and what it means for...

20 – Custom Social Content

In this episode of Suite Spot, we explore the exciting, recent announcement of Travel Media Group’s newest solution: Custom Social. Joey Schuster, Product Development Manager, joins host Ryan Embree to share all the exciting features and benefits of this new solution....

14 – Phocuswright Special Edition

In this special edition episode of Suite Spot, we discuss the recent 2018 Phocuswright conference in Los Angeles.  Host Ryan Embree is joined by Patrick O’Brien, product manager and Phocuswright attendee veteran, who gives his take on the innovative technology...

13 – Dreamforce Special Edition

In this special edition of Suite Spot, we discuss a hospitality keynote presented at the 2018 Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco. The keynote, "The Future of Travel and Hospitality," was a fireside chat with Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson. In this...

12 – Marketing Your Branded Hotel

In this episode of Suite Spot, we focus on marketing branded and franchised hotels. Host Ryan Embree teams up with the leaders of Travel Media Group’s sales team, Diane Elderkin and Edwin Pomales, to discuss. In the What's News segment, Ryan shares an article that...

09 – Tailor Social Media Content to Attract more Guests

In this episode of Suite Spot, we take a look at what it takes to manage and run a successful social media marketing strategy in today’s hotel industry. Priscilla Osorio, Social Media Analyst at Travel Media Group, joins host Ryan Embree to give advice to hoteliers on how to tailor social media content to create an engaging and effective social media campaign.

08 – Guest Feedback & Satisfaction

In this episode of Suite Spot, we discuss guest feedback and the ways today’s hoteliers are leveraging this information to better their businesses. Senior Digital Marketing Specialist Brittany Hill joins Ryan Embree to share best practices on how to obtain feedback from guests and how to leverage it.

06 – Optimizing for Voice Search

Amber Wojcek, content manager at Travel Media Group, joins host Ryan Embree to study the impact of voice search in the industry and where it might be heading. We provide tips on how hotels can optimize their websites for voice search and share best practices on voice search traffic conversion.

Get to Know Suite Spot Host Ryan Embree

Ryan Embree

Ryan Embree

As Brand Ambassador, Ryan fosters relationships with hoteliers and hospitality groups. You may have met Ryan at a recent trade show, or heard his voice on one of our educational webinars or podcast episodes. Ryan loves the ability to create long-lasting professional relationships with hoteliers and is dedicated to helping them grow their businesses. Ryan has an extensive background in hospitality and graduated from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. Before assuming his role as Brand Ambassador at Travel Media Group, Ryan was a Senior Digital Media Consultant helping hotels optimize digital presence and maximize revenue. He also has frontline hotel experience working in operations and customer service roles at several hotels and resorts, like the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando and Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.

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