Hospitality Marketing Podcast
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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
In this episode of Suite Spot, we pick the brain of a true hotel review response expert. Kristeena Seckinger, who has responded to over 100,000 hotel reviews in her career, joins host Ryan Embree to talk about what it takes to be a successful hotel review response...
In this episode of Suite Spot, we prepare hoteliers for the upcoming holiday season, which is historically slower for hotels. Ryan counts down the top 5 ways to market your hotel during this year’s winter months. We tackle everything from traditional advertising...
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...
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...
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...
In this special edition episode of Suite Spot, we recap the recent 2018 Lodging Conference. It took place at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore resort in Phoenix, AZ. Host Ryan Embree is joined by Travel Media Group’s Senior Director of Product, Jason Lee as they discuss...
In this episode of Suite Spot, we take a look at the state of the hotel industry. With an incredible streak of 100+ months of RevPAR growth, it’s a great time to reinvest in your hotel. Here are 5 ways you can reinvest in your property for a prosperous future.
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.
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.
In this episode of Suite Spot, we uncover which processes hoteliers can put in place to impact their reputation. Host Ryan Embree is joined by Jason Lee to discuss how at the heart of the matter, it’s still all about service.
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.
Diane and Edwin share, from a marketing perspective, what advantages and disadvantages independent hoteliers face in comparison to a branded property. They give different recommendations on how an independent hotel can best share its story to travelers.
In this episode of Suite Spot, we reflect on the recent changes to the TripAdvisor algorithm. Host Ryan Embree is joined by guest Patrick O’Brien, Digital Product Manager and head of the reputation solutions at Travel Media Group.
In this special edition episode of Suite Spot, we discuss the recent 2018 HITEC conference in Houston, TX. This episode serves as a great technology blueprint for the modern-day hotelier.
In this episode of Suite Spot, we examine the growing impact of vacation rentals and private accommodations on today’s hotel industry. Host Ryan Embree is joined by guest Amber Wojcek, Marketing Coordinator at Travel Media Group and author of many of our blogs and white papers.
In the first episode of Suite Spot, we explore the state of millennial travel. Host Ryan Embree is joined by guest Anne Sandoval, Marketing Director at Travel Media Group and adjunct instructor of Social Media at UCF.
Get to Know Suite Spot Host 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.