Hospitality PR Pros: Interview, Don’t Pitch, Travel Writers

Hospitality PR Pros: Interview, Don’t Pitch, Travel Writers

By Julie Wright, President Twitter: @juliewright What happens when 25 travel media and an equal number of hospitality PR professionals are put in a room together for lunch? First, it gets really loud. Second, if those 25 travel media are from Vancouver and the travel PR pros are from California (including destination marketing professionals from San […]

Five Simple Ways to Host a Successful Media Trip

Five Simple Ways to Host a Successful Media Trip

By Erica Schlesinger, Communications Strategist For our hospitality PR client partners, a key component to a successful media relations strategy is planning press visits. Sometimes, this involves setting up an individual journalist with a hotel stay, activities and meals on their own, but often, we will plan a group press trip. Also called a familiarization, […]

12 Signs PR Agency Life Isn’t for You

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Uncategorized
12 Signs PR Agency Life Isn’t for You

By Julie Wright 1. Month end is just another day to you.   2. You’re happiest doing one thing at a time.   3. You don’t read the by-lines as closely as the articles. 4. You don’t measure your life in 5 minute increments.   5. You come up with song hooks instead of news […]

Revenue, Respect and Results: Savvy Reputation Management for Hotels

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Hospitality PR, Public Relations, Social Media

From Yelp to TripAdvisor and everywhere in between, today’s traveler loves their review sites. 80% read online reviews before making a booking decision, 79% say they trust online peer commentary as much as word-of-mouth recommendations, and 93% say they consider it influential in where they stay and play. Combine those stats with the fact that […]

Falling for Sequoia & Kings Canyon: (W)right On Rocks Latest Press Trip

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Hospitality PR, Public Relations

This month, (W)right On President Julie Wright and Communications Strategist Erica Schlesinger led a group of six writers on a whirlwind adventure of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and Yosemite National Park. The media familiarization trip, or “fam,” was our second this year. Along with client partner Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, (W)right […]

Twitter’s New “Buy” Button is Ready to Shake Up Your Social Media

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Social Media
Twitter’s New “Buy” Button is Ready to Shake Up Your Social Media

In today’s digital-loving environment, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t shop online. Retailers tempt with exclusive products, special deals and shipping incentives; and Cyber Monday is quickly on its way to taking over Black Friday, just about the biggest brick-and-mortar shopping day ever. So e-commerce has the world wrapped around its proverbial finger – […]