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Where Are We Now?

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“Where are we now”? – To steal the title from a David Bowie song. As the HMA is about to name its ninth Young Marketer of the Year we thought it timely to catch up with some of the previous winners and find out how their careers have benefitted from winning such a prestigious award.

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T’is the Season for Networking & Learning

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Tis the season of hospitality and travel industry exhibitions. This has become a traditional feature of October and early November in many hotel industry diaries -ahead of the season to be jolly in December.  Are you going to be making the most of the networking and learning opportunities which these events offer this year?

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I’m Opening a Boutique!

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With Monty Python back on stage recently, this line from one of their sketches could not be truer as far as London is concerned.

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Sound Bites From the National Hotel Marketing Conference #NHMC2014

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It was great to meet so many hospitality marketers at the National Hotel Marketing Conference. Here are some sound bites from a great event.

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Tom Chesshyre’s Top Ten Twitter Tips

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A big thank you to Tom Chesshyre, The Times travel writer, who gave these great tips at our meeting the other evening about how PR practitioners can engage more effectively with journalists on Twitter

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Results of Great PR Debate Survey

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Read the results of our Great PR Debate pre-event survey, announced last evening here and a big thank you to everyone who participated.

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The Great PR Debate

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PR is changing, it is hard to put up an argument against this. But are the traditional methods of PR still valid in this digital age? Take a look at this recent article in Tourism, journal of the Tourism Society and make a date to attend the HMA PR meeting in May which will be debating around the topic. More details available soon.

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet

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Raymond Blanc got into hot water this week when he seemingly tweeted the identity of the winner of the Great British Bake Off. As it turns out Raymond didn’t know who the winner was and it was all a bit of a storm in a teacup. 

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Game On!

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Gregory Roekens  of AMV BBDO, the world’s largest advertising agency, gave a fascinating take on how machines are developing human characteristics at the HMA’s Digital Trends 2014 meeting.

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Check-In On the Moon

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Richard Branson is planning to build the first, as you would expect, Virgin branded hotel on the moon.

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