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Hospitality Marketing Articles from David Brudney

Weighing-in on a broad range of topics related to hospitality sales and marketing . . .

David Brudney & Associates- Hospitality Marketing Consultants
David M. Brudney, ISHC, a nationally recognized spokesman for hotels and a veteran with four decades of experience, is the principal of David Brudney & Assoc. of Carlsbad, CA

As a veteran professional consultant, David Brudney has advised developers and lenders, hotel owners and operators, chains and independents, mega-resorts and conference centers, limited service and B&Bs alike, throughout the U.S. on issues relating to performance evaluation and enhancement, strategy, structure, direction and execution. 

Brudney's area of expertise is sales, marketing and operations and his primary consulting work the past 28 years has focused on producing top line improvement, strategic planning, structure and direction, performance evaluation, result measurement, research and litigation support. 

Brudney's extensive body of work covering four decades includes hands on directing, sales and catering department restructuring and redeployment, strategy and program implementation, production of heavy-actionable marketing plans, marketing overviews, competitive analyses and user analyses along with solid credentials in training and teaching. 

Brudney has become a prolific writer, who shares his hotel marketing experience regularly in online forums. The articles provided here represent both current articles as well as "timeless" ones that appeared many years ago.

Hospitality marketing related articles provided below represent the latest in each topic category. Select the link provided to view earlier articles in the category.

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JANUARY 2011-The incident reminded me of how easy it is for those of us who sell for a living to become too familiar - - perhaps too comfortable - - with the routine of how, where and when we conduct our business.


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June 2013 - Let's hope this newly released report by the U.S. Treasury Inspector General does not trigger the same corporate event cancellation and travel expense cutting that caused so much of the financial damage after American International Group's lavish corporate retreat.


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MARCH 2013- For the record, I am a huge advocate for the use of technology-based communication and selling skills - - when and if appropriate. But there's no doubt in my mind I might no longer be in business were it not for my selective usage of emailing, texting, teleconferencing, webinars and other virtual meetings.


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May 2012 - With the demand for meetings growing and with owners and operators itching for a return to those pre-recession days, once again we’re seeing pressure put on hotel sales associates to push for higher room rates and greater total spend.


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DECEMBER 2007- "Selling" expenses- trade shows, travel, and prospect and client entertainment- grew 9.2 percent in 2006, by far the largest increase of all major cost categories for sales and marketing departments, according to the PKF article. What this information suggests is that maybe hotel owners and operators have rediscovered the importance and value of more personalized direct selling as a means to increasing revenue through higher average daily rates.


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FEBRUARY 2008- One of the most valuable lessons I learned in college was that the only thing constant in life is change. Change is good. But with this change, do we need to abandon the lessons we have learned through experience? Let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.


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August 2011- Paid search advertising is becoming more commonplace by hotel marketers as a cost-effective, high-yielding e-marketing tool to help drive consumers to their respective website booking engines.


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