A boatload of hotel brands just got a new CMO

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$50 million Hotel Account Review

Steve’s breakdown: Ark Advisors is handling the review so make sure your credentials are up to date with them. DALLAS, TX: Travel booking site Hotels.com has launched a full review of...

Casino seeks marketing expertise

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Creating a hotel brand out of three

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Casino goes all in on new CMO

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Hospitality Global Agency Search via Bay Area

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Relaunching an Island

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Hotel Giant Promotes CMO & Appoints CIO

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New CMO at Caesars Entertainment

Steve’s breakdown: The new guy used to be the Chief Analytics Officer and oversaw a staff of 175 providing analytical support to all areas of operations including Data Logistics/Business Intelligence, Marketing Analytics, Finance/Capital...

Sharon McCarthy moves into Aegis Living as CMO

Steve’s breakdown: The new CMO has experience with brands such as Kraft Foods, Taco Bell, Picture People and The Discovery Channel. It’s a weird background for the position so maybe a...

Boyne Resorts checks-in new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: These guys run 12 resorts that are all different so this company needs a lot of production work done. Totally worth time to investigate. BOYNE FALLS, MI: Boyne...

Trump Taj Mahal closes but Revel to reopen as TEN

Steve’s breakdown: Atlantic City is always changing lately but this is the opportunity of the moment. Robert Landings is the CEO of TEN and is the main contact. ATLANTIC CITY: The team responsible...

HotelTonight checks in new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: So a StubHub guy is taking over marketing at HotelTonight. Let’s make sure he’s not ripping us off and just does great advertising. I love this service. SAN FRANCISCO,...

Creative & Media in Review: Loews Hotels

Steve’s breakdown: Avidan Strategies is handling the pitch so make sure your credentials are up to date over there. NEW YORK, NY: Loews Hotels is on the hunt for a new...

Relaunching Revel Atlantic City Casino

Steve’s breakdown: Glenn Straub is the owner but it looks like he’ll be bringing in another company to run the casino. Introduce yourself before decisions get made. ATLANTIC CITY, NJ: At a recent...

New Marketing SVP, COO & CFO is reason to call

Steve’s breakdown: With this many new department heads, the whole company has to be feeling winds of change. I wouldn’t want to be the agency Catch New York. NEW YORK, NY:...

Four Seasons marketing exec comes to Auberge Resorts as CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Michael Minchin comes with 30 years experience including 11 years with Four Seasons. The head office number is 415.380.3460. Say hi! MILL VALLEY, CA: Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique...

Elite Island Resorts’ CMO: Kari Tarnowski

Steve’s breakdown: This group clearly does not do get social media. The are using it but like a “bear with furniture”. So give Kari and congratulations call and hint that you...

Lots of new folks board Windstar Cruises

Steve’s breakdown: Windstar Cruises just brought in 6 new executives and when we see this kind of movement, it’s time to check around. Here are the positions filled: Director of public relations...

Miraval resorts books new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Miraval resorts don’t spend a lot but they so produce a healthy amount of “content” and we suspect the new guy is going to expand that along with the each new...

Tropicana Entertainment bets on finding a new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: Tropicana Entertainment has 8 properties in the US and Aruba. Checkout the the job description below to craft your pitch to this client without a AOR or CMO. ATLANTIC CITY,...

Arizona Lottery advertising account in review

Steve’s breakdown: The RFP can be seen  at this link: Arizona Bids are due April 1st and there’s a pre-Offer Conference: March 23, 2016 @ 9:00 AM @ State Procurement Office,...

Introducing Jack Casinos

Steve’s breakdown: Rock Gaming is rebranding 4 casinos under the new Jack name. It looks cool but they are still fishing for what “Jack” is. That’s your cue. 3 of the properties...

In review: Sheraton and Westin hotels

Steve’s breakdown: Avidan Strategies is handling the review so make sure your crews are up to date over there. Here’s their number: 646.595.8606 STAMFORD, CT: Starwood Hotels & Resorts has put out...

Adding 20 restaurants to the Boyd Gaming empire

Steve’s breakdown: Boyd Gaming has 17 casino brands and now they are adding 20 restaurants to those casinos. When a company “freshens-up” like that, there’s change in the air. It...

Omni Hotels & Resorts’ new CMO

Steve’s breakdown: The new guys responsibilities include revenue management, global sales, e-commerce, customer loyalty, reservations and call center, branding, advertising, communications, web and digital marketing and market research. There’s your...

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