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Mr. Morrison

Scott Morrison

Director of Marketing, Deep Blue Communications

Scott Morrison is Director of Marketing for Deep Blue Communications, LLC, an international provider of converged Wi-Fi networks for hospitality, retail, and large entertainment venues.

Mr. Morrison works closely with the CEO and COO for Deep Blue to create, define and implement corporate marketing strategy for the hospitality, retail, and large entertainment venue verticals. Before his directorship, he held the position of Marketing Manager, responsible for the tactical execution of the corporate marketing plan; design and execution of all marketing collateral both online and for print; trade show exhibits, management, and execution; website design; all aspects of social media. In addition, generated sales leads utilizing Hubspot inbound marketing and sales software; conducted new product demonstrations and training.

Prior to these positions, Mr. Morrison was a freelance designer for Deep Blue Communications while attaining his degree in computer science. With thirty years experience in the print and design industry, Mr. Morrison has expertise in everything from concept to creation to production.

Please visit http://www.deepbluecommunications.com for more information.

Mr. Morrison can be contacted at 518-389-2726 or smorrison@deepbluecommunications.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.