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Mr. Cameron

Tyler Cameron

Public Relations Account Manager, Slice Communications

Tyler Cameron is a public relations account manager at Slice Communications, a premier Philadelphia agency comprised of fully dedicated public relations and social media teams. Mr. Cameron provides clients with actionable content and data-oriented approaches that help them to expand awareness and grow their audience. Prior to joining Slice, Mr. Cameron studied strategic communication and business at Temple University, from which he graduated in the spring of 2015. Mr. Cameron served as the vice president of Temple University's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. In this position, Mr. Cameron oversaw the organization and orchestrated chapter programming, in which he organized and executed multiple panels and events with industry professionals, students, alumni, and Temple University professors. Mr. Cameron was a former intern at Slice Communications responsible for securing a number of impressive media placements for a variety of clients. His other experience includes coordinating social media efforts for a Philadelphia startup and executing guerilla marketing initiatives for music streaming service, Spotify. Through his coursework and experience in the industries of communication and business, Mr. Cameron has become proficient in storytelling and writing for the eye and the ear. He is a motivated, big-picture thinker who takes initiative and works swimmingly in creative team environments.

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

Mr. Cameron can be contacted at 215-600-0050 or tcameron@slicecommunications.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.