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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 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.