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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 February 2020...

Social Media: Social Listening Tools

The reach and influence of social media is staggering. Nearly 3 billion people use social media daily, posting a range of messages, selfies, images, and everything in-between. According to HubSpot, almost 4 million posts are uploaded to the major social networks every single minute! That's an astounding amount of content and it is crucial for hotels to skillfully use social media in order to effectively compete. From establishing a suitable brand identity and voice to creating content across all the major networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.), the goal is to actively engage consumers and to eventually convert them to customers. Some hotels are initiating online contests as a way to attract new customers, while others are rewarding customers with discounts who subscribe to the their email lists or follow their social media pages. Another recent strategy is to employ social media listening tools that track what people are posting online about their businesses. These tools allow hotels to monitor - or listen to - what's being said about a brand across the entire social web, and this can prove to be very valuable, unfiltered information. Social listening permits hotels to be aware of people's opinions about their business, industry or competitors, and some of these tools even listen beyond social media platforms. They also monitor publicly available information on blogs, forums, news outlets and websites. Some listening tools are more focused on gathering and analyzing data, while others offer more engagement-oriented features, which allow hotels to interact with people right from the platform. Often the information that is gleaned from these listening tools ends up being the most authentic, unbiased insights a business can get. The February Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to successfully integrate social media strategies into their operations.