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Mr. Kingsbury

Garrett Kingsbury

Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Cendyn

Garrett Kingsbury is a creative and strategic leader in the digital marketing industry - developing a craft in driving relevant consumers with some of the world's most renowned resorts in the hospitality industry. He has established a history of combining data-driven marketing with creative strategies for hotels & resorts - attaining and reaching client goals and objectives while driving revenue growth.

At Cendyn, Mr. Kingsbury oversees the Strategy and Social Media teams while managing a handful of the Tier 1 accounts. As a local graduate from Florida Atlantic University, he doubled majored in Business Marketing and Manager, and is located at our Boca Raton headquarters office.

Mr. Garrett has over 5+ years of hospitality marketing experience at Cendyn, working with clients such as AMResorts, The Breakers Palm Beach, The Boca Resort and Montage Resorts. His specialties lie in Digital Marketing, with a focus on Display + Video advertising, Programmatic Buying, Facebook Advertising, Market Research and Media Buying - all with a proven track record of experience and success.

Mr. Kingsbury works closely with his teams to ensure all clients are receiving the quality attention needed to help reach their desired goals. He also works closely with the internal Search Engine Marketing and CRM teams to align their goals and objectives for all clients working with Cendyn's digital teams.

Recently attending the Skift Global Forum Conference in New York City, he has attended several industry-related conferences, including a handful led by the South Florida Interactive Marketing Association and the Videonomics Roundtable Summit in Miami.

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

Mr. Kingsbury can be contacted at +1 561-750-3173 or gkingsbury@cendyn.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.