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Ms. Buono

Cheryl Buono

Vice President of Media Activation, JL Media

Cheryl Buono is the vice president of media activation for JL Media, an award-winning integrated media and marketing company located in East Union, New Jersey offering more than 30 years of integrated media strategy.

In her current role, Ms. Buono works to accomplish clients' goals through strategic thinking, insights and analytics, along with years of experience honing her craft.

Prior to joining JL Media, Ms. Buono held a series of executive and managerial positions with Marketsmith Inc., TWO Nil, DRM Partners Inc., Integrated Media Solutions, OMD, ID Media and Ellentuck & Springer, all marketing and advertising agencies located in New York and/or New Jersey.

A media expert with a stellar record of achieving client goals by creating innovative media campaigns and brand strategies that maximize the client's return on investment (ROI), Ms. Buono brings 20 years of experience in performance-based media in multiple verticals. These vertical markets where she has excelled include hospitality, entertainment, medical, e-commerce, automotive, retail, tourism, insurance, education and finance.

Ms. Buono's specialties include lead generation and conversion driven campaigns, programmatic display, location-based targeting, digital video, audio, native, non-linear and linear television inclusive of national cable syndication, national network and local broadcast.

Ms. Buono brings extensive leadership and personnel management experience to her role, having led teams of marketing, advertising and media purchasing professionals throughout her career, in addition to several years of direct client account management experience prior to moving into her executive-level roles.

Ms. Buono earned her bachelor's degree in liberal studies from Rowan University in New Jersey

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

Ms. Buono can be contacted at +1 908-687-8700 or cbuono@jlmedia.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.