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Mr. Campbell

Kent Campbell

Chief Strategist & Managing Director, InternetReputationManagement.com

Kent Campbell is Chief Strategist and Managing Director of InternetReputationManagement.com, an online reputation management firm based in California. In addition to management responsibilities, he develops strategies that discreetly alter the way people and companies are perceived online. Mr. Campbell is recognized as a leader in the online reputation management sector, having worked with numerous clients to reverse devastating online attacks. Prior to founding InternetReputationManagement.com, Mr. Campbell was President of Osayso, the parent company of an early stage travel related internet site and unique iPhone application. He was keeper of corporate vision and philosophy, managed fund-raising, oversaw user experience and systems development, and engaged in day-to-day corporate duties including operations and finance. Prior to Osayso, Mr. Campbell merged the company he founded, Evit Caretni Interactive, with Rare Medium, a global, award-winning branding, incubation and services firm. In his most recent role as Vice President and General Manager for Rare Medium's Los Angeles office, he managed client engagement for clients such as Nestle, Magnetek, Autoland, and LSI Logic. In addition to engagement management, Mr. Campbell managed the day-to-day operations of the Los Angeles western hub office and oversight of three western region offices. Before his role as Vice President and General Manager, Mr. Campbell was based in Dallas, Texas as Vice President and National Head of User-Experience Design for Rare Medium, where his duties included oversight of national service delivery, enterprise project management, executive sales support, organizational strategy, and national resource management. Mr. Campbell holds a BA from the Art Center of Design, USA and Europe.

Mr. Campbell can be contacted at 415-233-8767 or k@reputationx.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.