Out and About with Eric

Eric Morrison, McConnell Marketing’s Director of Business Development, has a broad travel area. He takes trips around the country meeting with present and future clients, while making more friends. This past week, Eric was in a VERY scenic place (hint: Colorado Springs) and met with this legendary hotel.

To coincide with our Facebook contest (with a $500 giveaway), the first person to correctly name the pictured hotel will win a daily prize and enter to win the grand $500 prize!

Good luck! Look for more from roaming Eric soon!


HSMAI and HITEC Tradeshow: Apple iPod Touch Winner

Every year, some of the leaders of the hospitality industry attend the HITEC & HSMAI conferences. This year’s Orlando show was no exception as marketers from around the country attended to learn about the latest best practices available to hoteliers. That was expected, but what was not was my attire!

I attended the 2010 HITEC tradeshow wearing a pink tux, which is certainly not the normal suit and tie worn to an event. Why make a spectacle? To meet as many people as I could, and celebrate our prize giveaway!

I sent a tweet to all tradeshow attendees explaining that finding “the guy in the pink tux” could win them a new Apple iPod Touch. After chatting with hundreds of great industry leaders, I asked for their business card to enter.

McConnell Marketing would now like to announce the winning business card, and new owner of an iPod Touch, belonged to Jessica Rivera from Interstate Hotels and Resorts! She handed me the lucky business card that was randomly selected. She will soon receive her Apple iPod Touch, from “the guy in the pink tux!”

Thanks to all who chatted with me and made the conference even more enjoyable! As we spoke about, if you ever need any marketing services, shoot me an email (eric@mcconnellmarketing.com) or give me a ring at 330-286-0487. See you next year!

Scavenger Hunt

On your mark, get set, go! McConnell Marketing has started a scavenger hunt to coincide with the launching of our new site. We have been so busy lately with our clients we haven’t done much for ourselves. So, as the end of summer approaches we are kicking off some great new company activities.

Scavenger Hunt Details: The hunt will take place over the next two weeks (Aug 16th – 27th). Each day, a new question about McConnell Marketing will be posted on our Facebook page. Become our fan, and be the first to answer the question correctly. If you are the lucky daily winner, you will receive a small prize, but also, your name will then be entered to win a $500 McConnell Marketing credit! If you think you have what it takes to win, check out our Facebook page today.

Launching of a New Site

After 25 years of service, McConnell Marketing has a new face in the business. We know that choosing the right agency can be a challenge. They must be responsive, passionate, fun, and knowledgeable of the hospitality industry. Well guess what, that’s us! We are a small team of fun, unique individuals who know the business inside-and-out. Our size allows us to meet our client’s needs in increasingly creative and cost-effective ways. We offer state-of-the-art digital services along with good, old-fashioned, print marketing services.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, contact us today! Be sure to check out some of our clients and our work at McConnell Marketing, or look us up on Facebook and Twitter!