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5 Ways to Drive Direct Bookings Before the OTAs Put You Out of Business, with Vanessa Humes

Sept. 21, 2022

Vanessa Humes of ICND joins us today to share the top 5 strategies for building a book-direct vacation rental brand. As we often talk about on the podcast, building your house on someone else's land puts your business in a d…

Guest: Vanessa Humes
Mentorship Marketing Conferences & Events Advocacy & Legislative Issues

The Billion Dollar Question: Can Limited Edition Be Scaled? With Matt Landau

Sept. 14, 2022

Matt Landau is one of the most respected thought leaders in vacation rentals. Founder of VRMB, Matt has built an information-sharing media empire, driven by one simple yet effective concept. As he tells us, "If you have a ti…

Guest: Matt Landau
Marketing AirBnB

Creating Shoppable, Revenue Driving Experiences, with Minoan Founder Marc Hostovsky

Aug. 24, 2022

Marc Hostovsky, CEO/Founder of Minoan Experience, joins us today for an enlightening look at e-commerce and how vacation rental companies and hosts now have the ability to make their properties a shoppable, revenue driving e…

OTAs / Distribution Marketing Destination Marketing

What Every Marketer and DMO Should be Thinking About, with Stuart Butler, CMO of Visit Myrtle Beach

July 27, 2022

We often talk about the importance of not building your marketing house on someone else’s land (Airbnb, Vrbo, Google etc), but in this episode we discuss how creative marketers are building their brands on their own channels…

Guest: Stuart Butler

The Six P's of Preparing for the Disaster Zone, with Pete Dimaio

June 29, 2022

We are so excited to welcome Pete Dimaio, VP Of Client Success for Travel Boom Marketing, back for his second tour of duty! (Pete joined us back in March on Episode 19 ). Pete is here today to talk about a very timely and i…

Guest: Pete Dimaio
OTAs / Distribution Marketing Destination Marketing

Creating a Sustainable Competitive Edge, with Ed St. Onge, President of

May 4, 2022

Tune in for Part 2 of our episode with Ed St. Onge, President of and Founder of the first ever channel management software for hotels, EZ Yield. On last week's episode, Ed took us through the early days of channel an…

Guest: Ed St. Onge
Leadership & Personal Branding OTAs / Distribution Marketing Employees & Hiring

Fishing for Growth: Entrepreneurship, Networking & NFTs with Greg Fisher

March 31, 2022

As one of Greg Fisher’s partners recently said, “There’s a difference between an Owner and a Founder; and Greg is a Founder.” Greg joins us today to share his entrepreneurial journey and how he grew TripShock into one of the…

Guest: Greg Fisher
OTAs / Distribution Marketing

Top 5 Things Vacation Rentals Can Learn from Hotels, with Pete DiMaio

March 16, 2022

Today we are joined by Pete DiMaio for a very special episode! Pete is Vice President of Travel Boom Marketing, the hotel industry's leading marketing agency and on this episode he joins us to share the Top 5 Things Vacation…

Guest: Pete Dimaio
Marketing Destination Marketing

How Vacation Rentals are Influencing Destination Marketing with Jennifer Barbee

March 2, 2022

On today's episode we are joined by Jennifer Barbee, CEO of Destination Innovate and a dynamic leader who has worked with over 400 hospitality and destination brands. She has been credited with many innovative firsts in the …