HOTEL DIGITAL MARKETING SERVICES
Our focus is marketing for branded hotels.
We identify the gap in where brand marketing stops and hotel marketing begins. No market, hotel, brand or team is the same. Our defined processes ensure the best positioning for your hotel against the comp set and against other hotels of the same brand.
Hotel Marketing Support Services
“We are advocates of the individual property. We maximize the brand opportunities then combine that with additional strategies to maximize online performance. Every hotel is different, every market is different. We put an emphasis on cohesive strategy with sales and revenue management.” ~ Stephanie Sparks Smith
WHY COGWHEEL MARKETING?
We are hoteliers and understand how they work. We focus on sharing our passion, so you understand too.
We maximize hotel brand systems first, then compliment with other tools to drive your total online exposure.
Promote Your Hotel
Every hotel is different. Every market is different. Every team is different. Treat them different.
We have tried and true processes defined per brand based on years of experience
Link the “Cogs” Together
Digital marketing flows into Operations, Sales and Revenue Management. Understand how the “cogs” fit.
Not Your Typical Agency
We know what we do well, and what we don’t. If we are not the right fit, we will recommend someone who is.
FROM THE BLOG
In September 2021, Stephanie Smith of Cogwheel Marketing and Melissa Kavanagh of Westgate Resorts did a joint presentation on "Defining Success in the New Market". While Stephanie is an expert on branded hotels, Melissa covers the other side of the equation with...
Tripadvisor continues to try to find ways to generate revenue, but how do you know which platforms are best for your hotel? The review-giant-turned-distribution-platform-turned-membership-program just rolled out its fourth program, Tripadvisor PLUS, and time will...
Expedia TravelAds Sponsored Listings, Expedia Groups flagship performance product, has been a necessary paid media tool for hotels to secure premium and additional placement across Expedia Groups brands. When you run Expedia TravelAds, you get the Expedia network...
Ah, budget season! While all forecasts at this point are worthless, let’s focus on what we know today and make a plan that can be agile with what happens. Since every dollar is scrutinized more than ever before, you need to ensure each marketing dollar is...
While there are a lot of considerations for hotel marketers when putting together advertisements and campaigns, ensuring that they promote the company’s values surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion continues to be top of the list. The conversation can be...
Stephanie Smith, Founder and Digital Matriarch of Cogwheel Marketing, joined Jack Lindemuth, consultant at Strategic Solution Partners, on Trevor Grant's podcast, Revenue Hub, in May 2021. The topic was focused on hotel commercial strategy and digital marketing. ...