International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show 2010 (New York, NY)
I went down to the City last weekend for the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS). It was a short but very productive trip. I did some sightseeing, observed the most updated trends from venders, and attended two seminars about social media. I gained quite a few interesting insights from both my personal experience and the panel discussions.
In IHMRS, panels discouraged hospitality professionals to send genetic messages through different social media channels, which is somewhat contradicting to my previous discussion on how to save time when using social media. Their argument is social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Bloggers target different audience. As a result, the messages sent through these channels need to be “personalized” and be specific to the right audience. I think the panels’ comments make sense. Actually, I also set up a Ping.fm account, but I seldom used it because I often post different yet cohesive messages on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. Ping.fm does not work very well for me.
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