This year's list of 100 top meeting hotels revealed a slight shift away from major hotel brands and traditional conventional cities, mirroring a larger trend towards independent hotels and emerging destinations in the hospitality industry.
This post comes from our partner TripAdvisor. Sometimes originality is overrated. Take these six hotel operations tips, for instance. They’re not new. So what’s the big deal? When you apply these time tested hospitality lessons in a new way – to help with gathering more guest revie
Buick Hires Comedy Duo Rhett & Link To Persuade People To “Get Off The Phone” For #InTheMoment Campaign
Buick’s latest advertising campaign is replacing automobile pitches with a public service announcement, encouraging everyone to pay more attention to what is going on around them. The campaign is being promoted on Buick’s “Get in the Moment” Tumblr blog, featuring the music..
Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: What Email Marketers Are Saying About Gmail’s Image Serving Change Google caused quite a stir Thursday with the news that it’s...
Google caused quite a stir Thursday with the news that it’s serving images in Gmail from its own servers, rather than from the sender’s servers. As we reported yesterday, Gmail open rates should become more accurate because images are displayed by default. But other data will go away...
Email’s far from dead. In fact, it’s one of the top activities on mobile devices. So are your emails and email marketing campaigns set to do all they can for success? Here’s an infographic with tips designed to help. The infographic is from the folks at Marketo, who provide an...
Georgia Tech Designs Its Udacity Pilot to Avoid Failure
G.P. (Bud) Peterson, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is determined not to become the next casualty of a failed MOOC experiment.
Mr. Peterson saw what happened at San Jose State University earlier this year: An experiment with Udacity, a company that specializes in massive open onli
Arlington, Tex. — Dozens of higher-education researchers convened here last week, in the midst of a snowstorm, to talk about a tsunami.
Massive open online courses have been a hot topic at higher-education conferences for about two years. But the objective of the MOOC Research Initiative Confe
Guy Leonard received an unpleasant surprise in his inbox early this morning: a notice from Academia.edu saying it had taken down a copy of an article of his that he’d posted on the research-sharing platform. The reason? A takedown request from Elsevier, which publishes the journal in which the
Preliminary results of a study of 16 massive open online courses offered through the University of Pennsylvania show that only a small percentage of people who start the courses finish them—and that, on average, only half of those who register for the courses even watch the first lecture.
This stealth company could be the answer to Lyft and Uber’s scaling woes, if it survives its first few months
As ridesharing companies expand nationally — and internationally in the case of UberX — their pain points are different from other businesses and sectors. Drumming up consumer demand has proved simple. Perhaps too simple. So simple in fact, that ridesharing companies have in a sense beco
I’m fascinated by ways artists approach futuristic concepts and reconcile technological advances. Nothing dates a work of art, whether it’s a painting, photograph TV show or movie, quite as much as a prediction of the future. The original “Star Trek,” with Kirk, Spock, McCoy,
If you want to peer into the future of journalism, do yourself a favor and look to Jay Rosen’s Studio 20 journalism program at NYU. Sure, I may be biased: I graduated from the program in 2011. But my appreciation of Studio 20 is more than homerism. Its graduates are doing innovative things at
Counting the rapper Nas among your investors undoubtedly carries cool points for any startup. But is there much value beyond dropping a famous name? Nas, and his manager Aymen Anthony Saleh, are working hard to prove there is. Over the past two years, Saleh and Nas have invested their own capital in