What USDM does best is listen, learn, assess and solve problems. Superior client interaction and relationship building are another key benefit of that process.”

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Digital Travel Trends and Takeaways

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From the Thought Leadership Team at USDM WHAT’S TRENDING… AND OUR TAKE ON IT TREND:  Marriott is using Virtual Reality (VR) to engage and inspire next-generation travelers.  Marriott began using VR last year in a Teleporter Tour to eight U.S. cities that took guests to different corners of the globe via a fully immersive, 4-D sensory experience. This year, VR Postcards…

Digital Retail Trends and Takeaways

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What’s Trending… And Our Take On It  TREND: Consumers in Canada are increasing their time spent with media, driven by digital formats and mobile in particular. New technologies (beacons, wearables, virtual reality, and the internet of things) are dramatically increasing digital marketing data and mobile marketing channels.   TAKEAWAY: The need for a Strategic Digital Marketing Plan grows more important…

The Challenge of Big Data Made Easy…

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A Travel Industry Report — Big Data and Business Intelligence are driving the largest impact in years for travel businesses. Smart companies are leveraging information into profitable opportunities, business efficiencies, customer insight and competitive differentiation. In the DMO space, hotels and airlines have led the charge to embrace big data management to improve customer experiences, marketing communications and engagement. Hotels…

USDM.net Founder and Chairman Leah Woolford Returns to CEO Position to Spearhead Expansion Plans

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 22, 2015 — Leah Woolford Founder and Chairman of USDM.net has announced that effective April 1, 2015 she assumed the role of CEO from Michael J. Priem, who stepped down after eight years to pursue other opportunities.” “I want to thank Michael for the contribution he has made to USDM and to wish him the best in…