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Hilton | July 26, 2022
Hilton is shaking up hotel marketing and advertising with the announcement of its first global brand platform that identifies what has been missing from hotel marketing – the hotel stay.
“Hilton. For the Stay” places the hotel front and center, elevating the role and importance of the stay at a time when lodging advertising is a sea of sameness, featuring overused destinations, cliché walks on the beach and generic descriptions of travel.
Hilton is debuting “It Matters Where You Stay,” a new advertising campaign to introduce the platform, using humor to push against some of the common but unspoken pitfalls of travel, boldly poking fun at what can go wrong when booking or on a trip. The campaign also features the multi-faceted businesswoman and philanthropist Paris Hilton, who grew up living in and staying in numerous Hilton hotels across the world, which gave her a unique exposure to the hotel business early on. Her role in the campaign is inspired in part by the legacy of her family, whose belief in the power of travel and the hotel stay to connect people and cultures continues to motivate Hilton Team Members around the world today.
In addition to Paris, renowned actor Catherine O’Hara lends her voice to the campaign, with TV commercials first airing in the U.S. on July 25 and audio rolling out shortly thereafter.
“Today, as we make company history with Hilton’s first brand platform, we’re reminding guests that at the heart of a great trip is a great stay and that it’s just different when that stay is with Hilton,” said Mark Weinstein, Chief Marketing Officer, Hilton.
“Today, as we make company history with Hilton’s first brand platform, we’re reminding guests that at the heart of a great trip is a great stay and that it’s just different when that stay is with Hilton,” said Mark Weinstein, Chief Marketing Officer, Hilton. “As we enter this next era of travel, it has never been more important to consider where you stay – and Hilton is uniquely committed to making sure your stay is everything you need it to be.”
Hilton and TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, Hilton’s agency since 2017, used TBWA’s Disruption methodology to architect the bold new vision, born from the insight the hospitality industry has become almost entirely focused on the destination, not the stay itself. Consumer research uncovered “the Stay,” and being cared for, are the crucial elements that can make or break any trip. So, Hilton is doubling down on its new brand platform to prove to its guests that truly, “it matters where you stay.” The platform will permeate nearly every consumer touchpoint, from broad-reaching consumer advertising through the travel planning process and the guests’ stay with Hilton, as well as post-stay.
“With ‘Hilton. For the Stay,’ we are more fully connecting our external customer marketing to our purpose – staking our rightful claim that Hilton owns the Stay,” said Weinstein. “The idea of the Stay was incredibly natural to Hilton, and yet no one else was talking about it. As others tout the generic virtues of travel, minimize the role of the hotel and the hotel team members, and romanticize the destination, through our platform and the campaign it inspires, we’re reminding travelers that ‘It Matters Where You Stay’ and boldly affirming ‘Hilton. For the Stay.’”
“IT MATTERS WHERE YOU STAY” CAMPAIGN
The advertising creative has a fun, relatable tone in which Hilton breaks from the formulaic approach seen across the industry, highlighting the benefits Hilton offers to make guests feel cared for – from amazing service and pet-friendly travel to the choices available in the Hilton Honors app to skip the front desk and personalize your stay, to Confirmed Connecting Rooms by Hilton and more.
In one of the featured TV spots, “Haunted,” the brand pokes fun at what can go wrong when booking a vacation rental – depicting a family showing up to a hilariously creepy property that wasn’t exactly as advertised.
“Confirmed Together” zeroes in on a unique Hilton feature that addresses a very real pain point of family travel, the importance of securing connected rooms at the time of booking.
And in “Extra Storage,” Paris Hilton has an innovative solution for her extra luggage.
The campaign includes television, audio, social media, print, out of home, spanning 13 commercials and bespoke social executions. It will launch first in the U.S. followed closely by the U.K. and select Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets. Hilton tapped a world-class creative team to bring this global campaign to life, including A-list commercial director Matt Aselton of Arts & Sciences.
To extend the brand platform, Hilton will lean into social media, experiential and influencers. Across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, Hilton will engage in an already robust conversation around travel and trip disasters by helping travelers have a better stay – whether planning for a future trip or helping rescue a trip that has gone off the rails. Hilton has also partnered with familiar voices on social media to bring “Hilton. For the Stay” to life.
“In developing the campaign, we were inspired by showing the realness of travel; the tensions, the hardships, the too-high expectations. It goes against convention in the hospitality category and it’s an exciting space for the brand to own,” said Amy Ferguson, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York.
For more than 100 years, Hilton has been a pioneer in the hospitality industry, and that has never been more evident than the past two years. “Hilton. For the Stay” encompasses the brand’s world-class hospitality; from innovations such as Digital Key Share, Confirmed Connecting Rooms, early confirmation of upgraded rooms for Hilton Honors members and through thoughtful service, proving out that it matters where you stay.
More information on “Hilton. For the Stay” and “It Matters Where You Stay” is available at Stories.Hilton.com/ForTheStay. To start planning for future stays and earn exclusive perks, visit Hilton.com and sign up for Hilton Honors – it’s free and easy to join.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 133 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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Bombora | August 19, 2022
Bombora, the leading provider of B2B Intent data solutions, is a finalist in Adweek’s annual Readers’ Choice: Best of Tech Awards in the “Best Data Supplier” category.
This is the fourth year that Adweek has recognized the top advertising and marketing technology providers via a readers’ choice poll. Finalists are selected by Adweek’s editorial team. This is the first time Bombora has been named a finalist.
"The increased relevance and improved outcomes we deliver benefit both buyers and sellers.”- Bombora CEO and Cofounder Erik Matlick
“We’ve built our data solutions to help B2B sales, advertising and marketing departments connect with buyer’s needs,” said Erik Matlick, CEO and co-founder of Bombora. “The increased relevance and improved outcomes we deliver benefit both buyers and sellers. To be among these five finalists for this Adweek Readers’ Choice award is not only a recognition of Bombora, but also of our cooperative, agency and platform partners.”
Readers are encouraged to vote for their favorites on Adweek’s website. The first round of reader voting ends August 29th, with top finalists unveiled on September 12th. Adweek’s audience will have until October 10th to cast their final votes. The winners will be officially announced in Adweek’s November 21st print issue and on Adweek.com.
Bombora’s Company Surge® data tells marketing and sales leaders which businesses are researching the products or services that they and their competitors sell. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities.
Bombora tells businesses which companies are researching their products and services. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. This intent-driven approach revolutionizes the way businesses market and sell to other businesses through transparent data built on an ecosystem of quality, collaboration and innovation. With direct integrations with dozens of leading data and media-buying platforms, Bombora is building a world in which business buyers value sales and marketing for its relevance, timeliness and accuracy. To learn more, visit www.bombora.com.
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T-Mobile | September 01, 2022
Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is launching an offer to help small businesses get MORE value without any extra cost. In collaboration with Canva and Meta (NASDAQ: META), T-Mobile is giving ALL eligible small business customers Canva Pro on Us through the end of the year, along with $200 of free advertising on Facebook and/or Instagram.
Between labor shortages and inflation, it's no secret that small businesses are under-resourced right now. And marketing efforts have taken a hit. In fact, a recent survey-based study shows that 64% of small businesses lack enough time and resources to focus on marketing1. That’s why the Un-carrier is stepping up to support them with Canva Pro, an online visual communication platform that empowers everyone to create beautiful designs from presentations and social media content, to videos, t-shirts, websites and more!
New or existing customers of Magenta for Business, Business Unlimited Advanced and Business Unlimited Ultimate+ plans with three lines or more can get MORE value from their business plans NOW with:
6 months of Canva Pro
$200 in Facebook/Instagram advertising credits
Scam Shield Premium
Mobile hotspot data
AND with T-Mobile’s latest Un-carrier move, Coverage Beyond, free high-speed data in 210+ countries and destinations, AND free in-flight connectivity and streaming all flight long on the biggest U.S. airlines. Secure Wi-Fi is also coming soon, a smart VPN that automatically provides a secure connection on-the-go
With Canva Pro, customers receive exclusive access to MORE design resources. With customizable templates, easy-to-use image and video editing tools and a content planner to schedule and automate posting, Canva Pro can help whip up engaging social posts and marketing materials. And with features like Brand Kits logos, colors, and fonts are grouped together for fast, streamlined creation of designs. Canva Pro also offers full access to Canva's media library of over 100 million visual and audio assets, exclusive brand fonts and 100 GB of cloud storage.
“We recognize how important marketing is in helping businesses get in front of new customers, so combining design and advertising into one offer for small businesses was a no-brainer,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group.
“We recognize how important marketing is in helping businesses get in front of new customers, so combining design and advertising into one offer for small businesses was a no-brainer,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “Meta and Canva are two powerhouse forces in design and advertising, and we wanted our small business customers all over the U.S. to get access to the very best. That’s just what the Un-carrier does.”
And with the Un-carrier’s Extended Range 5G covering nearly everyone in the country — 320 million people across 1.8 million square miles — small businesses from rural towns to big cities can take advantage of this offer. Canva Pro plus Facebook Advertising on Us is available today in-store and online for T-Mobile customers on eligible phone plans through the end of the year. For more information on this limited time offer, visit www.t-mobile.com/business/offers/facebook-ads-on-us.
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Facebook Ads: Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, port-in (for new customers), service (3+ lines total) & activation on any postpaid T-Mobile/Sprint small business rate plan required. If you have cancelled voice lines in past 90 days, reactivate them first. $200 credit via Virtual Prepaid Mastercard, which can be used only for advertising on Facebook, Instagram for Facebook, or Instagram; no cash access & expires in 6 months. The Virtual Prepaid Mastercard is issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Allow 6-8 weeks from fulfilment of offer requirements. Max 1/account. For accounts up to 20 lines. May not be combined with some offers or discounts. Canva Pro: Limited-time offer; subject to change. Receive 6-months of Canva Pro (valued at $77.94) when you register to receive a code and then redeem the code within 30 days. Offer fulfilled by Canva; requires Canva account. 1 offer per account. After free trial, plan automatically renews at $12.99/month until cancelled. 5G: Capable device required; coverage not available in some areas. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see T-Mobile.com.
T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com.