Vizergy, a full-service hotel internet marketing agency, has had a profound influence on the e-commerce industry and experienced tremendous overall success in 2013. Their achievements include Vizergy’s Vice President of Sales, Robert Arnold, being selected as one of the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing”, winning six awards for excellence in the 57th annual HSMAI Adrian Awards, and 12 client facing team members becoming certified through HSMAI’s Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer (CHDM) program.
“To be recognized by HSMAI and to have my name joined with current and past “Top 25” nominees is quite an honor,” said Robert Arnold, Vizergy’s VP of Sales. “My peers, many who have helped shape my own career, are leaders in virtually every facet of Hospitality Sales and Marketing and I am humbled to be a part of this class.”
Arnold has more than ten years of experience in the hotel industry and twelve years’ experience in e-commerce and Internet marketing. He leads the sales teams and oversees the strategic growth of Vizergy’s client base, helping maximize e-commerce performance for prominent property management groups, hotels, and resorts. Prior to joining Vizergy, Arnold held senior leadership positions with TravelCLICK, and TIG Global. Additionally, Arnold has held several senior sales, marketing, and operations positions with notable hotel groups, including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Patriot American, and Homestead Village/Security Capital Group. He has been a frequent featured speaker at industry and educational organizations, including HSMAI, Meeting Planners International, Boston University School of Hotel Administration, and serves on the HSMAI Digital Marketing Advisory Board.
Perhaps more impressive than the impact he has had on Vizergy in his current leadership role, is his level of influence within the hospitality industry. Arnold, through his 25 years in hotel management and digital marketing has had a direct impact on multiple industry leaders at prominent brands and management companies. He has created a family tree of people that served with and for him over the years that have now become successful industry leaders themselves. Dozens of the people that are considered impact leaders in our space today worked with Robert. He is universally liked and respected by leaders throughout the hospitality industry, and continues to receive top recognition by his peers.
“The ‘Top 25’ is our annual hot list that celebrates the sales, marketing and revenue management leaders and innovators in our industry,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, President and CEO of HSMAI. “The creative strategies, passionate dedication and sharp intelligence of these professionals have not only grown the business within their organizations but have also truly raised the bar for the hospitality industry as a whole.”
The 11th annual list recognizes the “best of the best” in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. Recipients will be honored during a ceremony preceding theAdrian Awards Gala on February 24, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis and will be recognized at the Adrian Awards dinner reception and gala. The 2013 “Top 25” recipients were judged by a panel of senior industry executives for their recent work based on the following criteria: creativity and innovation, cutting edge sales or marketing campaigns, triumph in challenging situations, and/or sales efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI’s MEET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai, www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.
Vizergy is an award-winning digital travel marketing company that empowers hoteliers to know more, do more and achieve more–with the ultimate goal of delivering maximum online revenue. The company uses data-driven decisions to provide strategic guidance in the evolving world of online marketing. Online marketing services include search engine optimization, pay-per-click and display advertising, local marketing, website and mobile website design and development, reservation software and advanced analytics. Since 1998, Vizergy has propelled thousands of branded and independent hotels, resorts and hotel management companies to success.
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