Golda Criddle

Golda Criddle

Find the Best Hotel Value For the Best Price

Golda Criddle
March 29, 2013
DealAngel interface
If you’ve ever planned a trip, you know what it’s like to spend hours and hours searching for a hotel....
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Content Marketing Ideas for Hotels

Golda Criddle
March 15, 2013
content
Last week an infographic surfaced from RedRocketMedia about the influence of content in the travel industry....
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A Guide to Marketing with Reddit

Golda Criddle
March 1, 2013
marketing with reddit
These days, every marketer is singing praises to Pinterest, the newest darling in social media. The site is...
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JetZet Makes Business Travel Social

Golda Criddle
February 22, 2013
JetZet interface
Sometimes traveling on business can seem kind of lonely. What if there was a way to easily find out if...
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How to Respond to Social Media Backlash

Golda Criddle
February 8, 2013
social media
We’ve discussed how important it is for hoteliers to respond to online reviews, and how to respond to a...
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HotelSwaps Boosts Employee Retention in the Hospitality Industry

Golda Criddle
February 1, 2013
retention in hospitality industry
Do you work in the hospitality industry? Is employee recruitment and retention an issue that you face? If so this might just be the answer you are looking for.
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Exploring The New Mobile Travel Guide, Everplaces

Golda Criddle
January 30, 2013
everplaces interface
The travel guide industry is moving in an interesting direction this year, with a focus on mobile, professional content and...
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Flights w/ Friends Make Planning Group Travel Easy

Golda Criddle
January 18, 2013
flights with friends interface
Anyone who has traveled with friends knows the hardship of planning flights, hotels, car rentals, tours, activities, and much more...
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EMA Retrospect: Our Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2012

Golda Criddle
December 21, 2012
pinterest boards
It’s that time again…2012 is nearly over! As the year ends, there is not a better time to look back...
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My Thoughts on Mashable’s New Redesign

Golda Criddle
December 7, 2012
Mashable interface
Mashable is one of the many blogs my co-workers and I read daily for the latest in social...
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Why Writing From Experience Matters For Hotels

Golda Criddle
November 9, 2012
experienceing the front desk
As a content producer for E-Marketing Associates, I have the opportunity to stay at our client hotels and write about...
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Social Media “Listening” Tools for Hotels

Golda Criddle
October 19, 2012
social media listening
Hoteliers should be aware of all these conversations happening regarding their properties for instant, easy feedback. By simply listening, they can take appropriate action to correct a problem if necessary.
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Mint.com Makes Personal Finance Simple For All

Golda Criddle
October 5, 2012
personal finance
For this blog post, I’m going to write about a tool I started using regularly this year to track my...
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Social Media Week: Travel & Hospitality Go Social

Golda Criddle
October 1, 2012
social
Last week was Social Media Week in Los Angeles, and I attended a panel specifically for the travel and...
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Pinterest Board Ideas: Hotels

Golda Criddle
September 21, 2012
pinterest board
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of social media’s newest craze: Pinterest. Pinterest is a...
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Why Hotels Should Respond to Online Reviews

Golda Criddle
September 14, 2012
customer service
In my research lately I have noticed a lot of studies regarding online reviews of hotels. One of the most...
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You Can Now Check-In With Your Face

Golda Criddle
September 7, 2012
checking in with face
Imagine this: you walk in a bar and sit down with your friends. Instantly, you get a text message offering...
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Google Is Moving Further Into the Travel Industry

Golda Criddle
August 15, 2012
Frommer’s interface
On Monday, Google acquired travel guidebook publisher Frommer’s from John Wiley & Sons. Frommer’s is an established publisher...
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To 36,000 Views and Back Again

Golda Criddle
August 7, 2012
content calendar
In case you didn’t notice, we recently went through a website redesign last week. It’s all part of a re-branding...
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How Small Businesses Can Get Started Social Media

Golda Criddle
July 27, 2012
getting started on social media
According to the Social Skinny, as of May 2012, only 53% of today’s small businesses are using...
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ocial Travel Sites, Pinterest Style

Golda Criddle
July 20, 2012
pinterest
Pinterest has exploded in growth in the last year or so, becoming one of the most popular social networks for...
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How Hotels Are Using Social Media Competitions to Engage Guests

Golda Criddle
June 29, 2012
social media engagement
https://www.e-marketingassociates.com/blog/how-hotels-are-using-social-media-competitions
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5 Hospitality Blogs Every Hotel Should Be Reading

Golda Criddle
June 22, 2012
hospitality
As a hotelier, you probably feel that you have enough to worry about, with all your staff and...
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Is Twitter the Next in Media & Online Journalism?

Golda Criddle
June 15, 2012
twitter videos
Twitter is taking a leap into the media space with its new “expanded tweets.” Now when you look at tweets...
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3 Start-Ups that Use Technology For Social Good

Golda Criddle
June 8, 2012
social
A new trend is immerging with the popularity of social media and the web. It’s called social media for social...
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New Google+ Local Pages Replace Google Places

Golda Criddle
June 1, 2012
google
Watch out Yelp, you’ll be getting some competition from Google this year! As part of the popular social-local-mobile trend this...
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Video Sharing Tool Viddy Raises the Bar in Video

Golda Criddle
May 25, 2012
using the viddy video tool
With the popularity of photo-sharing mobile tool Instagram, it was only natural that a similar tool for video would...
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Google’s Semantic Search Refocuses on Information

Golda Criddle
May 18, 2012
google semantic search
You’ve probably had the experience of searching for something on Google and having to sift through dozens of irrelevant results...
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Bing Tackles Social Search with New Redesign

Golda Criddle
May 11, 2012
bing logo
Google’s Search plus Your World is finally getting some competition. Yesterday, Bing announced plans for its own redesign; one aimed...
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I Tune In But Don’t Check In And Here’s Why

Golda Criddle
May 4, 2012
hotel front desk
I’m a big fan of entertainment and social media themselves, so you’d think I’d be all about the entertainment-based applications....
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Why Klout Doesn’t Measure Up

Golda Criddle
April 27, 2012
thinking
Let’s talk about Klout. If you spend a lot of time reading social media blogs online, you’ve probably at...
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Which Content Management System is Right for You?

Golda Criddle
April 20, 2012
tumblr homepage
You already know you should be blogging. It’s a great way to improve your SEO efforts, draw in...
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Bringing Enhanced Productivity for Travel Industry

Golda Criddle
April 16, 2012
productivity
There is always a desire to increase productivity in the travel and hospitality industry and TLabs is looking to make...
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Why Project Glass Scares Me

Golda Criddle
April 6, 2012
google
I’m sure you’ve seen the Project Glass video by now. I put it off for awhile, but eventually I...
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Streamline Your Customer Service w/ Tello & Square

Golda Criddle
March 30, 2012
hotel adding a little extra service
Technology has been streamlining store processes for over a decade now, from cell phones to self-checkout machines to tablets. Each...
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Google Analytics Goes Social

Golda Criddle
March 29, 2012
google analytics
Most of us know social media is important to stay ahead in the competitive world of online marketing but we’re...
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Online Tools Guarantee Hotel Guests Lowest Rates

Golda Criddle
March 23, 2012
hotel guestroom
It can be daunting to book hotels in a city you’re unfamiliar with: how can you be sure you’re getting...
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The Rise of Ambient Social Networking

Golda Criddle
March 16, 2012
highlight user interface
There’s a new trend in social networking called ambient social networking. The possibilities for this are endless. Sharing without all the extra work!
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Web Travel Tool Focus on Consumer Discovery & Deal

Golda Criddle
March 9, 2012
wanderfly user interface
The travel industry is rapidly changing with new websites, tools and mobile apps popping up every year. Each has their...
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Plan Your Travel Itinerary w/ Trippy & TravelMuse

Golda Criddle
February 22, 2012
trippy screenshot
Yesterday’s travelers were limited to travel agencies, books, brochures and traditional word of mouth for travel advice. Now the entire.
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How to Respond To a Negative Hotel Review

Golda Criddle
February 17, 2012
hotel front desk
Review sites and social media are tools that all travelers use when looking for hotels to stay in. They are...
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Turn Your Hotel Guests into Advocates With Flip.to

Golda Criddle
February 10, 2012
hotel front desk
A recommendation from a friend is more trusted than one from a stranger. It is common knowledge because it just...
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How SMBs Can Join In on the Google+ Hangout Trend

Golda Criddle
February 3, 2012
google
Google+ gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “hanging out” with its video Hangout feature. It takes chatting...
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Hotels Get More Analytical with Trip Advisor

Golda Criddle
January 30, 2012
tripadvisor interface
Hotel owners are always looking to find better ways to drive more sales and a huge part of your online...
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7 Subjects to Spruce Up Your Hotel’s Blog

Golda Criddle
January 20, 2012
cleaning up a hotel room
In the age of micro-blogging social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, is blogging still an effective way for hotels...
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What Social Search Means For Hotels

Golda Criddle
January 13, 2012
google search results page
The tech community is abuzz because of a change in Google Search this week.
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The Top 5 Overlooked Aspects of Hotel Websites

Golda Criddle
January 11, 2012
palm hotel website
For my first post of 2013, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of five areas...
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Blog Content Management Systems 101

Golda Criddle
January 6, 2012
"comment" key on computer keyboard
Blog comments suffer from a bad reputation nowadays, with many popular blogs disabling them all together.
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A Common Hospitality Marketing Dilemma…with Video!

Golda Criddle
February 15, 0003
marketing dilema with video
This week, I’m gonna try a new format to tackle a common question in hospitality marketing…video! We’ve dealt with this...
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