Santa Clara, CA – July 23, 2008 – Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc., (Santa Clara, CA) announced today that it has won the IMA’s Outstanding Achievement Awards for its design and optimization of the Ginn Reunion Resort’s Blog. Out of hundreds of sites submitted for the IMA Awards this year, http://blog.reunionresort.com/ was judged as one of the best in the Blog and Hotel/Resorts categories by expert hospitality, travel, tourism, and media professionals. The judgment was based on the internet marketing strategies used to promote the blog as well as merit and success in achieving its objectives. The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor organizations for their outstanding achievement
Ginn Reunion Resort was looking for a way to engage their customer base through social media whilst increasing revenue. Milestone responded by developing a concept and creating a blog to promote the destination, and position the resort as an expert of the Orlando market. The resort partnered with local attractions, restaurants, and other demand drivers to provide useful articles and permit user-generated comments for others to read. This strategy is one of industry’s first implementations and greatly enhances credibility, branding, and online revenue for the hotel. The blog’s design projects upscale positioning of the resort. Several plug-ins for permalinks, SEO, title tags, ultimate tag warrior, etc. were activated to maximize the effectiveness of the blog.
Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet marketing solutions for the lodging industry. Milestone’s portfolio of services included Website Design, Search Engine Optimization, Pay-per-Click marketing, email marketing, Blogs, RSS, Podcasts, etc. Milestone currently works with over 650+ hotels and drives over $85M in annual revenue for its clients. Milestone is a preferred vendor for several major lodging industry brands and lodging associations and works with some of the leading management companies in the US. Milestone is also well known as a lodging industry educator for its Hotels to HTMLs internet marketing training workshops and book. For more information about Milestone, please visit www.milestoneinternet.com or call (888) 350-8396.