"Our recent e-Blast generated through ConventionPlanit worked! The response of qualified leads was very good for all markets. After follow up I received 2 RFP’s with the decision makers planning to come up on site visits soon. We work many different avenues to generate leads to find new business, but for online direct marketing, ConventionPlanit is the way to go."
Andrea Schmidt, Convention Sales Manager
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Mike Hatch, Director, Business Development
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Verdell Ekberg, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
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Yvonne Boyington, Vice President of Conventions
Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Pat Flynn, Executive Director Hotel Operations and Sales
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
"A thank you for making the eBlast happen. The response has been incredible and the quality of the planners has been excellent. Thank you, thank you!"
Luis A. Méndez, Senior Vice President, Sales
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau/PR Convention Center
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Desiree Monstrola, Senior Sales Manager
Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Christine Lawson, Vice President, Sales
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David G. Gabri, President & CEO
Associated Luxury Hotels
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Kelli Martin, Director of Sales, New York
Affinia Hotels/The Benjamin/The James/The Surrey
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Barbara Kirklighter, Senior Director, Research & Revenue Strategy
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
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Julie Dodds, Director of Convention Sales
Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Jane E. Schuldt, CITE World Marketing Group
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Bill Light, MBA, CMP, Director of Sales
Associated Luxury Hotels
"An extremely valuable opportunity. We encourage our members to gain exposure to their customer markets."
Robert Gilbert, President & CEO
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International