Columbus, OH – March 31, 2015 – More than its usual accolades, Red Roof Inn is receiving serious awards for its outstanding innovative digital program. The brand recently won not only a Platinum award but Best in Show, the highest honor, at the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) 58th annual Adrian Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis. Red Roof’s Digital Marketing campaign, Turning Flight Cancellations into Hotel Reservations – developed by agency 360i – wowed the judges and their lodging competitors, bringing them the coveted award. The brand also won awards for its Hispanic Radio: Turn up the volume campaign and Red Roof PLUS+ campaign and Truck Tour.
"HSMAI’s Best in Show award for Red Roof’s Turning Flight Cancellations into Hotel Reservations campaign was such an honor but also a reflection of the innovation of this program and Red Roof’s always progressive thinking around how we can best service our guests," says Marina MacDonald, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Roof. "This, and Red Roof’s other awards are a recognition of the company’s inventive and novel approach. It encourages us to always evolve and continue to serve customers at the highest levels."
The Adrian Awards Best of Show honorees were selected from Platinum winners at the ceremony in the advertising, digital marketing and public relations categories.
"It was a great night to gather and honor the creativity in our industry and the people behind the work," said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. HSMAI honored 2014’s outstanding campaigns before nearly 1,000 attendees.
The Adrian Awards began in 1957 and consider entries from every segment of the travel and hospitality marketing industry, including hotels, airlines, cruise lines, car rental companies, destinations and credit card companies, among others. Winners are selected from a field of more than 1,200 entries by senior industry and media experts.
In addition, Red Roof was the recipient of the DAN (Dentsu Aegis Network) innovation Gold Award for Best Use of Data for the Digital Marketing campaign, Turning Flight Cancellations into Hotel Reservations. Because Dentsu agencies globally can submit a campaign, winning the gold is considered very competitive and impressive and signifies that the RRI flight cancellation campaign is getting recognition worldwide.