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Will Orient-Express’ Brand Gamble Pay Off?

Will Orient-Express’ Brand Gamble Pay Off?

In the hotel industry, there may be nothing more important than brand equity. You simply cannot buy the emotional feelings attached to a hotel with great brand equity. That’s why Orient-Express Hotels Limited’s name change could be a risky move. With a collection of 45 hotel, rail, and river cruise…

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3 Ways to Combat Employee Turnover

3 Ways to Combat Employee Turnover

A recent poll of 900 workers conducted by Right Management shows that 83% of employees will be seeking a new job this year. This potential increase in job movement, coupled with the Department of Labor’s September job report, means employees are feeling more comfortable about applying for new opportunities and…

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Owners and Brands Need to Meet in the Middle

Owners and Brands Need to Meet in the Middle

While many people think a successful marketing plan is all about finding a target market, influencing that group, and developing loyalty, there is much more at play. This is especially true in the hospitality industry, where the priorities of local hotel owners can be quite different from the priorities of…

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New Four Seasons CEO Allen Smith to Expand the Brand Globally

New Four Seasons CEO Allen Smith to Expand the Brand Globally

After a long, grueling search for a new CEO, Four Seasons closed its search on August 1st of this year. The company has only this week sworn in its new CEO, Allen Smith. At JDI Search, we’re eager to see how this unfolds.  Four Seasons is a company that many…

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What’s Missing From Most Business Models? Servant Leadership

What’s Missing From Most Business Models? Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership If you haven’t yet heard of servant leadership, then you might be surprised to find that you are missing out. This is a term that means essentially what it sounds like: the role of the leader is to serve and support the rest of the team. At JDI…

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