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Jennifer McCarthy
Director of Industry Marketing, Expedia Group Media Solutions
Jennifer McCarthy is the global director of Industry Marketing, responsible for driving awareness in the marketplace of Expedia Group Media Solutions through press, influencer, speaking, content, branding and social programs. With more than 15 years of experience, she leads the global team in managing and bringing to market custom research projects and content, and communicating innovative campaigns, which have resulted in travel and marketing industry coverage, recognition and accolades. Before joining Expedia Group Media Solutions in 2015, for five years Jennifer led the Waggener Edstrom (WE) agency teams in Seattle driving the technology and digital marketing industry PR for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Advertising. Prior to that, she managed teams at leading PR agencies in New York focused on award-winning technology and corporate communications programs for key Fortune 500 brands. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound, and lives in Seattle with her family and feisty terrier.

In celebration of National Plan for Vacation Day, we’re joining with the U.S. Travel Association to help spread the word about how Americans don’t use their vacation time; in the United States, 768 million vacation days went unused in 2018, and over half of Americans left vacation time on the ...

The Gen Alpha Influence on Family Travel is Real

For the third year in a row, we hosted our Insights Summit at Destinations International’s Annual Convention where we connected with destination marketers, heard about new trends in the destination marketing world, and shared our latest insights and best practices. We also presented our latest ...

Our Takeaways from Destinations International’s Annual Convention 2019

Over the past decade, Millennials have changed the way the industry thinks about travel. They crave flexibility and variety, seek value for money, and feel less brand loyalty than previous generations. They also travel – a lot. We studied them and adapted to their needs, but can’t stop there, as ...

Connecting with Gen Alpha and Family: Insights for Travel Marketers

This week in New York City we participated in the annual events held by HSMAI, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, including the Digital Marketing Strategy Conference. For more than fifteen years, this event has drawn marketers in the hotel and hospitality industry to ...

Hotel Marketers Convene for HSMAI 2019

A quick search reveals numerous articles about Millennial Travelers’ impact on travel and Boomers’ purchasing power (download our new eBook on American Boomers Versus Millennial Travelers to learn more). As those are the largest generations, it’s easy to overlook the generation that is quietly ...

Don’t Forget About the Forgotten Generation: Generation X

This past week our team gathered in New York City to participate in the HSMAI events taking place, including the Chief Marketing Officer Executive Roundtable and the Digital Marketing Strategy Conference. This is a conference we look forward to every year, and a chance for us to not only share our ...

Talking Strategy and Travel Trends at HSMAI’s Annual Events


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