Honored to be Recognized by HSMAI with Adrian Award Wins

Noah Tratt, Global Senior Vice President
February 17, 2016

We love being in the business of travel marketing – there is not much that can beat raising awareness of innovative destinations and brands with travelers. The content tends to be beautiful and aspirational, the call to action clear, and the audience engaged and excited to explore. Still, successful campaigns are not always a given, so we are thrilled when our work with marketing partners is recognized by the industry.

Adrian.png In this case, we are especially honored to receive four awards from the esteemed HSMAI Adrian Awards, including the Platinum award for our ‘#VanGogh2015’ campaign with the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) in the social media campaign category, and a gold for social networking single entry category. We were also awarded a gold win for the VisitBritain ‘Find Your Storybook’ campaign, and a bronze win for the Expedia ‘Travel Yourself Interesting’ campaign with Dubai Tourism & Emirates.


 As a Platinum Adrian winner, chosen from more than 1,300 submissions to the competition, we were asked to present our #VanGogh2015 campaign onstage at the HSMAI Digital Marketing Strategy conference today. Andrew van der Feltz, head of business development at NBTC, and Angelique Miller, our global director of Creative Partnerships, shared the backstory behind the campaign, including: how the destination decided to focus on iconic Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh to differentiate and inspire travelers to experience Holland beyond Amsterdam, and how Expedia Media Solutions tied the artist into an innovative social crowdsourcing campaign with Twitter’s flock to unlock mechanism. See more about the campaign here.


We are also so proud of Monya Mandich, our head of Marketing & PR at Expedia Media Solutions, who HSMAI honored as one of its Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing & Revenue Optimization. Monya is known in the industry for taking an insights-led approach—with custom research aimed at solving marketing challenges at its core—and continually raises the bar in increasing awareness and positioning Expedia Media Solutions as a thought leader in the travel marketing space.


We are looking forward to building on this momentum with our digital marketing partners, as we find new creative and innovative ways to engage travelers across our platform this year.

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Noah Tratt
Global Senior Vice President
As global senior vice president of Expedia Media Solutions, Noah Tratt oversees all facets of the business including product development and execution, engineering, operations, media sales and business development for the Expedia, Inc. brands. Noah has overseen thousands of digital marketing partner initiatives and has significantly grown the Expedia Media Solutions business over the past several years. With more than two decades of marketing and sales experience, Noah has worked at Microsoft and Xylo, and launched Daily Rocket, a tech startup acquired by Fiserv. He joined Expedia, Inc. in 2002 to lead the car rental business, and later served as vice president of supplier strategy for Expedia Corporate Travel. Noah currently is an officer of the U.S. Travel Association, serving as secretary, and is also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing. He has been recognized as one of HSMAI’s Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing, and was inducted into the ClickZ Digital Marketing Hall of Fame. Noah is a graduate of Brown University, and lives with his family in Seattle.
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