Secrets of Revenue Management: Protect your hotel brand from Brandjacking

Secrets of Revenue Management: Protect your hotel brand from Brandjacking

The neologism brandjacking was coined over a decade ago, by astutely combining the words branding and hijacking. In our industry, when we talk about brandjacking, we usually refer to all those activities whose lowest  common denominator is the exploitation of another company brand’s equity, such as the creation of fake social network profiles or mirror-websites. The most frequent use of brandjacking is, however, is the one  that goes under the name of Affiliate Brand Bidding. This mischievous tactic consists in investing in search engines advertising campaigns and bidding on terms that are related targeted company. Ever googled your  hotel’s name and found Booking.com, Expedia, trivago and TripAdvisor before your official website? Well, that’s ABB.

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