We recently had a client share a testimonial:
“Acorn has been a fantastic partner since I transitioned to them this past spring. The transition was pretty seamless. The support in dealing with COVID was outstanding. I’ve discovered new elements and viewpoints to marketing that have accelerated our business through the recovery. If only she could make the piles of laundry smaller…”
It's true – we can’t make your piles of laundry smaller!
But we can help you grow your business, even during these unprecedented times!
You may have heard that Acorn ONLY TEACHES MARKETING SKILLS and that you must do all the marketing work yourself.
We want to set the record straight.
We Do it All!
We have developed and refined a process in which we work individually with each of our clients so that we can create and continue to update a “best fit” marketing strategy on an individual basis.
We NEVER want to see an Innkeeper spend money on marketing options that can't be proven to work well for their Inn.
In other words: Your ROAS (Return on Ad Spend) on any marketing should not be more than what you pay to your OTAs (Online Travel Agents): typically 18%-21%. If your ROAS on a particular marketing option gets too high (i.e., higher than what you pay the OTAs), you should consider spending that money on a new marketing option where it can work harder toward your bottom line. At all times, keep in mind that creating a winning marketing strategy is as much an art as it is a science.
Proving that One-Size-Fits-All Marketing Programs Simply Do Not Work.
"One-Size-Fits-All" marketing programs are more lucrative for the provider, but not necessarily beneficial for the Innkeeper. They're designed to benefit the provider because it’s easier to do the same thing over and over again for each client, as compared to treating each client as an individual, and applying different strategies in light of each client's individual needs.
Acorn Internet Services is the leader in Bed and Breakfast Inn Education.
As an industry leader, we also continue teach marketing techniques for business owners who choose to DIY (Do-It-Yourself). We know that some business owners may not have the budget to pay a marketing firm to do some or all of their marketing tasks for them. We also know that some business owners simply choose to invest their time, instead of their funds, into their marketing program, and depend on our education and skill-training to accomplish these tasks successfully.
With Acorn You have a Choice!
When it comes to your specific marketing strategy, Acorn WILL DO IT ALL for you if that is what you choose. If you do not have the time, or you simply do not want to do any of the marketing work yourself, Acorn CAN and will DO IT ALL for you.
So let's define what DOING IT ALL entails!
Our individualized strategies consist of many different types of marketing options in which we partner with each client to determine the best options to fit the needs of their unique business, and then monitor the monetary results of these actions on a monthly basis, making adjustments as needed.
Marketing Management Options
- Newsletters / Email Blasts
- Blog Posts
- Social Media Posts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- Pinterest Sessions
- YouTube Posts
- PPC Ads (Google, Yahoo, Bing)
- Google Hotel Ads Oversight
- Selecting the Best-Fit TripAdvisor Program
- OTA Revenue Management and Yield Management Consulting
- Texting and Contact-less Check-In / Check-Out options
- Local, Google Travel / Maps Strategies
- Review Management
- Ad Targeting
- Website Retention
And the list goes on! Click to Learn More...
We also offer a variety of programs for new and aspiring innkeepers in addition to our management programs where we assign to you your very own project manager who becomes your eyes and ears, meeting with you monthly to make sure every dime you are spending is returning the value you would expect from an Acorn Internet Services program.
Finally, we also offer quality Web Design, Maintenance and Hosting for those Innkeepers who also need these type of services.
Bottom Line: We partner with our clients to create a customized plan resulting in a marketing strategy that is both affordable and actually works.