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Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

April 26, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes Spring is in the air and the Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia is blooming with new ideas! Their wedding page is now providing a Wedding QuickQuote any time: day or night. All a future bride or groom has to do is pick-and-click from a selection of wedding packages and amenities. Fun to use, this app will ignite the engaged couple’s imagination as they plan their own special day, and then receive an immediate response. Janet Karchner, the Hotel Monaco’s Catering Director, knows first-hand the value of interaction. “Building a personal relationship to better serve our clients is a priority,” said Ms. Karchner, “and utilizing QuickQuote as an inquiry platform is like having our first meeting We are thrilled to be an innovator in this highly competitive market.”

Case Study: WQQ Increases Wedding Venue Bookings Resulting In 40:1 ROI In The First Year!

April 12, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Case Study: WQQ Increases Wedding Venue Bookings Resulting In 40:1 ROI In The First Year!

Case Study: WQQ Increases Wedding Venue Bookings Resulting In 40:1 ROI In The First Year! Do you want to increase your wedding business? With a 90% usage rate, this tool will increase your wedding bookings quickly and significantly. Wedding QuickQuote is one of the best sales tools I have seen lately. More than half of my hospitality sales career was in Catering & Convention Services and as an EVP of Sales & Marketing for one of the top five third party management companies for 10 years, I have seen my share of tools. Trust me! I know a good sales tool when I see one. For many years, I trained sales people that the first proposal in the buyer’s mailbox is the standard for which all other proposals will be compared to. Therefore, it is very important to respond within hours of getting the sales lead. However, in a busy sales environment that can sometimes be a challenge.  And to top it off our clients want instant gratification. Wedding QuickQuote, is the solution you need for capturing the attention of brides, couples and wedding planners. Within minutes a potential bride can check for space, view your venue, select her package and amenities and receive an estimated quote for her event. No other booking tool offers such ease of use ...

What Users Are Saying About Wedding QuickQuote…

March 14, 2016  |   Testimonials,WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on What Users Are Saying About Wedding QuickQuote…

What Users Are Saying About Wedding QuickQuote… Download .PDF “Wonderful idea.  Wish more venues used this program.” ~ becauseican077   “easy to use and even better packages for the price, will be coming back just searching around for other information. thank you” ~ keuankaewgray   “Great experience!” ~ carolynne72   “Thank you and I hope I can have my wedding here.” ~ CappuccinoCar92   “very nice. loved how fast & easy that process was” ~ ariel.watts   “loved the wedding quick quote!” ~ asb1120   “this was very convenient; great start, look forward to meeting event planner to discuss further info” ~ ashatucf   “Great system! Looking forward for someone to contact me with more info!!” ~ lquaiscer   “Quick and easy experience that really will help in our decision on what venue to go with” ~ brandi9621   “Fast and easy.” ~ m_angel1975 “I enjoyed that there were options to select what I wanted and also for each selection there was a description.” ~ adeltrujillo91   “I love how it allowed us to choose the things we wanted instead of making us pick and choose between things we really want and a bunch of things we do not need. Before looking at TI we were very close to booking with Viva Las Vegas because their packages were reasonable and included what we wanted in a nice outdoor setting. ...

Users Like Wedding QuickQuote

March 07, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Users Like Wedding QuickQuote

Users Like Wedding QuickQuote According to a recent survey, based on user feedback of the Wedding QuickQuote online electronic request for proposal... 100% Loved it! 100% Found it easy to use How much will the QuickQuote influence your decision to book the venue? 79% Strongly influenced by WQQ to book venue 16% Somewhat influenced by WQQ to book venue 5% None influenced by WQQ to book venue (Venues using WQQ still receive incomplete, abandoned or denied RFPs to contact the user for further negotiation.) Which of the following is the most important to you when looking for a venue? 50% Pricing (WQQ provides an INSTANT COST ESTIMATE) 11% Testimonials 21% Images/Videos (WQQ provides a vanity site full of collateral) 05% Venue Contact Info (Available on WQQ Vanity Site) 13% Other And the best part, usually the booking of only one wedding, will return your investment!

What Frustrates Today’s Brides, Grooms and Wedding Planners Most

February 22, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on What Frustrates Today’s Brides, Grooms and Wedding Planners Most

What Frustrates Today’s Brides, Grooms and Wedding Planners Most According to recent data culled by QuickQuote Solutions (Survey Responses Through 1/31/2016 - 148 respondents) from brides, grooms and wedding planners, these are the most frustrating issues while conducting an online venue selection search: 65% Lack of information on wedding site 17% Other 10% Slow Response 8% Contact inquiry form When a venue purchases a license to use Wedding QuickQuote... A WEDDING VANITY SITE is included with the purchase, including wedding ceremony/reception images Brides, Grooms and Wedding Planners receive an INSTANT RESPONSE, including wedding date availability and estimated cost; Wedding Venues receives the eRFP whether or not the user chooses the venue, allowing for follow-up and/or negotiation Wedding QuickQuote is an EASY-TO-USE, PICK & CLICK form Contact QuickQuote Solutions today to "cater" to today's brides, grooms and wedding planner!

Wedding QuickQuote & Bridal Tweet

February 15, 2016  |   News,WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Wedding QuickQuote & Bridal Tweet

Wedding QuickQuote & Bridal Tweet         Wedding QuickQuote has formed an alliance with BridalTweet.com.  A thriving company that has inspired engaged couples and wedding professionals worldwide.  The site spotlights and links to our QuickQuote venues by destination.  With a following of thousands, BridalTweet's Blog & Tweets feature the latest trends in wedding fashion, decor, invitations, ambiance and more for 2016.

The New Millennium: Attracting the Millennial Bride

December 16, 2015  |   WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on The New Millennium: Attracting the Millennial Bride

The New Millennium: Attracting the Millennial Bride The New Millennium: Attracting the Millennial Bride by Jayne Leigh Hallock First things first. What – exactly – is the definition of a “Millennial?” You hear that term thrown around so much but what does it really, truly mean? According to Wikipedia, “Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates when the generation starts and ends. Most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.” That’s a pretty broad range, isn’t it? It’s essentially a full generation of people. Young people! Anyone over the age of 15 and under the age of 35 could qualify as a Millennial. Perhaps more important than what specific age they are, it’s critical to know what they want. Does it differ than what an older bride might want? The general marketing consensus is yes. Catering to an older bride can be different than dealing with Millennials. Here’s a quick list of the ways that millennial brides are different than older brides and what you can do to attract them! Be Quick: This couple grew up in an instant-gratification world. You need to be lightning fast in your response time. ...

The Florida Aquarium Starts Construction on the Mosaic Center

November 04, 2015  |   Client News,WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on The Florida Aquarium Starts Construction on the Mosaic Center

The Florida Aquarium Starts Construction on the Mosaic Center Completing the $15M Rising Tides Capital Campaign & Contributing to the Revitalization of the Channel District October 21, 2015 - Tampa, Florida - The Florida Aquarium announced today the official start of construction on the new 7,500 square foot Mosaic Center. This new event center will fill a much needed capability for the Aquarium whose weddings and event business has skyrocketed in recent years - get a QuickQuote for your wedding now. As the revitalization of the Channel District takes shape, the Aquarium’s Mosaic Center will be a critical resource and draw for in the influx of groups looking for event space in downtown Tampa. The revenue earned from the Mosaic Center will help fund the non-profit Aquarium’s mission based initiatives including the rescue and rehabilitation of animals and coral propagation work. “The Mosaic Center will not only transform the structural look of the Aquarium but will be an instrumental piece in the transformation of the Channel District providing an additional resource for the growing community,” said Thom Stork, president and CEO of The Florida Aquarium. “We thank our friends and partners at Mosaic for their generous donation. None of this would have been possible without their help and longtime ...

Hilton Palacio del Rio San Antonio’s first hotel to offer an Instant Online Wedding Quote

November 04, 2015  |   Client News,News,WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Hilton Palacio del Rio San Antonio’s first hotel to offer an Instant Online Wedding Quote

Hilton Palacio del Rio San Antonio’s first hotel to offer an Instant Online Wedding Quote Serving the bridal market is a priority at Hilton Palacio Del Rio. The River Walk hotel is featuring an “Immediate Response” solution on their wedding page to improve and heighten an online visitor’s experience. SAN ANTONIO – November 3, 2015 – MAD-Marketing and the Hilton Palacio del Rio announced today that the Wedding QuickQuote application is now being featured on the hotel’s website. Taking a leadership role in San Antonio’s hotel community by offering an “Instant Response” platform, the Hilton Palacio del Rio continues to provide extraordinary service to its clientele. Director of Sales and Marketing Brian Getman was intrigued by a program that would expedite the response and communication process between a potential customer and his staff. “We opted to include the Wedding QuickQuote application because most inquiries are coming from working couples doing their research on the web. An application that allows a user to plan their event, and within seconds receive a tentative proposal, demonstrates our commitment to service and trust,” said Mr. Getman. “Our reputation for creating memorable events is based on the personal relationships we build with our clients,” said Liz Rauschuber, Director of Catering and Events. “Today’s bride (Age: 18-35) does most of her site shopping online. ...

Allegria Hotel Sets “Venue Selection” Bar In New York With Wedding QuickQuote

October 19, 2015  |   Client News,News,WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Allegria Hotel Sets “Venue Selection” Bar In New York With Wedding QuickQuote

Allegria Hotel Sets “Venue Selection” Bar In New York With Wedding QuickQuote MAD-Marketing and the Allegria Hotel announced today that the Wedding QuickQuote application is now being featured on the hotel’s website.  Using the industry’s first online “Instant Response” inquiry platform will expedite the response and communication process between customers and staff. Rosanna Herrera, Allegria Hotel’s Marketing Manager had been searching for an online format that would best serve today’s customer in their search for a wedding venue.  “We opted to include Wedding QuickQuote on our site because the majority of our cliental are busy working people who do their research on the web. Providing an application that allows a user to select various options and receive a customized, tentative proposal within seconds, demonstrates our commitment to service and trust,” said Ms. Herrera. “Our catering team has always strived for the highest level of service and creativity,” said, Peter Pizarro. Director of Catering. “Our success is built on the personal relationship we build with each client. With the Wedding QuickQuote our office is now equipped to provide an immediate response at any time. The pick-and-click format displays our wedding packages and amenities. Fun to use, this new service ignites the ...

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