Hundreds of nominations were received for inclusion in the inaugural list tabulated by a judging panel of industry experts and Click! Weekly editorial staff, with criteria including creative strategies and passionate dedication for online marketing. The Click! Weekly Top Online Marketers of 2009 were recognized at the IAB Canada MIXX event held on September 29/09 in Toronto.
"When Alicia and I decided to pursue our passion and start a career in online marketing four years ago, we could not have imagined where this journey would take us. It is truly an honour to be recognized by our peers for our success and contribution to our craft," said Brusha.
Brusha has over 26 years experience in the hospitality industry with experience in Sales and Marketing, Revenue Management, Internet Distribution and Online Marketing. She is a Qualified Google Advertising Professional and has extensive experience in SEO strategy, paid search online advertising strategies and more. She has written over 30 articles, and presented to over 25 organizations throughout Canada and the US.
With a team of just 8 dedicated professionals all with a background in tourism and travel as well as marketing on the web, ACOC Marketing Ltd. devises internet marketing strategies for companies including Marriott International, New Castle Hotels and Resorts, Destination Halifax, Niagara Falls Tourism and the Shaw Festival Theatre.
In addition, the team is behind the leading Online Marketing Conference for Tourism in Canada, Online Revealed - which is now in it's fifth year. Online Revealed, which has educated over 1,000 tourism and travel industry professionals since its inception, with participation from online giants including; Google, Yahoo, Travelzoo and Tripadvisor, will be held this January 25-27, 2010 at the Delta Centre-Ville in Montreal, Quebec.
A Couple of Chicks e-Marketing was also honoured at Supplier of the Year by Hotelier magazine in 2008 and Brusha's partner Alicia Whalen was named 2008 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year for the Niagara region.
About A Couple of Chicks
www.acoupleofchicks.com is an Internet Marketing Company focused on the hospitality industry, and also the producers of Online Revealed, the leading Canadian e-Marketing Conference for travel and tourism, which will hold its 5th event in Montreal January 25-27, 2010. With their popular e-marketing workshops along with the Online Revealed conferences, all delivered in a fun and non-intimidating manner, the "Chicks" have educated over 1,000 tourism and hospitality professionals on how to successfully market their products and services online. In May 2009 the chicks published the first in a series of books focused on the "Chicks" non-intimidating approach to marketing online titled "Online Marketing Revealed: A Chicks Guide to Optimizing Your Presence on the Web" available for purchase at www.acoupleofchicks.com. Together, the "Chicks" have published over 35 articles, produced a successful online marketing Blog; www.ideahatching.com, presented keynotes & workshops in Canada and the US to over 50 organizations and have developed online marketing strategies for such notable brands as Marriott International, Nova Scotia Tourism, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, WNED, Niagara Falls Tourism and beyond. A Couple of Chicks have also built vibrant communities on Facebook and Twitter .