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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Hyatt Connects with Ignite
The global hospitality chain uses video to communicate with more than 80,000 employees at 340 locations across the globe
By Liz Merfeld

For Hyatt Corp., a hospitality chain with 340 hotels worldwide, communicating with 80,000 employees is no small feat. How to bridge communication among offices thousands of miles apart, from San Francisco to Saudi Arabia, and to bring bandwidth-challenged hotels into the fold was an issue the company attempted to solve by launching a new intranet site in October 2008.

With the new portal, dubbed Hyatt Connect, came the ability to share audio and video content and, as Hyatt executives were pleased to discover, a potentially uber-efficient way to get employee face timeā€”even with staff in remote locales such as Azerbaijan.

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Examples of previous work

Magazine & Newspaper Writing:

Madison Magazine


EventDV magazine

Streaming Media magazine

Streaming Media Producer

eContent magazine

EventDV Live digital magazine

Book Writing:

Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3 by Dion Scoppettuolo

Book Copyediting and Proofreading:

Designing with Web Standards, 3rd edition

Apple Training Series: iLife '11

Adobe CS5 Design Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

Adobe Premiere Elements 7: Classroom in a Book

Video with Adobe Flash CS4: Professional Studio Techniques

Refocus: Cutting-Edge Strategies to Evolve Your Video Business


Writing for the Web:


Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

Le Personal Chef

Ignite Technologies

Service Thread

Stoffa Productions