Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Company: Full Time Kempinski Hotels
  • Location: Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted: November 11, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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About the job

The Director of Marketing & Public Relations plans, directs, controls, coordinates and participates in all communication activities with an emphasis on public and media relations.The Director of Marketing & Public Relations enhance the awareness of the Kempinski brand as one of the world’s finest hotel groups amongst target audiences as defined in the hotel’s and group’s strategic Marketing and Public Relations plan.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha is located on its own secluded island, just steps away from numerous entertainment and dining options at the glamourous destination of The Pearl, in the capital of Qatar.Showcasing the finest European architecture, blended with traditional Arabian elements, Marsa Malaz Kempinski boasts 281 luxurious rooms – including 69 suites, two Presidential suites and two Royal suites.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Develop annual Marketing & Public Relations plan with specific goals and budget as outlined in the hotel’s strategic Marketing plan and the group’s Public Relations plan. Prepare roadmap to achieve goals, as well as update and adjust plans according to market situation and ensure the communications team is fully briefed on goals and progress.
  • Work closely with F&B and Sales department to map out promotional activities for the year.
  • Advise the General Manager and hotel senior management on communications to ensure that messages are clear, consistent and aligned with the hotel’s business strategy and Kempinski’s overall messaging.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key local decision makers and the local social community to promote positive exposure of the hotel.

Marketing & Public Relations.

  • Assume responsibility for pitching and securing local story placements for the hotel and on behalf of the Kempinski brand. Develop customized story pitches based upon media needs and handle reactive media relations in a timely manner and within 24 hours.
  • Work closely with Corporate Marketing & Public Relations and regional press offices on developing story angles specific for the international markets.
  • Draft hotel press releases and General Manager’s speeches.
  • Distribute newsworthy hotel press releases to local media, regional Marketing & Public Relations offices and Corporate Public Relations for onward media distribution.
  • Act as the official spokesperson for the hotel when appropriate.
  • Create and organize appropriate press activities in accordance with the annual communications plan.
  • Handle crisis media communications with support and guidance from Corporate communications.
  • Prepare and educate hotel spokespeople for media interaction through creation of media Q&A and background briefings.

Advertising/Media/Photography

  • Direct photography for editorial and advertising purposes in liaison with the Commercial Director, advertising agency and corporate brand marketing.
  • Maximize advertising budget by ensuring that the hotel’s creative messages and media activities are consistent with the advertising of sister hotels and the Kempinski group advertising.
  • Ensure all international and local creatives are reviewed and approved by Kempinski Brand Marketing in a timely manner before advertising agency proceeds to artwork.
  • Maintain budget control and oversee media placement schedules in feeder markets.

Collateral/Direct Marketing

  • Oversee the production of all printed and digital collaterals for F&B, Sales and Rooms divisions following the specifications stipulated in the Corporate Identity Manual.
  • Ensure hotel information is updated regularly on the intranet, kempinski.com, hotel’s press room and relevant online publications.
  • Oversee the planning, production and sending out of all direct marketing collateral in line with the annual communications.
  • Determine overall marketing communications campaign ROI. Monitor and reviews the response rates in order to improve and take corrective measures (where applicable).
  • Oversee the production and execution of external hotel newsletter. Approve editorial content of staff newsletter.

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