Seek Spot by Be Our Guest Directory has helped Breakers Restaurant and Bar in increasing the amount of tourists coming to our restaurant. They have been able to appeal to an audience that was not reached before- guests staying in vacation rentals. Through their advertising and coupons we have had more guests visit our restaurant that are from vacation rentals. We appreciate their support and will continue to advertise with them.
Aloha to local business and travelers, I am a private chef, moved from Vail Colorado 2 years ago and brought my skills to the North Shore of O’ahu. I needed to get the word out about my small business and was very luckily to meet Kirsten Garrabrant at Seek Spot by Be Our Guest. She was just launching the North Shore Directory and I was honored to be included. At that time I also registered with "The Knot" and have tried a couple other marketing avenues since, all with about half the response that I get with "Seek Spot". Kirsten and her team are a lot like me, very personal and high energy and truly care about what they are doing. Taking time to meet me in person, and showing me exciting new strategies for marketing on O’ahu and online. Every new book Kirsten and her team produce are 100% better than the last and now that they are covering all of O’ahu, I am very excited to be continuing with them. Worth every penny!!!
Mahalo to everyone at Seek Spot,
John Wesley Adams
Seek Spot by Be Our Guest has been tremendously helpful in spreading the word about my locally designed jewerly business in Hawaii. Tourists are always looking for the cool local spots to visit during their vacation, and Seek Spot is an easy way for them to find their desired destinations on the island. The the team is very easy to work with and always thinking of new ways to make Seek Spot work best for their Partners. We value the fact that the directory is not only in print but online and mobile enabled as well. I highly recommend their service to other local businesses who want to reach out to new customers in an easy and affordable way throughout the year! “Our clients are mentioning Seek Spot by Be Our Guest directory all the time!! We are so grateful to hear that people are finding out about us through your hard work and efforts!!”
Three years ago I brought my business, Under the Sea, to Hawaii from the Caribbean. I explored multiple options for marketing our ecoconscious educational snorkel trips. I knew, from my experience on Nevis, that half of my clients came from vacation rental properties and the other half from high end hotels. I found no one that marketed to this particular audience on Oahu until Seek Spot by Be Our Guest was launched. My only option previously was to try to find out who owned vacation properties and try to get them to advertise my trips. Of course, I was unable to do this on my own so when I heard about the high quality publication Demery and Kirsten were launching on the North Shore, I jumped at the chance to list in their directory. Not only was it going straight to my target audience but the staff at Seek Spot had the same high standards of excellence that I work hard to maintain in my own business.
I’m so happy that Seek Spot by Be Our Guest is now going island-wide because I operated on the North Shore when I began but have now moved operations to the West Coast (Leeward). Seek Spot goes directly to my target audience island wide and I have seen such positive results that this will be the only print publication in which I advertise. From the very beginning, the entire team has shown not only remarkable abilities in the marketing field, but have been fun to work with and available, helping me create the best marketing plan possible. I’m proud to say I was with them when they began and I will be in Seek Spot by Be Our Guest as they continue to grow throughout the years.
Seek Spot by Be our Guest has been a valuable advertising tool, and brings in new customers from Vacation Rental occupants. We highly recommend it, as it is well worth the money and a very good value, which is hard to say about a lot of advertising vehicles. – North Shore Boardriders
Aloha Seek Spot, We are thrilled to share our testimonial!
North Shore Bike Rentals would not exist without Seek Spot by Be Our Guest Directory. We started the business when we learned about the amazing opportunity to reach visitors right in there rental homes! We began without a marketing plan nor an advertising budget, all we knew was we wanted to deliver bikes to families in vacation homes here in Haleiwa. When we learned the directory would be launching we jumped at the opportunity to participate. The directory is the only place we have marketed our delivery services since our inception and we have seen steady growth that coincides with the growth (distribution) of the directory.
With the help of Kirsten and Demery in year two (2) we updated our Search Engine Optimization on our web site, added google maps, trip advisor and yelp listings and our business continued to grow. We frequently analyze our google antalytics and can directly track where the business is coming from. We are committed to our marketing plan and are confident the vacation home market is where our most valuable clients are coming from, this is a direct hit to our target audience. After adding yelp and google maps we have found the Seek Spot by Be Our Guest directory has much higher quality guests with a much larger ROI. Yelp has given us an increased quantity of customers but with much with less depth of impact, they only rent for one day as apposed to a week or more. Both are very important to our bottom line.
We don’t take the Seek Spot recommendation lightly, we strive to impress all our customers. We have found Seek Spot coupons to be a great added customer service tool and hand them out to all our customers when we drop off the bikes, people love it! This year the Seek Spot team said they will personally help us with a post-rental letter we can send out to our customers, to increase our reviews. We are looking forward to a continued partnership and are excited they are going island wide.
Thanks so much Seek Spot by Be Our Guest for your guidance and all your help with thinking through our marketing plan.