Editorial Board   Guest Author

Mr. Allison

David Allison

Principal, David Allison Inc.

David Allison began working in advertising agencies in 1985 and helped motivate audiences for some of the world's largest brands. In 2016 he sold the ten-year-old marketing agency he had built and launched, DAVID ALLISON INC., a small global advisory firm. 

Mr. Allison spent the next two years building Valuegraphics, the first-ever big-data tool that can profile the shared values of entire target audiences and replace outdated demographic profiling models. 

Today, his company creates custom Valuegraphics Profiles from the ever-evolving database and consults with organizations who are interested in the full scope of what Valuegraphics can tell them about the audiences they want to motivate more often. 

Mr. Allison is an author, researcher, facilitator, and advisor. He is also a frequent keynote speaker, represented by the National Speakers Bureau and the Global Speakers Agency.

Mr. Allison can be contacted at 604-786-0152 or david@valuegraphics.com

Coming up in May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.