Working with Pace Communications, Jay launched a new in-room magazine, Navigator, for Holiday Inn Express. Its cover motto: "Leave the towel, keep the magazine."
Aimed at road warriors who pay their own expenses, Navigator conveyed a sense of heroism for the traveler who makes his own way--while keeping a playful, page-turning, picture-filled tone. One of the highlights: every issue had the president of Holiday Inn Express, John Sweetwood, drive a different vehicle ranging from the hottest sports cars to the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile to a Zamboni. Sweetwood credited the magazine for one of the marketing innovations that had him promoted to president of all Bass Hotels, including Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental, and Holiday Inn.
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Presentations and Workshops
Beachbody: Keynote presentation for fitness coaches in Dana Point, California.
CUE: Keynote presentation in New Orleans for HR professionals on "How to Screw Up."
Dartmouth College: Presentation on framing strategies for all of the university's advancement professionals.
Department of Defense: Persuasion workshop in Washington, DC, for MILVAX, the global agency responsible for vaccinating military personnel. Another persuasion workshop in San Antonio for Air Force JAG officers.
European Speechwriters Association: Two-day workshop and presentation in Berlin, Germany.
Hampden Sydney College: Campus-wide lecture on the need for rhetoric, in Hamden Sydney, Virginia.
Harvard University: Presentation and workshop for Arts & Sciences advancement professionals.
Lane Press: Keynote presentation in Vermont for editors and designers of magazines.
Lewis & Clark College: Campus-wide lecture in Portland, Oregon, on "The New Trivium," or why the liberal arts are a good personal investment.
Mindshare: Workshop in Bali, Indonesia, for advertisers, marketers, and media buyers.
NASA: Two separate workshops teaching rhetoric to space engineers and administrators at the Langley Research Center, Virginia.
National Association of Realtors: Keynote presentation in Reno, Nevada, for California realtors.
Ogilvy UK: Workshop for advertising creatives in London, England.
Prepaid Expo: Keynote presentation in Orlando for 2,000 finance executives.
Southwest Airlines: Presentation on "How to Screw Up" to the airline's marketing executives in Nashville.
University of Tampa: Presentation to rhetoric students.