I was pleased to contribute to this story with Luxury Daily about the virtual cooking opportunities with Mandarin Oriental, titled "The Fantastic Recipes." Mandarin Oriental is running this new content marketing campaign that aims to connect virtually with consumers on lockdown through its classic hospitality, keeping ties warm with its audience and hoping to resume the in-person relationship once travel...

I was pleased to contribute to this story with Luxury Daily about the expectations when travel does return in a post-covid world. The travel and tourism business has been hit hard as lockdowns and border closures to curb the COVID-19 outbreak are keeping consumers from leaving their homes. There could be a new opportunity for luxury hotels and resorts when they...

These are strange times, indeed. I have spent years working and planning “the next” project or assignment, when working with publishers, hotels, destinations and other travel and lifestyle brands. Whether it was my work on brand marketing projects; developing editorial destination features; or reviewing hotels; there has always been an urgency to begin focusing on the next job. While I switched...

As someone who has been involved with brands at just about every stage of development, marketing and promoting for nearly 20 years, it’s exciting when I have an opportunity to work with brand marketing projects. It’s always a collaboration, so it is important to bring the best people together with the strongest members of the brand teams to execute photoshoots,...

I always enjoy the opportunity to work on projects that are uniquely matched with my talents and interests, so when I was approached to copyedit a new real estate investing book, I jumped at the opportunity. When copyediting nearly 100,000 words, it consumes several weeks of your life, so it's fantastic to see the book now released, and receiving great...

After so many years of working with a diversity of magazines around the world to develop travel and lifestyle editorials, and collaborating with other corporate/hospitality brands and digital agencies as a copywriter to develop a variety of content for websites, blogs and other marketing materials; I thought it could be beneficial to break it down to showcase what I might...

As someone who has been involved with brands at just about every stage of development, marketing and promoting for nearly 20 years, it’s exciting when I have an opportunity to work with brand marketing projects. It’s always a collaboration, so it is important to bring the best people together with the strongest members of the brand teams to execute photoshoots,...

I was fortunate to learn about the Bedside Reading program earlier this year while researching and developing a story about their unique program that places great books in hotel suites throughout North America. I felt honored when they asked me to MC their event at Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection, which proved to be such a rewarding evening...

While I am not active in the world of executive producing video media on a daily basis anymore, I still feel that this other unique “chapter” in my career greatly helps my current work within the marketing, communications and publishing industries. Even today, when clients need to incorporate video media into their marketing strategy, my years of producing a variety...

Original Interview with NATJA: With a dynamic fifteen-year history of working alongside a diverse collection of travel editorial and media clients, Damon Banks is an award-winning writer providing writing and editing services to international publications; while also serving as an ambassador and influencer to worldwide travel and lifestyle brands. He is also editor-in-chief at LuxeGetaways Magazine, where he works with a team of writers to provide...