Sample Sponsored Articles
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Want to to create a custom annual content package optimized for your goals and budget?


1. Overview

Sponsored articles are available both a la carte for non-members or discounted via HTR's bundled membership packages (Gold and Platinum plans).

When you purchase a sponsored article with HTR, our team handles everything from topic ideation through graphic design and editorial all the way through promotion to the largest audience of hotel tech buyers on the web.

HTR's team of domain experts is available to supplement your team's content marketing needs with turnkey content production services which include both content agency services (eg. editorial, production, graphic design) combined with PR agency services (eg. content promotion) all at a fraction of the cost to help your team educate buyers and build your brand while saving time and money.

Sponsored articles are created in collaboration with vendor partners. These articles are indicated as “sponsored content” and can range from thought leadership to product deep dives.

2. Sponsored Content Examples

SPONSOR

CONTENT

Amadeus

Apple x Selfbook

Actabl

Amazon

ASSA ABLOY

Cendyn

Duetto

Duve

Eleanor

Goki

Impala

Inn-Flow

Life House

M3

Oracle

Preno

Revinate

RoomOrders

Revenue Analytics

Selfbook

Stripe

SuitePad

Tripadvisor

4SUITES

3. Popular Content Types

TYPE

DESCRIPTION

Product Review

In order to create a product review your team MUST give HTR a demo of your product. Our industry experts will write a thoughtful and balanced review of your system based on that demo. We will not omit critical data or falsely represent capabilities under any circumstance.

Executive Interview Recap

In order to create an executive interview recap, we'll need to either interview your team over Zoom or via a digital interview (email text). Our team will then leverage the content of the interview to create an article summarizing key ideas and concepts to promote your brand as a thought leader.

Success Story Roundup

Submit 2-3 case studies and HTR will create a roundup summarizing key findings about your product or service.

White Paper Roundup or Research Summary

This is perhaps HTR's most "turnkey" offering. Simply submit a piece of content your team has already created and let our team get to work promoting the findings of that content to our global hotelier audience.

Custom content

Custom content specifically designed to achieve your objectives and highlight key initiatives.

Sponsored Content Rules

  • Educate, don't sell. No veiled sales pitches

  • Real talk. No hyperbole and jargon-ridden content

  • Back it up. Content with vague unsubstantiated claims

4. How to place an article request

Once you've purchased an article (or if you are a Gold or Platinum Member with HTR Agency credit) you can click the link below to submit an article brief.

5. Pricing

Content credits can be purchased a la carte ($500/content credit) and are also included with Gold and Platinum membership packages.

Basic Members

👻 Ghost Article

$4,000

$3,000

📝 Short Form Article

$4,000

$3,000

📖 Category Buyers Guide

$4,000

$3,000

📝 Long Form Article

$5,000

$4,000


FAQs

How can I order sponsored content? What's the process?

Our process is super simple and transparent. Complete the sponsored content project brief or ghost-written content project brief. Please link to helpful resources and substantiate any claims with data where applicable. Our team will reach out if they have any questions along the way. For long-form content, we'll schedule a quick brainstorming call between you and one of our editorial directors but for short-form articles our team will just dive in. Once your draft is ready you'll receive a notification via Intercom with a link to the draft via Google Doc. Please make all edits directly in the Google Doc and reply to our team via live chat when your edit suggestions are completed.

Can HTR write content that I publish on my blog and credit to my leadership team?

Absolutely, all articles may be ordered as "ghost pieces" for the same cost. Ghost pieces are written by our writers but published on your own domain with a byline credited to someone on your executive team.

What if I need content produced faster than 30-days?

Rush orders may be initiated for an additional charge to expedite orders in our editorial calendar. You may order a 7 or 14-day rush order for an additional fee. Our team will not expedite orders until payment is complete. Once payment comes through we guarantee the delivery time for your 1st draft or your rush order money back. If you forgot to expedite prior to purchasing you may expedite via the content shop.

Are there any requirements for commissioning articles about my company's products?

Our team refuses to write about products we don't have an understanding of. We need basic material to create content and may lean on your team for specialized domain expertise. If we are writing a product without ample feedback on Hotel Tech Report (i.e. >25 reviews) we will require a product demo from your team prior to content creation.

What is the difference between short form and long form articles?

Short Form

Long Form

Length

600-800 words

2,000-2,500 words

Process

20-min ideation call with HTR Editorial (optional)

Revisions

2 revisions included

3 revisions included

Lead Time

30-day lead time

30-day lead time

Price

Basic - 8 credits

Premium - 6 credits

Basic - 10 credits

Premium - 8 credits

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