Miami, May 12, 2016rbb Communications has been recognized by The Holmes Report with a Gold SABRE Award for its product media relations (consumer media) campaign, The “Seekender,” on behalf of Hampton by Hilton. The announcement was made May 3 at the SABRE Awards celebration in New York City.

In 2015, agency research and creativity gave birth to the “Seekender,” a new category of travelers who take advantage of the weekend to pursue their passions – music, food and sports.

rbb Communications’ “Seekender” campaign helped Hampton by Hilton launch an effort to separate itself from the pack. The breakout strategy fueled an emotional connection between the global hotel brand’s diverse target audience and their 2,000+ locations worldwide. The program also focused on driving weekend business, the biggest opportunity for Hilton World Wide’s largest brand.

Through a series of innovative media techniques and influencer/consumer engagement, in four short months, Hampton by Hilton’s Seekender program helped increase weekend bookings across the portfolio by two percent, drove website traffic up by nearly 17 percent, and increased engagement across social media channels by 14.5 percent, creating actionable meaning to the phrase “working for the weekend.”

“Through our Breakout Brands strategy, we offer strategic thinking and fresh insights that deliver meaningful business results for our clients, and we’re honored to see this program receive a Sabre award,” said Lisa Ross, president of rbb Communications. “This, combined with understanding today’s consumer is what allows rbb to continuously produce award-winning marketing and public relations campaigns with clients.”

The SABRE awards, which attracted more than 2,000 global entries this year, recognizes campaigns that demonstrate superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement. The ceremony provides the premier showcase for the best that public relations has to offer to 1,000 industry leaders each year.

About rbb Communications:

rbb is a marketing communications firm and four-time U.S. Agency of the Year. As the Champion of Breakout Brands, rbb inspires companies with insights on creating customer passion to increase sales. rbb’s multicultural staff delivers award-winning creativity, media relations, corporate counsel, influencer engagement, internal communications, product introductions, digital media, content creation and results/analytics. Specialty practices include consumer products/services, travel & leisure, health, entertainment, professional services, real estate and higher education. For more information, call (305) 448-7450.