SGM operates much like a hotel national/regional sales office and performs a similar function. The Destination Management Companies in our portfolio retain us as their exclusive representative in the Canadian market place. We operate an effective marketing organization that offers a high standard of service and coverage.
For destination management companies we provide:
- Sales visibility
- Targeted sales approach
- Expanded distribution channels
- Increased market share
- Immediate access to strong relationships
- Increased effectiveness, working in tandem with a high profile team with an established reputation and track record.
For Planners and Buyers we provide:
- Expertise on the specific products in our portfolio
- Intimate knowledge of destinations
- Reduce overall communication costs and supply time
- effective responses
- Consultative sales approach – provide solutions and match needs to products
- One on one relationship
We have worked with SGM for many years and Jan consistently delivers with his DMC portfolio!
He is a true advocate for educating people in the industry on destinations, both current and upcoming .
He does this through meetings, seminars and educational trips and
brings together the people that make it happen.
His vast knowledge of the hotels within these destinations is outstanding!
Always a pleasure to do business with Select Group Marketing.
— Lee Ann Marano, Sr. Event Purchasing Manager, One10
Jan is well connected, worldly, and knowledgeable as well as highly regarded in our industry. He is our go-to guy especially on international and perhaps out-of-the-ordinary destinations.
— Lindsay Rudyk, President, Communiqué Event Management
Jan and the team at SGM are our “go to” partners for top-notch professional destination knowledge and service. We have been working with SGM for decades and are always confident that their destination partners have been fully vetted and will provide the quality service we expect to provide to our clients. They provide first hand destination experience and are able to be creative and deliver first class unique programs in budget. The entire team at SGM are an extension and a reflection of us and meet those demands ten-fold. The programs we run with them have always been a great success. We are proud to call them partners.
— Heidi Baillie-David, CMP Senior Buyer, Product Development Team Lead, Creative Group
We have worked with Select Group Marketing for over 15 years! We rely on their destination expertise and their excellent DMC partners, who we have successfully worked with over the years. SGM and in particular, Jan, is always one of my first calls when putting together a program as I trust his opinions and expertise. We have a great partnership!
— Kelly MacDonald, Manager, Industry Relations, Fraser & Hoyt Incentives
We have been working with SGM since the inception of our company over 20 years ago and in fact, I would say that SGM has been instrumental in the development of our business. Sure there are a lot of Destination Management Company representation agencies out there, but not many with the degree of professionalism, integrity and likability of SGM. It is the closest thing to a “heritage” company in the M & IT industry and I consider them – and the DMCs they represent – an important part of our professional family.
— John Wee Tom, Managing Director, Area Corporate