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This Job Sucks Podcast

This Job Sucks is your one-stop-shop for all things travel, bringing you a much needed break from the age old webinars. Tune-in to the award-winning podcast to hear about the latest and greatest selling tips, AIC Hotel Group updates, new initiatives, travel agent Q & A's and industry news through candid conversations brought to you by AIC Hotel Group's executives and other special guests.

This Job Sucks has won the 2019 Magellan Awards Gold for Hospitality - Overall - Loyalty Program


Season 2

Episode 7: Whale Watch Party ft. Leo Mena

Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos’ Director of Sales, Leo Mena, joins our host Dan Jimenez to chat all about his work with travel advisors, the hotel’s standout amenities, and the amazing perk’s we are offering travel advisors to tune-in to our Facebook watch party on September 9, 2020.

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Episode 3: Nothing Old, Something New

In this episode, "Nothing Old, Something New," our host Dan Jimenez walks us through the exciting launch event in New York City, where he was able to chat with some of our amazing travel partners and get their thoughts on the new designs. Tune-in to also hear from two of our All-Star Music residents at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Diana DeGarmo and Jeremiah Richey, who performed an acoustic set at the event.

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Episode 2: Stars and Bars Go Hand in Hand ft. Yoly Bott

Our host Dan Jimenez is joined by Regional Business Development Manager, Yoly Bott to kick off the decade with the second episode of season 2 chatting all about the 2019 Showstopper Awards. Get some insight into what it takes to make it to the awards, as well as all of the fun and exciting events surrounding the celebration and catch an exciting announcement at the end of the episode.

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Season 1

Episode 15: We Drop Pods ft. Alex Rivera and Bonnie Helena

On this final episode of season 1, our very own IT Specialist (the man behind the podcast) Alex Rivera joins our host Dan Jimenez alongside our PR & Social Media Coordinator Bonnie Helena to give us a behind-the-scenes perspective on how the podcast came to be while reminiscing on some of their favorite moments of the season.

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Episode 14: Dabbin' Dragon Duo ft. Adele Barrera

On this episode, "Dabbin' Dragon Duo," our very own Director of Marketing, Adele Barrera joins our host Dan Jimenez to discuss everything you need to know about marketing and how brand partnerships are chosen. Tune-in to learn about what our partnerships with KidzBop, Les Mills, and Woodward have to offer guests.

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Episode 12: Get AMPED ft. Carilis Felipe and Ash Tembe

Field Sales Director, Carilis Felipe, and Field Sales VP, Ash Tembe join our host Dan Jimenez in-studio to discuss everything you need to know about bonus commission and Amplified Rewards. Tune-in to learn about the many benefits that come from registering your bookings, and how you can maximize your bonus earnings while also hitting your business goals.

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Episode 11: Legends of Pump Tracks ft. Shelby Snyder, Tony Hawk & friends

On this episode, Woodward Riviera Maya Director, Shelby “El Lobo” Snyder joins our host Dan Jimenez to talk all-things Woodward and the value the facility brings to families and groups at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. This action-packed episode also brings insight from legends of skate Tony Hawk, Andy MacDonald, Lester Kasai, Mike McGill and Kevin Staab who share their experience at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and their “This Job Sucks” moments.

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Episode 10: Robots in Texas ft. Korie Kelley & Luke Majewski

On this episode, Regional Director of Business Development Manager, Korie Kelley, and Business Development Manager, Luke Majewski, join us in-studio to chat about all things BDMs. Luke, Korie, and our host Dan Jimenez discuss the number of opportunities travel agents have to partner and work with BDMs in order to grow their business.

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Episode 9: Social Media Stalker

AIC Hotel Group’s Corporate Social Media Manager, Thalia Chan, and Director of Public Relations, Dana Baasiri join host Dan Jimenez to answer your pressing questions on all things social media and social media marketing. Everything from Facebook ads, boosted posts, LinkedIn marketing and much more.

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Episode 8: Boyband Basketball ft. Joey Fatone

On this episode, pop icon, actor, host, Broadway star, dancer and media personality, Joey Fatone, joins Dan Jimenez to reminisce on the 2018 Showstopper Awards, his experiences at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels, a potential basketball game between the official AIC boyband vs Joey and his former bandmates, and the exciting projects he’s currently working on.

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Episode 7: Do It For The ‘Gram Part Two ft. Dana Baasiri

AIC Hotel Group’s Director of Public Relations, Dana Baasiri joins Dan Jimenez to discuss the importance of social media for business including advice on how travel agents can take advantage of the resources provided to them, tips on creating relevant content, influencer marketing and the benefits of social media advertising vs. traditional.

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Episode 6: Do It for the 'Gram

On this episode, travel advisor Heather Christopher joins our host Dan Jimenez to talk all things social from the travel agent perspective, her anti-strategy strategy for posting content, best practices and her most memorable “this job sucks” moment.

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Episode 4: Penguin Moonshine: Feat. Jack Maxwell The Booze Traveler

On this episode, "Penguin Moonshine," the Travel Channel's cocktail connoisseur, Jack Maxwell calls in to chat with about his gig on Booze Traveler, including fun anecdotes about his travels around the world, rituals he has been part of, his experience at UNICO 20º87º, and his tips on the best drinks travel agents can order to impress clients.

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Episode 3: Bells and Whistles Featuring Frank Maduro

Dan Jimenez chats with AIC Hotel Group's VP of Marketing, Frank Maduro about the ins and outs of the business covering everything from concerts, grand openings, and some of the crazy celebrity rider requests Frank has received throughout his time with the company, to some of AIC Hotel Group's biggest differentiators from other hospitality brands including the brand new Limitless All-Inclusive program.

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Episode 2: I Do, Do You?: Feat. Director of Weddings, Carilis Felipe and Celebrity Event Designer, Colin Cowie

AIC Hotel Group's Director of Weddings, Carilis Felipe dives into all things destination weddings, discussing the process of booking a destination wedding at one of our hotels, the ever controversial minimum length of stay and location assignments. In addition to a candid interview with celebrity event designer Colin Cowie, and a special appearance from Kenya Garcia -- weddings manager at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

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Episode 1: Death of the Webinar with Ash Tembe

Welcome to the This Job Sucks podcast! This first episode delves into our transition into the podcast world, leaving webinars behind, and bringing our partners a training tool that truly fits the travel professional's on-the-go lifestyle. Tune-in to hear from our first guest speaker, Ash Tembe (VP of North America Sales), touch on our most recent developments with Limitless All-Inclusive, the new AMPED Agent's Facebook group and more, closing off with an entertaining storytelling segment.

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