Testimonials

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“Straightforward, with no faffing around, Martin explained the life forms of current social media and reasons why to, what to and most importantly what not to do. Feeling very well equipped now to facetweet+instalinkpin every client in my circle. Thank you.”

(Cristina Baekkelund Kristensen, PR Account Director, CTT Consulting FZ LLC, March 2014)


“Martin shared with us very useful information we were previously not aware of. I highly recommend his training sessions for marketers entering the digital marketing field.”

(Ali Jassim, eMarketing Manager, Zain Bahrain, December 2013)



“Martin’s session was highly informative & engaging, with onsite demonstrations & years of industry insight. I would highly recommend his training sessions for marketers & other industry professionals who want to venture into digital & social media marketing.”

(Sanad Shaikh, Brand Services Manager, Amber Communications FZ LLC, February 2013)


“Iconsulthotels took care of the Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates’ social networks for more than one year. Their hotelier background was crucial in their understanding of our working processes and assured our success in this area. ”

(Laurent Chaudet, General Manager, Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, December 2012)


“Martin was our chairman and host for Big Data World Middle East 2013. Martin was personable and reliable from the start, he was in regular contact with all speakers running up to the event and on site made sure all speakers were at ease, on time, and knew what they were doing! I look forward to working with Martin again in the near future.”

(Skye Ferguson, Project Manager, Terrapin, December 2012)


“Iconsulthotels is very good at helping companies understand how social media fits with marketing, business development, and customer service strategies, and also in bringing activities on various platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn) together to create profitable synergies.”

(Purnima K.P., Director of Sales & Marketing, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, August 2012)


“When it comes to creative work, from scripts to concepts and everything in between, Iconsulthotels is superb.”

(Declan Pierce, Owner, It’s My Event, July 2012)


“I have been working with Iconsulthotels through Jebel Ali International Hotels. The ideas and plans they bring to the table are truly inspirational. They also have the drive to see the implementation of these ideas.”

(Shawn Vaz, eCommerce Manager, Jebel Ali International Hotels [now JA Resorts & Hotels], October 2011)



“I attended the Social Media workshop given by Martin at the Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate and found it to be both informative and enlightening. Martin is clearly a knowledgeable person in this field and was able to give clear guidance on what to do (and look out for) and what not to do.”

(Mark Deere, General Manager, Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City, September 2011)


“Martin has always been a person to approach for professional and out-of-the-box industry commentary. His insights and industry experience make him an authority for on-the-spot advice and recommendations for putting together quality and industry-leading conferences and summits. This proves his vast knowledge of the market and shows his sharp industry analysis. Martin is also an authoritative speaker and moderator – and pulls an exemplary job every time.”

(Saudin Dungog-Noddings, Senior Conference Manager, dmg :: events, May 2011)


“Martin is one of the most up-to-date, knowledgeable and tech-savvy industry professionals I have met in the hospitality sector. He clearly identified the issues being faced by the industry and greatly helped in shaping the agenda for the entire program. His professionalism, accommodating attitude and punctuality was an indicator of a true hospitality professional. I would recommend him as a top speaker and communicator to any event organizer or hotel.”

(Ozair Shaiq, Project Manager, Naseba, April 2011)


“Working with Iconsulthotels is an educational journey. One of their major strengths is their ability to bring humour to any situation and working with them is enjoyable and not stressful. They are supportive and encouraging of ideas, even if they are off the beaten track.”

(Marietta Fernandes, Complex Revenue Manager, Al Manzil & Qamardeen Hotels, August 2010)


“Martin is highly recommendable if you are looking for a passionate individual in customer service innovations and advancement.”

(Kerry Chan, Conference Production Manager, Marcus Evans, March 2010)



“When it’s time to get serious, Iconsulthotels is on track, thinks out of the box, comes up with creative and intelligent ideas, and is very passionate about whatever project they are working on. They know who they are, what they want, and they speak their mind. In a world full of people trying to fit in, Iconsulthotels certainly stands out.”

(Roxanne Macmod, PR & Marketing Manager, Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, March 2010)


“Some people contemplate and deliberate, others rush into action. Martin belongs to the rare breed of professionals that actually walks the talk and does it well. I’ve enjoyed talking to Martin on many occasions over coffee and at hotelier networking events and he’s an absolute treat – full of energy, ideas, and the ability to execute. If you’re looking for versatility and execution, you’ve got your man.”

(Jitendra Jain, Founder, HoteleMarketer, October 2009)