HARRIS HOTELS: CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN HARRIS DAY AND CSR
HARRIS Day was a program that combined CSR and marketing programs. The program took various themes and activities which aimed to order to raise community awareness on HARRIS Hotel existence as local hotel with International Network. HARRIS Day was fully supported by Mark Steinmeyer, the founder of Tauzia Hotels.
Although HARRIS Days has been implemented for 10 years, Marc was still looking for ways to formulate HARRIS Day program that meets CSR and marketing objectives. It must be able to encourage HARRIS stakeholders to accept the program properly and willing to execute it successfully.
It was not easy to carry out activities involving many people and simultaneously held in some areas. The biggest challenge was to determine the theme and concept of HARRIS Fun Bike because it had to accommodate many things such as brand development and budget allocation. The most important thing was the committee because it consists of internal stakeholders who also had high workloads. Moreover, it also took time to select the venue for HARRIS Fun Bike. The venue will be rotated every year.
Every mid-year THM and all HARRIS Hotels chain started looking for sponsors and decide the theme and concept. GM Cluster in each city who was pointed by THM must be able to lead the preparation and responsible for the success of the events. GM Cluster must establish the operational team in their area. THM corp. team (Brand, Marketing, Event, and CSR) and operational teams in each cities coordinate each other to work together to carry out the event simultaneously. To boost the excitement of events outside Jakarta, senior managers from THM Jakarta were sent to each cluster to attend the HARRIS Fun Bike. The evaluation obtained from each chief operating officer after the event was completed would be an input for the next event preparation.