65 episodes

Unlocked is a podcast series that invites you to be a fly-on-the-wall as VRMB founder Matt Landau interviews some of the world’s most innovative vacation rental professionals. The goal of this podcast series is to share best practices and to remind vacation rental professionals that we have everything we need inside of us to succeed.

Unlocked by Matt Landau Matt Landau: Vacation Rental Marketer & Podcaster

    • Entrepreneurship

Unlocked is a podcast series that invites you to be a fly-on-the-wall as VRMB founder Matt Landau interviews some of the world’s most innovative vacation rental professionals. The goal of this podcast series is to share best practices and to remind vacation rental professionals that we have everything we need inside of us to succeed.

    EP61: Toby Babich of Breckenridge Resort Managers

    EP61: Toby Babich of Breckenridge Resort Managers

    Toby Babich not only runs a successful vacation rental and management business, he has taken over as president of the VRMA during this difficult time for the industry.  

    In a virtual sit-down with Matt, he provides insight into how different vacation rentals are doing, gets into how he has kept his own business afloat and lays out what the VRMA has in the works for the industry.  

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP60: Dana Lubner of Effortless Rental Group

    EP60: Dana Lubner of Effortless Rental Group

    In Dana's relatively short time in the vacation rental industry, she has emerged as an advocate and leader for responsible, professional rentals in a tough market.  By pioneering 'The Good Neighbor Summit' in Denver, Dana learned how getting public and private stakeholders together can change the narrative about the industry and generate positive press.  

    • 55 min
    COVID19 Update with Tammy Rowe of Mangofish Studios

    COVID19 Update with Tammy Rowe of Mangofish Studios

    Film producer Tammy Rowe has been working with Matt now for about 5 years. Along with her partner Stuart Hooper, Tammy has a production company based in Panama and works all over the world producing non-fiction broadcast and online content.
    The chat with Tammy dives into some of the values she (a Millennial!) looks for in her purchases including her travels, the platforms she uses to research, and her current documentary film all about...Banjoes? 
    Links referenced in Episode:
    Treasure Rome Episode of Sense of Place: https://youtu.be/pWHfkIbM0cI
    Mangofish Studio: mangofish.studio
    John McEuen: The Life I've Picked
    Permission not to be productive: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/style/productivity-coronavirus.html

    • 29 min
    COVID19 Update with Stuart Hooper of Mangofish Studios

    COVID19 Update with Stuart Hooper of Mangofish Studios

    Friend, colleague, and producer of all Matt's media "concerns,"  Stuart Hooper has a production company based in Panama and works all over the world producing non-fiction broadcast and online content.  Along with his partner Tammy, he has been producing The Vacation Rental Show and the Unlocked Podcast, as well as almost anything else Matt dreams up for a few years now.  
    The chat with Stuart episode explores some of the pressing issues with OTAs in the post-COVID19 world, how technology used for collaboration in film may cross-over to vacation rental marketing, and what it's like living in a soon-to-be vacation rental that he built from the ground-up. 
    Links referenced in Episode: 
    The Vacation Rental Show, Lindsborg, Kansas: https://www.vrmb.com/the-vacation-rental-show-lindsborg-kansas/
    Sense of Place ft. Bob Garner in Casal dei Fichi, Italy: https://www.vrmb.com/sense-of-place-le-marche-italy/
    Mangofish Studios: mangofish.studio

    • 29 min
    Coronavirus Update & Season 5 Announcement

    Coronavirus Update & Season 5 Announcement

    This update episode of the Unlocked Podcast features Matt giving a heads up on the upcoming season, which will feature industry luminaries who have managed crises before. What to do, how to stay positive.
    After speaking with owners and managers daily, Matt also shares some of the patterns he's noticing beneath the surface of what was "the fastest growing sector in travel" now stopped dead in its tracks.

    • 18 min
    Matt's Top 20 Advocacy Tips for 2020

    Matt's Top 20 Advocacy Tips for 2020

    We're in-between podcast seasons right now. So I thought it might be nice to use this platform to share something very important:


    The Vacation Rental Advocacy Playbook:


    http://www.vacationrentaladvocacy.com


    It's a compilation of videos from advocacy specialists that can help you and your colleagues in your destination prepare for the worst.


    You can also see the 20 videos I picked out and reviewed on the podcast here:


    https://www.vrmb.com/advocacy/

    • 19 min

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