Editorial Board   Guest Author

Mr. Mayne

Lonnie Mayne

President, InMoment

Lonnie Mayne has dedicated his career to helping companies drive bottom-line results by transforming their way of doing business from the status quo, to a high-performance, customer-centric model. Currently president at InMoment, a customer experience optimization platform, Mr. Mayne is charged with building a people-centered culture with the company’s internal “customers” (our employees), as well as with their 350 global clients. His professional journey includes running worldwide sales & marketing operations and serving on international boards of directors. The companies he has worked both for and with include some of the largest and most successful brands in a variety of ultra-competitive industries, including retail, food, technology, and sports entertainment. Mr. Mayne's expertise in building wildly prosperous, customer-centric organizations is in high demand, and he spends a good portion of his time consulting with C-level executives and speaking publicly. He pioneered the Red Shoes Experience concept, and uses that platform to inspire others to create and deliver authentic, memorable relationships. Lonnie’s laser focus on the customer is driven by decades of experience and a deep belief that centering business around human beings is what drives good companies to become great.

Mr. Mayne can be contacted at 801-263-2333 or lmayne@inmoment.com

Coming up in February 2018...

Social Media: Engagement is Key

There are currently 2.3 billion active users of social media networks and savvy hotel operators have incorporated social media into their marketing mix. There are a few Goliath channels on which one must have a presence (Facebook & Twitter) but there are also several newer upstart channels (Instagram, Snapchat &WeChat, for example) that merit consideration. With its 1.86 billion users, Facebook is a dominant platform where operators can drive brand awareness, facilitate bookings, offer incentives and collect sought-after reviews. Twitter's 284 million users generate 500 million tweets per day, and operators can use its platform for lead generation, building loyalty, and guest interaction. Instagram was originally a small photo-sharing site but it has blown up into a massive photo and video channel. The site can be used to post photos of the hotel property, as well as creating Instagram Stories - personal videos that disappear from the channel after 24 hours. In this regard, Instagram and Snapchat are now in direct competition. WeChat is a Chinese company whose aim is to be the App for Everything - instant messaging, social media, shopping and payment services - all in a single platform. In addition to these channels, blogging continues to be a popular method to establish leadership, enhance reputations, and engage with customers in a direct and personal way. The key to effective use of all social media is to find out where your customers are and then, to the fullest extent possible, engage with them on a personal level. This engagement is what creates a personal connection and sustains brand loyalty. The February Hotel Business Review will explore these issues and examine how some hotels are successfully integrating social media into their operations.