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Ms. Mockerman

Lily Mockerman

Founder, Total Customized Revenue Management

President and CEO of Total Customized Revenue Management (TCRM), Lily Mockerman is a passionate and devoted leader and practitioner in the revenue management field. She has developed strong analytical skills and experienced foresight, is technology-savvy in many hotel systems and can clearly communicate vision and strategy for her clients and team.

Ms. Mockerman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management from Johnson & Wales University. Following graduation, Ms. Mockerman's career has encompassed a variety of roles and responsibilities, including positions with independent full-service, boutique and resort hotels, and work with major brands including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Marriott International, IHG and Hyatt, and various hotel management companies.

In her previous roles, Ms. Mockerman worked in the operations department with positions in Rooms Management and Food & Beverage, giving her a thorough understanding of how both the sales and revenue departments impact hotel operations. With 13 years of diverse hospitality experience under her belt, Ms. Mockerman founded Total Customized Revenue Management in 2012 using her passionate vision to become the premier provider of revenue management services for the hospitality community.

In recognition of these efforts, she was named 2015 Revenue Management Professional of the Year by HSMAI's Arizona Chapter. Ms. Mockerman brings a hands-on, customized approach and extensive knowledge of the industry and competitive landscape to her clients. By balancing high guest satisfaction ratings and operating costs as well as delivering a growing revenue margin, her high level of attentiveness continues to show great profit return.

With this approach, Total Customized Revenue Management provides leading revenue management and hospitality consulting services to a variety of hotels and resorts through a customized, integrated approach. Total Customized Revenue Management continues to grow under Ms. Mockermans' leadership and has recently begun to expand into international markets.

Please visit https://www.tcrmservices.com/ for more information.

Ms. Mockerman can be contacted at 623-536-7066 or lily@tcrmservices.com

Coming up in June 2018...

Sales & Marketing: Opinions Matter

Hotel Sales and Marketing Directors manage a complex mix of strategies to attract and convert customers into guests. Part of their expertise includes an awareness of customer behavior during the reservation process, so they can make sure their hotel is favorably positioned. One such trend is the growing popularity of travel review sites. According to one recent survey, 61% of prospective customers consult online reviews in order to validate information about the hotel before making a purchasing decision. Another survey found that the average hotel customer reads between 6-12 reviews across 4-10 properties before making a final decision on where to stay. Similarly, other studies have shown that consumer reviews are a more trusted source of information for prospective customers than other kinds of marketing messaging. In fact, reviews are often considered to be as influential as price regarding whether a customer decides to complete a purchase or not. Plus, travel sites with the most reviews - including recent reviews from satisfied customers and thoughtful responses from staff - were also found to be the most appealing. So having positive reviews on a travel website is essential and can help to increase a hotel's conversion rates dramatically. Of course, there are all kinds of additional marketing strategies for sales and marketing directors to consider - the importance of video and the emergence of live streaming; the implementation of voice search; the proliferation of travel bots; and the development of Instagram as an e-commerce platform. The June Hotel Business Review will report on some of these issues and strategies, and examine how some sales and marketing professionals are integrating them into their operations.