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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 February 2019...

Social Media: Getting Personal

There Social media platforms have revolutionized the hotel industry. Popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Tumblr now account for 2.3 billion active users, and this phenomenon has forever transformed how businesses interact with consumers. Given that social media allows for two-way communication between businesses and consumers, the emphasis of any marketing strategy must be to positively and personally engage the customer, and there are innumerable ways to accomplish that goal. One popular strategy is to encourage hotel guests to create their own personal content - typically videos and photos -which can be shared via their personal social media networks, reaching a sizeable audience. In addition, geo-locational tags and brand hashtags can be embedded in such posts which allow them to be found via metadata searches, substantially enlarging their scope. Influencer marketing is another prevalent social media strategy. Some hotels are paying popular social media stars and bloggers to endorse their brand on social media platforms. These kinds of endorsements generally elicit a strong response because the influencers are perceived as being trustworthy by their followers, and because an influencer's followers are likely to share similar psychographic and demographic traits. Travel review sites have also become vitally important in reputation management. Travelers consistently use social media to express pleasure or frustration about their guest experiences, so it is essential that every review be attended to personally. Assuming the responsibility to address and correct customer service concerns quickly is a way to mitigate complaints and to build brand loyalty. Plus, whether reviews are favorable or unfavorable, they are a vital source of information to managers about a hotel's operational performance.  The February Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to effectively incorporate social media strategies into their businesses.