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Mr. Schvimmer

Matt Schvimmer

Chief Marketing Officer, Zingle, Inc.

Matt Schvimmer is chief marketing officer for Zingle. He is responsible for marketing initiatives, product management and business development. Mr. Schvimmer and his team help find new ways to improve the Zingle platform and work to increase awareness among the several industries the company serves. Mr. Shvimmer has more than 23 years of industry experience in designing, building, marketing and selling solutions for global organizations. Prior to joining Zingle, he held several executive roles at ServiceNow, most recently as vice president and general manager for the ServiceNow Store. In that role, he was responsible for the product development and commercial success of the ServiceNow Store and its related partner-built applications that run atop the ServiceNow platform. Mr. Shvimmer served as the general manager for the ServiceNow Express Business Unit, and led both the product management and product strategy organizations. Prior to that, Mr. Schvimmer also worked for HP Software, where he was responsible for product management and marketing of the IT Management business. He has led product management and marketing teams in IT Management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) markets. Mr. Shvimmer holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Florida. Zingle is a two-way, business-and-customer communication software platform that allows businesses to engage with customers in a real-time and personalized way through text messaging - people's preferred method of communication today. The platform helps businesses increase efficiency, revenue and customer loyalty by providing a quick and simple way to communicate with customers. Millions of messages are sent between businesses and their customers each year using Zingle.

Please visit https://www.zingle.me/ for more information.

Mr. Schvimmer can be contacted at 877-946-4536 or marketing@zingleme.com

Coming up in February 2020...

Social Media: Social Listening Tools

The reach and influence of social media is staggering. Nearly 3 billion people use social media daily, posting a range of messages, selfies, images, and everything in-between. According to HubSpot, almost 4 million posts are uploaded to the major social networks every single minute! That's an astounding amount of content and it is crucial for hotels to skillfully use social media in order to effectively compete. From establishing a suitable brand identity and voice to creating content across all the major networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.), the goal is to actively engage consumers and to eventually convert them to customers. Some hotels are initiating online contests as a way to attract new customers, while others are rewarding customers with discounts who subscribe to the their email lists or follow their social media pages. Another recent strategy is to employ social media listening tools that track what people are posting online about their businesses. These tools allow hotels to monitor - or listen to - what's being said about a brand across the entire social web, and this can prove to be very valuable, unfiltered information. Social listening permits hotels to be aware of people's opinions about their business, industry or competitors, and some of these tools even listen beyond social media platforms. They also monitor publicly available information on blogs, forums, news outlets and websites. Some listening tools are more focused on gathering and analyzing data, while others offer more engagement-oriented features, which allow hotels to interact with people right from the platform. Often the information that is gleaned from these listening tools ends up being the most authentic, unbiased insights a business can get. The February Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to successfully integrate social media strategies into their operations.