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Ms. Klueppel

Lisa Klueppel

Senior Manager, Online Acquisition Marketing, VIZERGY

Lisa Klueppel joined VIZERGY in 2009, and immediately made a tremendous impact. She currently oversees our paid search, natural search and copywriting teams and drives the continued development of our social media, display advertising and email marketing initiatives. Prior to joining VIZERGY, Ms. Klueppel worked in Google's Direct Sales Organization, an elite sales team dedicated to servicing Fortune 500 companies, for over five years. She began her career with Google as an Account Strategist, working with clients in the business and industrial markets sectors to develop holistic online marketing strategies. Her client roster included companies like Chevron, FedEx, Caterpillar and 3M. In 2007, Ms. Klueppel transferred to Google's Paris office where she was promoted to Senior Account Manager for YouTube and Display advertising. In that role, her achievements included launching the monetization of YouTube France, managing multi-million dollar YouTube campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola and Evian and overseeing $3.5 million of quarterly display revenue for the French market. Ms. Klueppel holds a Master's degree from Indiana University - Bloomington.

Ms. Klueppel can be contacted at 904-389-1130 or lisa.k@vizergy.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.