Lodging Interactive Announces Rosella Virdo – Chief Operating Officer

Rosella Virdo - COO Lodging InteractiveLodging Interactive, an award winning digital marketing and social media engagement agency exclusively serving the hospitality industry, today announced the promotion of Rosella Virdo as its Chief Operating Officer.  Ms. Virdo joined Lodging Interactive in 2009 and most recently served as Managing Director of CoMMingle, the company’s Social Media and Reputation Management Division.


“Rosella continues to demonstrate her skills and passion for our company and has displayed her unwavering commitment in mentoring her team members and to the success of our company,” stated DJ Vallauri, Founder & CEO of Lodging Interactive.  “I’m excited to have Rosella join me as our Chief Operating Officer during such an exciting time for our company.”


The company recently announced its new CoMMingle A.I. platform powered by the IBM Watson supercomputer which enables it to analyze thousands of social media posts and determine key performance factors found in the most successful social media posts. “Through IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence and our proprietary algorithms our social media teams will produce better engagement results for our agency than any other agency,” added Mr. Vallauri.


As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Virdo will have responsibility for the Company’s two operational divisions, the interactive group and CoMMingle, as well as the customer service and human resources teams.


“As we move forward into this next exhilarating chapter of our company, it is an honor to be named Chief Operating Officer. With such talented and dedicated people, I am proud of the successes we have reached within CoMMingle. It will be a privilege to work closely with the entire Lodging Interactive team to continue building on our success,” stated Ms. Virdo.



About Lodging Interactive

Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, Lodging Interactive is a full-service digital marketing and social media engagement and reputation management agency exclusively servicing the hospitality industry. Through its web design and search optimization division as well as its CoMMingle Social Media Division, Lodging Interactive provides effective Internet marketing services to hundreds of branded and independent properties as well as management companies, restaurants and spas.


CoMMingle has established itself as the largest provider of reputation management services for the hospitality industry, handling over 200,000 guest review responses.  The company also offers fully managed Live Chat agents for hotel websites through its LiveChatForHotels.com division.


Lodging Interactive is an HSMAI Adrian Award winner and has won awards from the International Academy of Visual Arts, Interactive Media Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards, Web Marketing Association, Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, and Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards have recognized Lodging Interactive as an industry leader.


Lodging Interactive is a proud supporter of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and the company’s president, DJ Vallauri, currently serves on the Board of Directors of HSMAI’s New York Chapter and is a Forbes.com Agency Council contributor. For more information, please contact sales@lodginginteractive.com, 877-291-4411 or visit the company’s website.