German Philosopher Albert Schweitzer said: "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
Lodging Interactive, an interactive and social media marketing agency exclusively servicing the hospitality industry, and its subsidiary CoMMingle, a social-media marketing consultancy, is proof that happiness and success go hand in hand. Coming off a banner year of accomplishments and award winning web designs for its customers in 2011, the 10-year young group is elated over incremental company growth, and each attributes its successes to the winning online campaigns created by a team of dedicated hospitality professionals. New business partnerships, financial service models, mobile website offerings and content management toolkits to be unveiled in 2012 position Lodging Interactive and CoMMingle for another monumental year.
"It takes a team to be successful, and at Lodging Interactive and CoMMingle, we are fortunate to have a team of more than 50 highly skilled web experts who truly like working with our customers and each other," said D.J. Vallauri, Lodging Interactive President and CEO. "Couple that with more than 650 hotels, resorts, spas and restaurants around the world who depend on us for website design and management, social media marketing, mobile marketing, and measurement and accountability services, and it's easy to see why we are happy to come to work every day. Sprinkle in top honors achieved, such as the 2011 Interactive Media Award and Travel Weekly's 2011 Magellan Award for website designs, and we are ecstatic. 2012 is truly going to be the year of social media and mobile marketing, and Lodging Interactive and CoMMingle are eager to serve."
According to Vallauri, both companies grew substantially in 2011, over 2010. Lodging Interactive acquired 50 new clients in 2011, and CoMMingle followed close behind with 40 full service clients.
It's an exciting time to be a Lodging Interactive and CoMMingle partner," Vallauri said. "In 2012 we will introduce new services for both lines of business, as well as launch new breakthrough business models for hotels. Anyone looking to better plan, socialize, engage and measure in 2012 will find that we have the focus, expertise, longevity and results they need. It's going to be a very Happy New Year with Lodging Interactive and CoMMingle as your online marketing partner."