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Ms. Pope

Megan Pope

Vice President of Marketing, INTELITY

Megan Pope is the Vice President of Marketing for INTELITY, the broadest guest experience and staff management platform in hospitality. She has 15 years of global public relations and marketing experience driving demand and awareness for enterprise technology companies. Ms. Pope excels at building brands from the ground up and developing go-to-market strategies with measurable results and return on interest. She specializes in B2B and B2B2C go-to-market strategies, and her creativity and deep understanding of marketing objectives have brought her great success in developing brands, generating demand, and creating versatile campaigns. 

Ms. Pope has seen great success in building and leading high-performing teams across creative, public relations, content, and digital campaign management, as well as product and event marketing. At INTELITY, Ms. Pope oversees an agile seven-person team that focuses on revenue, brand, and product marketing. She also oversees event management and execution and paid digital strategies.

Prior to INTELITY, Ms. Pope served as the Head of Marketing and Public Relations for Miami-based health and wellness brand, jugofresh, where she successfully led the go-to-market strategy for new products and seasonal launches. She played an integral role in the company's growth through oversight of social media channels and the opening of four stand-alone retail locations and five store-in-store locations. Ms. Pope has also worked for Creative Artists Agency and MTV's Nickelodeon. Originally from Sydney, she has lived in Paris, London, New York, and Miami, and now, Los Angeles. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, checking out new restaurants, and hiking Runyon Canyon.

Please visit http://www.intelity.com for more information.

Ms. Pope can be contacted at +1 310-596-8160 or megan.pope@intelity.com

Coming up in October 2020...

Revenue Management: Maximizing Profit

Hotel Revenue Management continues to evolve at a blistering pace. Driven by technological innovation and new distribution channels, there are some dynamic opportunities for expansion in this fast-growing field. The technology is primarily designed to help revenue managers further refine their operations and pricing models to maximize hotel profit. For example, hotels can't be all things to all people, so a key strategy is to precisely identify their target audience. By employing geo-targeting techniques and analyzing behavior such as previous bookings, on-property purchases and online shopping practices, there is an increased capability to define guest demographics. By segmenting customers in more specific ways, hotels are able to create more personalized experiences which, in turn, allow managers to optimize their room rates. It is also an effective way to fulfill the unique needs and preferences of the individual. Another methodology is to consistently monitor the competition's pricing strategies. There are software tools that analyze a competitor's current rates, and then allow a hotel to make its own pricing adjustments. It is also a useful means to conduct forecasting models. Other technologies that are being integrated into a revenue manager's toolkit include Artificial Intelligence in the form of automated algorithms, and Voice Recognition (VR) for data inquiries, rate changes, and booking behavior. Predictive and analytic software programs are also being leveraged to provide more forward-looking data, instead of the usual reliance on historical performance. These metrics allow managers to be more proactive - rather than reactive - with their revenue strategy. The October issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine these developments and report on how some leading hotels are executing their revenue management strategies.