Ms. Heyl

Sherry Heyl

Founder & Consultant

Amplified Concepts

Sherry Heyl is an award-winning marketing professional with 10+ years experience using digital media to build brand equity and amplify brand experiences. Since 2005, she has been developing digital marketing strategies, mostly focused on social platforms that enable organizations to integrate new technologies and capabilities with their existing campaigns and business goals.

She has developed customized individual training tracks to help marketing managers and business owners add social media as a core competency. As the founder of Amplified Concepts, I use my expertise in strategy development and project management combined with my relationships with some of the smartest freelancers in the digital world to deliver customized solutions and deep expertise to client projects.

From building up hype and attendance for a nonprofit’s first 5K run to leading a press tour of Atlanta for over 50 social media influencers from around the world to developing engagement initiatives such as trivia questions and games, Ms. Heyl has developed, managed and been hands-on with numerous campaigns both large and small.

Ms. Heyl has been involved in many notable projects including: Social Influencers Travel Summit was developed in partnership with the Atlanta Convention Visitors Bureau to bring together 50+ Influencers from around the world for workshops delivered by their peers combined with a press tour of the city. This event yielded over 93 million impressions and was recognized by AiMA best of Atlanta, PR Daily’s Digital PR & Social Media Awards in the category of Digital and Social Media for Brand Awareness and received the Award of Excellence by PRSA Phoenix Awards for Accor Hotels community engagement strategies included weekly Twitter contests with token give-aways, proactive sales outreach to travelers, and responsive customer service.

The team also received recognition by PR Daily’s Social Media Awards in the category of Best Community Engagement for Pullman Paris Press Tour focused on telling to story of the renovations of the Pullman hotels to the North American Market. We selected 7 influencers whose focus was on Travel, Design, and Architecture and worked with our client to develop an experience that would shape compelling stories by our influencers. We also actively engaged with the influencer on through our client’s social media account provide insider information as well as amplified their stories. The result was an overall online media reach of 57.8 million. The team received recognition by PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards in the category of Influencer Campaign.

Ms. Heyl can be contacted at 404-386-9801 or sherry@amplifiedconcepts.com

Coming Up In The November Online Hotel Business Review




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Feature Focus
Architecture & Design: Authentic, Interactive and Immersive
If there is one dominant trend in the field of hotel architecture and design, it’s that travelers are demanding authentic, immersive and interactive experiences. This is especially true for Millennials but Baby Boomers are seeking out meaningful experiences as well. As a result, the development of immersive travel experiences - winery resorts, culinary resorts, resorts geared toward specific sports enthusiasts - will continue to expand. Another kind of immersive experience is an urban resort – one that provides all the elements you'd expect in a luxury resort, but urbanized. The urban resort hotel is designed as a staging area where the city itself provides all the amenities, and the hotel functions as a kind of sophisticated concierge service. Another trend is a re-thinking of the hotel lobby, which has evolved into an active social hub with flexible spaces for work and play, featuring cafe?s, bars, libraries, computer stations, game rooms, and more. The goal is to make this area as interactive as possible and to bring people together, making the space less of a traditional hotel lobby and more of a contemporary gathering place. This emphasis on the lobby has also had an associated effect on the size of hotel rooms – they are getting smaller. Since most activities are designed to take place in the lobby, there is less time spent in rooms which justifies their smaller design. Finally, the wellness and ecology movements are also having a major impact on design. The industry is actively adopting standards so that new structures are not only environmentally sustainable, but also promote optimum health and well- being for the travelers who will inhabit them. These are a few of the current trends in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.