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Carrie A Mitchell

Writer, Author, Speaker. Brand & Content Strategist. Travel & Hospitality Entrepreneur.

 
 

Carrie A. Mitchell is an award-winning media, marketing and integrated communications executive with 15+ years of global experience in developing brands, campaigns and content for leading travel, hospitality, lifestyle, and media companies. She is also a writer, author, speaker, and podcast host on travel and culture - her favorite subjects - that have brought her to over forty countries along the way. For more visit her Linkedin.

 
 

Experience

Carrie’s leadership roles have included Head of Communications at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Director of Public Relations & Communications at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Board of Directors at Rodeo Drive, Director of Marketing at Strategic Hospitality Group, and collaborations with Condé Nast, Hearst, Four Seasons Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Airbnb, WeWork, Forbes, Zeno Group, PRCO, Wolfgang Puck, Moët Hennessy, Tiffany & Co, Canadian Tourism Commission and Discover America. Currently she consults through her business Sonder Group.

As a multimedia journalist, she covers culture, travel, hotels, design and entrepreneurism for various lifestyle publications, syndicated news segments, and hosts the Travel Oracles podcast & video series (previously hosted the Suitcase Sojourn podcast). Her writing, photography and videos have been featured by media outlets across North America and Europe including the LA Times, CN Traveler, Vogue, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Forbes, Refinery 29, BlackBook Magazine, Haute Living Magazine, Sloane Magazine, Medium, Destination Canada, and Discover America. She was the lead content creator for the award-winning ‘Summer Festival Tour’ program in partnership with Destination Canada and The New Yorker, won the Travel + Leisure SMITTY award for best overall use of hotel social media, was selected to join the inaugural Condé Nast Traveler #WomenWhoTravel trip to Bermuda, and wrote a children’s travel book dedicated to her niece & nephew titled “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. She frequently speaks on travel, hospitality, culture, media, as well as moderating panel discussions and interviewing women in leadership which she did most recently at the WeWork Global Summit in Los Angeles.

Carrie is also the co-owner of the brand Wild West Home which features local vacation properties and vendors around the Southwest, with a mission to inspire creativity, collaboration and a sense of community among those interested in connecting with the area.

Background

Raised between Alberta and Colorado, Carrie moved to New York City in 2000 after college graduation for an internship at Seventeen Magazine, and was hooked on her beloved adopted city. Travel, culture and media are the predominant focus of her work and writing, and while she has travelled extensively and spent time residing in NYC, Vancouver, Toronto, London and Paris for various projects, she is currently based in Los Angeles, California.  Carrie holds a Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia.

Press & Appearances

 
 

"Carrie can work a room. That charisma and writer's eye for the story made her a dream events writer for our Canadian tourism series. The project was so successful that the client hired her directly for additional work!"

/  Kate H - editor, Conde Nast  /

"Carrie’s innovation, creativity and in depth knowledge of marketing communications and digital media storytelling lead our property to great success. We would love to work with her again."

/  Ben T - svp, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts  /


"Carrie proved a valuable asset as our marketing consultant for our entertainment group, and produced creative marketing ideas that were perfectly in sync with our vision for both our company and product."

/  marina g - ceo, MarquE entertainment  /

"Since I am an independent designer, I need someone to consult with me on how to execute creatively in order to make more of an impact, especially through digital media. Carrie has a large impact on how I am directing my marketing plan."

/  minna K - designer, BoWorkwear  /

"Carrie delivered a great piece for the inaugural issue of our magazine. I found her writing and vision to be honest, witty and relatable. Her piece really hit the right note for us and she helped set a precedent for the magazine's style."

/  dana c - founder, Sloane Magazine  /

"Carrie has been an invaluable co-producer on the film Oye Cuba! A Journey Home. Without her diligence, smarts, fortitude, and grace (a rare commodity these days) Oye Cuba! would not have been nearly as successful in getting off the ground. Her reliability and dedication have been unmatched. This is not a simple project and requires dexterity, attention to detail, as well as diplomatic, logistical, and artistic skills, all of which Carrie has in abundance. I couldn't recommend her more highly, and hope our collaborations continue in the years ahead."

/  diane s - director/executive producer, Oye cuba  /