Hello! My name is Carrie A. Mitchell and I am 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, media and entertainment companies. I also write, speak, and host a podcast about travel and culture, my favorite storytelling subjects that have brought me to over forty countries along the way. For more visit my Linkedin.
My prior leadership roles include Head of Communications at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Director of Public Relations & Communications at Beverly Wilshire – A Four Seasons Hotel, Board of Directors at Rodeo Drive, Director of Marketing at Strategic Hospitality Group, and additional work & collaborations with Condé Nast, Vogue, The New Yorker, Zeno Group, PRCO, Wolfgang Puck, Moët Hennessy, Soul Cycle, Tiffany & Co, Nicole Miller, Canadian Tourism Commission, Discover America, Marriott Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels. Currently I consult through my business Sonder Communications – a branding and creative content group.
As a multimedia journalist, I cover culture, travel and media for various lifestyle publications, syndicated news segments, and host the Suitcase Sojourn podcast. My 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, BlackBook Magazine, Haute Living Magazine, Sloane Magazine, Destination Canada, and Discover America. I also participated in 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, created L’Aventure Travel to share women’s stories on global travel & culture, and wrote a children’s travel book dedicated to my niece & nephew titled “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy” for preschool kids. I also frequently speak on travel & hospitality, and interview women in business.
Raised between Alberta and Colorado, I moved to New York City in 2000 after graduating from the University of British Columbia for an internship at Seventeen Magazine, and was hooked on my beloved adopted city. Travel, culture and media are the predominant focus of my work & writing, and while I have travelled extensively, and spent time residing in NYC, Vancouver, Toronto, London, & Paris for various projects, I am currently based in Los Angeles.