July 22: The Magic’s in the Logic: Breaking into the Black Box of Brand Value

The Magic’s in the Logic:
Breaking into the Black Box
of Brand Value
Whether creating it, capturing it, communicating it or measuring it, the value that brands deliver to their customers and to themselves can sometimes appear to operate according to unknowable rules. So many variables have always influenced the fortune of any brand, and so many more have come to bear in the digital era, that the sense of a ‘black box’ in the brand delivery process is neither unusual nor surprising.

Meanwhile, in pursuit of the ideal of brand differentiation, the ‘magic’ of insight and inspiration routinely captures attention and budgets, while the ‘logic’ of effective brand management conjures only rather dull commodity images of filing cabinets and routine police work.

With experience over two decades of delivering systems that create value through effective brand management, Adgistics co-founder and Executive Chairman James Waite reveals how a vision for the integrated brand in operation has improved efficiency, built resilience and created new opportunities for businesses at global, regional, national and local levels.

In the luxury sector, where the Brand so closely encapsulates the ‘extra mile’ gladly given up by its customers, we believe much of value is being left on the table, whether in identification of the Promise, or in its consistent activation. With our approach to Brand Value Management we seek to identify, capture and protect those very knowable processes that breathe dynamic, adaptive life into branded businesses and use them to signpost the very real value they empower.


About James WaiteJames Waite co-founded Adgistics in 1999, and was appointed Chairman in 2009. He works as a business builder, strategic analyst and brand development specialist, with 20 years of experience in initiating, advising and running international organizations.

He began his career as a documentary filmmaker, and went on to establish an Internet consultancy in 1994, which developed some of the first commercial websites for major brands including Adidas, Patek Philippe and Harrods.  As a writer, James has consulted for a number of Swiss private banks, international financial institutions and property development organizations. As a partner in The Next Practice, he works to bring sustainable business and brand practice to urban development and regeneration projects around the world.

With long experience in the positioning, marketing and communication of luxury brands in all sectors, James has helped build Adgistics into a successful brand value management business, recognizing both the implicit and explicit value of brands as business assets.


About Adgistics

Adgistics helps businesses to recognize and manage their brand assets in a way that promotes efficiency in operation and resilience in brand culture. Using a simply configured, powerful technology platform, we deliver solutions that work to optimize existing workflows and management systems for brand assets of all kinds. These include marketing and communications materials, but also HR , product design, governance and compliance assets as additional examples. The result is a shared brand vision and process across the smallest to largest organizations, which is reflected in more effective customer relationships. In turn this yields measurable value in operational performance and on the balance sheet that can be directly attributed to a well-managed brand.

About Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

In 1985, at the young and ambitious age of 24, Steve DiFillippo purchased a locally-owned family restaurant called Davio’s on Newbury Street in Boston’s trendy Back Bay. As Boston’s culinary tastes evolved, he transformed the location into a destination. He retooled the menu, the space, the wine list. The new Davio’s soon garnered rave reviews.

The idea behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse was simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill.

Everything made by hand from the best ingredients. Serve everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations. Mirror this philosophy in the kitchen with our expert and attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to your every need and taking pride in your enjoyment of the meal. Steve has since opened locations in Foxborough, MA, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, and Davio’s Cucina in Chestnut Hill.


About The Luxury Marketing Council

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represents and serves more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.73 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, an organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39. Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones. All part of this generation’s common language.

For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing. Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

June 23: THE NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS Insights Into A Management Discipline You Can Use

THE NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS
Insights Into A Management Discipline You Can Use
Not long ago public relations for most luxury brands meant lavish, publicity-generating events.

Public relations is now defined much more broadly as a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.

Its role: conscience of the brand, thought leader on critical issues and market trends, guide to brands’ corporate citizenship strategies.

Dramatic use of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media outlets continues to transform the definitions of marketing, advertising, corporate communications and public relations.

Given the 24/7 news cycle, the explosion of media (and social media) platforms now available to journalists and non-journalists, brands need to remain more vigilant, more proactive and progressive in ways yet to be implemented or imagined.

Elements of ‘the new public relations’ include:
  • Issues management, contingency planning and crisis communications, employee communications, brand research, deep involvement with web and social media
  • Increasing involvement in the positioning of the brand and integration of creative and the brand’s voice across all media platforms
  • Corporate citizenship
  • Partnerships and collaborations with kindred spirit brands, not-for-profits and cultural institutions
  • Increasing reliance on more imaginative story telling and content management
  • Qualitative and quantitative measurement of all corporate communications and marketing initiatives
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Rigorous segmentation of key customers and constituents including media and government
Join us for an in-depth exploration of The New Public Relations – with an opening overview by Mathew Evins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Evins Communications – complemented by a panel of top management representing a range of luxury brands.

About Mathew Evins
 Since 1987, Mr. Evins has served as  Chairman of EVINS Communications,  Ltd., the leading branding, marketing,  communications and public relations  firm in the premium, prestige and  luxury market sectors.   Mr. Evins has  lectured on  luxury and hospitality at  the Cornell Hotel School and NYU’s  Graduate School of  Business, and has  contributed to industry publications  and business media. Mr. Evins  previously served as CEO of Pain Therapeutics Corporation, as CEO of  Cardiff Consultants, a business and financial strategic consultancy and as Vice P  President of Vector Petroleum Corporation.  Mr. Evins co-published “The  Talisman Report,” the world’s leading investment advisory newsletter for the  three years of its publication.  For more than ten years, Mr. Evins served on the  staff of Cornell Medical Center, initially as a Surgical Research Associate in the  Cardiovascular Research Laboratory and, subsequently, as Associate Director of The Rogosin Organ Retrieval & Preservation Laboratory.  Mr. Evins is a founding member of the board of directors and treasurer of the Global Virus Network, a non-profit organization comprised of leading medical virologists from more than 20 countries throughout the world, the mission of which is to combat current and emerging pandemic viruses that threaten the public health through international collaborative research, by training and certifying the next generation of medical virologists, as well as through governmental and public advocacy.  Mr. Evins also serves on the boards of Luxury Travel Exchange International, ULTRA Luxury Exchange and the International Hotel Investment Forum.  Mr. Evins received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Randy Brandoff
 Randy Brandoff is the founder of  Eleven James, an annual private    membership program that  reimagines how luxury timepieces  are consumed and enjoyed.  Members access a vast, curated  collection of exceptional        watches while enjoying a myriad of  additional benefits.

“Eleven James satisfies your desire  for variety and experimentation, and  eliminates the paralysis involved with choosing and committing to specific  watches,” Brandoff said. “Eleven James members can use the program to  discover and test drive their next purchase, to supplement and reinvigorate  their existing collection, or as a substitute to building one.”

As a well-respected entrepreneur in the luxury market, Brandoff started Eleven James in 2013 following his tenure as Chief Marketing Officer of NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company, where he served since the NetJets acquisition of Marquis Jet in 2010. As the first employee of Marquis Jet in 2001, Brandoff cocreated the marketing and business development departments that drove $4 billion in sales and 80 percent customer retention, helping to grow the company to become the premiere private jet card company in the world.

Brandoff also helped to launch Tequila Avion, a leading spirits brand made popular by the HBO series “Entourage,” where he is a co-founder and principal.


About Neal Fox
NEAL J. FOX is a highly accomplished and esteemed professional with extensive experience in the apparel, fashion and menswear sectors, as well as in luxury goods and prestige retail.  Mr. Fox is the principal, as well as President and CEO, of Mark Cross, an iconic American luxury leather goods brand established in 1845.  Prior to joining Mark Cross, Mr. Fox served as a leading corporate consultant, specializing in brand management and business development in the apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and footwear industries.

Previously, Mr. Fox served as President and CEO of Sulka, a century old men’s luxury retailer and outfitter, owned by Richemont, S. A.  During his tenure at Sulka, Mr. Fox was responsible for substantially expanding the company’s retail operations, developing a significant wholesale business, and for contemporizing the brand.  Prior to joining Sulka, Mr. Fox formed an investment group, of which he served as Chairman and CEO, that acquired Raleigh Stores, a twelve unit men’s and women’s specialty store group in Washington, DC.  Mr. Fox subsequently led a leveraged buyout of Garfinckels, a ten store regional women’s and men’s specialty retailer based in Washington, DC, and served as Chairman and CEO of the combined group.

Beforehand, Mr. Fox held the position of Executive Vice President at I. Magnin, one of the most venerable prestige specialty retailers, with twenty-five stores throughout the country, where he oversaw all merchandising and marketing.  Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Bergdorf Goodman, where he was similarly responsible for merchandising and marketing. Before joining Bergdorf Goodman, Mr. Fox held the position of Senior Vice President at Neiman-Marcus, the world’s preeminent luxury specialty retailer, and was in-charge of merchandising for cosmetics, designer, footwear, furs, home furnishings, menswear, and home collections.

Mr. Fox is a graduate of City College of New York and NYU Graduate School, as well as the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.  Mr. Fox lives in New York with his wife, Martha Kramer, and he is the father of two sons.


About Carol Schuster

 Carol Schuster is a global brand and marketing expert with a diverse track  record in building brands for leading Fortune 500 companies. Carol’s career  has spanned the agency and the client side working all over the globe living  in Europe, North America and Asia. She has hands-on expertise in what it  takes to successfully open doors for brands entering new markets. Recently,  Carol founded Schuster Consulting Group, dedicated to helping companies  with their global expansion building their businesses and brands as they enter  new markets. Drawing on her professional, as well as her cross cultural  background, she brings her own personal values of curiosity, adventure,  creating connections and continuous learning to her approach to business.

Prior to launching her own consultancy, Carol held the role of Worldwide  SVP/CMO Marketing for Royal Caribbean International, the leading global cruise brand,  where she oversaw a $200 million global marketing budget and led a professional team of 200 marketing executives around the world. She spearheaded the creation and execution of a global brand strategy, positioning and campaign, launched Quantum of the Seas, the first truly Smart Ship in the industry to date. She also oversaw digital marketing, loyalty, customer segmentation and database marketing, as well as built an in-house agency to drive speed and efficiency in this growing and increasingly competitive retail landscape.

Prior to her role at Royal Caribbean, Carol was based in Shanghai for two years where she consulted with the women’s premium apparel brand, Lafayette 148 New York. In her senior advisory role, the company opened its first doors into the China market and generated demand among more affluent Chinese women professionals. Carol was also one of the first marketing executives to enter Eastern Europe in 1991 after the Berlin Wall came down, where she started-up the global network for the D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles advertising agency facilitating and leading the launch of global brands into this whitespace market. In 1996, she returned to New York as its EVP Managing Director to re-build its flagship office. In 2002 she joined Ogilvy & Mather where she held the role Global Managing Director leading global clients businesses for almost a decade. Carol is the recipient of  numerous prestigious awards and earned recognition for her contributions to the industry and was named one of “25 Women to Watch” by Advertising Age.

Along with building a lifelong career in global business, Carol is committed to the arts as a means for greater self-expression. An avid collector of contemporary art, she enjoys discovering new artists and views art as a means to see the world from a new perspective. An explorer at heart, Carol received her MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Business and first went to Beijing as a Graduate Student. She is American and also speaks German, Chinese and French. While assignments may take her around the globe, she lives in New York.

Carol can be contacted at carol@schuster-global.com.


About Sherif Shafi
Bio to come..


About Evins Communications

Since 1987, EVINS Communications, Ltd., has provided branding, marketing, communications and public relations strategies and services for a wide array of industries, with specialist expertise in the premium, prestige and luxury market sectors.

EVINS architects and builds brands, and transforms brand and business potential into brand and business performance. EVINS facilitates connecting brands and audiences, fosters engagement between brands and constituents, as well as catalyzes and optimizes how brands and their publics converse and interrelate. EVINS creates programs that engender brand trial and experience; leverages brand experience to foment conversation and storytelling; catalyzes brand advocacy and engagement to optimize brand mind-share; and transforms brand mind-share into brand market-share. EVINS bridges the divide between what a brand is now and what it can become in the future, and is the point where insight meets execution; EVINS transforms brands into market leaders and legacies. EVINS offers a myriad of other specialized programs and services, including business development, corporate image management, crisis communications, executive reputation management, strategic partnerships and product integration in film and television.

EVINS has a proven track record of doing exceptional work for extraordinary brands, and is consistently recognized for its excellence in creativity, strategies and tactics. EVINS offers a client far more than traditional public relations and is committed to providing them with consummate business and strategic counsel in order to make a consequential and measurable contribution to their business and their brand. The Agency’s unique, multi-platform approach has made an invaluable contribution to the development, growth and success of icon and legacy brands, industry innovators and pioneers including American Express, Departures Magazine, Ebel Watches, Exclusive Resorts, Glaceau Vitamin Water, Kanebo Cosmetics, Leica Camera, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Marquis Jet, Neiman Marcus, Rosewood Hotel & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Tourneau and Vera Wang, amongst many others.

Because of EVINS’ approach, philosophy and results, commitment to making a beneficial and consequential contribution to the clients’ business, as well as the dedication and professionalism of their executives and account professionals, EVINS builds and maintains long-term client partnerships, with an average tenure of more than eight years and several in excess of two decades. The ultimate affirmation and validation of EVINS’ ability to contribute to a client’s success is the longevity of their relationships.


About Eleven James
 Eleven James™ is an annual membership club that gives you  unprecedented access to hundreds of the world’s most exquisite watch  brands and styles. In addition to the Collections, Members have access to a myriad of engaging and inspiring benefits and experiences that include: exclusive events, a robust Membership-to-Ownership program, exclusive offers from Eleven James’ alliance partners, dedicated Concierge services, and personal collection assistance. Whether you’re motivated by variety, discovery, ‘test drives’ or simply having fun, there’s a perfect Eleven James Membership for you. For further information, please visit (www.ElevenJames.com) or call 855-ELEVEN-J (855-353-8365).

About Mark Cross

 Mark. W. Cross & Co. was founded in 1845 in Boston, Massachusetts as a  purveyor of carriage saddles and harnesses. The house became known simply as  Mark Cross when Patrick Murphy acquired the company after its namesake’s  death, and opened shops in New York and London. Expansion overseas translated  to first-time access to luxuries yet unknown to the American market. Beyond  leather goods, Murphy brought the finest china, crystal and other delights from  abroad to the States.

From the young Gerald Murphy’s years at Yale, it was clear his talents lay not in traditional academics, but in art and his eye for beauty, which led him to marry the lovely heiress Sara Sherman Wiborg. Gerald Murphy would, in the end, take over Mark Cross, but not before living a legendary life overseas.

In 1921 the Murphys moved to Paris, France, then decamped south to Cap d’Antibes and set up house in Villa America where they entertained many of the celebrated characters of the Lost Generation: Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter (a friend from Murphy’s Yale days) and the Fitzgeralds all fell under the couple’s charm. F. Scott Fitzgerald notably modeled the main characters Dick and Nicole Diver in“Tender is the Night” after his frequent hosts and friends. The Murphys ignited a taste and trend for spending summers sunbathing in the South of France; Sara would sit with pearls tumbling down her back while her husband worked nearby on his paintings. The Murphy’s coined the phrase “Living Well is the Best Revenge,”which would later become the title of the renowned book about Gerald and Sara Murphy, written by Calvin Tomkins.

In 1934, Gerald officially took over the Mark Cross brand. He expanded its offerings to include luggage, cigarette cases, and even jeweled evening bags, some of which he collaborated on with Seamen Schepps. In Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film Rear Window, it’s none other than a Mark Cross overnight case in which Grace Kelly packs her clothing.

The family would eventually sell the company, even though Gerald would stay on as president until retiring in 1955. Even under new ownership, Mark Cross continued to flourish. It changed hands again in 1961 and subsequently closed its doors in the 1990s.

In 2011, Mark Cross was resurrected and now produces pieces in the same factories in Italy as the celebrated originals. The aesthetic of the current collection is inspired by the vintage archives, which have been translated into a modern vision. Every move made on the creative side of product development is geared toward attempting to incorporate the unique aspects of Mark Cross for today’s world.

The collections are inspired by the archives of decades ago. The Grace Box bag, for example, was originally created by Gerald Murphy for Grace Kelly’s role in Rear Window. Today’s Grace Box bag, a version inspired by the original, is part of the core collection and is one of the brand’s best sellers. Women collect it in the colors of the season.

The Mark Cross Men’s collection, introduced in Spring 2014, combines vintage luxury with a new vision of sleek sophistication. The aesthetic of the Men’s collection is also rooted in the brand’s rich heritage and several designs are inspired by the archives.

Both the Women’s and Men’s collections are identifiable as Mark Cross, the collections are inspired by the brand’s rich heritage, dedication to fine craftsmanship and use of the finest leathers in the world, devoid of excess hardware and logos. Customers know a Mark Cross product when they see one!


About Arcade Creative Group

Corporate bio to come..


.About The Knickerbocker Hotel
The Knickerbocker is a monument to New York’s coming of age. Originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, the hotel welcomed both glitterati and dignitaries, offering the first true multidimensional lifestyle experience. Registered as a New York City Landmark since 1988, the legacy of The Knickerbocker returns to the southeast corner of 42nd Street overlooking Times Square, between Broadway and Bryant Park, revealing an elegant, luxury lifestyle hotel offering 330 guest rooms including 31 suites, a fitness center, a 2,200-square-foot event space for up to 250 guests, a ground level grab-and-go café, signature restaurant and bar, and a 7,800-square-foot rooftop bar and terrace with unrivaled views of New York City’s effervescent skyline.


About The Luxury Marketing Council
Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represents and serves more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.73 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, an organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39. Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones. All part of this generation’s common language.

For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing. Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

July 7: Checking The Pulse of the American Shopper

Checking The Pulse of the American Shopper

From a retail perspective, it’s hard to find numbers or analysis of the past year without also finding the word “cautious” in close proximity. Holiday spending for 2014: Cautious. Consumer attitude from recent gasoline price drops: Cautious. Outlook for 2015…. You get the picture.

Given the depth of the financial crisis in 2008 and the habits of the post-crisis consumer, this attitude can hardly be blamed. For retailers, however, the state of the American consumer might better be described as “tempered.”

It describes a cohort that has been tried, toughened and come through stronger. MasterCard Global Insights most recent work on the attitude toward credit and debit spending — arguably a leading indicator for retailers — captures a more nuanced portrait of how Americans are feeling about the economy and their own pocket five years into the recovery. In short: The post-crisis consumer has learned some tough lessons and come through with a tempered but tactical attitude toward credit and debit usage, disposable income, and saving for the future.

But more valuable insight comes from nuances in the survey. Global Insights has identified four clusters of consumers, each with different attitudes, behaviors and goals. Understanding how these groups are different is critical for those financial institutions dealing with them — there is too much complexity at stake to simply invoke a “one-size-fits-all” strategy.

While there are obviously more than four types of motivations, and therefore some elements of the clusters overlap, they present a clearer view of how U.S. consumers view the changes in the economy since the start of the financial crisis. The changes can be understood not just as charts and tables, but as a shift in the financial goals and confidence of the American consumer.

  • For many of the Positive Newcomers, the financial crisis hit them at the start of their earning years, so while it was a significant hurdle to cross, it didn’t necessarily wipe out an established asset base.
  • For the Settled and Self-Possessed, their more significant savings and investments, coupled with being more likely to be retired, result in a greater level of confidence in meeting their simpler financial needs at this life stage.

Join us for a compelling discussion on how differences like these will be important in understanding how to craft the products and services each cluster of consumers needs and why as the U.S. consumer internalizes the lessons of the financial crisis, retailers should take note of the changes that go beyond simply “cautious.”


About Robin Lewis

Robin Lewis is the founder and CEO of The Robin Report. He is an author, speaker, and consultant for the retail and consumer products industries. He is frequently requested by C-level management for advice, consultation and strategic presentations: among them are Kohl’s, Bloomingdale’s, JC Penney, Macy’s, Liz Claiborne, VF Corp., Charming Shoppes, Estee Lauder, Ralph Lauren, and Sara Lee, and financial firms such as The Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, Lion Capital, PNC Bank and others, as well as associations and schools, most notably the World Retail Congress, the National Retail Federation, International Council of Shopping Centers, Cornell University, The New School, Fashion Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin, among others. Robin is Co-Author, The New Rules of Retail ; Founder and CEO, The Robin Report, a media enterprise for level retail executives with the inside story and back story on the industry; and Consultant for the Retail and Consumer Products Industries

Industry consultants Lewis and Dart present an in-depth, cerebral look at the yesterday, today, and tomorrow of retail, arguing that nearly half of retailers will soon be gone. In the authors’ view, the key to success rests on a retailer’s ability to create “experiential and distributional superiority” and control the value chain. Knowing what’s important to do and knowing how to do it are two different things, but information and real-life examples are plentiful. Readers will learn how real estate will help define the shopping experience and how the business models of advertising and media will change. The last of three sections, “Ideas from the Masters,” includes a study of the largest apparel company in America, VF (Vanity Fair) Corporation, who possess “the best-managed supply chain in its industry.” Readers will also learn how Zappos.com delivers the “WOW experience” and why Apple earns an acclaimed “tip of the hat.” The authors root for The Gap’s success and speculate on the survival of one retail icon, currently stuck in a perfect storm. This complex and informative look at the retail world may be a bit too cerebral for consumers but perfect for anyone entrenched in retail management.


About The Robin Report

The mission of The Robin Report is to provide new strategic insight and meaningful perspective into the retail industry. It is intended to be provocative, opinionated, and lively, providing an inside-out report on the major issues, events and trends in the retail sector.


About The Real Estate Board of New York

The Real Estate Board of New York unites more than 16,000 talented, influential real estate professionals as it works to protect, improve and advance the business of real estate in New York City.

REBNY was created in 1896 as the state’s first real estate trade association. It works on behalf of the mutual interests of its members by promoting public and industry policies. The organization frequently speaks before government bodies with the primary goals of expanding New York’s economy, encouraging the development and renovation of commercial and residential property, enhancing the city’s appeal to investors and residents and facilitating property management.

Members have access to the Board’s various real estate professional education programs, including state-certified required courses for licensing, continuing education courses and seminars to hone professional skills, and courses to maintain the ethical standards of relations between professionals and with the public.
LMC member The Edry Team of Keller Williams NYC belongs to REBNY and arranged for use of this venue.


About The Luxury Marketing Council

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represent more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.73 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council 

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represent more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, a new organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39.

Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones.  All part of this generation’s common language. For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing.

Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

June 25: New Dimensions in Storytelling: Innovations in Retail Design Utilizing New Media to Radically Change the Way Luxury Brands Engage and Delight Their Customers

New Dimensions in Storytelling:
Innovations in Retail Design Utilizing New Media to Radically Change the Way Luxury Brands Engage and Delight Their Customers
This evening’s program will take you on a journey to understand why connecting with the customer must now include perfectly styled and truly innovative visual and sensory engagement points that extend beyond the customers’ expectations. These customer experiences can successfully cross all media platforms and translate to the global community.
Join four distinguished creatives who are pushing the boundaries of selling products and services for a dynamic visual presentation and lively discussion that explores how to capture your customers’ attention and stimulate them to purchase at every point of impact.

About Brian Dyches
Brian Dyches is Partner, Global Director Experience Design + Strategy at OpenEye Global Digital Experience Design Agency based in San Diego. He is an authority and practitioner of global experience design, strategy and digital customer engagement for retail, resort, shopping center and workplace environments. In his role at Openeye, Brian works with brands to develop their “digital personality” based on the core brand attributes, advance new techniques to enhance sales and to reach younger generations of customers via digital engagements.

Prior to joining OpenEye Global, Brian was Int’l. Studio Principal at Little Architects in Costa Mesa, CA, and V.P. Global Insights + Strategy at Watt International, Toronto. In these roles he  worked globally identifying consumer traits and behaviors central to sales and retention strategies for a variety of client verticals.  ‪Clients have included Wal-Mart (USA); Unilever (Asia); Meijer (USA); Kate Spade (USA); Nike (USA); Lucky Brand Jean (Global); Land Rover (USA); Comerica Bank (USA); Timberland (USA).

As an industry thought leader Brian has addressed more than 35,000 leaders in civic, hospitality and financial industries, as well as leading retailers and manufacturers on five continents. He has shared his expertise with The National Retail Federation, ICSC, EuroShop, BrasilShop, GlobalShop, The Retail Show Australia, Stockmann-Gruppen-Denmark, American Express-Mexico, FENALCO-Colombia, Natural Products Expo-Asia and ODAK Turkey. His editorial columns have appeared regularly in Women’s Wear Daily/DNR Newsletter, and has contributed to Visual Merchandising+Store Design, Outdoor Retailer, Day Spa, Golf Retailer and Retail Environments.

Brian has also served as the International President & Chairman of the Retail Design Institute – a global non-profit professional association representing the retail experience & design community. He currently sits on the VMSD Editorial Advisory Board  as well as Co-Chair at S/E/G/D (Society of Environmental Graphic Design).

www.openeyeglobal.com


About Ray EhscheidRay Ehscheid is Senior Vice President of Store Design and Merchandising for Bank of America Corporation.  He was named to the position in 2007, continuing a twenty-plus year career and upward path in the Retail Store Design and Planning sector.

Ray began his retail career in Merchandising with Garfinckel’s.  A rapid progression in responsibility and recognition led to strong opportunities with Neiman Marcus and then Bloomingdale’s, where Ray held positions of Buyer and Branch Store Divisional.

In 1994, Ray made a dramatic career change to focus on his architectural and design studies by joining Eastern Mountain Sports to lead Visual Merchandising and Store Design. EMS proved a fantastic challenge, as the outdoor outfitter experienced five years of exceptional growth. Ray was credited with creating a new national, modular footprint for the outdoor outfitter, allowing rapid construction and cost efficiencies. He moved to Reebok International’s Rockport brand in 1999 to lead retail design, expanding his global experience and a strong understanding of retail methodologies in key international markets.

Ray then moved to Bank of America, initially leading the branch-merchandising strategy and execution for a portfolio of over 6,000 locations. A series of rapid and recognized successes brought Ray ownership of the entire range of retail design and merchandising for Branch banking, ATM and BAC Home Loans. New dynamic designs and a deep integration with key partners have led to a renewed focus on the customer and a strongly recognized distinctive new physical design for retail branches.

Ray has been invited numerous times to speak on the topic of retail design, at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and on panel discussions at national events and trade shows including GlobalShop, EuroShop, Interact and NeoCon. Ray and his work have been featured on HGTV, and in The Financial Times, Elle Décor, The Boston Globe, WWD, Interior Design, Contract,Footwear News, Outdoor Retailer, and Better Homes and Gardens. He was appointed to the Association of Retail Environments, the Design Board of Contract Magazine, the Retail Advisory Board of Design:Retail  Magazine where he was voted one of the Top 10 Retail Design Influencers of the Year in 2012.   Ray is an officer of the New York Chapter of the Retail Design Institute (RDI), a member of the Advisory Council of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and has recently been named to the board of PAVE, the Planning and Visual Education Council.

www.bankofamerica.com


About Pam Levine

Pam Levine is President & CEO of Levine Design Group, a strategic branding and consumer engagement design firm servicing the luxury market.

Pam’s practice focuses on new product and service innovation, brand building and repositioning, visual merchandising and creative execution across multi-media platforms. She orchestrates a customer/visitor experience that conveys a distinctive and memorable impression at every touch-point, from the environment to staff interactions, to marketing communications and more. Levine Design Group works with a diverse clientele in retail, beauty, jewelry, architecture and interior design. Clients include Cartier, Christian Dior, Michael Aram, Westfield Malls USA, Tourneau, Borghese, GIA Gemological Institute of America and World Gold Council.

Known as a “curator of remarkable minds” Pam leads a cross-disciplinary team of marketing professionals and designers providing positioning strategies, retail assessments, store environments, packaging, display, collateral, web content and design, social media, corporate presentations and merchandising solutions.

As a respected expert and speaker in the field of luxury marketing her speaking engagements include Retail and Consumer Trends: European Store Design Summit (Germany), IRDC- International Retail Design Conference, Luxury Marketing Council, Globalshop, JCK Las Vegas Show and The Couture Show.

Pam is an active member of RDI-Retail Design Institute, the MAD-Museum of Arts and Design, Loot Jewelry Show committee and WJA Woman’s Jewelry Association. She has served as the director of WAM, Woman as Mentors, NYC, and has been a professor of jewelry design, marketing and merchandising at the FIT- Fashion Institute of Technology.

www.levinedesigngroup.com

 


About Sterling PlenertSterling Plenert is a Director, Luxury Retail, at Callison, Architecture and Interior Design and is based in the organization’s New York office. His career in the architecture industry spans more than 28 years, 20 of which have been spent focused on the luxury retail world. Sterling has refined his craft in all phases of architectural design for retail. From flagships to shop-in-shops, he delivers successful projects for world renowned luxury retailers including Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton, among others.
As one of the firm’s Senior Leaders, Sterling provides mentorship and is one of the Quality Assurance officers who reviews construction drawings for more junior level architects and interior designers. He was also recently appointed as the firm’s Sector Leader for luxury retail.

Prior to joining Callison, he worked for the firms Gertler & Wente and DaSilva and Associates where he worked on retail, institutional and residential projects. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture and has continued to develop his design craft through continuing education programs such as New York University’s 3D Visualization Course.

Sterling’s philanthropic pursuits include serving on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization One Small House, dedicated to supporting the development of the Lazard Cardenas Community in Mexico. Since 2001 the group has built houses, community centers and clinics for people in need. He is also a skilled architectural photographer and is often called upon to document projects for Callison’s New York office.

www.callison.com


About D3 LED
D3 is a global technology company that designs, engineers and manufactures turnkey LED (light emitting diode) display and lighting solutions to enhance destination-based digital media experiences. As a total solutions provider, our expertise is recognized across a worldwide portfolio of projects serving the Advertising, Architecture, Entertainment, Gaming, Hospitality, Retail, Sports and Transportation markets.

Working with some of the world’s well-known retail brands including Guess, Aéropostale, Victoria’s Secret, UNIQLO, La Senza, Quiksilver and Forever 21, D3 has become a leading voice on the future of retail technology. We align the strategy and vision of a retail store’s aesthetic design with innovative LED display solutions that are designed to inspire and surprise customers, as well as fully integrate with in-store media systems. We like to call this “brandscaping.”

Headquartered in Rancho Cordova, Calif. with international offices located in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, and The Middle East, D3 has a worldwide portfolio of notable projects including our iconic LED display “Spectaculars” in New York City’s Time Square. For more information visitwww.D3LED.com.


About Lightbox

Lightbox is NYC’s first immersive events and interactive arts venue, the only full service digital art and event space that enables you to customize your environment through its unique interactive technology. Our mission is to support innovation in digital art and multimedia experience by collaborating with artists and creators who are advancing the field of interactive and immersive art and technology. Lightbox’s floor-to-ceiling programmable walls transport you into a multi-dimensional experience. The possibilities are endless, whether you use your own visuals or content generated by our in-house team and our roster of artists. http://www.lightbx.org/


About The Luxury Marketing Council
Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represents and serves more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.73 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, an organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39. Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones. All part of this generation’s common language.

For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing. Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

June 4: BEST PRACTICES IN HIGH TOUCH MARKETING – How the Human Touch and Smart Technology Can Transform the Customer Experience

BEST PRACTICES IN HIGH
TOUCH MARKETING
How Human Touch and Smart Technology Can Transform the Customer Experience
When researchers talk to the most affluent, sophisticated buyers of luxury products and services and ask what is of paramount value to them, what’s their reply?

1. High touch, genuine warmth, highly personal, intimate and sophisticated service AND intelligent understanding of them as individuals, as buyers including their history of buying and brand and style preferences.

2. The ability to provide them with bespoke, customized, personalized experiences AND, increasingly, products too.

Hence (well worth a google) HIGH TOUCH MARKETING: how specifically do luxury brands differentiate and distinguish themselves by acting personally, humanly?  Easy to say. Strategically, no mean feat to implement.

If one ‘drills down’ on the scale of what’s important, here’s what else is of paramount importance to the customers that account for 60 plus percent of luxury brand revenues:

• On demand, personal access to experts.  The on-line equivalent of walking into a top-notch dealership or luxury emporium.  Being made to feel “SPECIAL,” most welcomed, known, appreciated.

• Truly personalized marketing communication via medium of customers’ choice.

• A corporate culture that understands and respects the value of loyalty over time and delivers best service with warmth.

• Going beyond typical website content by offering real-time access to sales associates.

•  Focusing less on pushing the sale, but more on moving the relationship one step forward and doing what’s best for the customer.

• Capture your customers’ hearts strategies. Marketing is emotional. All information is received through the heart.

Please join us for a discussion on what Aviation, Branded Content Creators, Hotels, Restaurants and Spa are doing to ‘surprise and delight” their best customers and increase loyalty over time, referral of their friends and how human touch is paramount to customer experience.


About Maurice Dancer

Maurice Dancer, with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, holds the coveted position of chef concierge at the world-renown Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel.

Born in Starkville, Mississippi, Dancer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and dance in 1987. During his college years, he performed professionally with regional repertory dance companies throughout Texas, Mexico and the Pacific Northwest.  After a stint of teaching dance in Yorkshire, England he returned to Austin where he began his career at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts as an overnight bellman.  Within nine months, he was promoted to assistant concierge at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin.

Destined to make his way to New York City, Dancer’s climb up the concierge ladder was spent from 1990 to 1994.  He served as a concierge supervisor at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle in Washington State (no longer part of the Four Seasons chain) and on the opening team as assistant chef concierge at the Four Seasons Hotel New York. Finally, fulfilling his dream, in July of 1994 he assumed the position of Chef Concierge at The Pierre New York.

In a career filled with millions of phone calls and thousands of guest requests, Dancer still works tirelessly from 9 a.m. until8:30 pm. most days of the week.

“My objective is to challenge myself and grow as chef concierge and provide the most exceptional and consistent service in the luxury hotel marketplace,” says Dancer.
His dedication has resulted in numerous awards within the concierge community, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces.  They are: Best Concierge and Best of Class award from the New York City Hotel/Motel Association, (2000 & 2009) and Silver Plume Chef Concierge of the Year award from Where Magazine New York/Morris Visitor Publication, (1997 & 2007).  At Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts he has been recognized as employee of the month in Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington and New York, New York.  At Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces he has been recognized as department head of the quarter and department head of the year at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel.  Dancer served as the president of the prestigious professional hotel concierge organization, Les Clefs d’Or USA, Ltd from August 2007 – May 2009 and as Zone Director of the Americas, UICH – Les Clefs d’Or from 2009 – 2013, http://www.lesclefsdor.org

Dancer has been a member of Les Clefs D’Or since 1993 and has served on the board of directors as director of education/public relations and director of concierge relations.  In addition, he has been a member of the New York City Association of Hotel Concierge since 1994 serving on the board of directors and held the office of president from 1996 – 1998.  Dancer lives in Manhattan, New York.


About Janet League-Katzin

Janet League-Katzin, Chicago born former award winning New York actress, is the Founder and Director of Sphatika Skincare and Spa. Ms. League-Katzin was inspired to create The Sphatika Experience as a result of her personal journey to well-being. Her experiential learning during this decade long, worldwide quest, enriched by years of stuffy and practice of Eastern spiritual philosophy, led to her discovery of effective natural ways for the body to rejuvenate.

Realizing the effects that lifestyle, environment, pollution and lack of awareness can have on the system, Ms. League-Katzin conceived treatments based on Eastern ideology which incorporate modalities that allow the body to turn on its own natural healing mechanism. This initiated her vision to pioneer a path dedicated to offering this wisdom to others through restful sleep spa treatment methodologies.

Ms. League-Katzin’s experience of the benefits of high quality botanical ingredients and elements from the earth led to the creation of her line of 100% Natural Sphatika Skincare products imbued with elixir of quartz crystal.

Susie Ellis, President of Spafinder Magazine in her blog said, “Rarely do I have a spa experience these days which amazes me. But the three hour Royal Sphatika Signature Experience of the pristine clean and inviting Sphatika Spa… did just that.” This beautiful crystal sanctuary invites clients to enjoy a heightened awareness of their own inner radiance and enhanced well-being.

Mother of two beautiful daughters and 3 lovely grandchildren, Ms. League-Katzin is proud to be counted among those on the cutting edge of insuring a priceless gift of well-being through natural means and ecology for her children’s children and generations to come.


About Anna Macsai

Anna Macsai started her career in accounting before she joined a Manhattan-based helicopter sightseeing company in 2009. Following a promotion, her focus changed to business development, specifically building working partnerships to boost sales within an extremely competitive market. In 2012 she joined Wings Air Helicopters, a charter operator, flight school and leader in aerial cinematography. Anna has been at the helm of the company’s marketing efforts to differentiate Wings Air from its competitors as a boutique operation with the ability to fulfill a wide variety of aviation needs. Wings Air continues to develop partnerships with unique venues across the Northeast USA to bring luxury helicopter services to high-end clients. Partners include the Monticello Motor Club, Glenmere Mansion, Winvian, Castle Hotel and Spa and Harbor View Hotels on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. In addition to overseeing business development and the finance department, Anna’s most important function is to maintain client relations.


About David Rehrmann

David Rehrmann, General Manager of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Manhattan, has been with the Davio’s family since the opening of Davio’s New York City in the fall of 2013. Coming from a Midwestern background, Rehrmann was born in Urbana, OH and grew up in Ft. Thomas, KY. He has called himself a New Yorker ever since moving to the city after receiving a job offer at the Michelin-starred A Voce in Columbus Circle.Rehrmann was first introduced to the restaurant industry when he was 14 years old. He began as a dishwasher and has since held almost every position in the restaurant industry. As a young adult he turned waiting tables into a full time job as a way to pay bills. It was during this time that he fell in love with the hospitality industry and made the decision to turn it into a career. As a server or a manager it made him feel great to provide a guest with an unforgettable experience. As General Manager of Davio’s, Rehrmann says his time is spent “in the thick of it with my team, leading by example. I believe managers that work from the office become disconnected from the guest and from their staff.” With his efficient and friendly managing style, he continues to provide a solid foundation for the staff, both old and new. Rehrmann strives to continue to learn and be challenged in his role, making the Davio’s experience better than ever for our guests.

His culinary favorites include James Beard award winner Chef Melissa Kelley of Primo Restaurant and Davio’s Manhattan’s own Executive Chef, Chad Brown. The GM’s favorite dish at Davio’s is the Lasagnette with Béchamel Sauce, Bolognese and San Marzano Tomatoes. He describes it as “a modernized lasagna that is still very approachable and delicious!”

Rehrmann resides in Long Island with his wife Laura and two children, Jacob and Lila. When he isn’t working his magic at Davio’s, he can be found taking his son to baseball and basketball practice, his daughter to dance and spending as much time with his wife as possible.


About Maarten Schafer

I believe brands (and people) should connect with their audience by creating meaningful content. In this time of information overload, people do not want more information.

I help brands (and people) to engage with their communication target group, by creating branded content. I write their story with stickiness and a wow-factor to facilitate word-of-mouth.

About The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
The Pierre, the iconic U.S. flagship of Taj Hotels on New York’s Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, is re-open following an impressive $100 million renovation debuting new guestroom and bath interiors. Even in a city where exclusive luxuries are the norm, there is one hotel that is far more rare and special than the rest. Possessing a fabled Central Park location in Midtown Manhattan and legendary history, The Pierre continues to set the standard for elegance and unrivalled hospitality. The latest in modern conveniences include interactive flat-panel televisions in bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms, the Bose Home Theatre system with iPod docking stations, high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, executive desks with built-in data and power outlets, and electronic safes with power outlets that accommodate laptops. All guestrooms and suites have been transformed to feature a warm, inviting residential-style décor with a feeling of quiet luxury. High ceilings and abundant natural light evoke a gracious, airy experience that enhances the new interiors. Color palettes, comprised of soft neutrals in pale ivory and taupe with tones of corals or blues, are contrasted with rich woods, tufted leather headboards and matching benches. Richly textured silk and brocade fabrics in elegant neutrals with tasteful accents of color adorn upholstery, pillows, draperies and bed throws. Hand-carved carpets ensure comfort and superb acoustical sound control.


About Sphatika

Janet League-Katzin’s Sphatika Skincare and Spa offers luxurious, deeply restful, detoxifying and restorative body and face treatments in an ecologically pure environment.  Relaxed and pampered in this beautiful crystal sanctuary, your stress, insomnia and jetlag fade away. Our holistic treatments engage and stimulate the body’s own
natural ability to rejuvenate, leaving you glowing and feeling renewed. Our clients have told us that they sleep better for nights after their treatment and that they enjoy the beneficial effects of The Sphatika Signature Experience for days.

All treatments incorporate The award-wining 100% Natural Luxury Sphatika Skincare with Elixir of Quartz Crystal and superior quality botanical ingredients to promote healthy radiant skin. The power of flute music by Scott Chaitanya Cherin, commissioned exclusively for Sphatika; the soothing energy of grand quartz crystals throughout; and the care and attentiveness of our highly skilled treatment specialists
add to this unique rejuvenating experience.

Sphatika International, LLC., founded in 2004, dedicated to holistic and natural treatments and products, is the inspiration of Founder, Janet League-Katzin.  Her personal journey to wellness led her to discover modalities and natural ingredients that have beneficial impact on beauty and wellbeing, and which meet her high standards for
purity and quality.  The treatments and skincare offered at Sphatika were created and developed to provide what she found to be missing in the spa world.  The result is an extraordinary holistic treatment methodology and skincare that deliver the next level of enhancing beauty and wellbeing in the evolving spa experience.


About Wings Air Helicopters

Wings Air Helicopters was created in 2002 by former investment banker and pilot Javier Diaz with the objective to provide safe, convenient aviation services to private fliers. The company is based at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY and offers private helicopter and jet charters, scenic tours over New York, helicopter flight training and aerial photography. Wings Air is also a leader in aerial cinematography and works with major Hollywood studios on production missions across the globe. www.wingsair.net


About Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Davio’s Manhattan across from Grand Central Station is located on Lexington Avenue (at East 45th Street). Davio’s offers Brandt beef steaks, handmade pasta, and authentic pizza in a beautiful intimate space, providing gracious hospitality to every guest for an unforgettable dining experience. At Davio’s Manhattan, It’s All About the Guest.


About CoolBrands

CoolBrands has been founded by Anouk Pappers and Maarten Schäfer in 2002.

The company is based in Amsterdam and Sāo Paulo, Brazil.
Over the years, we have written stories for over 800 brands and people worldwide.

We create branded content for brands and for people.

The objective is to manage their online reputation, based on content creation.
The content is used for storytelling… create talk value… stimulate word-of-mouth.

About The Luxury Marketing Council

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represent more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.73 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council 

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represent more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, a new organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39.

Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones.  All part of this generation’s common language. For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing.

Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

May 19: No Place Like Home- Best Marketing and Selling Practices Targeting ‘Best Customers’

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Best Marketing and Selling Practices Targeting ‘Best Customers’

For luxury marketers the cliche “there’s no place like home” these days has a special resonance as spending on all things ‘luxury home’ rises steadily to the top of the charts.

What accounts for this growth? The boomers – who pretty much have it all – are doing more entertaining at home, refurbishing, replacing, selectively upgrading both city and country residences. The millennials, new owners or inching their way to home ownership, are beginning to acquire and feather their nests with the entire array of products from furniture to carpets to lighting and more.
Those that market home products and services are clearly doing something right to satisfy this accelerating demand.
Join us for a thought provoking discussion of best marketing and selling practices as implemented by a panel of top executives representing real estate, furniture, fragrance, window fashions and publishing.
We’ll be exploring the new public relations and marketing, segmentation of best customers, leveraging brand awareness, trends and challenges, the impact of the web and social media, the importance of word of mouth referral of friends, the integration of in-store merchandising and in-store technology and a range of out-of-the-box strategies and tactics that drive loyalty, referral and, most importantly, revenue and profit.

About Sandy Edry

With more successful condo conversions than any other team in Manhattan, The Edry Team has become one of the most respected real estate brands in the city.
The Edry Team, which is based at Keller Williams NYC, is led by Sandy Edry, a lifelong New Yorker who has taken the typical Manhattanite’s fascination with real estate and turned it into a dynamic and exciting boutique team—while still being backed by the power of the world’s largest brokerage.
Our portfolio includes the exclusive sales and marketing of 13 pre-war conversion buildings called The Riverside Drive Condominiums. We have an additional eight projects in the pipeline for the coming year, including a couple in Queens and Brooklyn. Additionally, we’ve represented hundreds of other buyers, sellers and renters in transactions from luxury condos on Madison Avenue to $30,000/month rentals on the Upper West Side, as well as starter apartments in Hamilton Heights to budget friendly studios in Inwood. Sandy’s knowledge of the market and devotion to his clients has led to numerous awards, most recently being named the Top Sales Agent as well as the #1 Listing Team. We are also members of the highly selective Keller Williams Luxury Homes division as well as achieving the designation of Global Property Specialist.
Before entering real estate, Sandy spent more than 15 years as a professional journalist, including seven years on staff as a writer/editor at Newsweek Magazine. Edry is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has been published in various newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, New York, Inc., The Los Angeles Times and many others.

About Adam El-Hout

Raised in London UK, Adam El-Hout graduated in Business with Economics from Greenwich University. Having always been interested in Luxury retail and its fascinating inner workings, Adam soon joined Roche Bobois as a Sales Associate, working in their London stores. Within a short space of time Adam progressed into management and worked his way up to eventually be offered the position of VP of Sales & Business Development in the North America Market. Now based in New York, overseeing 33 stores in what is the fastest growing market for Roche Bobois Internationally. Adam specializes in luxury training methodology, communication development, and luxury consultation and brand strategy.


About Caroline FabrigasCaroline is also the CEO of Scent Marketing Inc. a full service Scent and Sensory Marketing company that has fast become a leading authority in the art and science of Scent Marketing and Branding.

Fabrigas is also a partner in ScentWorld Events LLC. the world’s premiere scent and sensory marketing Expo.

Recently Caroline has co-founded ScentInvent Technologies LLC a new Scent innovation firm set to disrupt the fragrance industry with the introduction of new forms.

Fabrigas is also the Founder of BeautyFluence, a full service beauty consulting firm. BeautyFluence takes brand concepts from Vision to Venture and supports brands in all aspects of business development.

With BeautyFluence Caroline brings her more than 25 years of brand development, marketing and sales experience and utilizes her unique skill set, and valuable industry contacts to help brands succeed.

Prior to her current entrepreneurial ventures Caroline was the Global CEO for Fusion Brands Inc.

Before joining Fusion Brands as CEO. Caroline served as the Senior Vice President of Group Business Development for CLARINS USA where she spent 12 years in total in a variety of roles with expanding levels of responsibility.

Caroline oversaw the management of new brands and new channels of distribution for Clarins Group and key strategic initiatives for CLARINS brand. Prior to this Caroline was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Clarins brand.

During her tenure with CLARINS, Fabrigas contributed to achieving and maintaining CLARINS top skin care ranking as well as garnering industry recognition for several best selling new products launches.

Caroline’s other positions include two years as Vice President of Global Retail Development for PRADA Beauty where she was part of the team that conceptualized, developed and launched Prada into the beauty segment.

Fabrigas was also involved in the launch of PRADA Eye Wear where she helped spearhead the launch of Prada Eye Wear at the internationally renowned Eye Wear show- MIDO in Milan.

Caroline joined PRADA from CLARINS where she first served as Vice President, Education and Retail Services.

Prior to joining CLARINS, Fabrigas served as International Director of Training for Lancaster Group Worldwide and National Training Director for Terme di Saturnia and held a variety of executive positions related to sales and training at Lancôme.

Her career began in beauty working for Estee Lauder and CHANEL in business management and account coordinator roles.


About Joe JankoskiJoe Jankoski is Vice President of Corporate Merchandising for Hunter Douglas, Inc., North America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions, based in Pearl River, N.Y.

Joe has 40 years’ experience in the window covering industry, the past 24 with Hunter Douglas.  He is currently the President of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) and is a member of the board and past Trustee of the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC).  Joe is also served on the Board of Directors for the Window Covering Association of America (WCAA), the Interior Design Society (IDS) and is on the Advisory Board for the Paint and Decorative Retailer Association.

Prior to working at the company, Jankoski held various sales and marketing positions at Levolor, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Jankoski holds a Master of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J.  He resides with his wife, Anita and their daughter in Morris Plains, N.J.


About Karen MarxExecutive Director, Home Furnishings for ELLE DECOR and the Group Director of the Hearst Design Group, Karen Elizabeth Marx has been an integral representative of ELLE DECOR USA since 2000.  She has worn many hats at the magazine both on the editorial and business end and helped guide its transition forward into the leading shelter publication in the US and global markets.  Marx is has a BFA in Art History, from the University of Texas at Austin.


About Keller WilliamsKeller Williams NYC has grown to more than 500 agents in just a few years in Manhattan. Internationally, Keller Williams Realty International is the largest brokerage by agent count, with more than 117,000 associates in 600+ offices across North America as well as 18 additional countries.


About Roche BoboisFounded in 1960, Roche Bobois is the world’s largest exclusively distributed luxury furniture and interiors company, with over 250 stores in 45 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Paris and still in private family ownership, the brand is known for its contemporary style of furniture designed and produced exclusively for Roche Bobois. Specializing in artisanal, European, customizable production, as well as its design collaboration with luxury fashion houses such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni and Sonia Rykiel.


About ScentworldScentWorld is produced by ScentWorld Events, LLC, an offshoot from the venerable Scent Marketing Institute. The Scent Marketing Institute, founded by Harald Vogt, was the official voice of the scent marketing industry and authority on scent marketing for the past decade.

ScentWorld Events has built upon the Institute’s foundation and has extended its mission even further. We continue to present the most current research and strategies on scent marketing at our annual ScentWorld event, and we are now including multiple types of sensory marketing in addition to scent marketing and making this information more accessible to brands in hospitality, retail, consumer goods, healthcare, real estate and many other industries.

Our mission is to be the premier resource of information on scent and sensory marketing so that brands can easily find strategies, practical ways to implement sensory techniques and sensory strategists and solution providers.

At ScentWorld, the premier scent and sensory marketing event in the world, we bring together brand executives, top scent and sensory marketing researchers and thought leaders  and solution providers for an informative, fascinating and practical  immersion in the subject.

Access to valuable sensory information continues throughout the year, as all attendees and participants in ScentWorld automatically are enrolled into ScentWorld’s proprietary Knowledge Bank, which is updated all yearlong as well as the monthly ScentTrends e-newsletter and Scent Marketing Digest blog.


About Hunter DouglasHunter Douglas is the world market leader in window coverings and a major manufacturer of architectural products. The Company has its Head Office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and a Management Office in Lucerne, Switzerland. The Group is comprised of 125 companies with 50 manufacturing and 75 assembly operations in more than 100 countries. The common shares of Hunter Douglas N.V. are traded on Amsterdam’s Euronext and Deutsche Boerse.

Hunter Douglas Inc. (Hunter Douglas North America) is headquartered in Pearl River, N.Y. The company is a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in every Habitat home built in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visitwww.hunterdouglas.com or call 1-800-274-2985.


About Elle DecorELLE DECOR is where style lives. We open the doors to the world’s most stylish places. We showcase insights, ideas, and innovations by today’s preeminent tastemakers, even as we seek out the talents who will shape tomorrow. ELLE DECOR’s affluent audience looks to it as they chart their own path to the good life. They know that inspiration is the ultimate luxury.


About FortyOne Madison

Forty One Madison Avenue, a Rudin Family Project, is a modern style glass and steel building designed by noted architect Emery Roth & Sons. The building is located on Madison Square Park and was opened in 1974 as the New York Merchandise Mart. It contains 23 floors of showrooms from over 80 leading manufacturers of tableware, tableware housewares and gift products. The outstanding design and quality construction of the showrooms is unique in North America, and features include:

• Elegant sense of space New more effective marketing strategies
• Dramatic views that overlook the city, the river or Madison Square Park
• Spaces constructed to complement the international image of the manufacturers.
• A totally committed and supportive management team maintains a daily liaison between building tenants and the industry.

The office of the Director is available to assist exhibitors with their leasing and marketing needs and to help them promote upcoming markets through events, newsletters and public relations counsel.

A buyers lounge and the award winning A Voce restaurant are conveniently located off the lobby.

To learn more about FortyOne Madison, please visit: www.41madison.com


About The Luxury Marketing Council

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represents and serves more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.73 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, an organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39. Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones. All part of this generation’s common language.

For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing. Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

May 6- GLOCAL: THINKING GLOBAL, ACTING LOCAL

GLOCAL: THINKING GLOBAL,
ACTING LOCAL
Profiting by Better Targeting Best Customers Internationally, Nationally, Regionally, Locally

The slogan “Think global, act local” is attributed to David Bower, founder, circa 1969, of Friends of the Earth.

Originally a grassroots strategy that focused on the health of the entire planet inspiring people to take action in their own communities and cities, GLOCAL (the media’s short form for the concept) has now taken on special significance for brands that target global markets and customers or, in North America, target regionally and locally VERY diverse communities with VERY different buying habits.

Given the unprecedented pace of technology and the power of social networking, luxury brands can achieve unprecedented understanding of and intimacy with their best customers.  The opportunity to surgically target and market can have dramatic impact on the bottom line.

Deploying fresh, bespoke content across many regions simultaneously while remaining in touch and sensitive to the whole customer experience is more important than ever. Research shows that companies using GLOCAL marketing strategies have seen increases in revenue of up to 74 percent.

Will it play in Peoria? Do your brand’s messages, positioning, programs and communications resonate with your local customers? “Thinking global, acting local” means tailoring your marketing to each geographic audience, while maintaining a consistent voice; and, importantly, by making sure the brand story is consistent across all facets of the marketing mix.

Managing your brand’s message and promotions to resonate with your key customers internationally, nationally, regionally and locally and that your marketing team is totally on board is critical.

Join us for an exploration of how top brands are profiting by intelligently integrating their marketing efforts to maintain consistency of voice and image and inspiring their best customers to buy more, refer more friends like them and remain more loyal over time.


About Matt Booker

Matt is the Founding Director of Cousin, and over the past 14 years has built into a highly innovative business with a market leading luxury client base. He combines 20 years’ experience in pre media and print production with a passion for the printed product and a hunger for discovering new materials and technologies. His role now centres on developing strategic partnerships, broadening the scope of Cousin’s international business and directing his award winning account management teams. He lives in UK with his wife and two children and is a keen cook, skiier and rugby fives player.


About Louise Evins
Ms. Louise Evins is President and CEO of Evins Communications, Ltd., which she joined in 1997.  She directs the firm’s strategy, marketing and development, as well as manages the operations and finance of the business.  Under Ms. Evins’ leadership, EVINS has become the leading branding, marketing, communications and public relations firm in the luxury and prestige sectors, with specialist expertise in developing integrated multi-platform programs for niche, icon and legacy brands. She instilled an entrepreneurial dynamic into the firm, transforming the practice of public relations into brand marketing and communications in order to build iconic brands and transformative businesses.  Prior to joining EVINS, Ms. Evins established a reputation as an outstanding and innovative specialty retailer in accessories, cosmetics, fashion and jewelry, having served as Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Henri Bendel.  Ms. Evins previously led a leveraged buyout, and served as President and COO, of Joshua Slocum, Ltd., building a chain of thirty-five retail stores specializing in women’s apparel, sportswear and accessories, before which she held various senior management and merchandising positions at Lord & Taylor.  Ms. Evins is a longstanding officer and director of Fashion Group International, as well as a founding member of the Forbes Executive Women’s Board, and currently sits on the advisory board of LIM College.  She received a B.A. degree from Boston University.

About Gabriel Shaoolian
Gabriel Shaoolian, is recognized as a thought leader in the digital space and speaks at both national events on digital trends as well as has regular columns in the New York Times, Forbes, and Huffington Post and is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Wired and other prestigious publications and news outlets. In addition, based on his extraordinary insights into the digital space, he serves as a judge on the prestigious AWWWARDS site for innovative digital designs.


About James Waite

James Waite co-founded Adgistics in 1999, and was appointed Chairman in 2009. He works as a business builder, strategic analyst and brand development specialist, with 20 years of experience in initiating, advising and running international organizations.

He began his career as a documentary filmmaker, and went on to establish an Internet consultancy in 1994, which developed some of the first commercial websites for major brands including Adidas, Patek Philippe and Harrods.  As a writer, James has consulted for a number of Swiss private banks, international financial institutions and property development organizations. As a partner in The Next Practice, he works to bring sustainable business and brand practice to urban development and regeneration projects around the world.

With long experience in the positioning, marketing and communication of luxury brands in all sectors, James has helped build Adgistics into a successful brand value management business, recognizing both the implicit and explicit value of brands as business assets.


About Cousin

Cousin is a print media company, built for premium retail. We aim to inspire, then work to capture the appeal of your brand in print. Our teams in London and Hong Kong produce and manage colour critical lookbooks, brochures, catalogues and packaging for the most exceptional brands in the world.


About Evins Communications

Since 1987, EVINS Communications, Ltd., has provided branding, marketing, communications and public relations strategies and services for a wide array of industries, but specializes in the luxury, prestige and mass-tige market sectors. EVINS offers a myriad of other specialized programs and services, including branding, business development, communications, corporate image management, crisis communications, event management, executive reputation management, marketing, media relations, as well as strategic partnerships and product integration in film and television.

EVINS architects and builds brands, it transforms brand and business potential into brand and business performance.  EVINS facilitates connecting brands and audiences, fosters engagement between brands and constituents, as well as catalyzes and optimizes how brands and their publics converse and interrelate. EVINS creates programs that engender brand trial and experience; leverage brand experience to foment conversation and storytelling; catalyze brand advocacy and engagement to optimize brand mind-share; and transform brand mind-share into brand market-share.  EVINS is at the point where insight meets execution and bridges the divide between what a brand is now and what it can become in the future; EVINS transforms brands into market leaders and legacies.

EVINS has a proven track record of doing exceptional work for extraordinary brands, and is consistently recognized for its excellence in creativity, strategies and tactics. The Agency’s unique, multi-platform approach has made an invaluable contribution to the development, growth and success of icon and legacy brands, industry innovators and pioneers including, American Express, Departures Magazine, Ebel Watches, Exclusive Resorts, Glaceau Vitamin Water, Kanebo Cosmetics, Leica Camera, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Marquis Jet, Neiman Marcus, Rosewood Hotel & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Tourneau and Vera Wang, amongst many others. EVINS builds and maintains long-term client partnerships, with an average
tenure of more than eight years and several in excess of two decades.  The ultimate affirmation and validation of our ability to contribute to a client’s success is the longevity of our client relationships and our proven proficiency for transforming brand and business potential into brand and business performance.


About Blue Fountain Media

Blue Fountain Media is an award winning digital marketing agency focused on growing brands online by generating qualified leads, increasing sales, as well as establishing the lifetime value of customer engagement for their clients.The company was established in 2002 by Gabriel Shaoolian, and has grown to over 200 employees with headquarters on Madison Avenue, and 4 other offices globally. Blue Fountain Media’s growth has come organically from the value it brings its clients; via its laser focus on bottom line results and the strong relationships it establishes by building their digital business. It is through digital strategies, custom websites, mobile apps and effective online marketing that Blue Fountain Media has produced sites last year that generated over $2 billion and drove over 200 million visitors for its clients.

Their client roster includes:

  • Tiffany
  • Paul Stuart
  • Canon
  • AOL
  • Bloomberg
  • Harper Collins
  • The NFL Foundation
  • And many venture funded start-ups.

Visit Blue Fountain Media blog to get the latest insight on digital marketing trends: www.bluefountainmedia.com/blog Visit our website at www.bluefountainmedia.com to see some of our latest work.


About Adgistics

Adgistics helps businesses to recognize and manage their brand assets in a way that promotes efficiency in operation and resilience in brand culture. Using a simply configured, powerful technology platform, we deliver solutions that work to optimize existing workflows and management systems for brand assets of all kinds. These include marketing and communications materials, but also HR , product design, governance and compliance assets as additional examples. The result is a shared brand vision and process across the smallest to largest organizations, which is reflected in more effective customer relationships. In turn this yields measurable value in operational performance and on the balance sheet that can be directly attributed to a well-managed brand.

About Norwood Club

Founded in 2007, Norwood is a private members club providing a stylish and comfortable, meeting, eating and drinking haven in the heart of Manhattan.

Arranged over 5 floors in a spectacular Landmarked townhouse, the Club has a fifty seat restaurant, two lounge bars, a sixty-five seat screening room and event space as well as a private dining room for up to twenty four people and a walled garden.

The Club draws its membership from the creative arts and in addition to basic sustenance aims to provide members with a salon of discovery through talks, tastings and stimulating events as well as being an active sponsor of creative talent in the New York area.


About The Luxury Marketing Council

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represents and serves more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.73 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, an organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39. Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones. All part of this generation’s common language.

For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing. Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

April 22: Building a Luxury Brand in a Digital World

Building a Luxury Brand in a
Digital World

Three Imperatives for Connecting
with Today’s Consumers

Successful luxury brands have been able to develop deep intrinsic relationships with their most profitable customers by crafting an optimal in-store buying experience that touches all of the senses. However, as more and more shoppers move online, all bets are off. Brands are increasingly at risk of giving up control of the expression of the key brand elements that are powerful purchase influencers… making them more of a commodity purchase. As a result, it is imperative that all brands have a strategy for managing their DNA across channels. In essence, sell the way the customer wants to buy.

Please join 3kinetic on April 22, 2015 as they review 3 key strategies for building a digital platform that can effectively communicate strong brand DNA online. Discover specific ways to create content that captures and reinforces the deep emotional response that your brand desires – and then convert that emotion into a purchase.

Chris Anderson is a marketer, futurist and trend hunter who will share what is occurring with the most dynamic and soon to be largest buying generation in our lifetime. In his new book, “I’m Not Buying It” Chris outlines how today’s consumers can be loyal and will embrace brands long term if the brand will reach them on their level. Chris will share how the trends need immediate attention by luxury brands. Cory Zimmermann, brand strategist and creative director, will share current technologies that are helping connect with the consumer in the online space where they spend much of their time. Hollywood actor, producer and director C. Thomas Howell (E.T, Outsiders,Red Dawn, Criminal Minds, Spiderman, etc.) will share his perspective on how brands can utilize cinematic storytelling techniques to capture the emotion of their brand.

Join and interact with this interesting and topical group in a discussion that is certain to leave you better informed about changes that are taking place in your digital marketplace.


About Chris Anderson

Anderson is Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for White Lodging. He is responsible for developing and executing the revenue strategy for a large portfolio of hotels and restaurants, providing strategic and tactical oversight of the sales and revenue management and digital marketing disciplines.

A winner of numerous awards including gold and Platinum MarCom Awards and the prestigious Adrian Award for marketing strategies and campaigns, Chris has also chaired and co-chaired many industry boards, committees and panels. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri, with minors in economics and marketing.

Chris believes that hotels do not sell products, but rather experiences that are built on exceptional service and strong, lasting customer relationships.


About C. Thomas Howell

The son of a professional bull-rider turned stuntman, C. Thomas Howell started working in the film industry at the age of 7. In 1981, he was cast as ‘Tyler’ in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Shortly thereafter, he nabbed the lead in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic The Outsiders, starring opposite the likes of Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, and Tom Cruise. It was Howell’s gripping performance as the tough, yet vulnerable, ‘Ponyboy Curtis’ in The Outsiders that made him a household name virtually overnight.Howell’s career soon skyrocketed with roles in films such as the cold war invasion drama Red Dawn and the classic psychological thriller The Hitcher. His success has continued over the last 25 years with more than 150 movies/TV shows to his credit, including a prominent role as Officer Bill “Dewey” in Southland and the serial killer “The Reaper” on Criminal Minds. He currently plays Nate, the love interest in the Bravo original series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.


About Cory Zimmermann
A modern-day renaissance man, Cory is principal of a successful branding agency, an award-winning photographer, Emmy-nominated producer, cinematographer and musician. His “light-painting” photography and cinematography styles have been emulated by others over the years.But his real skill is his ability to translate business goals into actionable brand and creative strategies. It was from this creative yet strategic approach that he co-developed the Joos’d technology.

Cory is a hands-on director who is passionate about bringing brands to life through film. His humor immediately puts people at ease on set, but it is his philanthropy that grounds him and endears him to everyone.


About 3kinectic

3kinetic is an innovative media company disrupting the advertising landscape through uniquely shoppable films, TV shows or other streaming video. 3kinetic creates high-quality cinematic content for brands – video content that captures and reinforces the deep emotional response brands desire to have with consumers.

And through its patent-pending technology, those cinematic experiences are “Joos’d®” allowing viewers to interact and instantly purchase items from the video content.

3kinetic is dedicated to connecting brands with consumers through transparent experiences that are mutually beneficial. Consumers are provided with more interesting, brand immersive content that they control. Brands reach targeted consumers and have real-time data on the return of their marketing dollar. It is simple, uncluttered and no ads go chasing you around the internet.


About Kent State University NYC Studio Program

The NYC Studio, located in one of the world’s largest fashion capitals, is a study-away campus of The Fashion School of Kent State University. The NYC Studio offers junior-level fashion design and merchandising students the opportunity to study for a full semester or summer while completing the required coursework and participating in prestigious internships. Classes are held in the heart of New York City’s Garment District and are taught by successful industry professionals. The NYC Studio invites intellectually and creatively curios applicants to explore a dynamic and challenging study-away experience.

About The Luxury Marketing Council

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represents and serves more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.73 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, an organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39. Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones. All part of this generation’s common language.

For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing. Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

April 14- MILLENNIALS ON MILLENNIALS: The Insiders View

MILLENNIALS ON MILLENNIALS:
The Insiders View
MILLENNIALS!! MILLENNIALS!!! Already eclipsing boomers in their buying of luxury products and services?  One third gainfully employed at low wage.  One third – those that can afford it –back in graduate school waiting out the employment drought.  One third working for experience OR fast becoming a new group of transformational and soon-to-be very rich entrepreneurs and coveted customers.

A selection of snippets (often contradictory) from a cruise of recent coverage perplexingly and eloquently brackets their story and points to a blossoming of talent, energy and intelligence the likes of which will transform the definition of advertising, public relations and marketing.  And, more importantly, create a new world we’ve yet to fully envision.

Millennials are lazy. They’re social media addicts and feel no loyalty toward their employer. Those are just a few of the stereotypes facing millennials when seeking employment.

• Not only are millennials fast learners, especially when it comes to technology, they’re humble, hardworking and loyal.

• Millennials evaluate corporate reputation through a new lens.

• 33% of millennials don’t think they’ll need a bank five years from now

• Millennials are thinking about career in a different way than previous generations.

• There are a lot of things people like to complain about when it comes to Millennials — they’re not hardworking enough, they take things for granted, they feel too entitled, they can’t focus, they’re impatient.

• Millennials just aren’t very good at keeping plans — and perhaps unsurprisingly, the reason why may have to do with technology. As clinical psychologist Andrea Bonier explained, “Technology makes it easier to flake out.”

• Surveys show that Millennial workers rate training and development as an employee benefit three times higher than they rate cash bonuses. “Put your training program on steroids if you want to retain this group. It’s money that is worthwhile to invest.”

• Millennials want to work for companies that encourage collaboration and transparency.  As ‘new-era employees” they assume they can and should contribute to conversation and decisions that affect where they work.

• They intensely commit to social causes.

• They expect and focus on mentorship. They truly value and seek hand-holding at work

• Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) administrated by the Princeton-based Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Some of the “low-lights.”
–U.S. Millennials scored lower than 15 of the 22 participating countries in literacy.
–Young adults in this country ranked last, along with Italy and Spain, in numeracy—the ability to comprehend basic math concepts.
–Our smartest Millennials—those at or above the 90th percentile—scored lower than top-scoring Millennials in 15 of the 22 participating countries.
–Although more young people in this country are graduating high school and getting post-secondary education, their math proficiency compared with the rest of participating countries is declining.

• Millennials are set to dominate the workforce by 2020. Individual companies and entire industries are starting to cater to their requirements – from collaborative business centers and “social lobbies” for networking/relaxation, to rooms equipped with the latest technology. Businesses are embracing this new generation, and harnessing the power of their sheer numbers.

• It’s been said that millennials are needy, entitled, narcissistic, and often tough to manage, but they can also bring a new element to business, representing a driving force and competitive weapon that can be used to differentiate your organization, strengthen the connection between you and your customer, and further the revenue and bottom line growth for your company.

WE’VE INVITED SIX FAST-TRACK, HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MILLENNIALS FROM TOP BRANDS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK – AS CONSUMERS, AS EMPLOYEES, AS INDIVIDUALS.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A COMPELLING PANEL DISCUSSION WHICH WE HOPE WILL INSPIRE YOU TO RETHINK YOUR ORGANIZATION’S APPROACH TO FINDING,  MOTIVATING, EDUCATING AND COMPENSATING THIS POWERFUL
COMMUNITY AND THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS, ACADEMIA AND THE ARTS.


About Lou Carpino
Photo and bio to come…

About Michael Irilli

A millennial gentleman focused on living and blending the best of all times, Michael Irilli currently holds the position of Director of Communications & Digital at Veuve Clicquot, Krug, and Ruinart. 

He is a collaborative luxury industry professional who recently joined the Moet Hennessy USA team. Prior to his latest adventure, Michael spent a decade at the Richemont Group in diverse analytical, marketing, strategy, and digital roles. An expert in establishing brands’ strategic business and digital objectives, he is successful in developing simple and new profitable business models all while maintaining brand image. American by mind and Italian by heart, he believes it is his sensitivity to and awareness of the soul of brands that allows him to nurture their relevance, tell their story, and effectively advance their presence in a modern world. To Michael, the passage of time is ironically irrelevant when one comes to savor the small daily details of life. This is an age-old pleasure and ultimate luxury.

An alumnus of New York University’s honors International Relations program, and forever a student of the complex and changing dynamic between our understanding of the past and our vision of the future, Michael relishes in anticipating the indulgences oftomorrow.

Classic yet contemporary, catch him on the train or a plane, he’ll be carrying his iPhone but checking the time on his wrist and sure to take a moment to share a glass of bubbly.  


About Jaime-Faye Malik

Jaime-Faye Malik is an experienced fundraiser with 14 years in the industry. Working primarily in higher education, animal welfare, and advocacy sectors, Jaime has been noted for her work driving growth in individual and events giving and in crafting and implementing strategies for engaging younger donors in the work of non-profit organizations.  Jaime’s career has included executive fundraising positions at Dartmouth College, The American University of Beirut, the ASPCA, and Weill Cornell Medical College.  Her industry recognition includes CASE District III awards for her work in development communications and panelist presentations at New York Fundraising Day and the annual DMFA Conference. In her current position as Director of Individual Giving at Canine Companions for Independence, Jaime is working to build the Canine Companions brand in the New York City metropolitan area and to recruit new support in the region for the organization’s pioneering work training assistance dogs to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities.


About Chris Olshan

Chris Olshan has been the Chief Marketing Officer of The Luxury Marketing Council since 2008. He oversees new business development and collaborations and sponsorships for member brands.

Before joining The Council, Chris was a licensed real estate broker in Pennsylvania. He still holds his automotive dealer license and specializes in connecting the most-affluent buyers with the most-affluent owners of the rarest, limited-production, exotic imports:

-Ferrari
-Lamborghini
-Porsche
-Maserati
-Maybach
-Mercedes
-Bentley
-Aston Martin

Chris is a serial entrepreneur. His first venture at 18 was a luxury cleaning and homecare service company. Since then he has:
– Opened automotive dealerships that procure high-ticket vehicle financing.
– Created an acceptance of legal street racing and built an organization of more than 500 street-racers on the east coast.
– Built a modeling agency that engages intelligent and beautiful models to promote luxury products and services at exclusive, special events.
– Launched a consulting firm that specializes in helping local businesses start-up, grow and market their products and services.

He has lectured at NYU Stern Graduate School of Business and Kent State’s undergraduate school on luxury marketing.

Chris has always been interested in photography: landscape, portraiture, fashion and glamour. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States. Most recently in the spring 2011 issue of Glow Magazine.

His other passions include travel, art, reading, fine cuisine and cooking.

As an amateur chef Chris believes: “One stays in much better shape cooking for friends than eating alone.”


About Tracie Simon

As Area Director of Events & Catering for Hampshire Hotels Management LLC, Tracie Simon plays and integral part in creating and building the private event departments within the New York City based hotels.  After graduating from Hofstra University, she joined the Special Events and Public Relations department of B.R. Guest, planning events for 13 New York City based restaurants and was part of the opening team of the James Hotel in Chicago.  From there she became the Director of Events for Gotham City Restaurant Group which included New York City institutions such as the Coffee Shop and Luna Park.  After many years of growing the private events and working with the Union Square Partnership to continually build the businesses within Union Square Park, Tracie started TBS Events where she consulted with many smaller restaurant groups including La Esquina, the Chelsea Hotel and The Kitchen NYC to structure their event programs.  At The Kitchen NYC, she curated many Chef driven events for media and consumers collaborating with many well-known Chefs and food brands.

In 2011, she was recruited by renowned Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Margaret Zakarian and David Rabin to head the Events and Marketing of The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel.  Not only did Tracie oversee the private dining rooms she played an fundamental role in building relationships with the local community including many Broadway shows, the Times Square Alliance, City Harvest and many Food and Wine Festivals that take part throughout the country.  These experiences provided profound knowledge into the world of luxury hospitality which contributed greatly to her growth.
Currently, Tracie is responsible for the private events and event partnerships for Hampshire Hotels Management specifically for the Dream Hotels, The Chatwal Hotel and The Lambs Club, The Palm Court, The Rose Club and The Todd English Food Hall within The Plaza Hotel and the Time hotel.
As an innovative marketer and leader in the hospitality industry, Tracie’s experience and energy makes it easy to put your brand in her hands. Her long lasting relationships, organizational skills and knowledge of food and beverage have allowed Tracie to increase revenue and profitability at many venues throughout New York City. Working with a variety of restaurant groups has taught her to understand the importance of branding a product, a space, a chef and a concept.

Her reputable and distinct combination of talents have helped her create lasting strategic partnerships and a multitude of memorable events for a long list of high profile clients including Ben Affleck’s Eastern Congo Initiative, Mariska Hargitay, Anna Wintour and Vogue, Sting, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tribeca Film Festival, Viacom, Condé Nast, American Express and various Broadway Shows, to name a few. Tracie credits her business success to her eye for detail and passion for the industry.


About Anne Vigier

Anne Vigier worked at McKinsey’s Paris office from 2007 to 2009. After her MBA, she joined the New Jersey office where she serves Retail and Apparel clients, mainly on Strategy, International Growth and Marketing & Sales related topics. She is an active member of the Apparel, Fashion and Luxury practice in North America and Europe.

Her recent experience at McKinsey includes:

  • International growth strategy for a contemporary fashion player (including deep dive on Canada, Europe, China, Hong-Kong and Japan)
  • Global go-to-market strategy for a premium fashion and accessories’ brand (including Asia)
  • Brand positioning and channel strategy for the new brand of a global accessories’ company Retail and marketing strategy for a leading luxury bag and shoe manufacturer in the U.S.
  • Competitive assessment of a leading beauty player with a focus on innovation, value segment and Latin America
  • Due diligence for the international expansion of a French apparel retailer in the U.S. and China
  • Definition of the value proposition of a U.S. mass retailer (including assortment, pricing, store experience) and preparation of pilot stores
  • Social media strategy of a leading consumer goods company

Anne holds a Master in Industrial Engineering and Strategy from the French Engineering School Centrale and a MBA from Harvard Business School where she was co-president of the Retail and Luxury Goods club.

She worked at Jaeger-LeCoultre (watch company of the Richemont Group) in Shanghai in 2009 and at Louis Vuitton’s Saint Germain store in Paris in 2010.


About Bloomberg

Corporate Description to come….


About Veuve Clicquot

Since its creation in 1772, Veuve Clicquot played an instrumental role in establishing and evolving the champagne industry as we know it today. Located in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot prides itself on using only the most distinct grapes reflecting Madame Clicquot’s motto “only one quality, the finest.” Now, more than 200 years later, Veuve Clicquot Champagne inspires the world to “Be Clicquot”: modern, audacious and premium quality. These values, set forth by the ground-breaking and extraordinary Madame Clicquot and maintained by generations of Clicquot drinkers, promise a remarkable experience with each sip of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. For more information, @veuveclicquot


About Canine Companions for Independence

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.


About Hampshire Hotels

A leader in managed properties worldwide, Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC owns and manages hotels in North America as well as the United Kingdom, Thailand and India.Founded in 1986 by Sant Singh Chatwal, our New York-based company now owns over 3,000 hotel rooms and oversees the development and expansion of our own luxury and lifestyle brands, including Dream Hotels™, Night Hotels™, Time Hotels and The Chatwal . We are committed to offering travelers an authentic connection to their chosen destination through modern and innovative hospitality design, premier service, and locally relevant food and beverage operations.

In addition to an ever-expanding portfolio of proprietary brands, Hampshire has a rich history in managing properties for third-party owners under a wide variety of international brands. Our strong relationships with key hotel franchises such as Wyndham Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Leading Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and others strengthen our ability to achieve maximum growth potential on behalf of stakeholders and expand our own portfolio in the three, four and five star franchised hotel market.

It is also through our unique perspective as owners and managers that we have developed the specific skill set required to assess the efficiency of a hotel’s day-to-day management. Our team of asset managementprofessionals combines the experience of being on the front lines with the objectivity of proven metrics to provide a fair and balanced evaluation of your property’s performance.


About McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions.

We work with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors. Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. We have deep functional and industry expertise as well as breadth of geographical reach. We are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to our clients and, often, to the world.

We work with our clients as we do with our colleagues. We build their capabilities and leadership skills at every level and every opportunity. We do this to help build internal support, get to real issues, and reach practical recommendations. We bring out the capabilities of clients to fully participate in the process and lead the ongoing work.


About The Strand Hotel

The Strand Hotel is a hidden gem located in the heart of the Fashion District. The chic boutique hotel is home to quite a bevy of beautiful venues under one glorious glass top roof overlooking NYC’s iconic Empire State Building. Filled with history that dates back to management’s Garment District roots, The Strand is nestled between the bustling 5th and 6th Avenues on a quiet 37th street. It boasts unique space and meeting rooms for a multitude of different private and corporate events with a trendy yet sophisticated restaurant / bar, an intimate and stylish all-weather Rooftop perfect for both private and semi-private soirees making The Stand an ideal space to suit any special event or professional business affair. From corporate holiday parties to seated dinners or even small get togethers, bridal showers, press conferences, cocktail receptions or more, the options are limitless and the accommodating Strand Hotel Sales team is happy to put together something truly unique for any budget and pallet.


About The Luxury Marketing Council

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represents and serves more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.4 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council 

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represents and serves more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide.

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, a new organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39.

Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones.  All part of this generation’s common language. For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing.

Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

April 8: Influencing the Influencers III: Inside the Private World of Those Who Serve the Ultra-Wealthy

Influencing the Influencers III
Inside the Private World of Those Who Serve the Ultra-Wealthy
Please join us for the third in our series exploring the private business lives of world-class thoroughbreds who manage the personal and/or business lives of the nation’s wealthiest individuals and families, celebrities included. These highly-skilled, and masterfully-trained professionals, noted for their unwavering discretion and intense loyalty, as befits those committed to the delivery of bespoke service, operate a “command and control” system that can oversee every element of the relationship with the wealthiest clients including:
  • High-Net-Worth Individuals Looking to Maximize Their Wealth Portfolios Through Diversified Money Management Strategies Including, Equity Investments, Estate Planning, Insurance and Corporate Retirement Plans
  • “News-You-Can-Use” and Travel/Lifestyle Advisory for The Richest One Half of One Percent – 630,000 Readers with Median Household Incomes of $2.281, Million Mean House Hold Income of $5.3 Million and Net Worth of $41 million
  • CEO’s of Major Brands Looking to Build Awareness and Enhance Their Corporate Reputations
  • Private Jet Owners, Operators, Brokers and Travel Agents and The Super Affluent Who Fly Privately.
  • CEO’s of Major Brands Seeking Counsel on Imaginative, Out-of-The-Box Collaborations, Partnerships and Sponsorships
Our panel discussion will focus on better understanding the mindset of these masterful influencers. How they see the definition of luxury changing? How they see their clients changing? How they think? What are some of the most effective things they have done to better market to and win greater spend and loyalty of their best customers?

About The Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy.

They partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Their customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that their clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results.

Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 74 offices in 42 countries. For more information, please visit www.bcg.com


About The Luxury Marketing Council

Founded in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council Worldwide is an exclusive, “by invitation only” collaborative organization of more than 5,000 top CEOs and CMOs who represent more than 1,000 major luxury goods and services companies in 57 cities worldwide. The Council serves primarily as a catalyst in bringing the smartest, most imaginative marketers of luxury products and services together to explore best practices and critical issues, and share intelligence on best customers and market trends. In addition, through the “incubation” of innovative marketing alliances and partnerships, the Council helps its members to grow revenue, expand share of wallet, and cultivate referrals from and loyalty of best customers—the 3.4 million individuals (in the US) with liquid portfolios of USD $1,000,000 or more.


About The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council 

The Young Luxury Marketers’ Council, an organization created in June 2011 is designed to galvanize the community of fast-track, young luxury marketers, ages 25 to 39. Before they were teenagers Gen Y (those born after 1977) had computers and technology in their lives. They grew up finding comfort and ease in integrating technology into their work and social lives: mobile applications, social networks, iPads and Galaxy tablets, GPS, Skype/video conferencing, webinars and smart phones. All part of this generation’s common language. For top management today, Gen Y is now one of the most important sources of intelligence on the rapidly changing shape of marketing. Our vision is to provide young luxury marketers with a business and social network of like-minded, future leaders having similar intellectual and professional backgrounds; cultivate long-lasting relationships; provide a forum for a vibrant exchange of ideas and a platform for profit-generating collaborations and partnerships.

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