Luxury Lifestyle and Culture expertise with 20 years of experience and affiliations:
2013 starts with two exciting Art and Design clients! V&M and Blouin Media
Vintage and Modern, V&M – www.vandm.com
Founded in 2006, V&M (Vintage and Modern) is the leading online source for unique vintage furniture, antiques, art, jewelry, fashion and design from around the world. Dedicated to offering a high quality and unique shopping experience, V&M gives the trade and savvy public insider access to some of the best shopping on the web.
The V&M team, like its clientele, is passionate about design. They provide members the ultimate destination for discovering unique and original pieces as well as inspire and educate with innovative editorial content, including: industry news, interviews with top tastemakers, trend spotting, and exclusive curated columns.
One of the integral aspects of V&M is their “Connoisseurs”- design icons and influencers who promote and fund select charities through special curated sales on V&M.
ARTINFO.com is the online destination of Louise Blouin Media, the world’s leading cultural media group. Our mission is to provide unparalleled access to the world of art and culture. Each day, ARTINFO.com offers breaking news, profiles of top and emerging artists, stories about collectors and collecting, gallery round-ups from around the world, the best of student art, market trends and analysis, and detailed coverage of art fairs. Our daily email newsletter helps art enthusiasts keep up with the market.
Louise Blouin Media’s other publications include Art+Auction, Modern Painters, and Gallery Guide magazines. The company also publishes art price guides from Art Sales Index, Gordon’sand Davenport’s.
Clients and Employers, past/present:
Financial (High net worth clients’ banking)- Citibank, Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo
Auto- Ferrari, Maserati;
Wine – Lynmar Estate;
Beauty – L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Coty
Visual and Performing Arts- Arts and Culture Council Miami Beach, Italian Cultural Institute, Venice Biennale
Arts- Venice Biennale, Art Basel Miami Beach, Arte Americas, 10+ Museum memberships
Luxury Hotel Groups- Design, Morgans, Bauers, Cipriani, Orient Express, Westin
Private Clubs- Nikki Beach, Billionaire’s Club, Olympic Club, Metropolitan Club, Sausalito and Corinthian Yacht Clubs
Food and beverage – 100+ Restaurants, 50+ wineries, Southern Wine and Spirits, Laurent Perrier, Ruinart, Zonin
Fashion – Neiman Marcus and many major fashion brands
Performing Arts -San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, New World Symphony and the New World Center
Project HIGHLIGHTS –marketing strategy, P&L responsibility for brands exceeding $200 million sales/$10 million budgets, innovative promotional campaigns , ROI-driven events and sponsorships, press liaison, media results
Venice Biennale (May – Jul 2011) hosted International gallerists, exhibitors and guests; promoted events and provided VIP art and culture tours
Ferrari of San Francisco – (2010) organized and executed client events for Concours d’Elegance and Concorso Italiano (Pebble Beach, CA); private client-owners “Rally through Napa Valley” with three days of VIP activities.
Maserati of San Francisco – (2010) prepared research on client and prospect demographic; presented marketing findings at VIP event “Luxury Council of San Francisco”; hosted conference with national team.
Lynmar Estate winery – (2008 to 2010) directed all PR and marketing of trade and consumer programs, ranging from the annual Gala (on the Estate); press week in NY and Soho House event; exclusive events with the Four Seasons Hotel: Results: 100% increase in consumer business and 50% increase in profits in 18 months.
Sally Hansen/Coty – (2005 to 2006) revived brand image; directed all marketing and consumer/trade PR; launched over 200 skus, created “first-ever” collaborative partnership with top fashion designer Tracy Reese.
Matrix/L’Oreal – (2004 to 2005) managed all color and care products, national launches, promotions, tradeshows PR and advertising;$200 million annual sales and $10 million budget.
Charles Schwab & Co – (2000 to 2001) implemented the marketing and PR plan for branch expansion strategy for 50 new offices throughout the US, including over 150 events in 12 months
Citibank Florida/California/Nevada – (1994 to 1997) created and executed the first sponsorship-driven marketing strategy for the bank, 200+ events and sponsorships (arts and sports focus)- 250% first year ROI