Clients and partners

Luxury Lifestyle and Culture expertise  with  25 years of experience and affiliations:

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2013  Corporate Art and Design clients: V&M and Blouin Media

Blouin Media

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+AuctionModern Painters, and Gallery Guide magazines. The company also publishes art price guides from Art Sales IndexGordon’sand Davenport’s.

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.

 

 

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

Partnerships:

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