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LUXURY AWARDS 2016 – JUDGE PROFILE CHRISTOPHER WALKEY CHRISTOPHER WALKEY is a leading name in UK Social Media and is CEO of varied fast growing innovative concepts including Glass of Bubbly. ‘Glass of Bubbly’ is a leading name in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine industry that appeals to Bubbly lovers, enthusiasts and industry professionals both nationally and internationally. With the worlds only printed magazine dedicated to Champagne & Sparkling Wine that is released bi-monthly along with a growing following across social media and website subscriptions – Glass of Bubbly is the growing name being chosen by advertisers to build their brand exposure. For consumers: Glass of Bubbly is an excellent way to discover the ever growing world of Champagne & Sparkling Wines via the dedicated bi-monthly magazine that is available at venues across the UK including Searcys Champagne Bars, Selfridges and Bannatyne Hotels and comes both in print and digital…

LUXURY AWARDS 2016 – JUDGE PROFILE JOHN SIMOUDIS JOHN SIMOUDIS is a respected expert in digital activation for luxury brands. He is recognized for his ability to define and extract the unique DNA of each brand and identify relevant emerging trends within the marketplace. He founded Simoudis Image Design, a branding and communications studio, in 1997 after stepping away from executive management positions in the New York luxury hospitality sector. John is also a Principal of Influence, a New York-based boutique agency specializing in digital marketing and social brand strategy whose focus is luxury and prestige brands. John guides the clients of Influence through the changing shifts in today’s digital marketing landscape that challenge brand relevance. He consults with clients on behaviors of high-net- worth consumers around the globe and provides counsel on best practices for turning brand agility into profitability. John is at the forefront of the luxury market,…

LUXURY AWARDS 2016 – JUDGES PROFILE REBECCA ROBINS REBECCA ROBINS is Global Director for Interbrand. She is based in London and works with the network of offices across Europe & Latin America. Rebecca has extensive experience in branding, having worked with a diverse range of clients across a number of industries. She has specialist expertise in luxury branding as well as all aspects of the language that brands use, from brand naming to tone of voice. She has worked in both the New York and London offices of Interbrand. A prolific writer, Rebecca has authored a wealth of publications championing the role and value of branding. She has written for The Guardian and her writing and commentary has been featured in Bloomberg, The Economist, FT, Luxury Society, Monocle, NY Times, Wall St Journal and WOBI. Rebecca is a regular conference speaker and member of awards juries. She was recently named…

When we think of luxury, whether we think simply of the word itself or its products and services, there are many adjectives that may come immediately to ones…

As time plays on in its majestic and constant rhythm, the luxury industry continues to evolve. This ongoing evolution involves change in certain aspects, while other remain the same throughout centuries and are passed on generation after generation. Some of these evolutionary changes come from society which demands new rules for brands to deliver new products and services whilst maintaining certain values that are the foundation of the rest. Other changes come from the unique minds and hearts of an exceptional few who dare to question old and no longer relevant values and create new ones that relate more aligned to our life experience, that match better now what we see in luxury with how we want to experience luxury now and in the future. These inspiring and revolutionary minds have existed throughout history and all of them share four common traits: They all have developed a strong personal brand within the Luxury…