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The Safari is a guided tour around the retail, brand and consumer landscape. We interview the brightest and most innovative industry leaders who share how they are shaping and evolving the industry in the years to come. Guests come from all corners of the industry from retail, beauty, fashion, CPG, academia, agencies, real estate, investing and more. At Traub we have the privilege of working broadly across these numerous fields and collaborating with these talented leaders.

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The Safari is a guided tour around the retail, brand and consumer landscape. We interview the brightest and most innovative industry leaders who share how they are shaping and evolving the industry in the years to come. Guests come from all corners of the industry from retail, beauty, fashion, CPG, academia, agencies, real estate, investing and more. At Traub we have the privilege of working broadly across these numerous fields and collaborating with these talented leaders.

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Learn from the masters
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The Safari

Latest release on Oct 20, 2020

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The Safari is a guided tour around the retail, brand and consumer landscape. We interview the brightest and most innovative industry leaders who share how they are shaping and evolving the industry in the years to come. Guests come from all corners of the industry from retail, beauty, fashion, CPG, academia, agencies, real estate, investing and more. At Traub we have the privilege of working broadly across these numerous fields and collaborating with these talented leaders.

Rank #1: The Mastermind of Luxury Travel Retail: Value Retail’s Scott Malkin

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Scott Malkin is the Founder and Chairman of Value Retail, the company behind the must-visit international destination, The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, that specializes exclusively in the development and operation of luxury shopping Villages across Europe and Asia. Each Village offers brands exceptional growth, the development of new markets and an introduction to new, young, affluent, traveling customers. We talk about: service as a software; the creation of environments that produce memory and meaning; the confluence of experience and digital; and how it takes discipline, humility, and passion to build one of the most important luxury goods platforms on earth, and more!

1:00: Introduction to Value Retail business

3:25: Flagship services (part I)

Four Pillars and the traveling luxury consumer

  1. Real estate
  2. Retail
  3. Hospitality
  4. Curation of experiences – Theatre

6:46: The future of physical retail is flagship retail

7:25: The software vs the hardware

9:12: Retail hospitality

12:30: How BSVC compares to other shopping centers and department stores

 16:06: Service as a software – customer acquisition and conversion

29:47: Flagship services (part II)

30:35 – 38:00: Principle of the services

 50:46: New affluent, global, young consumer is the lifeblood of the industry

51:40: What are the things you are thinking about in interested in for the next decade?

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: The Indie Beauty Founder: Milk Makeup’s Mazdack Rassi

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Mazdack Rassi is the Co-Founder of Milk Studios, Milk Makeup, and Camp David. Over the last decade, Milk has gone from being a production and events space to a full-service creative beehive doing work in print, physical, and digital domains. Above all, however, the power of Milk has been its ability to cultivate a proactive and engaged community. We talk about: the codes and inclusive DNA of Milk, the duality between content and commerce, the evolution of fashion shows, the importance for brands to have point-of-views, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Nov 19 2019

40mins

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Rank #3: The Nomadic Retailer: Cynthia Rowley’s CEO, Allie Egan

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Allie Egan is the CEO of Cynthia Rowley, a leading global lifestyle brand built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure. Since joining Cynthia Rowley, Allie has not only headed the brand’s switch to becoming digital-first through e-commerce, retail, and wholesale, but has also carried over the spontaneous spirit of the brand via innovative approaches to sustainability, marketing, and consumer experiences. We talk about: the power of technology and a digital-first approach within the brand, the open showroom and nomadic retail concept, causes the brand stands behind, the power of brand storytelling through collaborations, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Mar 24 2020

35mins

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Rank #4: The Green Beauty Chemist: Tata Harper Skincare’s, Tata Harper

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Tata Harper is the Founder of her beauty brand Tata Harper Skincare, a line of natural products merging nature’s botanicals and technology from around the globe to create multi-purpose and multifunctional products that never compromise on luxury. Since launching 10 years ago, Tata has become a leader in not only the beauty industry, but also the consumer lifestyle space. We talk about: the development of her products’ formulas, the importance of rituals in her vision for her brand, the technology behind her products, her entrepreneurial advice, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Mar 17 2020

44mins

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Rank #5: The Growth Equity Investor: Alliance Consumer Growth’s Julian Steinberg

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Julian Steinberg is the Co-Founder of Alliance Consumer Growth. Since 2011, he and his colleagues have built ACG into one of the leading consumer growth investment funds in the United States. They have invested in many household names ranging from Harry’s Shaving, Tata Harper, Shake Shack, Clio, Lola, BarkTHINS, and most recently Hershel. We talk about: his strategy of investing, shifts in consumer behaviors that are influencing today’s brands, how the digital and physical intersect, sectors that excite him at the moment, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Jan 28 2020

29mins

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Rank #6: The Department Store CEO: Bloomingdale’s Tony Spring

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Tony Spring is the Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s. With experience in marketing, direct-to-consumer, and restaurants, he is one of the most well-rounded CEOs in retail. We talk about: the power of cross-functional thinking, the strategy of quantifying the media value of department stores, his vision to evolve the shopping experience into something distinctive, the reimagination of Bloomingdales' stores, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Nov 26 2019

38mins

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Rank #7: The Auctioneer: Doyle’s CEO and Vice Chairman, Laura Doyle

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Laura Doyle is the Vice Chairman and CEO of Doyle Auction House, one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations, rare books, and a variety of specialty categories. Following in her father’s footsteps, Laura has been deeply ingrained in the auction world since her youth and now assumes the lead in a digital age. We talk about: the auction house’s role in the discovery and education for both buyers and dealers, the commitment to personal touch, Hayloft’s fresh take on the auction model, the creation of an ever-expanding network of international buyers, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

May 05 2020

37mins

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Rank #8: Crisis Management 101

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We all are thinking through how we are going to manage the coming weeks and months. I for one turned to a group of my closest friends and advisors, who happen to also be colleagues and experts in crisis management. The conversation I had was so compelling that I decided to have it a second time but this time recorded. Blly Susman is one of the leading financial minds in the consumer investment banking world; Geoff Lurie is the President of Traub and serial optimization CEO and leader and former CEO of The North Face; similarly Joe Ahearn is Managing Director at Traub who among other things was the CEO of Marvel and ToyBiz. 

Between the three of them, they advised the following steps which are catalogued in this episode:

  1. Don’t panic: this may cause you to over react and shoot from the hip. Don’t.
  2. Plan: Sit down calmly and objectively come up with a plan.
  3. Watch your cash position by generating a normalized 13 week cash flow, then stress test it with the daily realities that come your way.
  4. Keep mission crytical people at home. Likely all employees will need to stay home. 
  5. Do daily or twice daily company conference calls.
  6. Make sure those people have remote access.
  7. If you are in a part of the country / world where your area has not been shut down, cross train key players so that each can do the other’s job in case one falls ill.
  8. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Requests you might never have been able to make of suppliers, landlords, retailers are now all on the table. We are in this together, so people will have to give and take.
  9. Don’t communicate false hope to employees. Transparency is key. There is nothing more demoralizing than a second round of layoffs if people have been reassured that they are all secure.
  10. Don’t hide the truth from partners, banks, factors, lawyers, suppliers and other key stakeholders. “Honesty is always the best policy.” Said the late Marvin Traub. 
  11. If you work to “extend the runway” with an optimization plan, make sure the extension leads to something or somewhere. A debt package, equity infusion, M&A. In other words more stability.

I tried to get this out as quickly as possible to be of help to those in need of someone to turn to. Thanks to Geoff, Joe and Billy who dropped everything to do this today as I know they have been dealing with all manner of issues for their respective clients.

Stay safe.

Morty

Mar 19 2020

34mins

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Rank #9: Brands x Better: Knot Standard’s CEO, John Ballay, Dagne Dover’s Founder and CEO, Melissa Mash, and Rhone’s CEO and Co-Founder, Nate Checketts

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John Ballay, the CEO of Knot Standard, Melissa Mash, the Founder and CEO of Dagne Dover, and Nate Checketts, the CEO and Co-Founder of Rhone recently started an initiative called Brands x Better, a group of 27 brands that are united in an effort to raise awareness and funds for various charities that are helping the COVID-19 crisis. We talk about: how the digitally native leaders and the fashion industry as a whole are reacting to the crisis, the changes and innovation that will emerge from this uncertain time, how this initiative pledges to pay it forward to those on the front lines, and more. To learn more about Brands x Better, please visit their website.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Apr 03 2020

32mins

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Rank #10: The Rental Innovator: CaaStle’s CEO, Christine Hunsicker

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Christine Hunsicker is the Founder and CEO of CaaStle, a B2B technology platform empowering retailers and fashion brands to participate in the rental economy. She has channeled her 18 years of experience in B2B, data and technology startups in order to strengthen the rental industry and help fashion brands evolve their business models. We talk about: the concept of "clothing as a service", rental's role in increasing customer retention, the relationship between rental and sustainable fashion, the importance of data in understanding consumers, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Dec 10 2019

36mins

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Rank #11: The ‘Cereal’ Entrepreneur: Magic Spoon’s, Gabi Lewis

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Gabi Lewis is the CEO and Co-Founder of Magic Spoon, the DTC brand upgrading cereals you know and love from your childhood for the modern consumer. Just 10 months into its business, Magic Spoon has reinvented the cereal aisle by masterfully threading the needle between healthy ingredients and colorful, exciting brand marketing. We talk about: the similarities and differences of building EXO vs. Magic Spoon, recipe iterations to create healthier cereal, the evolution of the brand with the consumer, possible strategic alliances with both traditional and non-traditional retailers, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Feb 25 2020

29mins

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Rank #12: The Marketplace: Orchard Mile’s Jennie Baik

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Jennie Baik is the co-founder and CEO of Orchard Mile. Few people have as direct a view into how businesses in luxury are doing on line. We talk about: what works on line and what doesn’t, What brands should do to amplify their DTC business, personalization, loyalty, the young luxury consumer, network effects and the future of retail in a “digalogue” world. 

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Oct 01 2019

38mins

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Rank #13: Digital native brands. 2015-2019: A discussion with Traub’s Kelsey Groome, Daniella Fischel, and Michal Edelman Tepper

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In the spirit of continuing a TRAUB tradition, this year we revisited our previous US New Davids report for our fourth and final annual study. In this year's study we curated a selection of 350+ digital native brands across five key categories: fashion, accessories, beauty, wellness and home. We talk about: ways in which New Davids are expanding into multiple distribution channels including retail and wholesale, how brands are built today, changes in what consumers look for, favorite digital native brands, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Dec 31 2019

34mins

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Rank #14: The Digital Native CEO, Nadaam’s Matt Scanlan

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Matt Scanlan is the founder and CEO of Naadam, a digital native Cashmere company that works directly with herders to create high quality and sustainable knitwear. His approach to building brands that are rooted in understanding consumer psychology has made the companies he leads both highly sought-after and exciting. We talk about: the creation of Naadam, his partnership with Thakoon and Arielle Charnas of Something Navy, the importance of forming brands that reflect consumer identities, the process of building loyalty, and more. 

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Jan 24 2020

44mins

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Rank #15: The Real Estate Thought Leader: CBRE’s, Anthony Buono

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Anthony Buono is the Global President of Retail at CBRE, leading the implementation of global retail strategy in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. His perspective of seeing retail through the lens of data and design has continued to help CBRE push the envelope on the retail and real estate landscape. We talk about: how retailers turn to more agile use of spaces, adaptive reuse of big-boxes, the relationship between CBRE and Streetsense, the influence of retail science in confirming instincts, digitally stimulated experiences, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Dec 17 2019

39mins

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The New Wholesale Experience: Boxed’s, Chieh Huang

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Chieh Huang is the CEO and Founder of Boxed, the online membership-free wholesale experience that offers direct delivery of bulk-sized packages with the goal of making shopping for bulk easy and convenient. Prior to Boxed, Chieh was the CEO of Astro Ape, one of the first mobile social gaming studios. After Zynga’s pre-IPO acquisition of Astro Ape, he became the Director of Zynga Mobile NY, leading the fastest and most efficient game team within Zynga. We talk about the genesis of Boxed, the lessons he has learned about how to cultivate phenomenal work culture, the effects of the pandemic on consumer purchasing behavior, his journey as an entrepreneur, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Oct 20 2020

34mins

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Retail Revival in a Post Pandemic World: RPG’s, Bruce E. Teitelbaum

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Bruce E. Teitelbaum is the Founder and CEO of RPG, an award-winning design/build firm globally recognized for its ability to invigorate the brick-and-mortar experience, elevate and reinforce the power of brands, and compel consumers to shop and purchase. Through Bruce’s leadership, RPG has recently formed strategic alliances to deliver the highest of standards in turnkey solutions, including formulations, packaging, filling, trend forecasts, and brand strategy. We talk about: how to think about brands within physical environments, various types of customization, the future of retail, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer

Oct 06 2020

32mins

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The Future of Children’s Entertainment: Pocket.watch’s, Chris M. Williams

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Chris M. Williams is the Founder & CEO of Pocket.watch, the studio that specializes in entertaining and inspiring kids and families through digital-first content and sparking their imaginations with lifestyle products ranging from toys to toothbrushes. He's dedicated to bringing kids and families more of what they love by turning YouTube stars, characters and formats into global lifestyle franchises through the creation of books, television shows, games, movies, consumer products, live events and much more. We talk about: the future of children’s entertainment, how content translates to consumer products, the importance of being audience centric, what is next for Pocket.watch, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Sep 29 2020

34mins

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The New Media Entrepreneur: Suzy’s, Matt Britton

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Matt Britton is the Founder and CEO of Suzy, a real-time consumer intelligence platform connecting directly to brand audiences. Throughout his career, he has consulted for over half of the Fortune 500 and has had a unique ability to connect the dots between the new consumer culture of today and the business trends of tomorrow. We talk about: how Suzy shapes ideas to resonate with consumers, modernizing the market research industry, strategies to create meaningful insights for consumers, the industry shifts that have occurred, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Sep 22 2020

30mins

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The Brand Builder: Red Antler’s, Emily Heyward

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Emily Heyward is the Co-Founder and Chief Branding Officer of Red Antler, a leading branding and marketing firm focused on early-stage ventures. Throughout her career, she has helped create, launch, and build devoted fan followings for some of the most beloved consumer brands, such as Allbirds and Casper. In her book, Obsessed, Emily takes readers behind the scenes of the creation process and outlines her principles of what it takes to launch highly coveted brands. We talk about: why people should invest in brand, her team’s process to create a level of obsession for new startups, current trends she sees in the industry, her notes of optimism, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Jun 23 2020

35mins

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Visions Into the Future: CallisonRTKL’s, Paul Conder and Lily Olsson

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CallisonRTKL is a leading global architecture, planning and design firm focused on cross-pollinating ideas and delivering quality at all levels in all places. CallisonRTKL’s VP and Global Services Lead of Customer Experience, Paul Conder, and Associate Vice President of CX Innovation and Insight, Lily Olsson, join us to discuss our joint project “Visions Into the Future”. We talk about: pre and post pandemic attitudes across industries, how brands can bolster their services to increase the perception of safety, the new meaning of convenience, how consumer are not only makers and sellers but also collaborators, the live – work – play ethos, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Jun 16 2020

51mins

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The Big Bank: JP Morgan’s, Erik Oken

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Erik Oken is the global head of retail and consumer investment banking at J.P Morgan. Throughout his expansive career at the firm, he has been dedicated to growing companies in the consumer goods, food and beverage, and luxury sectors in ways that not only help them excel, but also adapt to and anticipate the ever changing retail landscape. We talk about: the need to transform the food system, the acceleration of the retail landscape, the enabling nature of technology, the importance to marry creativity with data, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Jun 13 2020

38mins

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The Artisan's CEO: Pura Vida’s, Griffin Thall

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Griffin Thall and his Co-Founder Paul Goodman founded Pura Vida after a trip to Costa Rica and an encounter with two artisan bracelet makers inspired them to create a charitable jewelry and accessories brand that showcases local craftsmen. Over the last few years, they have partnered with more than 175 charities around the world to donate nearly $2.4 million to causes their consumers care about. We talk about: the brand’s all-inclusive marketing strategy centered on creating meaningful connections, partnerships with synergistic brands, the process of creating products that resonate with customers, how the brand continues to evolve and set trends in the digital space, his advice for budding entrepreneurs, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Jun 02 2020

34mins

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The Massage On-Demand: Zeel’s, Samer Hamadeh

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Samer Hamadeh is the Founder and CEO of Zeel, the on-demand massage company that connects people with licensed massage therapists who provide massages at home, in hotels, or at the workplace. Since launching Zeel in 2012, Samer has channeled his impressive entrepreneurial background into building a wellness platform that not only addresses our aches and pains, but also explores the possibilities of how wellness can evolve in the digital age. We talk about: ways to build trust with both consumers and therapists, the pivot into self-care and virtual wellness, the evolution and new opportunities of how start-ups are funded, the changes in the health and wellness space post pandemic, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

May 26 2020

37mins

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From Finance to Fashion: Scanlan Theodore’s, Sarah Blank

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Sarah Blank is the Co-CEO of Scanlan Theodore in the United States, an Australian women’s fashion and accessories brand offering a range of ready-to-wear, handbags, and footwear focused on modern elegance, timeless, and versatile designs. Sarah and her Co-Founder, Melinda Robertson, began their journey with the brand as consumers who loved the products and saw an opportunity to grow the brand internationally. We talk about: pivoting from a career in finance to fashion, how retail stores could be structured post pandemic, her future hopes for Scanlan Theodore, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

May 19 2020

30mins

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Buying Low-Tops, Selling High-Tops: Stock X’s, Deena Bahri

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Deena Bahri is the Chief Marketing Officer of Stock X, the online marketplace that has turned resales of consumer goods into highly valued business by creating a ‘stock market of things.’ Since its creation, Stock X has skyrocketed from being a young startup to a beloved brand for customers who want to buy, sell and discover products they covet. We talk about: the convergence between the contenders and the incumbents, Stock X’s concept of the initial product offering (IPO), the cultural marketing team’s method of seeking out collaborations around product creations, storytelling in culturally relevant ways, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

May 12 2020

33mins

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The Auctioneer: Doyle’s CEO and Vice Chairman, Laura Doyle

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Laura Doyle is the Vice Chairman and CEO of Doyle Auction House, one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations, rare books, and a variety of specialty categories. Following in her father’s footsteps, Laura has been deeply ingrained in the auction world since her youth and now assumes the lead in a digital age. We talk about: the auction house’s role in the discovery and education for both buyers and dealers, the commitment to personal touch, Hayloft’s fresh take on the auction model, the creation of an ever-expanding network of international buyers, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

May 05 2020

37mins

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The Media Mind, Author, and Globetrotter: Hearst’s, Michael Clinton

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Michael Clinton is the Senior Media Advisor to the CEO of The Hearst Corporation, a leading global media company with assets which span from television networks and magazines to newspapers and emerging digital entertainment companies. Throughout his 40-year career in this space, Michael has brought ongoing leadership and critical knowledge to the media industry and continues to align the business with the ways consumers consume quality content today. We talk about: how the media industry is adapting to the current climate, the importance of trustworthy quality content producers, the creation of strong brand stories, his adventures traveling the world, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Apr 09 2020

35mins

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Brands x Better: Knot Standard’s CEO, John Ballay, Dagne Dover’s Founder and CEO, Melissa Mash, and Rhone’s CEO and Co-Founder, Nate Checketts

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John Ballay, the CEO of Knot Standard, Melissa Mash, the Founder and CEO of Dagne Dover, and Nate Checketts, the CEO and Co-Founder of Rhone recently started an initiative called Brands x Better, a group of 27 brands that are united in an effort to raise awareness and funds for various charities that are helping the COVID-19 crisis. We talk about: how the digitally native leaders and the fashion industry as a whole are reacting to the crisis, the changes and innovation that will emerge from this uncertain time, how this initiative pledges to pay it forward to those on the front lines, and more. To learn more about Brands x Better, please visit their website.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer.

Apr 03 2020

32mins

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The Nomadic Retailer: Cynthia Rowley’s CEO, Allie Egan

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Allie Egan is the CEO of Cynthia Rowley, a leading global lifestyle brand built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure. Since joining Cynthia Rowley, Allie has not only headed the brand’s switch to becoming digital-first through e-commerce, retail, and wholesale, but has also carried over the spontaneous spirit of the brand via innovative approaches to sustainability, marketing, and consumer experiences. We talk about: the power of technology and a digital-first approach within the brand, the open showroom and nomadic retail concept, causes the brand stands behind, the power of brand storytelling through collaborations, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Mar 24 2020

35mins

Play

Crisis Management 101

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We all are thinking through how we are going to manage the coming weeks and months. I for one turned to a group of my closest friends and advisors, who happen to also be colleagues and experts in crisis management. The conversation I had was so compelling that I decided to have it a second time but this time recorded. Blly Susman is one of the leading financial minds in the consumer investment banking world; Geoff Lurie is the President of Traub and serial optimization CEO and leader and former CEO of The North Face; similarly Joe Ahearn is Managing Director at Traub who among other things was the CEO of Marvel and ToyBiz. 

Between the three of them, they advised the following steps which are catalogued in this episode:

  1. Don’t panic: this may cause you to over react and shoot from the hip. Don’t.
  2. Plan: Sit down calmly and objectively come up with a plan.
  3. Watch your cash position by generating a normalized 13 week cash flow, then stress test it with the daily realities that come your way.
  4. Keep mission crytical people at home. Likely all employees will need to stay home. 
  5. Do daily or twice daily company conference calls.
  6. Make sure those people have remote access.
  7. If you are in a part of the country / world where your area has not been shut down, cross train key players so that each can do the other’s job in case one falls ill.
  8. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Requests you might never have been able to make of suppliers, landlords, retailers are now all on the table. We are in this together, so people will have to give and take.
  9. Don’t communicate false hope to employees. Transparency is key. There is nothing more demoralizing than a second round of layoffs if people have been reassured that they are all secure.
  10. Don’t hide the truth from partners, banks, factors, lawyers, suppliers and other key stakeholders. “Honesty is always the best policy.” Said the late Marvin Traub. 
  11. If you work to “extend the runway” with an optimization plan, make sure the extension leads to something or somewhere. A debt package, equity infusion, M&A. In other words more stability.

I tried to get this out as quickly as possible to be of help to those in need of someone to turn to. Thanks to Geoff, Joe and Billy who dropped everything to do this today as I know they have been dealing with all manner of issues for their respective clients.

Stay safe.

Morty

Mar 19 2020

34mins

Play

The Green Beauty Chemist: Tata Harper Skincare’s, Tata Harper

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Tata Harper is the Founder of her beauty brand Tata Harper Skincare, a line of natural products merging nature’s botanicals and technology from around the globe to create multi-purpose and multifunctional products that never compromise on luxury. Since launching 10 years ago, Tata has become a leader in not only the beauty industry, but also the consumer lifestyle space. We talk about: the development of her products’ formulas, the importance of rituals in her vision for her brand, the technology behind her products, her entrepreneurial advice, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Mar 17 2020

44mins

Play

The ‘Cereal’ Entrepreneur: Magic Spoon’s, Gabi Lewis

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Gabi Lewis is the CEO and Co-Founder of Magic Spoon, the DTC brand upgrading cereals you know and love from your childhood for the modern consumer. Just 10 months into its business, Magic Spoon has reinvented the cereal aisle by masterfully threading the needle between healthy ingredients and colorful, exciting brand marketing. We talk about: the similarities and differences of building EXO vs. Magic Spoon, recipe iterations to create healthier cereal, the evolution of the brand with the consumer, possible strategic alliances with both traditional and non-traditional retailers, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Feb 25 2020

29mins

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The Custom Menswear Creator: Knot Standard's, John Ballay

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John Ballay is the CEO and Co-Founder of Knot Standard, the custom menswear brand known for its tailor made suits. Since it’s conception, Knot Standard’s solution-based brand and strong curation of product has helped it create an impressive global following. We talk about: growing the stickiness of the customer, the influence of hospitality throughout the customer journey, his strategy behind brand partnerships, the brands he admires, and more.

Interviewed by Mortimer Singer. 

Feb 18 2020

35mins

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The Millennial Brand Builder: Recess’, Benjamin Witte

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Benjamin Witte is the Founder of Recess, a beverage brand and a burgeoning media company on a mission to awaken creativity in all of us. Since 2018, the internet-born retailer has generated an incredible amount of buzz by designing a collection of beverages aimed to help people feel balanced, centered and inspired. We talk about: the idea behind “taking a recess”, his approach to content creation and consumer experiences, the creation of the brand identity and design, the potential of the CBD category, his advice for budding entrepreneurs, Recess’ upcoming product extensions, and more.

Interview by Mortimer Singer.

Feb 04 2020

41mins

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