Category Archives: news

A socio-cultural point of view of retail | Instagram Live

Looking forward to discussing the retail environment with ephemeral retail expert Ghalia Boustani. DBA, Ph.D. I will propose a socio-cultural reading on consumption and places of retail. It is a great for the opportunity to share the approach that I have developed with my consultancy SALT to the very hot...

Read more

Territorial excellence and luxury values | LUXRE conference

This weekend I had the pleasure to speak at LUXRE, the conference for professionals and operators in the luxury rental business [link here].  My talk focussed on the concept of territorial excellence: specifically, I explored why certain places generate a sense of luxury in visitors and how rental professionals can...

Read more

Humanism and luxury management | Quote for Forbes Japan

This week I have been featured in an article in Forbes Japan. The article [here], written by Hiroyuki Anzai and Kaori Nakano, considers the importance of human sciences to shape effective practices in luxury management. Cashmere company Brunello Cucinelli is a case in point. The company is seen as...

Read more

Human Sciences and Business | MA in Luxury Business @ Sotheby’s Institute of Art

And it’s here!  Thrilled to announce that Sotheby’s Institute of Artis launching an MA in Luxury Business, starting January 2022. Tsunami after tsunami, luxury brands have learnt that luxury is not what it used to be. And that the added value of luxury is increasingly going to be linked...

Read more

Developing a knack for cultural analysis | Interview for SankeiBiz

Nowadays culture has become a thing in business. Companies hire Chief Cultural Officers, engage with issues in cultural diversity, look with interest at their customers’ lives. The risk, however, is to approach culture as a thing: something as clear-cut and defined as an object, a certain nationality, language, skin...

Read more

The cultural capital of luxury brands | Session for TAILORED

Building and protecting a brand’s value is one of the most critical aspects for every business, one that requires both the specialism of law and a deep understanding of the markets. In business transactions or litigations, companies and legal experts rely on quantifiable sets of financial and marketing metrics....

Read more

Material culture and consumption | Guest talk

What do Diderot and Moira Rose have in common? What about Rihanna, and the 15th President of USA James Buchanan? An interesting dressed appearance, for a start… I have given a talk to the MA students in Luxury Jewelry Management, Birmingham City University. Such a great opportunity to share...

Read more

How to build a rich digital heritage storytelling | Hot off the press

When approaching heritage storytelling, marketers tend to focus on the heritage part, directing their attention to mining the past of their brand/company in search for content. As the term storytelling points out, however, this is a communicative act. We need to consider the communication context, the channels we share...

Read more

In Pursuit of Luxury: What Next ?| Online Symposium

Next 10thDecember I will be speaking at the virtual symposium “In Pursuit of Luxury: What Next?”, organized by the University of Hertfordshire −School of Creative Arts in collaboration with Intellect Publishing. I will reflect on the research Prof. Simon O’Leary and I published on the “Journal of Design Business...

Read more

Learning from Luxury | interview for MCH Global 2020 Report

Find [here] the link to the MCH Global Report on “Future Trends: Learning from Luxury Insights”. The report is written by Luc Benyon and features examples of good practice in luxury marketing that can be effectively implemented in other industries as well. What can luxury teach to other sectors?...

Read more
  • 1
  • 2