Jacqui Wenzel Former President of Ports 1961 Joins CHIC.TV’s Advisory Board

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Jacqui Wenzel joins CHIC.TV as an Advisory Board member to help strengthen the media company’s ties to the fashion industry and to further enhance CHIC.TV’s value in social media and video production to fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, as well as to provide more exclusive and original productions.

Jacqui Wenzel joins CHIC.TV as an Advisory Board member to help strengthen the media company’s ties to the fashion industry and to further enhance CHIC.TV’s value in social media and video production to fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, as well as to provide more exclusive and original productions.

"I'm delighted to be part of CHIC.TV's progressive approach to delivering global fashion news and entertainment. As an industry leader that successfully leverages technology and social media, I'm confident that our collaboration will yield tremendous results for the fashion community," commented Jacqui Wenzel.

This is not the first relationship between Wenzel and CHIC.TV. During her time as President of Ports 1961 Jacqui and her team worked closely with the social media and video production company on a variety of projects such as, a long form documentary film, CRAEFT which provided an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look at the label’s preparations for their Fall 2011 show at New York Fashion Week. The project airs exclusively on Hulu Movies. CHIC.TV has also produced several shorter format videos for Ports including PORTS 1961 JOURNEYS, which followed the brand to London for a Harvey Nichols boutique launch and Helsinki for a campaign photo shoot.

A proven editor of fashion design and luxury marketing, Jacqui Wenzel brings with her years of successful industry experience. Starting her career as a buyer for high-end department stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel, she understands the importance of careful editing, the subtle details that establish a brand and the challenge of promoting a designer's image, such as Stephen Sprouse and Romeo Gigli, within the structure of sales and profit accountability.

In 2004 Wenzel was appointed as VP of US Operations and, later, President at Ports 1961 where she lead a core team in establishing the label in the US and abroad, including launching boutiques at Bloomingdale’s New York and Harvey Nichols London. While at Ports 1961, the brand presented several times at New York Fashion Week, received numerous editorials in leading fashion magazines and collaborated with fashion insiders, socialites and celebrities such as Glenda Bailey, Joe Zee, Olivia Palermo and Arrianna Huffington.

“I’m ecstatic that Jacqui Wenzel is joining our team.” says Rami Rinot, CEO of CHIC.TV. “We’ve worked with her on many social media and video productions for Ports 1961. Jacqui’s vision of brand engagement through social media aligns with CHIC.TV’s strategy. What particularly struck me about Jacqui is that she understands the importance of the “cool factor” in marketing any fashion brand. Because of this understanding, married with her tremendous roots in the fashion industry, I’m confident she will be invaluable in helping CHIC.TV to secure our position as a leading media outlet for the the industry”.

ABOUT CHIC.TV
CHIC.TV is a fashion and lifestyle video magazine covering fashion, models, beauty, dining, travel and all that is chic. CHIC.TV airs on the largest syndication network in the industry with partners including Hulu, YouTube, AOL, Glam, iTunes and many others as well as airing videos on our home site CHIC.TV. Viewed by millions, CHIC.TV is best known for its ten seasons of New York Fashion Week coverage with exclusive looks at the day’s shows, celebrities, top models, interviews, and beauty tips. CHIC.TV works with brands like Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor and Ferrari to maximize their social media potential though video production, syndication and various other tools and platforms. The company had recently launched its fashion CHIC.TV iPad Magazine titled “CHIC” and will soon release its second iPad app “Models Magazine”.

Links:
CHIC.TV Home: http://www.chic.tv
CRAEFT Film: http://www.hulu.com/craeft

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