“Design is increasingly a defining differential for businesses looking to connect with consumers in new ways," said Michele Caniato, President, Culture & Commerce
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
Culture & Commerce, a Sandow Company, has appointed Daniel J. Levin as Executive Vice President, a new position based in the company’s first Los Angeles office. "Dan will be increasing the opportunities to leverage the design talent represented by Culture & Commerce,” said Michele Caniato, President of Culture & Commerce. “Design is increasingly a defining differential for businesses looking to connect with consumers in new ways and we see enormous potential for Dan to bring new opportunities through new channels and new licensees,” he added. In his new role, Dan is responsible for evaluating and pursuing new business opportunities to further develop Culture & Commerce’s client base, as well as the company’s designer and branded license divisions.
Dan has a long history of representing high profile talent in the entertainment industry, including producers, television personalities, writers, broadcast journalists, musicians and lifestyle experts. He is also known as a leader in the world of branded and expert lifestyle television program production, having received multiple Emmy nominations and regularly speaks on branding talent in the entertainment industry. “Dan has outstanding credentials and a proven track record in talent management and business development,” said C.E.O. Adam I. Sandow. “He joins at an exciting time of expansion–with so many new opportunities on the horizon, I believe our Los Angeles office will play a key role in the strategic growth of the company,” he added.
Dan has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years and joins the company from Beanstalk, a global brand licensing agency, where he opened and ran the Los Angeles office and was responsible for developing licensing programs and partnerships for the agency’s celebrity and entertainment clients. While there, he was an integral part of the brand strategy and licensing development programs for many well-known celebrities with leading retailers and manufacturers. “I have tremendous admiration and respect for Adam and Michele, their entrepreneurial business spirit and ability to innovate and expand,” said Dan. "I'm excited to be joining Culture & Commerce at this time in its history, and look forward to working with a team of such talented executives to grow the company's footprint into new and promising areas. Culture & Commerce is perfectly positioned to work with talent, producers, retail distribution and manufacturers around the world to create a new class of consumer offerings and experiences."
Dan began his media career at WTVJ in Miami, Florida and subsequently became an entertainment lawyer. In 1998 he created Levin Entertainment Co., a full service artist personal management company which became Associated Talent Management (ATM). Dan is well known for creating non-traditional revenue opportunities for his clients via programs with leading retailers and manufacturers that include Office Depot, Sears, QVC, Home Shopping Network, Mon Cheri, Smith+Noble, AOL, Flexsteel, Catalina Lighting, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores and many others.
He holds a B.S. from the University of Miami and J.D. from Cleveland Marshall.
For more information, images or to schedule interviews please contact:
Culture and Commerce Inc.: Susan Towers, VP Marketing and Communications
Tel. (+1) 212-842-1509 / stowers(at)culturecommerce(dot)com
Gabriella Vivaldi, Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel. (+1) 212-842-1679 / gvivaldi(at)culturecommerce(dot)com
About Culture & Commerce, Inc.
Culture & Commerce, a Sandow company, is a strategic design consultancy that develops high potential design opportunities for global brands and international designers. Built on the belief that “good design is good business”, Culture & Commerce helps companies leverage design as a critical strategic platform for launching products and services, differentiating brands, generating revenues and delivering profits. As the premier design management agency in the U.S., Culture & Commerce represents some of the world’s leading designers including Dror Benshetrit, Yves Behar, Milton Glaser, Sami Hayek, Piero Lissoni, Paola Navone, Matthew Rolston, Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders and Kravitz Design. Culture & Commerce has developed profitable projects in a wide range of industries—from consumer products and housewares to furniture and hospitality—for companies such as Microsoft, PUMA, Target, MAC, Rosenthal, Alessi, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, SBE Entertainment, and the Morgans Hotel Group, among others. The company also provides marketing and communications support for both the projects it develops, and to individual clients on an ongoing and project basis. Culture & Commerce has proudly represented COSMIT, organizers of the Italian trade shows known as I Salone, in the USA for more than 15 years.
Founded by Adam I. Sandow in 2002, Sandow is a leader in building multichannel, vertically integrated luxury brands. The company's foundation is built on identifying underserved markets, creating indispensable resources, and building influential consumer and trade platforms across marketing, media, experiential and commerce. Sandow’s media platform includes the powerhouse print, digital and commerce properties under NewBeauty; Worth, the business and finance magazine for the ultra‐affluent; Luxe Interiors + Design, the nation’s largest network of luxury design magazines; Interior Design, the iconic publication serving the interior design industry; Surface magazine, the American voice of the contemporary luxury design world; and the Furniture Today Group, recently included in B2B Magazine’s Media Power50. Sandow’s experiential/event platform includes Gen Art, the beloved organization that engages consumer audiences and aligns brands organically with emerging talent in film, fashion, music and art. Sandow’s marketing platform includes Material ConneXion, a global materials consultancy and library, Culture & Commerce, a strategic design consultancy that develops opportunities for global brands and international designers, and Wonder, a multi‐disciplinary design and branding agency. Sandow has more than 400 employees nationwide, with offices in New York, Florida, Los Angeles and North Carolina. For more information visit http://www.sandow.com.
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