Cristina d’Agostino is a journalist specialized in the luxury industry. For seven years starting in 2012 she oversaw the special edition Luxury Tribune, published by the Swiss business magazine Bilan. From 1994 to 2008 she held key communication and marketing posts at a number of leading watch brands.
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Like most industries, Swiss watchmaking took some heavy hits from the pandemic, but the sector was already in the midst of a profound transformation. And according to Deloitte’s 2020 Industry Study, it looks set to come through it stronger.
This spring, luxury brands have accelerated their move on e-commerce platforms. In an exclusive interview, Violaine Gressier, head of the luxury department for Facebook France, explains the evolution of the American giant’s strategy to increase its market shares in the luxury sector.
As the renovation of the Cinq Mondes Spa was completed, the Beau-Rivage wing, now under construction, has been shut down. The next ten months will […]
In an exclusive interview, François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet, explains how the pandemic has pushed him to radically change his relationship to clients, as well as towards his colleagues.
The last quarter of 2020 will be the watchmaking brands’ main challenge, as they try to get back on track. Without any mid-term visibility, some signals will help foresee growth potential for 2021. In our radar: Hainan, latest Chinese duty-free mecca, and an under-estimated power of the brand community.
The Covid crisis has meant a decline in the number of international tourists by 20% to 30%, and could affect more than 50 million jobs worldwide. It seems clear that in this market, only the hotels with an innovative, competitive edge will survive. But how do you tell if a hotel’s concept is just marketing window dressing or a real business advantage?
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is one of the largest yacht clubs in the world. It boasts 11,000 members, a storied history marked by […]
At the Luna Rossa base in Cagliari, days follow nights at a hellish pace. The engineers, technicians and sailors who make up the hundred or […]
Know how and make it known. For Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari for seven years, times of crisis are no time to abandon this motto. […]