AXW OPENS SATELLITE OFFICE IN DETROIT
I am thrilled to announce that AXW will be opening a new regional office in Detroit, Michigan effective April 23rd.
Detroit is an iconic yet resurgent city full of innovation, influence and most importantly: meaningful business opportunity for AXW. Longtime AXW executive and trusted member of my team, Andrew Taylor, will be relocating and leading our efforts to pursue new strategic growth opportunities and clients for the company. In addition, Andrew will be maintaining his current responsibilities including the management of several key clients in the AXW portfolio. I encourage you to connect with Andrew when thinking about strategic opportunities in the Detroit market.
RING ACQUIRED BY AMAZON
Amazon acquired video doorbell startup Ring, just the latest in a series of moves by the retail giant to dominate the fast-growing market for Internet-connected home devices. The deal gives Amazon a prominent home security company and, potentially, more tech firepower in its push to allow its delivery people to drop off packages inside buildings, where thieves can’t easily steal them. Amazon paid roughly $1.2 billion. AXW is proud to be an early investor and supporter of the Ring brand. Congratulations to Jamie Siminoff (Chief Inventor and Founder) and his outstanding team on this exciting accomplishment. (Read More)
AXW Welcomes New Family Members
Launched in the fall of 2008 out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen as a homespun weekly newsletter, GP wanted a place to organize her unbiased travel recommendations, health-centric recipes, and shopping discoveries for friends, and she also wanted to get her own questions-about health, fitness, and the psyche-answered. It has always been a place for GP to introduce some of the incredible experts who have mentored her throughout her life, and a place where readers can find suggestions about where to shop, eat, and stay from a trusted friend-not from an anonymous, crowd-sourced recommendation engine.
Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is a global leader in the vacation ownership industry. More than 400,000 families around the world own their vacations “the Marriott way” through a program that is well regarded for its quality management and exceptional flexibility. The company’s philosophy has always been to redefine the vacation ownership industry by incorporating the signature quality, service and hospitality expertise of Marriott into a vacation experience that offers ownership of upscale vacation ownership resorts and global vacation experiences at a great value, with the flexibility to experience destinations around the world.
Zingle is a texting & messaging software solution that helps businesses communicate with customers, growing revenue & improving customer satisfaction. Zingle is a company & software that allows businesses to engage, support and respond to customers in the new mobile messaging era. Zingle’s real-time enterprise platform works on any device and provides all the software tools to deliver an instant, actionable and seamless customer service experience.
SENTIENT JET’S 2018 CARDHOLDER BENEFITS GUIDE
In its sixth year, the AXW-produced Sentient Jet Cardholder Benefits Guide continues to raise the bar in the industry’s member benefits with a dozen new partners and lifestyle offerings. The “private aviation version of the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog” is sent annually to Sentient’s 6,000 cardholders, and features the most exclusive offers to the finest hotels, vineyards and retailers across the nation. Since the guide’s debut, Sentient Jet has seen an increase in customer retention and brand loyalty, and the sales team leverages the program to close net new Cardholders as well.
THE GENESIS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
As it finds its place in the luxury automotive space, Genesis needed to boost awareness, increase new client acquisition, and properly position the brand. In that the target audience values peer opinion more than any one brand, the AXW-led Ambassador program accomplished these goals. Each Axcess-selected ambassador was gifted a Genesis vehicle for one year to use as their everyday car. They also integrated the brand into their daily lives through events, social media, and partnerships with their own brands. While the program is still active, there have already been several vehicles purchased, new leads tracked, and Genesis has already gained meaningful brand exposure as the ambassadors organically promote the vehicle to their influential networks.
PATH CONTENT GROUP
Legendary entrepreneur Lewis Wolff and his professional production team put together histories that rival polished documentaries, as seen on CNN and the History Channel. Since Lewis’s first autobiographical project, the team at Path has interviewed a new client every couple of months-from architects to restauranteurs, bankers to grandmothers. After the interviews and roughly 30 days of intense production, they present the first cut to the client, delivered in a handmade oak box within 60 days of the interview shoot. This is an incredible product–crafted by a small village of production artisans that are the absolute best in their field-and it is head and shoulders above any legacy video we’ve seen.
Please visit www.pathcontentgroup.com to learn more and call AXW for information on an exclusive offer.
In the Press
CHARITY NETWORK LAUNCHES ‘CURATES’ CAMPAIGNS FEATURING EXCLUSIVE VIP EXPERIENCES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Charitybuzz.com – the leading online auction site for cause, and Prizeo.com – a sweepstakes-for-good platform, offer a unique and diverse array of items in highly curated themes, including: travel & food, golf, fashion, entertainment, and entrepreneur. You can gain access to these incredible experiences, all while giving back to non-profit causes!
• Private guitar lesson from KISS’s Paul Stanley
• 4-day Exclusive Getaway in a Villa in Albany, Bahamas
• Caddie for Dustin Johnson at the 2018 RBC Heritage on April 11
• Dinner with Dolce & Gabanna CEO plus Men’s SS19 Runway Show in Milan
• Walk-on role on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Meet Larry David
• 1-Hour Pitch Meeting with Billionaire Entrepreneur & Resident ‘Shark’, Mark Cuban
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA AND CHARITY NETWORK “RISE UP” CAMPAIGN NOMINATED FOR WEBBY AWARD
Charity Network announced today that “Lin-Manuel Miranda and Charity Network Rise Up for Good” has been nominated for best campaign in the Social – Public Service & Activism category in the 22nd Annual Webby Awards. Charity Network and the Miranda family teamed to implement a record-breaking series of digital sweepstakes through Prizeo and auction fundraising campaigns via Charitybuzz, offering fans around the world the chance to experience the groundbreaking cultural phenomenon Hamilton: An American Musical and monetize for good. To date, the campaigns have raised more than $7 million dollars and cultivated over 400,000 donations for charitable organizations. As a nominee, “Lin-Manuel | Rise Up” is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans. From now until April 20th, fans can cast their votes HERE. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City.
FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY
FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP
The 2018 summer season, July 20-29, will feature a host of world premieres, debuts and exclusive engagements set in iconic Napa Valley all dedicated to the first responders who saved lives, homes and properties in the recent Wine Country wildfires. Headline artists include superstar violinist Joshua Bell, 10-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, opera sensation Michael Fabiano, the San Francisco Ballet, and a rare appearance by Grupo Compay Segundo from Havana. This year’s event is presented by Napa Valley Festival Association, a nonprofit public benefit corporation governed by a board of prominent vintners and local leaders. More than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants and vintners participate each year. Festival Napa Valley’s 2018 summer season takes place July 20-29. To learn more, visit festivalnapavalley.org.