Episode 187 THE NEXT LEVEL: VALERIE GERNHAUSER Discusses CARRIE GOLDBERG – Travel & Weddings Director, Harpers Bazaar

Today on The Next Level, Andy Kushner is speaking with Valerie Gernhouser, Owner of Sapphire Events. She also created Sapphire Sessions Speaking Tour, a specialized program for wedding planners and event designers.

They speak this week about Carrie Goldberg, the Travel and Wedding Director at Harpers Bazaar. She oversees all things bridal, weddings, and travel for Bazaar.com. She is also responsible for content strategy and visuals for Bazaar’s digital travel and wedding verticals, and editor of Bazaar’s new subscription program called Bazaar Brides.

Valerie chats with us about her views, in addition to Carrie’s, on redefining luxury, how it is a feeling, not about how much money you spend. She also agrees with Carrie that brides and grooms are more focused on the emotions, what makes it unique, and that it’s all about the guests enjoying themselves.

This is also a conversation about millennials, the digital natives. Anything they want is at their fingertips, and they are very adept at finding it. You won’t want to miss it, so tune in and enjoy the discussion.

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Episode 186 CARRIE GOLDBERG: Travel & Weddings Director, Harpers Bazaar

Andy is very excited to welcome Carrie Goldberg. She is the Digital Travel & Weddings Editor at Harpers Bazaar where she oversees all things weddings and travel for HarpersBazaar.com. She is in charge of content, strategy, and visuals for Bazaar’s digital travel and wedding verticals and editor of their new membership program Bazaar Bride.

She has worked on Live with Regis and Kelly at ABC and as fashion editor for Martha Stewart Weddings to name a few. When she joined Harpers Bazaar, they didn’t really focus on weddings and she changed all of that. Since then she has published dozens of original fashion and decor content for the site, plus she has created a considerable brand voice. 

Carrie and Andy chat about her internships and working the red carpet at the Oscars with Faith Cromas, Kelly Ripa’s stylist. She speaks to us about working with Martha Stewart Weddings, which helped her gain the knowledge to succeed in her job at Harpers Bazaar.

Carrie says she has the job she always wanted, even as a small child, and couldn’t be happier. Listen in as she gives us insight into weddings, styling, and why she is passionate about the notion of luxury being redefined.

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Episode 179 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses DAVID ADLER, CEO of Bizbash Media: A Guide to Collaboration Artists

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Sean Low, Founder and President of The Business of Being Creative LLC, chat about David Adler’s interview on the Wedding Biz. Seans’ consulting firm is focused on providing practical advice to those in the business of being creative, his client list includes many of the biggest names in the wedding and design industries.

Listen in as they discuss David’s comments on social engineering, his insights on augmented reality, radical humanization and code switching. The idea that events are like standing around the water cooler or going to the town square. And hear about his philosophy on how we, in the event business, are  “collaboration artists.” You might just learn something from this episode that you didn’t know so sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Episode 178 DAVID ADLER – CEO, BizBash Media: A Guide To Collaboration Artists

Andy is excited to welcome, David Adler, CEO and Founder of BizBash Media, a resource marketplace for event organizers of all types and the host of a podcast called Gather Geeks.

In this episode, David chats about how he got started in the media world, the magazine he started when he was 21, the idea behind BizBash and how technology is changing the way people look at events. David talks about his dad Warren Adler, author of “The War of the Roses”, and the business model he used for BizBash.

Listen in as David describes events he has gone to and how he believes event planners are really collaboration artists that get everyone and everything together in one place. He has a unique take on technology, augmented reality, and radical humanism that you won’t want to miss, as well as informing us as to what’s coming in the near future for the event industry and how it will be transformed. So, tune in, sit back and enjoy.

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Episode 175 THE NEXT LEVEL: TAIT LARSON Discusses TIM CHI – CEO, The Knot Worldwide: Combining Technology and Trends to Innovate the Wedding Industry

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Tait Larson, co-founder of Style Me Pretty, discuss Tim Chi’s interview on the Wedding Biz. Tait and his wife Abby founded Style Me Pretty, sold it to AOL, and then took it back after AOL announced they were shutting it down. Tait has some fantastic insights to share on Tim’s interview and the future of the industry.

Learn how Tait and Andy feel about Tim’s opinions on failure, courage, and entrepreneurship. They dig deep into their views on the role of failure, or obstacles, in building a business and a life. There were so many great tips and ideas shared on this episode. You won’t want to miss it!

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