Jeremy Murphy is the founder of 360bespoke, an all-purpose media agency that provides PR, content development, reputation management and crisis communications for global brands in the luxury space, as well as world-renown talents. Previously, Murphy spent 14 years at CBS where he served many roles as a Vice President, most notably as a company spokesperson and editor-in-chief. He also is a respected speech writer, having worked with shoe designer Steve Madden on his address to the Accessories Council, which made national headlines; media executives Dawn Ostroff (Spotify) and Leslie Moonves (CBS); and celebrities including Usher.
At 360bespoke, which he launched in 2016, Murphy has achieved national media placements for his clients in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, US Weekly, the New York Post, WWD, Fox Business and Town & Country, among many other outlets. He has distinguished the firm as a destination for first class clientele, including celebrity violinist/ fashion muse Charlie Siem; critically-acclaimed opera star Iestyn Davies; mens grooming brand FLY; Scentbird, a subscription service for luxury fragrances and beauty products; UK skin care brand Heaven by Deborah Mitchell; French fashion label Vicomte-A; and many other clients in the arts/ luxury/ fashion/ beauty/ business enterprise space. In May 2019, Murphy announced 360bespoke was opening its first international office in London. The company was also recently profiled in both New York Lifestyles and Resident magazine,
Murphy gained industry recognition at CBS where he created and edited its glossy magazine Watch, which redefined the perception of custom publishing. As its editor-in-chief, he built a respected masthead that featured top editorial talents like world-famous photographers Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth, Art Streiber and Ruven Afanodor, as well as fashion authority Kate Betts (former editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Time Design & Style); Time magazine columnist Joel Stein; New York Times contributors Ben Widdicombe, Frank DeCaro and Stuart Elliot; and Allure senior editor Kristin Perrotta as contributors. Working with these creative forces, he infused the magazine’s pages with elegant and timeless features, including recreations of French Impressionist paintings at the celebrated Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris; homages to Christian Dior and Babe Paley; and a cover shoot with actress Julianna Margulies by Demarchelier at the Hotel dup in the Cote d’Azur. The strategy successfully transitioned Watch from a publication to brand encompassing print, television, online, video and social media. The pivot to luxury editorial also helped attract labels such as Tom Ford, YSL, Giorgio Armani, Dior, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Hugo Boss, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton and Peninsula hotels as advertisers.
In 2014, Murphy collaborated with violinist Siem, who wrote his first composition, “Canopy,” for Watch. Murphy used Siem’s music as a theme song for the magazine’s digital platforms, marketing efforts and sales campaigns, which was hailed by The New York Times as a new model in media: the first print publication to create an original “soundtrack” to transform its brand into a leader in interactive marketing. Murphy also helped produce a documentary for the Pop network that went behind the scenes of its photo shoots in London. In addition, he launched CBS Interactive’s CNET magazine, a quarterly publication featuring the online brand’s reviews, features, product previews and personalities. Murphy served as General Manager of the magazine, helping build a readership of 1 million across the country as well as newsstand placement throughout the US.
Throughout his time at CBS, Murphy forged a bond with Demarchelier, the photographer famed for his portraits of Princess Diana and work with both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Together, they did six major photo shoots with talents, including the aforementioned Margulies, as well as Anna Farris and Alison Janney at the Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris, Pauley Perrette at the St. Regis New York and Beth Behrs at the George V Hotel Four Seasons Paris. Upon leaving CBS to start 360bespoke, Murphy collaborated again with Demarchelier to bring his “Images et Mode” exhibition to New York after its record-breaking attendance at the Petit Palais in Paris from 2007.
In 2017, Murphy was featured in Channel 4 UK’s documentary “A Very British Hotel,” which gave viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at the operations of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London. Murphy, a “fan” of the brand and the London hotel, appeared in all four episodes, which were syndicated around the world.
Before CBS, Murphy worked as a reporter at Mediaweek, where he covered the nation’s top 50 markets. He began as a feature writer with Knight Ridder newspapers.
In addition Murphy is a seasoned travel writer, having contributed for dozens of publications including New York Lifestyles, Simply the Best magazine, Polo D’Marco, the Champagne for Breakfast online platform, the Ritz-Carlton magazine and as the jet-setting adventurer Fritz van der Flagen.
My definition of heaven is … A night of good sleep
One thing I never leave home without … My Goyard wallet, which is worth more than anything in it
First thing I do in the morning is … Watch “Morning Joe” on MSNBC
Favorite travel accessory … Global Entry!
My personal style is … Preppy chic
Favorite designer is … Tom Ford
What I wore today ... A Brunello Cuchinelli button down sweater I got from a photo shoot 10 years ago, TF denim and LV shoes. Talking to Elle today — even if by phone, one has to look dapper
Favorite musician ... Charlie Siem and Sasha Siem
Ski or après ski? Apres ski, with a scotch by the fireplace
Favorite scent and the memory it triggers ... Amber, it reminds me of the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris, which is my all time favorite hotel
Favorite drink … Macallan 12 on the rocks with a splash of water
Favorite destination … Paris. I dream of being there constantly
The best meal I’ve ever had … A three course meal — spaghetti, foie gras and mini burgers — a L’Atelier Joel Robuchon in Paris on the Left Bank. The New York location in the Meatpacking District is also insanely good
When I go to a five star hotel, the first thing(s) I do is … Turn on BBC World and jump on the bed
Personal motto … Pay it forward
My favorite movie quote … Miranda Priestly: “Find me that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday.” I also love Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest. “I’m not mad at you, I’m mad at the dirt”
Best thing to do on a rainy Saturday night … Lately, watch Netflix or Amazon and completely unplug. Selfish, I know
I most often dream about ... Buying a vineyard in Provence and inviting friends for lazy, boozy wine dinners
My guiltiest guilty pleasure is … The Real Real. Really! Its fabulous