Jeremy Murphy, President and CEO, is a seasoned public relations and communications executive who spent 14 years at CBS before launching 360bespoke, a first-class destination for discerning clients in the luxury space. Previously, Murphy served as Vice President of Communications of CBS, where he spent more than a decade handling media relations for its varied interests. During this time, he worked across the entire company, providing media relations expertise to divisions as varied as television, radio, outdoor media to its interactive businesses. He also handled executive and talent relations, traveling the world with actors for photo shoots and events.
Murphy’s most significant achievement at CBS was creating and managing its glossy entertainment/ luxury magazine Watch!, which redefined the model and perception of custom publishing. Under Murphy’s direction Watch became a mass-interest consumer magazine with readership of 1 million and advertising revenues of $40 million. As its editor chief he built one of the most respected mastheads in publishing, recruiting top photographers like Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth, Art Streiber, Ruven Afonador, and editors and writers including Kate Betts (Vogue, Bazzar), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Joel Stein (Time), Sarah Rose (Wall Street Journal), Chris Rovzar (Vanity Fair), Kristin Perrotta (Allure), Stuart Elliot (New York Times), Frank Decaro (The Daily Show, NYT), Ben Widdicombe (NYT, Daily News) and Peter Greenberg (Today Show), among others. Utilizing those talents, Murphy infused the magazine’s pages with elegant and timeless features and photo shoots, including recreations of French Impressionist paintings with CBS talents in 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 merely a publication to a brand that encompassed all media, from print and television to online, video and social media. The pivot to luxury editorial helped attract brands 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 internationally-renowned violinist and fashion muse Charlie Siem to write the virtuoso's first musical composition for the magazine. Murphy used Siem’s composition as a theme-song for the magazine’s digital editorial platforms and marketing and sales campaigns. The project was hailed by The New York Times as a revolutionary model in media; the first print brand to create an original “soundtrack” to transform its brand into a leader into interactive marketing.
He also oversaw CBS Interactive’s glossy CNET magazine in 2014, working with its executives and editors in launching the title and building a newsstand and subscription base that has built to 1 million readers across the US. Before joining CBS, Murphy was a reporter for Mediaweek, where he notched three cover stories in one year, and newspaper publisher Knight Ridder, beginning his career as a feature writer and copy editor.
Throughout his career Murphy has also distinguished himself a true bon vivant and aficionado of travel and luxury, having served an writer/editor for Simply the Best in Palm Beach as well as contributor to New York Lifestyles, the Champagne for Breakfast online platform (https://www.champagneforbreakfastblog.com/home/murphys-law-top-10-hotels-in-the-world), the Ritz-Carlton magazine and as the jet-setting adventurer Fritz van der Flagen.
My definition of heaven is … A full night’s sleep in La Premier on Air France.
One thing I never leave home without … Sadly, my phone.
First thing I do in the morning is … Not very glamorous but I check Google feeds and media placements featuring our clients. I'm obsessed.
Favorite travel accessory … A black suede Tom Ford backpack.
My personal style is … Classic.
Favorite designer is … Tom Ford.
What I wore today ... All Vilebrequin, my favorite beach/ lifestyle brand.
Favorite musician ... Charlie 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 Athenee in Paris, which is my all time favorite hotel.
Favorite drink … Macallan on the rocks with a splash of water.
The best meal I’ve ever had … A three course meal — spaghetti, foie gras and mini burgers — a L’Atelier Joel Rubochon in Paris -- on the Left Bank. A strong second is the "BB" Burger at Bar Boulud inside the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London. Beef, wine-braised short ribs, foie gras, horse radish sauce ... whoever came up with that is a mad genius!
When I go to a five star hotel, the first thing(s) I do is … Check out the view, charge my gadgets, turn on BBC World and jump on the bed. I have my routines. I also like wearing cashmere slippers around the room.
Personal motto … Pay it forward.
Last book I read … I've re-read Cathie Black's "Basic Black" biography/ career advice memoir. She is such an accomplished executive, and she shares really great anecdotes about her rise up the career ladder, as well as tips on succeeding. Cathie is the head of the 360bespoke Advisory Board, which is an incredible honor.
My favorite movie quote … Miranda Priestly: “Find me that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday.”
Best thing to do on a rainy Saturday night … Binge watching on Amazon or Netflix. Right now its this French crime procedural "Spiral." Actor Gregory Fitoussi is so handsome is distracting.
I most often dream about ... sitting on a beach chair at the Hotel du Cap in Cap d'Antibes and feeling the sun on my toes as I sip a steady stream of Diet Coke.
My guiltiest guilty pleasure is …The pistachio ice cream at this little wine bar called Felice on New York's Upper East Side.