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. He also serves as Chief Communications Officer for 360bespoke's biggest client, Romio. Previously, Murphy served as Vice President of Communications of CBS, where he spent more than a decade handling media relations for its varied interests. He is widely recognized as the creator of the company’s glossy magazine, Watch!, serving as editor-in-chief for 10 years and general manager since 2015. During that time Murphy defined the magazine as one of the newsstand’s most sophisticated titles, infusing its pages with timeless and elegant editorial, from recreations of French impressionist paintings at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris to homages to cultural icons like Babe Paley and Christian Dior. While editor, Murphy assembled one of the industry’s most envied mastheads, showcasing talents like Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth, Art Streiber, Kate Betts, Michael Musto and many other leading writers, editors, photographers and stylists. In addition, he brought cultural coverage to the magazine, creating its Muse section in 2012, which profiled the world’s leading artists. In 2014, Murphy launched Watch!’s critically acclaimed marketing campaign with celebrated violin virtuoso Charlie Siem, who wrote and performed his very first composition for the magazine’s interactive platforms. 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 editor for Simply the Best in Palm Beach as well as contributor to 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 press clips about our clients. I'm obsessed.
Favorite travel accessory … Ambien
My personal style is … Classic.
Favorite designer is … Tom Ford.
Favorite musician ... Charlie Siem
Ski or après ski? Apres ski, with a cognac 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 bien sur! 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, inspect the bathroom, charge my gadgets, turn on BBC World and jump on the bed. I have my routines.
Personal motto … Pay it forward.
Last book I read … I really enjoyed Tina Brown's "Vanity Fair Diaries." I tried reading Michael Wolfe's Trump book but by the time I got a copy I'd heard/ read everything already!
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.