Jeremy Murphy, President and CEO, is a seasoned public relations and communications executive who spent 14 years at CBS before launching with a group of partners 360bespoke, a firm they envision as a first-class destination for discerning clients in the luxury space. As CEO, Murphy oversees a team of industry veterans whose wealth of experience extends across many fields of travel, fashion, beauty and entertainment; he also heads the firm’s executive committee, providing strategic direction for the agency’s short and long term goals and performance. 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.
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 read in the morning is … NYTimes.com.
Favorite travel accessory … A black suede Loewe travel bag. Its deceptively large.
My personal style is … Classic.
Favorite designer is … Tom Ford.
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 Plaza Athenee in Paris.
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.
When I go to a five star hotel, the first thing I do is … Lay down on the bed.
Personal motto (i.e., oprah’s live your best life, etc) … Pay it forward.
Last book I read … In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. I read it at the pool at the Hotel du Cap last summer and couldn’t put it down.
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 … Show-verdoising on Netflix.
My guiltiest guilty pleasure is … A stay-cation in New York City at a five-star hotel.