Red Carpet talks to Bob Bakish, Viacom President & CEO



We catch up with Bob Bakish following Red Carpet mag's attendance at the recent MTV EMA. Here, the president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) takes Sat Bal on a journey from engineering to music and Amsterdam to India.  Read more

Frank van der Post on British Airways' New First


The airline’s managing director of brands and customer experience discusses the advent of BA’s  new ‘First’ cabins, expected to land next year. Formerly chief operating officer of Jumeirah Group, here, Frank advances his thoughts on luxury concepts and brands with Abigail Parkin. Read more

Dawn Rises


Rolls-Royce Dawn

The open-top Rolls-Royce Dawn claims ‘Best Luxury Car’ in the 2017 UK Car of the Year Awards. Chris Page

Rolls-Royce cites judges Forbes Life (“It’s a movie star car!”) among the panellists seduced by the Dawn since it swept into the market in March 2016.

Titles such as Robb Report, The Telegraph, Top Gear and luxury bodies including Walpole and the German Design Council have all been seduced by Dawn, the ultimate expression of true luxury open-top touring.

This critical acclaim is echoed in the extraordinary demand from the world’s most discerning patrons of luxury that has driven the marque to the second highest sales result in the company’s 113-year history and 6% global growth in 2016. The UK, Rolls-Royce’s home market, grew by 30% over the same period affirming the marque’s status as the consummate expression of success for a bold new generation of entrepreneurs.

Rolls Dawn Interior

“Since its introduction in 2016, Dawn has introduced a highly dynamic new generation of men and women to Rolls-Royce. These patrons of true luxury have been drawn to the most glamorous expression of Rolls-Royce luxury in history,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Every Rolls-Royce motor car is exquisitely hand-crafted at our centre of excellence in Goodwood, West Sussex. Plaudits like this are a glowing affirmation of the extraordinary skill of the 1,700 men and women engaged in the creation of the ‘Best Cars in the World’.

Transformational Programmer


Gido Schimanski is an international teacher and coach whose ‘Transformational Programmes’ have been adopted by actors, choreographers and financiers alike. Clients can expect specifically tailored coaching with an emphasis on removing ‘self-sabotage’ barriers to success. Sat Bal  Read more

He built this CiTEE on Rock 'N' Roll


Dick Tee is the event industry’s ‘Mr Production’ and his company, That's EnTEEtainment, is among the red carpet of live event suppliers servicing name events ranging from Glastonbury Festival to James Bond film premieres. Abigail Parkin (30 Apr’13) Read more

Select Collection - Luxury travel profile


Summer’s upon us and if you’ve opted for a luxury villa somewhere exotic then chances are you’ve booked with Select Collection. Starting as Select Travel in 1992, this purveyor of luxury holidays grew from one office in Stockholm to a reported £24 million business in five countries, with a new name - Select Collection. Sat Bal talks to its founder Leija Graf.

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Anya Hindmarch wins Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award


Anya Hindmarch has won this year’s Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award, making the luxury handbag designer and MBE the 40th winner of the award. Chris Page (27 Apr 12). 

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Ted Walker - Keith Prowse Hospitality



The pursuits of Ted Walker bear a common thread of striving whether it’s treating guests to memorable hospitality in iconic venues - or barrelling A-Frame waves in tropical oceans in his spare time. 

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British Airways' Abigail Comber – Red Carpet Profile


Head of British Airways’ Brands and Marketing, Abigail Comber talks us through the making of ‘The Race’ advert which we’ve seen heavily aired on TV recently. Abi is responsible for the strategic development of the airline’s global brand and marketing activities, including advertising, sponsorship, brands, design, digital innovation, community relations and relationship marketing.

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MTV talks the 'walk with Red Carpet


Russell Samuel, Vice President, Creative Planning & Services, Be Viacom

A global music event on the scale of the MTV Europe Music Awards (or EMA as it’s now known) has a couple of important variables to distinguish: exposure and engagement. Exposure is relatively simple when the world’s press is eagerly feeding show footage and reports to audiences around the globe.

Engagement is another matter. The numbers and logistics make true fan-event-partner interaction necessarily remote. Or do they? MTV’s Russell Samuel was tasked to prove otherwise and transform fans from passive voyeurs into active participants. Here, he discusses his bridging initiative, Fanwalk, with Sat Bal.


What’s your role at MTV?

I’m responsible for BE VIACOM’s international commercial brand partnerships from a creative planning and services perspective, including the management and activation of our pan-international MTV EMA award sponsorships, of which the Fanwalk was one.

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