Monika  Smith

Monika Smith

Partner at ZEITGUISED & foam Studio
Berlin, Germany

Summary

Brand Architect. Management, finance and marketing specialist for design brands and concepts.

Managed SME companies, co-founded and established lifestyle brands, a brand consultancy and build a european distribution and network for design and tech accessories.

Positions

Business Director
France
January 2016 - Present (1 year 11 months)
Exquisite Realities. (0% organic).

The exquisite realities of ZEITGUISED are crafted as a unique blend of tantalizing design, acute art, handmade algorithms and bespoke generative processes.
Business Director
foam Studio
2016 - Present (1 year 11 months)
foam Studio is the commercial layer by ZEITGUISED for exquisite content consultancy and production. We cover cutting-edge integrated and 360° media, including experiential, interactive, digital, OOH, broadcast and print.

As a unique studio of thinkers, creatives, designers and producers, foam Studio develops holistic concepts, visual stories and directs brand image culture via key visuals and films in pure and exquisite CG.
Owner
PRSM&CO
August 2015 - 2017 (1 year 5 months)
We are a contemporary niche consultancy. Striving to bring great ideas to market. Enabling growth, creating future value and enjoying the digital forefront.
Head of Business Development Germany
buzzador GmbH
2014 - July 2015 (1 year 6 months)
Set up, establishment and management of the leading Austrian social media consultancy for its subsidiary in Berlin. Controlling, key account management, Director of marketing, PR and sales, consulting, partner management and business development.
Managing Director & Head of Retail Operations | Distribution
Zound Vertriebs GmbH
October 2011 - January 2014 (2 years 3 months)
Set up, establishment and management of the distribution including in-house logistics, salesforce, marketing and sourcing. Locations: Stuttgart and Berlin. Customer base: 800+ doors in Germany/Austria.

Brands:

Urbanears, Marshall Headphones, Coloud, Molami - Headphones
www.urbanears.com
www.marshallheadphones.com
www.coloud.com
www.molami.com

Other brands:
Bookman - Bike accessories (http://bookman.se)
Yumaki - Premium design dental care products (http://www.yumaki.com)
COO Sceneberg & Co-Founder theflashgib | Retail Premium Lifestyle
P&S Beteiligungs GmbH
December 2009 - September 2012 (2 years 9 months)
Co-Founder of the Premium Lifestyle Retail concept “theflashgib" residing an artist program, an online magazine with a team of international editors, a webstore, as well as a gallery & retail space in Stuttgart, Germany. Establishment of the brand theflashgib (trademark), holding premium retailer standard for major brands like adidas, Nike, New Balance, Onitsuka Tiger including a Nike shop in shop concept store.

Head of Project Management at sceneberg - digital media & e-commerce studio, realizes emotional visual worlds, fully social websites, customer centric e-commerce solutions and tailor made communication concepts to engage and activate your customers.
Social Media Manager Europe | Fashion Brand
RVCA
May 2009 - October 2010 (1 year 5 months)
Set up the european distribution for California-based apparel Brand RVCA. Introduce RVCA to the european market and establish the apparel brand in the diverse european subcultures. Development of an european Social Media Network for the Sales Departments (B2B Network) as well as localised B2C Social Media Communication. Management training for Social Media Managers and Sales Force in over 10 countries, Management of the whole Social Media Communication.
Project Consultant | Agency
ambuzzador Marketing GmbH
February 2005 - October 2009 (4 years 8 months)
Austria's leading social media agency. Clients: A1, die Grünen, MediaMarkt/Saturn, Nikon, KTM, Volksbank

Education

International Management Grade CEMS MIM

Aalto University
2008 - 2009 (1 year)
Activities and Societies: CEMS Alumni Association The top-ranked CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) is a joint degree delivered by CEMS Academic Members.

Master's Degree Field Of Study Business Education Grade Magistra

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
2003 - 2009 (6 years)
Activities and Societies: Debate Team, Entrepreneurship Team, Working in Social Media Agency Qualified to teach at vocational schools and to assume various positions in business professions. Strong focus on Accounting and Social Skills.

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