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Curated Today is proud to present the Curated Conversations podcast series which is dedicated to making insightful, high-value, industry-focused information available to listeners on-the-go. Hosted by Rohma Theunissen, Curated Conversations is an extension of the Curated Today brand ethos, which explores the unique elements of the Middle Eastern retail industry and the impact that it has on a global scale. Our episodes feature some of the region’s most prominent movers and shakers as they share stories, experiences, and learnings that address real-life challenges and trending topics to help our audiences navigate all of the changes they face in the industry today. Real insights, real experts, real conversations. To learn more about Curated Conversations and Curated Today, visit www.curatedtoday.com

Curated Today is proud to present the Curated Conversations podcast series which is dedicated to making insightful, high-value, industry-focused information available to listeners on-the-go. Hosted by Rohma Theunissen, Curated Conversations is an extension of the Curated Today brand ethos, which explores the unique elements of the Middle Eastern retail industry and the impact that it has on a global scale. Our episodes feature some of the region’s most prominent movers and shakers as they share stories, experiences, and learnings that address real-life challenges and trending topics to help our audiences navigate all of the changes they face in the industry today. Real insights, real experts, real conversations. To learn more about Curated Conversations and Curated Today, visit www.curatedtoday.com

Location:

United Arab Emirates

Description:

Curated Today is proud to present the Curated Conversations podcast series which is dedicated to making insightful, high-value, industry-focused information available to listeners on-the-go. Hosted by Rohma Theunissen, Curated Conversations is an extension of the Curated Today brand ethos, which explores the unique elements of the Middle Eastern retail industry and the impact that it has on a global scale. Our episodes feature some of the region’s most prominent movers and shakers as they share stories, experiences, and learnings that address real-life challenges and trending topics to help our audiences navigate all of the changes they face in the industry today. Real insights, real experts, real conversations. To learn more about Curated Conversations and Curated Today, visit www.curatedtoday.com

Language:

English

Contact:

+971563726112


Episodes

Unlocking KSA's Market Potential - With Niche Arabia Founder, Marriam Mossalli

3/3/2021
“This is the first time we are opening our doors to allow people in but also for us to export our culture to the rest of the world. I think it’s a really exciting time.” With Saudi Vision 2030 firmly underway, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing an unprecedented metamorphosis. Rohma Theunissen caught up with Marriam Mossalli, Founder of the Kingdom’s premier luxury brand consultancy Niche Arabia, to talk about the evolution and changes taking place, the Saudi consumer and what it...

Duration:00:31:16

5 Key Things I Learned From Sole DXB - With Sole Partner, Raj Malhotra

2/23/2021
On the Sole DXB’s 10-year anniversary, Rohma Theunissen asks Sole Partner, Raj Malhotra to share 5 things that he learned from his journey with Sole DXB that he wishes he knew when he was starting out. #BiteSizedConversations Hosted by: Rohma Theunissen About Raj Malhotra Rajat moved to Dubai after having lived in Los Angeles, Kuwait, Italy, India, and New York. Having graduated from NYU in 2002, Rajat took a year-long sabbatical working on teaching at Project Renewal in NYC. In 2004, he...

Duration:00:05:27

The Evolution Of Events & Sole DXB - With Sole Partner, Raj Malhotra

2/16/2021
“There is a great space for us to be present digitally. To complement the things we are doing, not replace them. And that part I don’t think will ever go away, because if we get it right, why would we not want to continue doing that?” At the end of 2020, Rohma Theunissen caught up with Raj Malhotra, one of the four partners at Sole to talk about the evolution of events and brand experiences as a result of the pandemic, everything the Sole team has been working on, the digital space, where...

Duration:00:29:34

5 Tips On Launching Your Freelance Career - With Judy Daghestani, Founder of Curated Today

2/2/2021
We get how busy things can get, which is why we have come out with a bite-sized edition of Curated Conversations that translates our guests’ key learnings into digestible, effective information that you can absorb in 5 minutes (or less) anytime, anywhere. We like to think of it as a crash course on-the-go to make sure you can rev up your career even when you only have minutes to spare. Real advice, real experts, real quick. That’s a promise. Having launched two successful brands in 2020,...

Duration:00:05:00

Deciphering Consumer Mindsets In 2021 - With Curated Today Founder, Judy Daghestani

2/2/2021
“People are hopeful that’s for sure, there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine. But overall, people are still selective of how they spend their money. Shopping isn’t top of the list.” Kicking off the second season of Curated Conversations, Rohma Theunissen is joined by Curated Today's Founder, Judy Daghestani to talk about the evolution of the Curated platform, consumer mindsets in 2021, industry trends, sustainability, the COVID-19 vaccine and of course, the pandemic. As...

Duration:00:28:39

Beauty's Conscious New Perspective - With Regional Beauty & Wellness Editor, Alexandra Venison

12/8/2020
"When people are stuck inside and are losing their jobs, how can you push nail polish when it's the last thing they are thinking about? I shifted to where I was trying to create an 80/20 effect where 80 percent of what I was writing about was talking about these matters and 20 percent focused on creativity and offering escapism to our readers." Where does beauty stand today? In this episode, Rohma Theunissen sits down with Alexandra Venison, former beauty editor of Vogue Arabia to talk...

Duration:00:26:13

Disrupting Luxury Sneaker Retail - With Presentedby Co-Founders, Nohman Ahmed & Ridwane Ettoubi

11/24/2020
“In traditional retail, you buy stock and if it doesn’t sell, it moves into clearance. But for us, the longer you hold on to stock, the higher its value – and that is really unique.” - Nohman Ahmed, Co-Founder of Presentedby Retail in 2020 has been nothing short of a challenge. But amidst the turmoil, British-born luxury sneaker consignment retail concept, Presentedby is thriving. Having recently opened their third global flagship store at Level Shoes in Dubai Mall this month, Rohma...

Duration:00:32:48

Instagram & The Rise Of Social Commerce - With Instagram & Facebook's Middle East Product Growth Lead, Priya Patel

11/4/2020
“What we are seeing now globally is a huge adoption in our users using the [new] tagging feature to find out more about these products. Over 130 million people around the world have already tapped on shopping tags since they launched around two years ago—making it easier for businesses [to sell products online].” On Instagram's 10th anniversary, Rohma Theunissen sat down with Priya Patel, Product Growth Lead for Instagram and Facebook across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, to understand...

Duration:00:32:09

PR, Luxury & The Pandemic – With FRAME Publicity's Founder, Rani Ilmi

10/21/2020
“The role of a [communications] agency now has really evolved to be much more sales focused which is great for the market because that’s what the goal should always have been.” 2020 has thrown a massive curveball to brands across every industry and now, PR & Communications agencies are required to play their most important role to date. Rohma Theunissen sat down with Rani Ilmi, Founder of boutique Dubai-based FRAME Publicity, whose clients include Matchesfashion, Maria Tash, Tiffany & Co...

Duration:00:26:05

Going Freelance: The Good, The Bad & The Unexpected - With Curated ME's Founder, Judy Daghestani

9/30/2020
“It’s always evolving. You have to know what your passion is and what you’re good at as well as know what you are willing to learn more about so that you can offer your best services [to your clients].” - Judy Daghestani “I never created a business plan [when I launched], I just went for it. And I felt this approach was useful for me to understand exactly where I wanted to take my business before creating a more concrete plan.” - Rohma Theunissen Halfway through Curated Conversation's...

Duration:00:35:46

The Future of Publishing and the Gen Z Reader – With Cosmopolitan Middle East’s Editor in Chief, Milli Midwood

9/8/2020
“Gen Z get their news from Instagram, they get their beauty hacks from TikTok. They’re not buying newspapers, they’re not even going online as much as Millennials – it really is [mainly] social media. We posted a beauty review on TikTok and it got 300,000 views in 24 hours. That kind of reach doesn’t happen with print. Digital is instant and it's global.” For this week's episode, Rohma Theunissen caught up with Milli Midwood, Cosmopolitan Middle East’s youngest-ever Editor in Chief, to talk...

Duration:00:21:11

Predictions For A Post-Pandemic Fashion Month - With WWD Middle East Bureau Chief, Ritu Upadhyay

8/26/2020
“Everybody is going to be using digital means now to tell their stories. The advantage that big [fashion] brands used to have was that they could do so much more offline as well. Online does, to a huge extent, level out the playing field. So, if a smaller brand is able to innovate, there’s a lot of opportunity for them.” With September (AKA fashion month) less than a week away, Rohma Theunissen sat down with Ritu Upadhyay, Middle East Bureau Chief at WWD, to talk about the current state of...

Duration:00:29:32

Rebuilding Beirut's Creative Community - With Bureau Des Créateurs Founder, Christian Daccache

8/18/2020
"The Lebanese fashion industry is quite an important one, both regionally and globally. So whatever we can do, as PRs in that industry, it is our role to use our resources to shed light on these designers, because no one else will." Rohma Theunissen speaks to Christian Daccache, Founder of Beirut-based agency Bureau Des Créateurs and Co-Founder of EASTWAVE Concept & United For Lebanese Creative Fund to talk about the aftermath of the tragic explosion that took place in Beirut August 4th,...

Duration:00:25:11

Addressing Luxury's Diversity Problem - With MILLE World's Co-Founders, Sofia Guellaty & Myriam Benaroya-Djelouat

7/28/2020
“It’s about thinking globally and acting or communicating locally. The consumer knows when [the content] it's authentic to them or not. So the more Arabs you are going to hire in your teams, the more creative outlets you will find because it’s a different culture, and they can bring you a completely different narrative.” In this special episode of Curated Conversations, Rohma Theunissen connects with Sofia Guellaty and Myriam Benaroya-Djelouat, Co-founders of the internationally acclaimed...

Duration:00:46:08

Welcome To Curated Conversations

7/8/2020
Curated Today is proud to present the Curated Conversations podcast series which is dedicated to making insightful, high-value, industry-focused information available to you on the go. Hosted by Rohma Theunissen, Curated Conversations explores the unique elements of the Middle Eastern retail industry and the impact that it has on a global scale. Our episodes will feature some of the region’s most prominent movers and shakers as they share stories, experiences and learnings that address...

Duration:00:02:05

Deciphering Consumer Mindsets In Today’s Unprecedented Lifestyle – With Curated ME’s Founder, Judy Daghestani

7/8/2020
“I think it’s a huge exercise for brands, designers, influencers, consumers – and for people in general – to really slow down and think about what’s important. And that actually is going to affect their shopping behavior.” In the inaugural episode of Curated Conversations, we are joined by Curated Middle East’s founder, Judy Daghestani who shares her thoughts and insights on the consumer mindset in the post-COVID-19 era and how brands can target each of the key generations that currently...

Duration:00:28:42

Understanding The Impact Of COVID-19 On The Middle East & Strategies For Survival – With Hall & Partners’ Executive Director, Chady Debs

7/8/2020
“It’s going to be a very long recovery and we are expecting it to take until the end of 2022 to reach the levels [of profitability] that we had at the end of 2019.” In this episode Hall & Partners’ MENA Executive Director, Chady Debs, shares insight on the real impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the region from a business and profitability perspective. Chady walks us through the GCC stats and figures and shares the details of how Hall & Partners MENA have pivoted their strategy...

Duration:00:25:30