Advertising Manager/Media Planner/Media Buyer Job Opening


Gevril Group and New Dover GroupOur rapidly growing B2B marketing company, distributing well over 30 brands of luxury watches and fashion watches, has an opening for an ambitious results-oriented advertising manager/media planner/media buyer to work at Gevril Group headquarters in Valley Cottage, NY, run a top-notch group and help grow our business.

Responsibilities

  • Interact day-to-day with key newspapers, magazine reps and online portals
  • Formulate, execute and evaluate media strategies for each of our brands
  • Perform media planning functions including researching target market and media opportunities
  • Negotiate, develop and execute added value media for all media plans
  • Develop and negotiate integrated media schedules to include media such as newspapers, magazines, online and outdoors
  • Implement media tracking measurements to determine media ROI
  • Forge strong relationships with media vendors
  • Manage and maximize the benefits of available coop programs
  • Take ownership of media achieving their key performance indicators

Experience

We’re looking for a smart, analytical, communicative, very hard working and very ambitious individual. Finding the right person is more important to us than finding the right experience.

  • Advertising media negotiation, buying and scheduling experience would be a big plus.
  • A degree in marketing, advertising, communications or a related area would also be a plus.

Skills

  • Strong analytical, organizational, multi-tasking, computer and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with analyzing a wide variety of data and working with spreadsheets
  • Thinking creatively, identifying problems, and offering solutions with minimal guidance
  • Detail oriented and able to manage, track, and implement projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Please email your cover letter and resume to careers@gevrilgroup.com.

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Exclusive Jewelry and Watch Show comes to London’s Hurlingham Club


by John Sealander

On April 25 and 26, 2012, London’s most exclusive private membership club will introduce 60 of the world’s finest jewelry and watch retailers to an equally exclusive group of wealthy customers.

London's Hurlingham Club

London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club is recognized around the world as one of Great Britain’s greatest private membership clubs. This elegant green oasis, set on 42 acres of magnificent grounds in the heart of central London, routinely hosts prestigious events like The Wimbledon Ball, The World Croquet Federation Championships, the Concours D’Elegance, and Polo in the Park. Now, the Hurlingham Club is home to the exclusive Jewellery and Watch Show, as well.

On April 25 and 26, 2012, 60 of the world’s finest jewelry and watch retailers will meet carefully selected private clients in an atmosphere that is quintessentially English. The Hurlingham Club is the perfect venue to introduce the very latest in fine jewelry and watches to the 15,000 loyal members of the club, along with their personal guests and other hand picked high net worth individuals. The exclusive Club, established in 1867, has been a home to British aristocracy ever since King Edward VII became an early patron.

The Jewellery and Watch ShowThe Hurlingham Club Jewellery and Watch Show is unique in that only 60 exhibitors are invited each year to personally meet and sell to London’s elite. Invited guests include Hurlingham Club members, the individual members of all the other 60 private member clubs in London, key members of leading private banks and wealth management companies, and personally selected high net worth individuals.

For the 60 lucky exhibitors accepted into the prestigious jewelry and watch show, the two-day event represents a fabulous opportunity to present the very finest in luxury goods to an audience that has both the means and desire to buy.

Luxury goods were meant to be seen in a luxurious setting. For a lucky few, the serenity and beauty of Hurlingham Club has become the ultimate venue to contemplate the purchase of fine jewelry or an heirloom watch. The upcoming show on April 25 and 26, 2012 should be the best ever. Of course, it’s up to you to secure your own invitation.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group is a watchmaker and a representative for well over thirty select watch brands, distributing and servicing timepieces at a wide range of price points. Gevril maintains a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. You can email us or call +1 845-425-9882.

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Gary G. Girdvainis to Publish New 00/24 WatchWorld North America

One Giant Step for WatchWorld
A Giant Step for the Watch World

MotoMax MediaMotoMax Media announced that 00/24 WatchWorld will soon be published in North America. The first issue will appear this coming month, and the initial circulation will be 20,000 copies. This fourth edition of what’s already Europe’s most important watch magazine, with over 50,000 copies, will be produced in the same way as the UK and Scandinavian editions, and internationally oriented articles will be accompanied by North American stories.

Gary G. Girdvainis, 00/24 WatchWorld North America PublisherAs 00/24 WatchWorld North America publisher and American editor, Gary Girdvainis will be spearheading the 00/24 WatchWorld expansion. Over the past 21 years Gary was employed by iW International Watch Magazine in several capacities. In recent years, he served as Editor-in-Chief and Group Publisher, directing a staff of 12 and overseeing all aspects of iW Magazine publishing, both in-print and online.

When MotoMax Media started the Dutch watch magazine 00/24 Horloges back in 1999, they envisioned that one day their magazine would become truly international. MotoMax Media later launched 00/24 WatchWorld to bring luxury timepiece news to the UK and Scandinavia watch trade and enthusiasts. Now, with the introduction of 00/24 WatchWorld North America, the magazine will be published in four separate editions that will serve two continents. With an international website, digital publications and newsletters, MotoMax Media has the entire watch world covered.

Gary Girdvainis has long been a friend of Gevril. We wish Gary and 00/24 WatchWorld North America great success. For further information, contact Gary Girdvainis by email or by phone at 203-952-3522.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the exclusive US representative for well over thirty select watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sporty timepieces at a wide range of price points. Gevril maintains a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. You can email us or call 845-425-9882.

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Rare October 2011 Snow Storm Leaves Millions in the Dark


Rockland, County, New YorkIn Rockland County, Upstate New York, home to Gevril Group headquarters, a wintry mix began to fall on Saturday morning. The snow gradually intensified until it turned into a blizzard. The storm continued for around twelve hours leaving a surprising accumulation of a foot of wet heavy snow.

The rare October snowstorm impacted most of the Northeastern United States from Maine to Maryland causing millions of people to sustain damage or lose their electricity. The wet snow weighed heavily on the branches of trees whose leaves had not yet fallen, causing many tree limbs to come down and bring power lines down with them. As a result, many homes, schools and businesses, including Gevril Group, were left without power or heat, and getting around was hampered by closed roads, blocked car lanes and malfunctioning traffic signals.

October 2011 Snow Storm Damage October 2011 Snow Storm Trees Fall on Cars
October 2011 Snow Storm Trees Down on Power Lines October 2011 Snow Storm Trees Down on Cars

The Gevril Group building had its electric power restored by Monday morning. The staff worked a full day Monday as usual, but as of this writing, Tuesday morning, many houses and businesses in the area remain dark and cold.

The great October snow storm of 2011 has reportedly been the most damaging in recent US history, but people are slowly digging out and electric power companies are rushing to restore service to their affected customers, many of whom have fled to community shelters. The only winners in this disaster are the proprietors of the booked-up inns which provide refuge for storm victims lucky enough to find hospitality.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the exclusive US representative for well over thirty select watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sporty timepieces at a wide range of price points. Gevril maintains a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. You can email us or call 845-425-9882.

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Gevril Group Appoints Mark Malavsky Chief Financial Officer

by John Sealander  

Mark MalavskyOn September 6, highly-respected financial executive Mark Malavsky joined Gevril Group as Chief Financial Officer. Mark previously served as controller at two of the country’s leading CPA firms. He has more than 20 years experience building lean and effective finance departments thereby facilitating strong corporate growth.

Mark Malavsky most recently served as CFO for Superstructures Engineers and Architects, where he successfully transformed the workplace culture of the 90-person firm to implement best practices for financial systems and instill accountability and focus throughout the firm. Senior management said that Mark exceeded their expectations for the firm’s operational turnaround.

Mark hopes to utilize his extensive experience as a controller and CFO to establish first-rate financial management at Gevril Group. By focusing on best practices and eliminating inefficient and unnecessary activities, Mark will work to facilitate the company’s continued growth and success. His plans include enhancing relationships with suppliers and vendors, as well as maximizing bottom line results by implementing the systems, procedures, controls and discipline necessary to accelerate cash flow and increase profits.

Mark received his MBA in accounting and business administration from Long Island University and is a member in good standing of many professional organizations, including the New York State Society of CPA’s, the Chief Financial Officer Network, and the Harvard Business Review.

Gevril Group looks forward to Mark Malavsky’s leadership and experience as the company continues to grow as a leader and innovator in the watch industry.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the exclusive US representative for well over thirty select watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sporty timepieces at a wide range of price points. Gevril maintains a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. You can email us or call 845-425-9882.

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East Meets West: Gevril Group Attends the 2011 Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair


by John Sealander  

Hong Kong Watch and Clock FairGevril Group, understanding the importance of the growing Asian watch market, sent three representatives to the 2011 Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair, including Samuel Friedman, Gevril Group owner and president.

Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair


This year’s watch show, which took place from September 7-11, was the largest ever for the 30-year-old event. Over 700 exhibitors from 14 countries were represented, including Gevril friend Haurex Italia, producer of high quality wristwatches with innovative design and materials that are always in line with the latest fashion trends.

2011 Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair Brand Name Gallery RegistrationThe Brand Name Gallery, a highlight of the fair, featured 110 top quality brands from all around the world. Nearly 17,000 buyers participated in this year’s show, viewing watches on display from Hong Kong, Mainland China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Switzerland, UAE, UK and the United States.

Visitors commented that the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair was much more casual than similar trade fairs in other parts of the world. It was easy to network and make contacts with suppliers and potential buyers, with many cocktail parties throughout the event along with the popular Wine Cellar located in the event’s prestigious Grand Hall.

Brands that are the most popular because of the bouquets adorning their booths.Customers will typically leave flowers and even elaborate fruit baskets at the booths of brands they like during the show. This tradition goes back to early Watch and Clock Fairs and all exhibitors seem to enjoy receiving these beautiful gifts.

Walking from booth to booth, it is easy to determine the brands that are the most popular because of the bouquets adorning their booths.

The flowers reminded one Gevril Group representative of the “likes” brands receive on Facebook.

The importance of fashion in the watch industry was one of the big themes of this year’s show and a public session talk entitled “Crossover between Watches and Fashion” by fashion expert and model Christie Wo was well attended. Renowned watch critic and columnist Simon Shia also gave a popular talk about the “Finest Watches to Watch.”

Hong Kong is already the world’s second largest watch and clock exporter, with over $3.2 billion in sales during the first five months of 2011 alone. With exports to the Chinese mainland rising at a rate of 27% a year, Asian demand for luxury watches is expected to grow dramatically in the years ahead. Some people already consider the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair the world’s largest timepiece event. Since popular Gevril brands like Eterna already have strong ties to China, this is an event that will be important to the Gevril Group in the year’s ahead.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for Haurex Watches. Meet us March 8-15, 2012 to view the fashion-forward Haurex exhibit at Baselworld 2012, Hall 2.0, Booth C-70. Contact us by email or at 845-425-9882.

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