In January 2009, a new chapter of the Luxury Marketing Council will make waves in our region and unite the most influential, intellectual and savvy minds in the luxury marketing arena today.

Since its inception in 1994, The Luxury Marketing Council has developed chapters throughout the world and is considered the global thought leader in the rapidly-growing arena of luxury marketing and the “Gold Standard” for the intelligent exploration of best marketing practices and trends in the luxury marketplace. Currently more than 2,500 leading global and regional luxury brands are “by invitation only” members of the organization.

The Philadelphia chapter aims to deliver an intensive program of intimately exclusive, member-only, monthly events at which experts in the luxury arena present valuable and relevant proprietary research and trend data, members network with peers in a private and confidential setting that encourages learning and collaboration and the sharing of information and experiences takes place. In turn, marketing alliances, collaborations and jointly sponsored marketing programs are incubated and developed. There will also be CEO-only round table forums where national and global members can network and brainstorm.

Diane Lemonides, the Chairwoman of the Luxury Marketing Council of Philadelphia, is President of Verve Marketing & Design, a nationally recognized specialty agency focusing on luxury lifestyle marketing located in Chadds Ford. Over the past twenty years, Lemonides has assisted numerous companies in developing and implementing growth strategies and continually exceeding expectations. “I have wanted to bring the Luxury Marketing Council to Philadelphia for some time and am thrilled that our launch date is rapidly approaching! Bringing a luxury marketing organization to Philadelphia to inspire our region’s best marketing minds and facilitate networking connections is long overdue,” said Lemonides.

The Luxury Marketing Council of Philadelphia brings together the smartest and most innovative marketers of luxury products and services to explore best practices, critical issues and trends, as well as connects them with the rest of the world. The result is a “spontaneous combustion that provides Council members with a unique platform for growing revenue, share-of-wallet and loyalty of the luxury market’s best customers…the 3.2 million individuals in the U.S. with liquid portfolios of $1,000,000 or more.”

For Luxury Marketing Council of Philadelphia membership inquiries, please contact Diane Lemonides at 610 361-0400 or email



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