Artus Concepcion has a distinguished record in corporate and agency communications. He has served a broad range of designer and retail clients and was recently a partner at HQ Communications which has been renamed CONCEPTER, since merging with marketing firm, Sand Industries.
Artus has been in the business for 18 years. He began at KCD where he managed Calvin Klein, Richard Tyler, Anne Klein, Isaac Mizrahi and Anna Sui. He later joined Showroom Seven International as PR manager for clients such as Ghost, Betsy Johnson, Lawrence Steele, Diesel, Jimmy Choo and Josephus Thimister. Artus has also headed public relations efforts for London-based Ben Sherman and Evisu sportwear apparel brands and was Director of PR for the hip-hop conglomerate, Marc Ecko.
Beyond PR, Artus routinely represents his clients at high-profile fashion trade shows all around the world, and he has produced numerous fashion shows and events in the US and abroad.
Jonathan Richter has spent much of his career acquiring new skills, understanding new technologies and embracing the dynamic changes that have swept the advertising and marketing fields over the last 17 years.
He began as an account executive at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, NY, but quickly jumped to the creative side as a copywriter on brands such as General Mills, Champion, Hanes and L’eggs. At Bozell, Bates, Prime Access and Agent 16, Jonathan gained cross-media experience leading to numerous awards such as Brand Week’s “Guerilla Marketer of the Year” and attained the position of Creative Director on 360 degree and brand development projects for Coca-Cola, Clairol, Jaguar, Green & Black’s, The New York Times, Ray-ban, British American Racing and The Glenlivet.