Thought Leadership

WWD Culture Conference Video Series


  • To shine a light on the important stance brands are taking around diversity, inclusion and the LGBTQ community
  • To elevate coverage during WWD’s inaugural Culture Conference

WWD Solution:

  • Produce LIVE shot videos at WWD’s Culture Conference:
    • Q&A on-site with executives from Macy’s, PVH and P&G Beauty as they share their companies’ best practices, insights and perspectives when it comes to inclusivity and diversity
    • Videos were published in a native article in WWD’s Digital Daily (84K+ subscribers)
  • Inclusion in WWD’s Culture Conference Instagram Series
    • Reach 1.1MM+ audience on WWD’s Instagram Stories platform

DPA’s “The Diamond Dossier”: A Conversation Around Sustainability, Authenticity & Design

Diamond Producer Association (DPA)’s Objective:

  • Promote DPA’s Total Clarity report while shining a light on the Diamond Dossier, produced alongside WWD
  • Bring attention to diamonds, sustainability and the impact of today’s socially aware jewelry consumer

WWD Solution:

  • Host a LIVE panel as an extension of WWD and DPA’s Diamond Dossier, moderated by WWD’s Executive Editor Arthur Zaczkiewicz
  • Curate a set of branding moments include a welcome sign, custom programming slide and logo placement on key event signage
  • Promote the panel on WWD’s Digital Daily, reaching 84K+

Dash Hudson Breakfast

Dash Hudson’s Objective:

  • Showcase how Dash Hudson provides the tools to help utilize Instagram as a branded sales vehicle through the power of data and visuals

WWD Solution:

  • Co-host an invite-only breakfast and thought-provoking conversation with Dash Hudson’s VP of Brand Strategy, Michelle Belcic, and WWD Editor Kaley Roshitsh, shedding light on how Dash Hudson helps brands grow their businesses
  • Create an engaging social media campaign on WWD’s Instagram Stories (reaching 1MM+) featuring Michelle
  • Produce a custom article recapping the breakfast, running in our Digital Daily

Elite Model Management Panel

Elite Model Management’s Objective:

  • Showcase how Elite Model Management is empowering their talent to go beyond the runway and find their passions in today’s digital age

WWD Solution:

  • Host a panel moderated by WWD Style Director Alex Badia at our 5th-annual Style Dimension, a two-day, consumer facing NYFW event
  • The engaging panel had the largest audience in Style Dimension’s history
  • Promote the panel on WWD’s social channels, spreading the messaging across our 5MM+ audience
  • Curate a set of branding moments for EMM at the Style Dimension including 2 large poster in the main area, custom programming slide for the panel and logo placement on key event signage
  • Inclusion in the editorial recap article in the Digital Daily

Lucky Brand Magic Trend Panel

Lucky Brand’s Objective:

  • Showcase Lucky Brand as a denim brand to watch to a primarily West Coast audience
  • Reveal Lucky Brand’s latest redesign vision for the brand, and talk about the latest collection
  • Editorialize Lucky Brand’s latest collection with comparisons to WWD trends

WWD Solution:

  • Host a trend panel on-site at WWDMAGIC trade show, moderated by WWD Style Director Alex Badia
  • Curate a presentation for the panel that spotlights trends and Lucky’s collection that fits into them
  • Promote the panel on WWD’s social channels, spreading the messaging beyond the West Coast to more consumers
  • Curate a native recap article on to promote a recap of the panel for those who could not attend

Thought Leaders Lab with Avon

Avon’s Objective:

  • Showcase and position Avon as a thought-leader and expert in the Beauty field to WWD’s subscriber base
  • Educate our audience on the creation of Avon products – and how it requires a blend of science, high quality product standards, speed to market and a strong emotional connection to consumers. A mix of all of this creates a “must have” product for Avon
  • Highlight Avon’s executives: Director of Future Innovation, VP Global R&D and Head of Color for Global Consumer Product Design

WWD Solution:

  • Produce a “Thought Leaders Lab” with a round table conversation, moderated by WWD Content Studios Editors, addressing all of Avon’s key needs
  • From this round table conversation, create an engaging and educational custom content piece and video to live in WWD’s Digital Daily and on

Kate Spade New York Livestream Presentation + Designer/CEO Q&A

This season, WWD partnered with Kate Spade New York to bring their latest runway show and capsule collection from new Creative Director Nicola Glass to fashion elite and consumers.

Kate Spade New York LIVE streamed their runway show from NYFW September 2018 on the Style Dimension stage, followed by a live Q&A talk with CEO Anna Bakst and Nicola herself, moderated by WWD Reporter Lisa Lockwood.

Several influencer models circulated the space in looks straight off the runway.

The panel was streamed on Facebook LIVE and Instagram LIVE, and promoted on WWD’s Twitter page.

Post panel, attendees could shop several of the brand’s latest handbag releases in an exclusive capsule moment for Style Dimension attendees.


  • TOTAL Attendees: 325 (this panel was WWD Style Dimension’s most attended!)
  • TOTAL Social Reach: 5MM+
  • TOTAL FB Live Views: 2K+

Watch the Facebook LIVE Session HERE.

Q&A with Kingpins

Kingpins’ Objective:

  • The head of Kingpins, Andrew Olah, wanted to discuss the evolution of the denim industry from a tradeshow perspective, and needed the perfect platform to do so
  • Promotion of the first-ever Denim Days NYC show
  • Reach industry B2B audience that has knowledge and influence over the denim industry

WWD Solution:

  • Custom Q&A page with WWD Studios Editor that included a bevy of tailored questions to Andrew Olah in order to execute his desired message
  • Q&A ran in tandem with our annual Denim In Depth issue report, placing the section in the perfect content environment
  • Q&A included custom images, captions and pull quotes to pull the page together

Past Q&A Participants: Calik, Perfect Corp, CBL Properties, Isko, Samsung 837, Consinee Group, IFTF, Free Country, Samsung/PH5, AGL, AG Jeans, Brama, Rodo, Aspesi, Blauer, UPW, Saga Furs, Moncler, The Vision Council, W by Worth, ORDRE


Spotlight is a custom editorially-created problem and solution based feature, produced by WWD Studios.

Spotlight offers your brand the opportunity to be featured as your industry’s thought leader through editorial and brand content components that live together and put your brand’s innovations and advancements at the forefront.

WWD Studios will work directly with your brand to determine the topic problem and your brand’s highlighted solutions in a truly collaborative production structure.

Spotlight contains FIVE components:

  • WWD Editorial Components:
    • Market Analysis
    • Friction Points
    • By the Numbers
  • Sponsored Brand Components:
    • Thought Leadership (Q&A Format)
    • Business Solutions

Additionally, WWD will feature your brand’s logo over the entire Spotlight portfolio, as well as include a CTA.

Past Spotlight Participants: Michael Todd Beauty, Lectra, Marcus Lemonis, Woolmark, Consinee Group

Thought Leaders Lab

WWD Studios presents Thought Leaders Lab, an innovative way to create content that blends thought leadership with traditional news analysis and executive roundtables, in a brainstorming session between notable executives of a variety of brands.

Thought Leaders Lab Series Details:

  • WWD Studios editors will identify an industry issue as the center of a brainstorming session between several different, relevant brands that will act as a living “white paper”
  • Session to be led by WWD Studios Editor and include up to 3 brands at a time to participate in the session
  • Topics in the Lab to be pre-determined and shared for research
  • Topics will explore different facets of the featured industry, surrounding a prominent problem in that industry with viable solutions/tactics presented
  • Sessions will take place LIVE in the WWD Studios offices, inviting a photographer, videographer and audience members to capitalize and document the insights presented
  • Thought Leaders Lab sessions will be recapped and documented via:
    • Custom Videos
    • Editorial Articles
    • Native Articles
    • Social Media Postings

Past Thought Leaders Lab Participants: Liztrek, DynamicAction, Destination XL, TUMI, PGA Stores, HSBC