4in Group is a full-service integrated marketing communications (IMC) firm based in Shanghai, provides innovative, integrated, interactive and international brand solutions in China. Founded in 2003, the agency works with leading and emerging brands in the most demanding industry sectors in China. 4in Group performs “in bound” and “out bound” airport brand business practices, taking full advantage of its unparalleled network of government and private entity contacts.
Innovation is the key ingredient we supply to our clients. We are able to develop innovative concepts and solutions based on brand needs that constantly surprise and inspire a response.
Integration is our byword. The power of integrated programs and media can never be underestimated. However, they must be localized to the Chinese mind-set with a personal, hands-on approach to be successful. Our industry experience proves it.
Creating unique interactive platforms to strength impact with the core target. We engage your customers in cross-channel dialog to build sales and loyalty.
Coherent international brand architecture is a key component of a company’s overall international marketing strategy. 4in Group’s multi-professional/multi-culture teamhas the background to provide the necessary structure to leverage strong brands into China’s markets.
Our people are top professionals with exceptional knowledge in the brand marketing field. The Management Team profile has a unique combination of sophisticated, world-class, branding know-how and in-depth, local cultural knowledge. We have the ability to feel, act and provide real-world solutions in this competitive market. We are armed with passion and commitment to produce outstanding work and measurable results that consistently go beyond client’s expectations.
Born and raised in Taiwan, CLARE has lived and worked in New York City, Taipei & China and is now based in Shanghai, where she contributes more than 18 years international branding and integrated marketing experience to both local and international clients.After started her advertising career in LLT ad agency in NYC in 1993 (key clients including MCI, Citibank, New York Life…etc.) Clare has decided to return to her motherland in 1996, joined Ogilvy Advertising Taipei. Seeking continues growth in her career development, she moved to client-side brand/marketing. She was head of Brand marketing communication for Tower Records, Hachette Filipacchi, TVBS, and California Fitness center in Taiwan.
In 2003, she moved to China and found the 4 IN GROUP- brand consulting, to response the strong desire of creative branding and lifestyle marketing in China.
CLARE specializes in creative branding and integrated marketing/PR programs, assisting multinational companies with their entry into Asia as well as assisting local brands with market launches. 4 IN Group has a specific focus in providing strategic brand total solutions to the lifestyle, F&B, entertainment and culture & arts industries. Clare has been acclaimed by major media in Taiwan, China & overseas as one of the leading creative brand marketing specialists in Asia. She is also a frequent speaker at Branding/ PR conference in China.
She holds a MA in Marketing Communication from Boston University, USA, BA in Commercial Design from ChungYuan University, Taiwan. She has published three Best Seller Books and has also been a contributor to ³The Economist: Business China² on Branding in China as well as writing lifestyle columns for magazines in China, such as Target, Re-Luxe and Food & Wine Magazine, and Shanghai correspondent for L¹Officiel India. She is also host of luxury marketing in China on www.itv-asia.com http://sn124w.snt124.mail.live.com/mail/www.itv-asia.com , interview the industry leading opinion leaders.
Federico is born in Colombia (Bogota) in 1962.
His father was a remarkable Columbian architect and his mother was Art Director at Desgrippe in Paris.From his French side his environment was mainly artistic with his grand father Hervé Baille painter of the French Navy and hisa great-grandfather Henri-Paul Nenot awarded by the Academy of Architecture of the ‘Grand Prix de Rome’.
Federico has shared his life between Columbia, Spain and France and has always been attracted by different cultures and their diversity in expressing various forms of art.
At the age of 16 years old, he begins painting, less than 3 years later he will exhibit his first work in Rodez in 1981.He will study Logic & Philosophy at Paris La Sorbonne University but still continue painting and designing. In 1987, as a student, he will participate
to the International Lighting Fair to present his first lighting creations. He will be awarded with the ‘Lampe d’or’ (‘Golden Light’) by Philippe Starck.
This first recognition from one of the most famous designer in the world will convince Federico that design will be his own road in life.
Federico begins his career with collaborating with Joel Desgrippes.
With a wealth of this first experience behind him, he will be one of the founders and CEO of the international company ‘Raison Pure’ in 1988.
In 1994, Federico opens his own company the ‘Atelier Federico Restrepo’.
Atelier means workrooms because the atmosphere of working together with his team, sharing know-how, creativity, artistic design, philosophy and
logic has always been his own eclectic philosophy of working.
Design as a process is not a solitary activity; it is the exchange that makes it into such a mutually enriching experience.For more than 20 years now, as Designer and Art Director, Federico has been working for the top league brands.
More than being considered as an expert in Beauty domain Federico is also very much demanded as Corporate Brand Consultant by Luxury brands of different sectors of activities (Champagne and Spirits, Fashion and Leather Accessories, Watches and Jewelry brands…).
packaging, logotypes, brand visual identity are also included in his domain of competence.
The international Museum of Perfumery in Grasse (France) exhibits most of his fantastic perfume bottles. In 2008, he will be requested amongst
the 10 best worldwide Perfume Designers to create an original bottle of Perfume for this Museum. Beside his professional domain of expertise, Federico never stopped expressing his multicultural sensitivity and creativity through other ways of creation such as designing, painting, writing, photography….
These last few years, Federico diversified his creativity with editing different books. One book of philosophy based on his life experience has as a
title « Le livre des illusions, petits sentiers pour une meditation terrestre ». The book of the ‘le Livre d’Heures’ is an Ode about his different sources
of inspiration. Poetry has always been one of the passions of Federico and he currently writes poems.
Federico as multi-talented designer created different lines of objects such as luxury watches for connoisseurs, men jewelry collection, pens, but
also interior decoration items such as crystal vases and carafe, lamps…
Photography is also one of Federico’s hobbies as a way of immortalizing his work, but also the beauty of a woman, of a flower, of a landscape but
above all of a moment of life.
CLIENTS :Cardin Deborah JP Gaultier Mooving Leonard Waterman Yves Rocher Balenciaga Bogart Ted Lapidus Chevignon Helena Rubinstein L’
Oreal Garnier Scad Obao Gemey Vichy Biotherm Patou Lacoste Estee lauder Stendhal Roger et Gallet Jeanne Piaubert Monteil PHAS Studio Line
Revlon Amora Herta Maison du café.Colgate Parfums Azzaro Christian Lacroix Burberry Paul Smith Baccarat Poiray ST Dupont Weil Molineux
Carita Fubu (USA)Jacomo Annayake Parfums d’Orsay Lanvin Interparfums inc Lancome Orlane Perlier Fabergé Caron Ferrari Yardley Auriege
Adidas Artisan Parfumeur Gabriela Sabatini Puma Marco’polo Kiemsey Natura Yodeyma Loewe Clio Blue Jaques Fath Yves Rocher Benetton
Perlier Van Cleef & Arpels Clarins Nuxe By Terry Decleor Auriege Lirikos Esthederm Emprani Corée Yves Rocher Monoprix Marque Flora
Marinaction Phytomer Kao Odost laboratoire Estee Lauder Pacific group Corée Vérité Corée Iopé Corée Lancome Kiotis groupe Yves Rocher
Guerlain Roc Kelemata Orlane Gamme Naturellement Monoprix Provitabel complements alimentaires Pommery Marie Stuart Remy Martin
CastelVeuve Cliquot Hennessy Baccardi CIVB Tag Heuer ST Dupont Montblanc Fred Erato corporate William Christie Poiray Hermes Jacomo
Teleplastics Saint Gobain Emballages Saint Gobain Dejonqueres Chapon Ileos Zepter group Diam Verreries Brosse Yodeyma Delacre General
Whitney has been deeply involved in creating and managing effective and award winning marketing, branding, advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion, collateral, identity, corporate communications, investor relations and interactive campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and others. Whitney’s value proposition is to maximize clients’ ROI and market value through a three-fold combination of strategic planning expertise, brand marketing skills, and management consulting capabilities.
Prior to starting his current consulting practice, he was consulting general manager and creative director of Chevron’s marketing communication services unit at corporate headquarters in San Francisco. As a result of providing strategic marketing and management consulting services to internal clients and strategic partners worldwide, the unit’s staff doubled, revenues tripled, profits quadrupled and awareness increased exponentially. He has since consulted for Advanced Technology Staffing, Auspex, Check Point Software Technologies, Charles Schwab & Co., Consolidated Freightways, IBM, Kaiser Pernamente, Mediaplex, Neopost, Safeway, SEMI, SF Interactive, Shell, SportPharma, State Fund, State Street Global Advisers, 3Com, VISA and various start ups.
In New York City, Whitney worked with a number of multinational advertising agencies such as Ammirati Puris Lintas, Jordan McGrath and Ogilvy & Mather. He provided integrated marketing communications, consulting and creative services to IBM in North America, Europe and Latin America, as well as American Express, @Home, Compaq, Farsight.com, Jaguar, J&J, Juno.com, Kraft, Lufthansa, NYNEX, Ryder, Seagrams and TCI.
Before starting his consulting practice, he was president and creative director of Vosburgh International where he worked with consumer and business-to-business clients around the world. These clients included AIG, American Express, AT&T, Apple, Avis, British Telecom, Citibank, Ernst & Young, General Motors, Kraft, Lever, IBM, Reader’s Digest, Shell and United Nations.
Prior to forming his own agency, Whitney was creative supervisor at Grey Direct and was responsible for strategy, brand character, concept and execution of both television and print advertising, direct mail, collateral and sales promotion. His group worked on Bristol-Myers, General Foods, IBM, J&J, Merck, NYNEX, Pepsi and Procter & Gamble. In addition to Whitney’s full time positions at DDB and Grey, he has consulted for BBDO, Chiat/Day, DIMAC, Frankel, Interbrand, Harte-Hanks and Ketchum.
On the corporate side, he has worked directly for Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and American Express. He was a special consultant to Merrill Lynch in North America and Europe on their sponsorship promotions for the 1992 Olympics and corporate identity program.
Whitney graduated with a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City. He also studied at U.C. Berkeley, St. Martin’s School of Art in London, International Center of Photography in Paris, the Hanna-Barbera School of Animation in Hollywood and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Believe it or not, he actually studied accounting before making the switch to communications.
He is a member of the board of Roti Systems Inc. and was recently interviewed by the magazine Brand Marketing on Internet brand research. Whitney is featured in two new books: “A New Brand of Expertise: How Independent Consultants Are Transforming the World of Work” by Marion McGovern, founder of M Squared Inc., and in “Free Agent Nation” by Dan Pink, a featured writer for Fast Company. He has a lifetime of international experience – he has worked, lived and studied in Europe, Asia and North America. He has traveled to over 30 countries and speaks American English, British English, some French and Spanish, and a touch of Dutch.
Client Experience List:
EXPRESS/The Limited, Labels For Less, Kinkos, Office Max, Smith & Noble, Safeway, Shoe Mall
Cars Direct, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar
Avon, Bristol-Myers, Esteé Lauder, Geoffrey Beene, Helene Curtis, L’Oréal, Ponds, Shulton
Ecommerce/Direct Marketing –
American Express , @Home, Berlex.com, Betseron.com, Calypte.com, Cars Direct, Cendant CFN.com, Claria, Columbia House, Datingfaces.com, eBay, ePolicy.com, Expedia, FTD Farsight.com, Gator.com, Gevalia Coffee, Hotels.com, IBM Direct, iClick.com, iExpert.com Informative.com , Juno.com, Mediaplex.com , LivingAbroad.com, Priceline , SelectQuote.com Teleflora, YouDecide.com
ABC Television, BMI, BBC, CBS Records, CBS/Fox Video, Columbia House/Sony
Discovery Channel, Metropolitan Opera, Radio Advertising Bureau, Time Life Video Westinghouse/Group W, Walt Disney
Accucard UK, Aon, American International Group, Advanta, Allstate
American Express, Cards & , ExpressNet @ AOL, Axa, BuySide
CalInsurance, Capitol One, Chase Manhattan Bank, Chemical Bank
Chevron Investor Relations, Citibank & Citicards , Coopers & Lybrand
Discover Card, Dean Witter, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Dreyfuss
Drexel Burnham Lambert, ePolicy.com,
Education: 30 years international visual arts experience, previous partner of ICAM in New York. Mike has lived in NYC for 20 years and serviced worldwide clients including: Ammirati Pruis / Lintas Mad Dogs and Englishmen
BBDO The Martin Agency
Berlin Caeron & Partners McCann Erickson
Calvin Klein Cosmetics Ogilvy & Mather
Cliff Freeman Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai
DDB Needham Saatchi & Saatchi
Deutch Serno Coyne
DMB&B Simon & Schuster
Euro rseg Partnership Shanghai Spike DDB
Foote Cone Belding TBWA Chiat/Day
Jordan McGrath Case Toolbox
J. Walter Thompson Wunderman Cato Johnson
Former synagogue, Dalfsen Netherlands 00
Contemporary art museum, Zwolle, Netherlands 01
Floriade world garden expo, Haarlem, Netherlands 02
Silodam, Amsterdam Netherlands 02
Sculpture Wilmington, NC USA 03
Sculpturepark Le Besset, Ardeche France 04
Olympic summer games Athens Greece 04
Broomhill Gallery England 05
Sculpturepark Dehullu, Gees Netherlands 05
Art Salon Shanghai China 05
Miliano Design Show
Won first prize with lamp “Under Pressure” in the category of renewing design. Floriade Silver price with the jury rapport; ”A great and carefully balanced symbioses between art and garden architecture”
First price in a sculpture competition between 150 international artists.Jury rapport,
“the perfect balance in his sculptures seems to forget the law of gravity and physics.”
Design is life.” As an accomplished architect and interior designer, Alessandro Copetti joins us to talk about how he got involved with the design industry and what drove his journey to China. As a detail-oriented designer, Alessandro firmly believes that China is a very important market despite the challenges. Click to find out what the creator of the “U-vola Speaker” has to say and see what makes his designs so special…
Alessandro Copetti is the founder of Copetti Design Limited, a Shanghai based interior design firm dedicated to using innovative materials and new technologies in design applications. A graduate in architecture from IUAV in Venice and the Copenhagen School of Architecture, Copetti founded his first studio in 1992, which lead him to collaborations with major architecture and engineering firms across Europe. In 1995, he created his most famous creation, “U-vola speakers – the flying egg”, a unique high-quality suspension loudspeaker which has won international recognition and several major awards.
Alessandro moved to China in 2009. Since moving here, he has been involved with projects with Mr. Dada, Ningbo Four Season, and MADESIGN, and has become a co-founder and member of the Thinking Pinocchio team, together with architects Carlo Anzillotti and Simon Ma. He also serves on the board of 4in Group, a Shanghai-based marketing communications firm.