The Medium Rules: Content With A Purpose, with Troy Young President of Hearst Magazines

The twin challenges of both monetizing content and managing the transition from a print-dominated world to a digital-dominated world are not for the faint of heart. For some, the scale and scope of this challenge would be at best daunting and, at worst, induce a level of anxiety and paralysis that would make many if not most media executives sprint in the opposite direction. Yet this is exactly the challenge that Troy Young took on when he stepped into the role of President of Hearst Magazines in November 2018.


The Medium Rules: The Amazon HQ2 Pullout: Anatomy of a Disaster, with Ari Wallach and Duff McDonald

Last November, after an extended RFP bidding process involving initially 280 cities, narrowed down to twenty “finalists”, Amazon announced Long Island City in Queens, New York as its “HQ2” winner. New York’s agreements with Amazon guaranteed $27 billion in revenue for New York with $3 billion returned to Amazon in tax credits. In February of this year, however, on Valentine’s Day no less (slightly tone deaf!), Amazon abruptly canceled its plans entirely and reversed course, citing mounting criticism it received from state and local politicians, activists and community groups in and around Long Island City. The main arguments from the so-called resistance were that it would cause housing costs to skyrocket, drive out low-income residents and worsen congestion on the subway and streets. Others have distilled the story into three categories: (1) subsidies/corporate giveaways, (2) secrecy and backroom dealings and (3) corporate social responsibility and corporate behavior.


The Laws of Style hosted by Douglas Hand Episode 11 – Yeohlee Tang

“Materials all know what they want to be, so I have to listen very hard to them.” – Yeohlee Teng

On this episode of The Laws Style, Fashion Lawyer, Douglas Hand’s guest is storied designer Yeohlee Teng. Yeohlee moved to New York from Malaysia to study fashion at the Parsons School of Design and established her own house, YEOHLEE inc in 1981. Teng discusses the spatial relationship of clothing to its wearer, gender fluid fashion, sustainability, the benefits of having a storefront, and current challenges with the New York City Garment District.


The Laws of Style hosted by Douglas Hand Episode 10 – Daniel DuGoff

“Somebody who is building community and is building awareness and doing cool things, that’s whose supporting HomoCo.  That’s who our followers are.”  – Daniel DuGoff

On this episode of The Laws of Style, Fashion Lawyer Douglas Hand, sits down with Daniel Doguff, the Founder of CFDA Incubator and menswear brand D Dugoff, and the current CEO of the gay friendly men’s swimwear line HOMOCO. Daniel shares his penchant for architecture, experiences with Marc Jacobs, and his thoughts on the current state of fashion, the DTC model, and what’s in store for unisex brands of the future.


The Laws of Style – Episode 9 – John Bartlett

On this episode of The Laws of Style, Fashion Lawyer Douglas Hand is joined by John Bartlett. John is  a NYC based CFDA award-winning fashion designer, vegan, animal lover/activist, yoga devotee, gay rights enthusiast and good midwestern boy! On the episode they discuss the current state of unisex fashion, the continual relevance of preppy style and the wisdom of never selling your trademark what it happens to also be your name  We hope you’ll tune in, listen and watch this latest episode of The Laws of Style.


The Medium Rules Episode 10: The Amazing Journey – Christiane Lemieux, Reimagining Home Design in a Digitally Native World

“It’s interior ‘design.’  It’s not called interior ‘great chair.'” – Christiane Lemieux

On this episode of The Medium Rules, host Alan Baldachin sits down with Christiane Lemieux, founder and CEO of The Inside, the direct-to-consumer home furnishings brand focused on made-to-order, customizable, affordable furniture with a high design, contemporary aesthetic.  Prior to starting The Inside, Christiane founded the extremely popular home furnishings/lifestyle brand Dwell Studios, sold to Wayfair in 2013. READ MORE

The Laws of Style – Episode 6 – E2

“You have to have a real point of view, something that is distinctively different than what else is out there.” – Eric Jennings

On this episode of The Laws of Style, Fashion Lawyer Douglas Hand sits down with fashion industry veterans Eric Jennings (“EJ”) and Erik Ulin of E2 Consulting, a brand management firm that works with brands to establish and sustain success in the fashion industry. READ MORE