We are thrilled to introduce to you Angela TUNNER: Director, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Publisher and luxury curator.
« The entrepreneurial path is never a straight line. In most cases, it takes a zig zag trajectory seemingly leading the ambitious person on a wild and incomprehensible ride. That is the case with Angela Tunner, whose background and experiences seemed at the time to be aimless and without focus but in the end, was the ideal recipe that made her uniquely qualified to create her international brand. She also faced a great many challenges and obstacles, some of them life threatening, that stood in her way. Following the advise of a favored quote attributed to Winston Churchill » When you find yourself in hell, keep going. » Keep going she did, with faith, grit, an open heart and determination, overcoming her incredible odds, and going on to inspire others.
This wide variety of fields and disciplines lead Angela to become accomplished in business and creative arts. Her list of skills and achievements is varied – a few that speak to her diversity and character are: She’s a publisher and an award winning cookbook author and former restaurateur, serving as sous chef, co-owner and manager of a Toronto based, Wine Spectator award-winning French bistro; a brand developer and an award winning entrepreneur with a nomination for the RBC Women’s Entrepreneurs award and winner of the Women of Excellence Award, ‘Woman of Vision’. She also has an eclectic background in clerical and business administration in the fields of advertising, marketing, fine art, fashion merchandising, radio and television, and in management, as an ISO9000 certified quality control manager for a manufacturer of atmospheric diving systems, working in a pilot project with the US Navy. Stemming from her time in admin, has over 25 years experience with computers ranging from office through design software.
Creatively, worked as a fashion merchandiser for a national women’s clothing chain, a fine artist who painted, exhibited and sold her works, and worked in various position in communications including advertising for financial firms, on the communications team for the application for a television license and attended CRTC hearings, and held an executive board position with a lobby group for status of the artist.
Over twenty five years ago Angela began an independent and passionate study of communications and luxury and all that encompasses it including branding and aesthetics, becoming familiar with brands and people, immersing herself to gain a better understanding and formulating her own views on the industry, the definition of luxury and its evolution as the world continued to evolve.
She is the founder of an international media company, her publication, EAT LOVE SAVOR®, named on a list of the Top 5 Luxury Magazines (Notable Consideration) a list that includes Bloomberg and listed in the Top 10 Best Sites for Luxury, a list that includes Louis Vuitton and Dolce and Gabbana.
While developing the EAT LOVE SAVOR® brand, which is now a registered trademark, she created a formula for giving a brand a voice, all important in this digital and social media driven world. She calls the formula DynamicBrand, that has been made into a workbook, which is available as an eBook for purchase online.
Tunner’s media company, Tunner Media is progressive in its culture and in how it functions. It is truly modern in that the operations are virtual, and there is no staff. Instead, the company works with contractors and contributors remotely, forgoing costly overhead and confining cubicle culture allowing for a better work and life balance that is liberating for all. The culture also includes peer to peer mentorship and mentorship of young people studying and preparing for a career in communications and media in group and one-on-one sessions. Angela has also shared her story and insights to high school and elementary classes on communications, arts and media acting as a positive role model and provide inspiration.
Tunner says « I believe that media could take on a role to be a positive influence on its readers and has a tremendous opportunity to be much more than a conduit to consumerism or sensationalism for the purposes of higher ratings. It can be, as we are, designed to be a force for positivity, beauty, goodness, intelligence and ‘edutainment’ as I call it – a means of entertaining education and in our case, free from ads and outside influence. Where my platform and magazine EAT LOVE SAVOR® is concerned, we are aimed at three tiers of wealth, primarily focused on the gentler side of luxury, looking at life and luxury through a feminine lens offering our readers an oasis free from negativity, superficiality and pressure to purchase. The print magazine is distributed via our international distributor, digitally to 4 and 5 star hotels around the world, airlines and airport lounges. Our print issues are printed and purchased on demand rather than mass distribution and shipped worldwide, to those that are truly interested in it versus a mass market approach. Its not about the maximum number of eyes, but rather the right ones. »
Magazine site : http://www.eatlovesavor.com
DynamicBrand book : https://tinyurl.com/DynamicBrandWorkbook