This week Joe is joined by two dynamic businessmen that happen to be related: Bill Curtis, the Founder & CEO of CurtCo Media, a new podcast network dedicated to creating, distributing and hosting inspirational content…and his son Daniel Curtis, the Founder & CEO of Vices, a luxury subscription box business that connects luxury brands and luxury consumers.
About Bill Curtis:
Founder and CEO of CurtCo Media, William “Bill” Curtis has a 30-year history of building, acquiring, transitioning, and successfully divesting quality media assets. Of the more than 70 brands Bill has guided through launch or turn around, his favorite venture was Robb Report magazine, which he acquired in 2001. Under his leadership, the brand became the highly influential and respected benchmark for luxury media. By the time it was sold in 2015, it had grown into a digital-first brand with 18 international editions, numerous websites, video businesses, e-newsletters, dozens of profitable events, and an exclusive membership club. Today, Bill and his team are building an exciting new media company focused on the fast-growing world of podcasting. This new platform will celebrate core consumer passions, while entertaining sophisticated audiences with in-depth, authoritative discussions as well as high-quality storytelling through inspired audio and video programming. You’ll find CurtCo’s new shows hosted on Apple’s iTunes as well as all other leading podcasting platforms.
About Daniel Curtis:
Daniel Curtis is the Founder & CEO of Vices, the luxury subscription box and marketplace business that connects luxury brands and luxury consumers. The Vices membership delivers a surprise curation of unique products along with a magazine that tells their story on a monthly basis. He created Vices as an independent company spun out of Robb Report magazine where he previously served as Vice President and was formerly a Curtis family owned and operated business. During his tenure at Robb Report Daniel focused on building new media applications of Robb Report editorial, international expansion of the Robb Report brand, and developed partnerships with key brands across luxury categories. Until recently, the core membership was known as Robb Vices, but has now recently been rebranded as “Vices” with the recent acquisition of the domain Vices.com. Daniel has expanded the business to include an exclusive luxury eCommerce platform: VicesReserve.com, a cigar discovery membership called Cigar by Vices, and a collector level fine & rare spirits club: RarityClub.