Sotheby's International Realty CMO Kevin Thompson on Luxury Brand Psychology

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With a string of exciting career moves, from launching his own boutique to Gucci to Barneys, CMO of Sotheby’s International Realty Kevin Thompson has very quickly become a mastermind at luxury brand reinvention.

This global luxury real estate brand associated with the iconic 275-year-old Sotheby’s auction house, went from $4 billion in sales in 2014 to $112 billion in 2018, serving 72 countries with close to 23,000 agents. So when Kevin came in, his role was to step on the gas and pioneer the future with digital disruption knocking on their door, amidst the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth ever – somewhere in the neighborhood of $24 trillion that will pass to millennials.



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