Umberto Gabriele is a marketing/communication strategist, with main skills in digital, fashion and innovation. He started his career working as Art Director for Dada Net, one of the pioneering web companies in Italy (Florence 1998-2002).

In 2005 he moved to Milano and started to work as consultant in non-conventional marketing strategies and new trends in communication. He worked for many Brands in fashion/luxury [see: clients].

In 2013 he launched Fashtags, a talent scouting platform to connect Made in Italy’s fashion talents with chinese multibrand retailers [in english/chinese], selected by Hfarm Ventures.

Actually he works for Ugo Cacciatori as Marketing & Communication Director.

2018

Marketing & Communication Director at Ugo Cacciatori fashion jewelry brand. Milan, Italy

2016

New Business PR Fashion Department at L3 LAB Shanghai, China

2016

Digital Marketing Lecturer at MARANGONI Shanghai, China

2016

Fashtags “The Apartment” Special event during SHFW Shanghai, China

2015

PRIVATE BOX – Xmas Private Sales of fashion talent brands. Milano, Italy

2015

PR & launch event of STYLE ART LIFE, the artbook of Nancy Zhang. 10 Corso Como Milan (September) + 10 Corso Como Shanghai (October 2015)

2014

Collaboration with Vogue Talents & Elite World for the INTERNATIONAL TALENT SCOUTING, Shenzhen China.

2014

The start-up #FASHTAGS is selected for the Acceleration Program in HFARM VENTURES. Treviso, Italy

2014

#FASHTAGS earns the Official Recognition (= Patrocinio) from Comune di Milano for special project in Digital Innovation.

2013

Launch of #FASHTAGSthe B2B digital platform to connect the best and newest Made in Italy fashion talents with chinese multibrand retailers [in english/chinese] – www.fashtags.it

2013

Art Direction of the monthly event at Cafè Excelsior Milano (Multibrand Excelsior COIN Group). Milano, Italy

2012

Collaboration with RND LAB for Art Direction of digital projects: Elle Edida, Microsoft, Eurid, Startupitalia. Milano, Italy

2011

Crowdsourcing strategy and traffic growth of the digital website CONDE’ NAST: Style/Glamour, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wired, GQ, Traveller and Social Networks content management. Milano, Italy

2010

Web strategy, editorial and content management for the new web magazine MUMM CODE for G.H.Mumm Champagne.

2010

Art Direction of the weekly event CAMPARITIVO IN TRIENNALE, Triennale Milano Italy

2010

Public Relations and event organization for the MTV Brand New Art tour in Roma, Rovereto, Venezia, Milano, Perugia, Catania.

2009

Creative direction of the first Facebook Application of D&G Fragrances Anthology. Milan, Italy

2009

Contributor for the launch of SWIDE.com, the first online magazine by Dolce & Gabbana. Milano, Italy

2009

Editorial contents of the blog for the event EXTREME BEAUTY IN VOGUE Dolce & Gabbana and Vogue America for the launch of the Make-up. Milano, Italy – https://extremebeautyinvogue.wordpress.com

2009

Supporting Golab Agency in the Events, PR activation, in-store activities and Digital strategies for many events for DIESEL and 55DSL. Milano, Italy

2008

Launch of the first blog in WordPress, with a young editorial team for research of New Trends and Digital Innovation – https://punkpirates.wordpress.com

2008

Contributor for the project CONTAINER ART: itinerant and adaptive art exhibit on containers.

2007

Starts the collaboration with GOLAB AGENCY for Events, Brand Identity and Digital Marketing Strategies. Milan, Italy.

2006

Launch of the first blog on research of Digital Innovation and WEB 2.0
http://umbertogabriele.splinder.com (closed)
Splinder, one the first blog platform, then closed in the 2011 (La Stampa, 2012)

2002

Art Director Web for digital projects in DADA NET. Florence, Italy
Online portfolio: www.wizard-adv.it