“Davos PR Maven Nichole Rhodes taught me in New York that this will change everything about networks and how PR will be done in the future.” -Robert Scoble
Nichole Rhodes's Bio:
Nichole Rhodes. Finding the "possible" in "impossible."
"Maestro of Big Ideas and Big Dreams" where often and regularly a sense of humor is required. Other people may share with you that Nichole Rhodes is really really awesome at:
Nichole Rhodes calls what she does each day... creating bad ass AAA video games, launching really cool brands like the one I own and I created because I love rock and roll, art, and making a difference in people's lives, re-inventing brands and perceptions of themselves… helping these brands create or revise their roles, build their model and character and mission - and while we're doing it we get excited and have fun doing it…
Once upon a time in 2009, Nichole was brought into work with the Government of Indonesia by the Ambassador in China and President Yudhoyono to be the International Spokesperson for Bali Green…. The goal was and is to make Bali the first green province in Indonesia… and they're doing it.
Nichole Rhodes has spent A LOT of time on planes and in far away lands. She's lived and worked in the Middle East and worked extensively with clients in Asia and Southeast Asia and had clients from just about every continent on the planet.
Nichole's favorite city? (Other than New York City of course)
SEOUL, South Korea…and loves Kim Chi and Korean Barbecue in Seoul's quaint bustling mini village of Myeongdong.
She also fell in love with London after many years of not being in love with London. She's kind of in love with Shoreditch. Nichole Loves Shoreditch. Tech Hub!
Current projects include: Top Secret AAA Video Game being developed with R&D in Hong Kong with the most incredible team on the planet who are like the most amazing video game developers in history, Cool tech startup with a social entrepreneur pioneering the business of driving and saving money and gas; a new television show about the ART OF CONVERSATION; a new program for entrepreneurs where Nichole works with hand in hand to revise, rebrand, and give them the tools to reach their goals and exceed their targets…
…and that's all we can think of right now... there's more fun stuff going on... report back later.
Nichole Rhodes's Experience:
Board of Directors at Keep A Child AliveMay 2011 - 2012
Providing treatment, love & support to families affected by HIV/AIDS.
Principal at RGGJanuary 2010
Closed BYD Co. Ltd, Shenzhen, China, a $110 billion dollar market cap company as Agent for US & Indian market launch for full catalog of energy products. Berkshire Hathaway is a 10% stakeholder in BYD Co. Ltd. May 2010, Advisor to President Shimon Peres advancing Israel relations and collaboration with South Korea. Chief Strategist for Indonesian Government collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), Bangkok, Thailand. Relationship Management for Indonesian Government collaboration with BYD (Build Your Dreams) in Shenzhen, China. International Marketing Spokesperson for Indonesian Government's BALI GREEN initiative. Won $250K engagement to develop marketing and growth strategies for client organization. Retained by representative of Indonesian Government to assist in raising funds for $20+ billion in infrastructure projects. Invited by Abu Dhabi's Masdar to attend The World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Coordinated fundraising efforts for Peter Buffet's "Spirit - The 7th Fire" Show and 1st trip to the Middle East. Represented $1+ billion property in Las Vegas to qualified buyers in the Middle East for Triple Five Ltd. Developed marketing/branding strategies and provided high-level introductions related to fundraising for Transclick, Inc., the wireless, multilingual gateway for SMS, Email and IM translation solution. Created business development/communications strategies in pursuit of Indonesian Infrastructure projects for Ispat Steel. Assisted partner of US-based international architectural firm in building business pipeline in Indian and other emerging markets through introductions to high-profile families and government representatives.
International Spokesperson at Bali GreenOctober 2010 - 2012
Working with the Government of Indonesia to make Bali the first green sustainable province in Indonesia.
Founder at Rock Art LoveDecember 2011
Rock Art Love utilizes the beauty of music, art, film, fashion, and design to inspire and bring awareness to our causes, projects and campaigns. Rock Art Love Launched In October 2012 with Fundacion Telmex and Carlos Slim at Museo Soumaya during the Homeless World Cup Finals at the Zocalo in Mexico City.
VP International Marketing and New Business Development at GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAMDecember 2007 - January 2009
Recruited to head international marketing, PR, business development, and projects; added $4+ million revenue in
Sustainable & Advanced Technologies Advisory at General MotorsMay 2006 - November 2007
International Marketing Developed marketing & PR strategies globally for GM Advanced/Green Technologies partnerships with the Pentagon, Army, Marines, EPA, Dept. of Agriculture and US Senate; managed production, executive-level relationships and $1+ million budget. Created and branded broadcast marketing for Tiger Woods and Buick for the 2006 LA Auto Show, including scripts and productions for US/international broadcast. Served as Lead Producer on Fuel Cell and Hybrid Technologies for General Motors. Directed/produced multimillion-dollar commercial marketing campaign for the Chevy Sequel. Produced special for Chevrolet hydrogen/fuel cell technologies; feature Red Hot Chili Pepper, Anthony Kiedis, which aired on MTV. Developed Video News/PR, Satellite Media Tours, Corporate Marketing & Event Presentation Videos, Live Satellite Feeds, Webcasting, Digital Web TV Production, TV News Crisis Communication Strategy & TV News Story & Event Analyses.
Special Projects Producer - Journalist at POST-NEWSWEEK, NBCJanuary 2003 - May 2006
Special Projects Producer, NBC News Developed/pitched story ideas, wrote/edited scripts, conducted hidden camera investigations, and directed segments. Chief Political Producer to Political Correspondent Emery King; covered local, regional, state and national politics. Worked on special joint projects including "Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - One Year in Office", and "Homeless in Detroit" as producer of The Detroit News and NBC Detroit Convergence. Oversaw Detroit market promotions of shows including "The Apprentice" and "Friends". Producer on 1st "To Catch a Predator" special with Chris Hansen in partnership with Perverted Justice organization and Dateline. Producer for undercover story "The Real Cancun" for multi-segment special on; Produced Investigative, Consumer, Medical, Political, Business, Entertainment, Sports and Style related segments. Managed multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns; produced more than 100 TV commercials, promotions, news stories and live events, generating $3+ million return on marketing spend for key clients.
Broadcast News Journalist at VIACOM, CBS NEWSMay 2000 - November 2002
Hired as Intern (paid internship) and recruited to full-time role for field production, reporting, and writing for events and specials.
Nichole Rhodes's Education:
The Fletcher School, Tufts University2009 – 2012GMAPConcentration: International Law & Diplomacy
Oakland University2000 – 2004Bachelor of ArtsConcentration: Communications
RHH B-School2012 – 2012Digital Marketing
Nichole Rhodes's Interests & Activities:
Marketing, Strategy, Public Relations, Communications, Emerging Markets, Luxury, Art, Philanthropy, Ballet, Music, MENA, GCC, South east Asia, Indonesia, Bali, BYD, China