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With a dynamic fifteen-year history of working with a diverse collection of corporate brands, media outlets and freelance assignments, I am able to provide my expertise and services to clients – seamlessly merging the worlds of writing, social media, marketing and promotion.
Having an International perspective on business, combined with a firm grasp on the latest media technologies, I enjoy thinking outside of the box while finding creative strategies that best benefit my media clients, writing/editing projects and editorial assignments.
Being an award-winning travel writer, I have provided writing and editing services to international magazines, online media outlets and copywriting clients; while also serving as an ambassador and influencer to worldwide travel and lifestyle brands. My areas of expertise include travel, tourism, hospitality, lifestyle, golf, spa/wellness, food/drink, theater, lgbt and fashion. While a majority of my work is associated with travel and lifestyle magazines, I also collaborate with a number of corporations to further develop their media content. Ongoing relationships include working with Signature Travel & Style Magazine (Australia), Bespoke Magazine (St. Regis Hotels & Resorts), SkyLife Magazine (Turkish Airlines), World Travel Magazine (Asia), Telegraph Travel (The Telegraph UK), Loews Magazine (Loews Hotels & Resorts), Montage Magazine (Montage Hotels & Resorts), Upscale Living Magazine (N. America), Global Living Magazine (N. America), Modern Luxury Magazine (D.C.), Sea Island Life Magazine (Sea Island Resort), 453 and a Half (Dick’s Sporting Goods), JustLuxe (Digital) and more.
Whether for customized direct promotions and reviews, or developing content for feature editorials, my professional background and life experiences provide a uniquely honest and direct approach to each project. Never boring, a typical day for me can include discovering the perfect Miami day with one of the most prominent hands-on philanthropist and businesswoman today, Ms. Adrienne Arsht; discovering more about the past, present and future of watchmaking in Geneva with Rolex, Tag Heuer, Concord, Patek Phillipe and Vacheron Constantin; learning more from Greg Norman about how he attacks life with every entrepreneurial endeavor; working with celebrity Chef Cat Cora to learn more about her impressive International brand of cookbooks, television shows, restaurants and cooking products; exploring the culinary side of Vietnam; taking an inside look at the world of concierges with Hilton Worldwide; researching the history of the macaron with Ladurée Paris; bringing awareness to luxury golf resorts with a touch of southern charm; or providing hotel reviews and expert commentary to news outlets about breaking travel, hotel, aviation and restaurant news.
My work with a variety of publications and ongoing international writing assignments allow me the privilege to work with a fantastic collection of clients globally. Feel free to reach out to me directly, and provide your contact information and details of the project/assignment so that we can setup a time to further discuss. Thank you. ~ Damon M. Banks
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Finalist: “A Sweet Finish,” Bespoke Magazine