Thanks for visiting. I’ve included writing samples of recently published work on this site, along with links so you can email me directly, or simply stay connected via social media. Feel free to contact me anytime to discuss writing assignments, media consulting, or to introduce yourself and/or products for future collaborative opportunities.
With a dynamic fifteen-year history of working with a diverse collection of editorial and media projects, I am able to provide my expertise and freelance 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 both my media clients and editorial projects.
Fortunately, I have the distinct pleasure of contributing to a variety of fantastic global publications (print magazines, digital publications and Blogs). Topics include travel, tourism, hospitality, business, performing arts, fashion and lifestyle. While a majority of my work is associated with the international travel industry, I also collaborate with a number of regional publications and media companies to feature local personalities, restaurants and events. Ongoing relationships including working with the editors to develop stories for Signature Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Magazine, Bespoke Magazine for the St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, World Spa & Travel Magazine, Loews Magazine, JustLuxe, Examiner, Global Living Magazine, DC Modern Luxury Magazine, Sea Island Life Magazine, LuxeGetaways and more.
Among my upcoming published features, I discussed traveling secrets with several well known frequent travelers while also including a review of several of my favorite travel bags; I golfed my way through the resort destinations of Kiawah Island, Pinehurst and Sea Pines to further explore their southern charm; I chatted men’s fashion with Jonathan Skow of Mr. Turk to learn more about his always-exciting line for next season; I am meandering my way through Ireland to feature several destinations providing Guinness, golf and equestrian facilities; investigated the improving business landscape in Burma; and always look forward to reviewing more Broadway shows and afternoon tea options leading up to the Holidays.
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. 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; learning why Hedge Fund Manager John Paulson is investing in Puerto Rico; working with celebrity Chef Cat Cora to learn more about her impressive International brand of cookbooks, television shows, restaurants and cooking products; exploring the exclusive tower suites at The Waldorf Astoria New York; taking an inside look at the new Viceroy Hotel New York; researching the history of the macaron with Ladurée Paris; bringing awareness to community activities through the philanthropy endeavors of San Francisco based celebrity Chef Yigit Pura; or providing 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 pretty 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