Hope International Marketing
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Hope Gainer, Managing Director of Hope International is the key contact for all clients. Gainer brings over 40 years of global marketing experience across categories and continents. She grew up in Chicago, headed East for an Ivy League education at Cornell University, then landed in New York City. There Gainer launched her career at Colgate Palmolive in their Sports & Recreation Division. At the time, Colgate was the world’s largest sponsor of sports including the international tennis and golf tours plus owned numerous sports companies.
Next Gainer shared her image-making expertise with the house of Bidermann in America, which owned fashion icons like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein and French designers, Yves St. Laurent and Daniel Hechter. Her fashion image campaigns shot in exotic locations ranging from Alaska to Africa and Australia, won a myriad of awards like Andys, Clios and International Film Festival Awards.
Hope pioneered the fashion video revolution following the emergence of MTV and music videos. Gainer oversaw global licensing programs for many different fashion designer labels and brands helping them build worldwide empires. She oversaw the relaunch of the Sasson jeans brand taking it from bankruptcy to over $300 million in sales through a global licensing program.
California was calling and there Gainer worked with movie studios like MGM taking the lion and other iconic franchises like James Bond 007 to the masses with licensing programs. She also represented a variety of personalities including models, music artists and actors.
Eventually the Sunshine State won Gainer’s attention and there was no turning back. In Miami, Hope International was born and continued to market brands and create unique special events. When Art Basel came onto the Miami scene, Gainer created some of the first and most memorable special events personally produced and curated by her. These events along with those at Boat Shows, Grand Prix’s and Polo Championships became recognized worldwide integrating numerous luxury brands.
Over the course of her career, Gainer has produced events at The White House, The Kremlin and The Sydney Opera House and numerous other unique venues including spectacular megayachts and waterfront estates. She has had the pleasure of meeting and working with many movers & shakers, industry titans, presidents, heads of state, royalty, celebrities and colorful characters. This has included notable figures like HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Russian President Boris Yeltsin & American Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton & Donald J. Trump, business leaders Sir Richard Branson & Peter Luersson, chateau/vineyard owners like Sasha Lichine & Marilisa Allegrini, world-class athletes like Bjorn Borg & Arnold Palmer, personalities like Fabio & Victoria Silvstedt and many more.
Gainer shares her expertise and experiences by writing for a variety of luxury lifestyle magazines that are translated into several languages. She also loves to give back and contribute to charitable and philanthropic causes. Global Empowerment Mission is a favorite which is based in Miami while reaching out to communities worldwide in times of crisis. Her life journey also includes travels near and far to unique destinations to broader her personal outlook, global network and to uncover new international trends.