In the wake of the Paris terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed ten journalists and two police officers, the slogan of solidarity “Je Suis Charlie” (“I Am Charlie”) has gone viral on social media sites, with thousands of supporters around the world uploading images.
At Moxie we’re known for creating and popularizing two hashtags that describe our work and passion with precision: #futureisdigital and my personal favorite, #futureisfemale. Looking back on an incredible year and preparing for another with both gratitude and unbridled enthusiasm, we are so proud of the hard-earned milestones that have punctuated 2014, many of which were born from a very powerful [digital + women's empowerment] equation that continues to define who and what this agency is and does.
In January of this year, we featured inspiring stories about superhero(ine) women Sara Blakely, Fatima Bhutto and Angela Ahrendts on our blog Moxie Insider and Brown Paper Bag launched their Photo Trail series with my Instagram images, which hold clues to the #futureisgreen food project we’re preparing to launch in 2015. Nokia empowered us to take our national Women in Media panel series and Moxie Mentorship program to Social Media Week Bangalore in February, during which time our panelists sparked an international furor amongst feminists on social media that resulted in articles in both Huffington Post and Firstpost.
From glowing sunrises seen at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel to posing with Mother India while speaking at Mehboob Studios for The Times Lit Fest and meeting with spiritual leaders and Bollywood stars like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sonam Kapoor, Arianna Huffington’s whirlwind trip through Mumbai and New Delhi to launch Huffington Post India was beautifully chronicled through snapshots shared on Instagram.
The Huffington Post debuts Huffington Post India today on Monday December 8th 2014 in association with The Times of India Group and Times Internet. The New Delhi-based editorial team has launched Huffington Post India with leading stories about the recent Uber Delhi rape case, as well as featured blog posts by Huffington Post Founder Arianna Huffington, celebrated authors William Dalrymple and Chetan Bhagat, Bollywood actor Rahul Khanna, popular chef Vikas Khanna and more. “India has always held a deeply personal significance to me,” says Huffington in her blog post “Namaste: Introducing HuffPost India,” which focuses deeply on India’s spiritual roots and rituals, a topic central to Huffington’s life and work. Huffington promises that Huffington Post India will report on “all the challenges India is facing,” as well as ‘relentlessly tell the stories of what is working.’
Moxie Media is pleased to now be leading digital management for JSM, India’s second largest premium restaurant group that operates 30 outlets of Hard Rock Cafe, Pinkberry, California Pizza Kitchen, Shiro, Asilo, The Big Kahuna (formerly Trader Vic’s Mai Tai), Plus 91 and Ginger Tiger in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad.
From photoshoots on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi with Elle India to watching sunrise over Mumbai’s Gateway of India from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and catching Brown Paper Bag‘s Kanika Parab apply lipstick with an iPhone, Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist captured and shared a kaleidoscope of colors during his recent time in Delhi, Mumbai and Varanasi on his much-followed Instagram account.
One year, countless inspiring stories from India and around the world. As we look back on our favorite features, we couldn’t be more excited about the future.
SEE OUR #FUTUREISFEMALE STORIES ON THE HUFFINGTON POST.
British-born trendy high street retailer Topshop promises to unveil the most social catwalk ever before seen on September 14th 2014 at London Fashion Week, when Topshop Unique’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection hits the runway. While livestreams from catwalks around the world have become de rigueur, CEO of Topshop parent company Arcadia Group Sir Philip Green believes they’re going a step further by creating ‘a real revolution – one that we are proud to pioneer.’
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen appears as the latest spokesperson for international activewear company Under Armour in their new video, in which she battles negative internet commentators with a lone punching bag as part of the brand’s empowering “I Will What I Want” campaign for women.