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Anna Szubrycht


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Anna Szubrycht


ANNA SZUBRYCHT

I am the founder of CHIC BEING. I live by CHIC BEING values and I love BEING CHIC!

I have over a decade of experience with premium brands management in Europe and the United States. During my career, I have managed diverse teams and luxury cosmetics brands of many categories, including make-up, skin care and fragrances. I worked as Brand Manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Marketing Director and Board Member at L’Oreal Luxe in Poland and, most recently, as Senior Global Marketing Manager at Hourglass Cosmetics (a prestige make-up brand based in California). I have a Masters Degree in Economics and Social Science and a Postgraduate Degree in Public Relations and Communication Strategies. Educated in Denmark, Poland and United States I speak four langages: English, French, Polish and German.


Anna Szubrycht
Anna with Viktor & Rolf 

Anna with Viktor & Rolf 

In my corporate career, I focused on the development of marketing, public relations and commercial strategies for brands such as:  Biotherm, Cacharel, Ralph Lauren, Viktor & Rolf and Diesel. I managed YSL Beauté rebranding project, significantly increasing its luxury image and market shares. I successfully launched skin care brands Clarisonic and Kiehl’s, designing strategic goals and local market business models for the brands. At Hourglass Cosmetics, I was responsible for global expansion and cooperation with international premium retailers such as Sephora, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Space NK, Barney’s New York, Mecca Australia, Harrod’s and Net-A-Porter.

After a successful career with international companies, I decided to create my own company so I could share my knowledge with up-and-coming boutique luxury brands! As an expert in strategic planning, luxury brands management and new brand launches, I am able to utilize diverse corporate strategies and advise my clients on innovative directions. I have your long-term goals and luxury image in mind and will be focusing on optimizing the efficiency of your processes. I am ready to help with both brand building concepts and go-to-market scenarios. I have a thorough understanding of modern affluent consumer and omnichannel communication strategies. Digital marketing and earned media is my biggest focus and passion. 

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TESTIMONIALS

Anna from Chic Being is instrumental as we transition our brand from an indie brand to an international competitor. She also has exceptional knowledge/experience in the digital world. We cannot say enough about the value she has brought to our team.
— Maya Crothers - Founder of Circ-Cell Skincare
I knew when I read Anna’s blog for Chic Being that she was the right person for my company. Working with with Anna was easy. She was professional & reliable, but we laughed and talked like old friends. She has her finger on the pulse of fashion, is very creative, and did a thorough job with branding recommendations for my company. I recommend her to both start-ups and large companies.
— Susan Wendschuh CEO, Luxury Designer Accessories LLC, USA
Anna Szubrycht was our expert during workshops focused on prestige brands. Her main subject was storytelling about luxury & prestige brands. The attendees highly appreciated the flow & content of her presentation, as well as her feedback as a jury member. Her expertise and international background in this field allowed us to extend understanding of our employees regarding this segment of the market.
— Katarzyna Kozlowska, Wyborowa Pernod Ricard
I worked with Anna on the luxury brand strategy for my private label handbag line. I very much appreciated the structure she brought to the process. At every stage of the project I knew where we were, how long it would take and the cost. Through our conversations she was able to not only capture the essence of the brand but also advise me on how best to reflect, articulate and communicate it. She is professional, organised and very knowledgeable about the world of luxury. The depth of research and information she generated to support the vision and strategy was very impressive. I feel very confident about the brand strategy and would recommend her highly.
— Nankhonde Kasonde - van den Broek, Creative Director luxury handbag brand Chitenge Life
Anna is such a wonderful person to work with. She is smart and dedicated to get the results you are looking for. She provides valuable feedback that really helps give you a fresh perspective. When I worked with her, I really felt comfortable and satisfied with the work she did. From the beginning, she understands your vision and helps you build on that or can even give you a brand new idea if needed. She has an immense amount of experience in the luxury retail industry and she loves to share her valuable insight with her clients. I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with Anna. I hope I get to work with her again soon!
— Arpeeta Oberai, Founder of Beauteani, California, US
Chic Being prepared an overall brand audit for my premium lifestyle fashion brand. Thanks to this detailed analysis of all marketing, PR and sales touch points we discovered major strengths and weaknesses of our up-to-date management. The global marketing and sales strategy recommended by Chic Being together with implementation steps and the budget was very helpful to determine next steps for future brand’s development and international expansion.
— Anita Nawarkiewicz - Co-Founder Femi Stories
Throughout her different roles in the Luxury Division of L’Oréal Poland, Anna demonstrated her ability to run and coordinate a complex business, combining well developed sense of strategy, strong pragmatism and a real sense of luxury. She has succeeded in taking her brands to the next level in terms of image, PR ad Market Shares.
— Nicolas Billiard - Deputy General Manager Worldwide Kerastase & Shu Uemura Art of Hair at L'Oréal Group, former General Manager L'Oréal Luxe Poland
Anna possesses a great international knowledge as she was a part of Europe taskforces that allowed her to work with many countries on product launches and PR activities. She was extremely creative in digital activities, therefore she was able to achieve considerably better results than other markets with smaller budgets. Her achievements in Digital were awarded by YSL International Marketing.
— Stéphanie Chalard - Marketing & Purchase Director at Beauty Success, former Marketing Director Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Europe
Anna and I partnered together on the marketing planning for my markets. Due to her experience and background, Anna has a good understanding of international as well as domestic markets. She is a forward thinking, strategy driven and detail-oriented professional. She sets up great initiatives with the brand’s DNA in mind at all times.
— Beatrice Lepetit - General Manager UK, Europe & Middle East at Hourglass Cosmetics
Ms. Szubrycht is one of those rare individuals who possesses the unique combination of business perspective and sense of luxury so necessary in this métier. Being in the luxury business for many years, she is definitely one of the best professionals I have ever worked with.
— Anna Janiszewska - Marketing & PR Director Christian Dior Parfums CEE Markets
I have known Ms. Szubrycht since 2010 when we met during yearly distributors’ trade presentations. She is a highly driven, absolutely commited and skilled marketing professional with excellent knowledge of luxury business. From the very beginning she has demonstrated excellent skills in building strong professional relations, so crucial in the line of work between retailer and the brand. At the same time she was absolutely hands-on, analytical and focused on driving the business.
— Malgorzata Dziecielewska - Marketing Director Sephora Poland
Anna is a very experienced marketing manager. She is well prepared and thorough in her work, focused on getting the most exposure for the brand.
— Linda Ma - Visual Communication Manager at Chanel China

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