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2015 & 2014 “Best Quarterly” Maggie Award Winner - Western Publishing Association


CSQ BRAND THE ULTIMATE PLATFORM FOR CONNECTING SOCAL’S BUSINESS ELITE Access To A Powerful Network | Integrated Solutions | Visionary Leadership

C-Suite /’si- s�it/ (noun, adj.): 1. A combination of all C-level executives, or officers with “chief” titles, such as CEO, CFO, etc.; 2. The senior executive HQ in a business organization; 3. A title bestowed to the collective of leaders driving economic, policy, and social change

CSQ // C-Suite Quarterly

is a powerful media brand that delivers compelling content and engaging programming highlighting the people, organizations, and industries that shape the global economy and community in which we live. CSQ offers an integrated platform, providing access to Southern California’s most influential and powerful network of thought leaders and visionaries. This multi-channel platform, consisting of a print publication, digital media, and immersive event experiences, connects business, luxury, and lifestyle brands with an affluent and influential audience. CSQ is the preeminent business and lifestyle media brand for Southern California’s business elite, covering the leadership of the region’s most successful and impactful businesses and their discerning lifestyle. CSQ provides readers with unique access to the region’s most influential and powerful thought leaders and visionaries. CSQ’s cover has been graced by Dan Beckerman, Rick Caruso, Clive Davis, Sky Dayton, Peter Diamandis, Eric Garcetti, Russell Goldsmith, Tom Gores, Michael Govan, Anthony Pritzker, Dana Walden, and others. In addition to providing a lens into the fast-paced, high-stakes world these visionaries operate within, CSQ caters to the current and aspiring members of the C-Suite by covering industries such as innovation, technology, real estate, finance, sports, entertainment, philanthropy, art, culture, style, travel, and more. In only its seventh year of publication, CSQ has been named Best Consumer Quarterly Publication twice (in 2014 and 2015) by the Western Publishing Association, and nominated in 2013.

Multi-Channel Approach PRINT CSQ’s quarterly print publication, the foundation of the brand, delivers cutting-edge content, unique features, and inspiring stories on how the C-Suite achieved their success, maintain it, innovate, and give back to their communities. EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING: THE NETWORK CSQ’s brand comes to life off-page through immersive event experiences ranging from intimate 30-person gatherings to several-hundred-person investor conferences, providing engagement opportunities amongst high-powered audiences with luxury brands and services. DIGITAL CSQ’s digital assets include the recently redesigned, digital editions of the print publication, e-newsletters, and social media engagement.


Access to Powerful Network | Integrated Solutions | Visionary Leadership


Culture & taste PANTAGES THEATER {the Phantom of the Opera} Hollywood Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in the United Kingdom, Paris will be coming to life in Hollywood as The Phantom of the Opera terrorizes the Pantages Theater. Hope springs eternal for The Phantom this summer as he continues to play his infamous role in one of humanity’s most wellknown love triangles. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless tale wrought with history, romance, and intrigue offers some exquisite features. In addition

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Industry-Specific Stats

»» Los Angeles is the 5th most powerful and influential city in the

»» World’s leading producer of motion pictures and televises generating more than $34 billion


»» Los Angeles is the 2nd largest GDP in U.S. (by dollar GDP) =


»» The Los Angeles regional area* has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $831 billion (as of 2008), which makes it the third largest economic center in the world »» Los Angeles is home to approximately 40 billionaires (20% have been featured in CSQ) »» Los Angeles and Ventura Counties host 10,957 businesses with revenues greater than $5 Million and 168 with revenues greater than $500 Million * Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside combined statistical area Source: City of Ventura, Dun and Bradstreet

»» There were 697 homes sold for more than $5 million in 2013 »» Most expensive home sold in Q1 2014 was $103 million »» U.S. headquarters to majority of Asian automobile manufactures »» Los Angeles is the 3rd largest hotel market in the U.S. »» Los Angeles is home to over 200 colleges and universi-


* Sources: Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, Visas Consulting Group LA Times, Wealth Insight, H.I.S. America, The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau 2013, Forbes, US News, Cappex.


Readership CSQ’s readership is comprised of Southern California’s top business owners, CEOs, partner-level executives, entrepreneurs, ultra high-net-worth investors, and thought leaders. Not only are these individuals affluent consumers, their C-level status and influence make them a highly coveted consumer group. CSQ is Southern California’s only media brand that reaches and represents this elite group of decision makers. With an average net worth of $8 million plus and an annual household income of $375,000 plus, our readers are the most affluent in the region, affording them a luxury lifestyle with tremendous buying power. CSQ’s powerful readership base provides an ideal environment to market products or services, reaching consumers from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.


70% 30% Readership: 70% male, 30% female Average household income: $375,000 Average net worth: $8 million

Cover Features

The most powerful thought leaders in the region have recognized CSQ as a valuable “peer to peer” media brand and have sat down with CSQ to share their stories in an effort to connect the community at the highest level:

Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., CEO and Founder, Colony Capital Eli Broad, Founder, The Broad Foundations, Broad Art Museum Rick Caruso, Founder and CEO of Caruso Affiliated Clive Davis, COO, Sony Music Entertainment Sky Dayton, Founder, Earthlink and Boingo Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE Russell Goldsmith, Chairman and CEO, City National Bank Tom Gores, CEO & Chairman, Platinum Equity Michael Govan, CEO & Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Dana Walden, co-chairman and co-CEO, Fox Television Group Op-Eds

The region’s civic and business leaders also contribute to CSQ by penning insightful op-eds, providing their expert opinions and unique perspective on issues impacting the community.

Eric Garcetti, Current Mayor of Los Angeles Sean E. Harper, EVP, Research and Development, Amgen Michael Klowden, President & CEO, the Milken Institute Howard Marks, Founder and Co-Chair, StartEngine Matt Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles Wallis Annenberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, the Annenberg Foundation


Direct Mail | Strategic Drop | Event Placement + Distribution Controlled Circulation Rate Base: 25,000 Mailed Copies: 13,750 Readership: 150,000 (6x pass along rate)

Distribution Channels CSQ reaches C-level executives where they work, live, and play.

Business 45%

» C-level executives at the region’s Fortune 1000 public and private companies. » Partners and directors at private and investment banks, VC and accounting firms, and law offices as well as top residential and commercial brokerage companies. » Decision makers and business leaders through strategic affiliations and event partnerships with professional membership organizations.

Lifestyle 35%

» Country clubs, golf clubs and private yacht clubs (placed in locker rooms and common areas). » Exclusive luxury hotels (placed in-suite and in-lobby). » Private airport lounges and in-flight on private jets. » Private limousines and town cars. » Finest restaurants, chic boutiques, luxe shopping destinations, exotic auto dealers, and spas. » The region’s most high-profile events, from annual conferences to key trade shows and from charity galas to the most anticipated golf tournaments.

Digital Distribution

» CSQ’s print edition (current and archived issues) is available in a digital format.

Direct Residential 20%

» CSQ is mailed to the most exclusive ZIP codes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties including Beverly Park, Brentwood Estates, Bel-Air, Carbon Beach, Hidden Hills, Hidden Valley, Malibu, North Ranch CC Estates, Sherwood, Spanish Hills, The Oaks and many others.


What’s On Our Pages CSQ’s compelling and insightful content covers Los Angeles and Ventura Counties’ most innovative and influential companies, most powerful business executives, and their lifestyles. The heart of our content provides an inside look at Southern California companies at the forefront of innovation and those driving our economy both regionally and globally. It also opens the door into the lives of the most high-powered C-level executives and business and community leaders and tells their inspiring stories of success.

Innovation & Technology

Real Estate & Finance

The region’s most innovative companies, groundbreaking tech entrepreneurs, and visionary executives at the forefront of the region’s nationally leading tech sector.

The most successful commercial real estate and finance moguls, power investors, pivotal new developments and marketplace trends.

Unique Editorial NextGen 10 Fastest Growing Companies Op-Ed, Howard Marks Deal Database (Biggest deals of the year, the VC’s, Entrepreneurs, etc.)

Unique Editorial Breaking Ground: New Developments Innovative Office

[January - March]

[Q1 - Winter ‘18] Space Close 11/17/17

Additional Distribution/ Events CSQ Visionaries Awards

[April - June]

[Q2 - Spring ‘17] Space Close 02/17/17

Additional Distribution/ Events CSQ Visionaries Awards EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

Advertising Section Luxury Real Estate

Billion-Dollar Cover

CSQ publishes a print edition four times per year; therefore, each of those issues has to make the most impact with the most significant industry leader embodying the issue’s theme on our cover. CSQ has implemented strict criteria for our cover features— the “Billion-Dollar Cover.” Along with the necessity of being a leader in the community supporting its growth and giving efforts, the cover subject must hit at least one of the following marks. Entrepreneur Net worth in excess of $1B C-Suite Executive Company revenues or market value in excess of $1B Foundation Head Foundation assets exceed $1B

Sports & Entertainment

Philanthropy, Art, & Culture

Special Olympics Edition: CSQ spotlights the driving forces behind LA 2024 while examining the impact of the game past, present, and future

Profiling noteworthy philanthropies and discerning cultural institutions, relevant board members, leading donors, and the importance of the arts and the impact of giving back.

[July - Sept]

[October - December]

Unique Editorial NextGen 10

[Q3 - Summer ‘17] Space Close 05/19/17 Advertising Section Top Performance and Entertainment Venues

Additional Distribution/ Events CSQ Visionaries Awards

Unique Editorial Philanthropy 100 NextGen 10 On the Board [Q4 - Fall ‘17] Space Close 08/18/17 Advertising Section Philanthropy 100

Additional Distribution/ Events CSQ LA Visionaries Summit CSQ Spirit of the Community Awards Powershares QQQ Golf Championship LA Tech Summit Deloitte Fast 500 LA Auto Show


Creating Community & Connectivity | Stories From the Top Visionaries


Culture & Taste

Regional profiles of C-Suite members at the Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 levels on their leadership, management, work/life balance, and more. These features are meant to motivate, intrigue, and teach both the aspirational and the relational reader.

DESTINATION: LA Downtown Arts District, West Malibu, Venice NEW YORK MINUTE 48 HOURS Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, Scottsdale GOLF GETAWAY™ Colorado, Oregon, Hawaii, New Orleans GOING GLOBAL Macau, Italy, Switzerland, Vancouver, Costa Rica

FOOD , WINE & SPIRITS REQUIRED READING ARTS & CULTURE CONSUMMATE CONNOISSEUR The best in scotch, cigars, wine, beer, and more. PROPRIETORS PROFILE Mendocino Farms, Golden Road Brewing, Umami Burger, and more.


C-Suite Advisory

TECHNOLOGY For home and work, along with the newest tech accessories. AIR, LAND & WATER Whether for business or travel, if it is luxurious and it flies, floats, or drives, it is covered here from reviews to industry insight BUYING TIME The finest timepieces to compliment every collection and wardrobe and interviews with the creative minds behind them. STYLE From business to casual, a roundup of the latest the season has to offer along with tips on classic style from our resident experts.

The forum for C-Suite Advisors to share their expertise in the following fields: accounting, business services, finance, health and wellness, legal, insurance, marketing, and real estate.


Closing Bell

CSQ’s event pages cover lifestyle, business and philanthropic events throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties while also recapping the suite of events hosted by C-Suite Media.

This column closes each issue with an inspiring interview pertaining to the theme of the quarter with someone who is not based in the Southern California region yet whose influence is undeniable. Previous interviews include Robert Herjavec, John Skipper, Karen Finerman, Ray Kurzweil, Michele Roberts, Howard Marks, and Gary White.


THE FULL CIRCLE APPROACH Brand Awareness Pre-Promotion

Brand Reinforcement Post-Event Coverage and Follow Up

CSQ’s brand comes to life off-page through immersive live experiences ranging from 30-person gatherings with CEOs and renowned influencers and tastemakers, to several-hundredperson investor conferences, providing engagement opportunities amongst high-powered audiences with luxury brands and services. Inside the C-Suite Peer-to-peer leadership series hosting the region’s C-Suite executives inside the offices of the most significant industry leaders. In an intimate forum to promote ideas around regional advancement and global impact, these events provide further transparency into the foundational organizations and individuals responsible for maintaining and further developing our regional economy. CSQ’s Visionaries Series Each quarter, CSQ honors top visionaries profiled in the magazine— in technology and innovation (Q1); real estate and finance (Q2); sports and entertainment (Q3); and philanthropy, art, and culture (Q4). These influential leaders and power players not only shape and drive their own businesses, but set standards for their industries. At these exclusive events, the honorees

Brand Experiences Custom Event or On-Site Activation

mix with CSQ’s C-Suite Circle, our exclusive network of C-level luminaries who have been profiled in past editions of CSQ, along with our powerful community of partners and Southern California’s business elite. CSQ LA Visionaries Summit Los Angeles is the second-largest market in the United States and the third-largest in the world. The annual CSQ LA Visionaries Summit is the place where this powerful region’s most affluent and influential Visionaries, Companies, and Next Generation Innovators converge to exchange ideas, opportunities, and insight across industries, trends, and technologies. Through inspiring ideas, connecting leadership, building community, and forging partnerships, the Summit aims to unite Los Angeles’ elite for the sustainable success of the region and the world. CSQ’s Art of the Connoisseur CSQ’s Art of the Connoisseur series celebrates the finer things in life—food, wine, spirits, travel, automobiles, art, architecture, style—with experiences custom-tailored to each client’s audience and aesthetic.

DIGITAL SPONSORSHIPS CSQ.COM, EMAIL MARKETING, E-NEWSLETTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA offers an insightful mix of trending news, feature profiles, interactive content, and entertaining and enlightening videos. CSQ’s print edition, both current and past issues, is also available online at Our digital offerings also include e-newsletters and other email communication. CSQ also leverages our social media channels to engage with key influencers and industry leaders to keep the conversation going.

Digital Editions

Each print edition of CSQ is available on in digital format, offering our compelling content complemented with digital links.

Whether you’re catching up on the region’s latest events, browsing our archives, or gaining insight from one of our C-Suite Advisors, is an ideal portal for the corporate executive and the optimal one for the aspiring C-Suite executive.


Our e-newsletters consist of a quarterly “First Look” allowing our highly engaged and coveted consumer base a sneak preview of our issue. of opt-in subscribers, and an “Issue Release” newsletter outlining the exciting content newly released to our website.

Email Marketing

Custom offers and event invitations from our partners distributed through email to our closed network of opt-in subscribers.

Social Media Engagement

CSQ’s social media focuses on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, where we get the conversation going with members of our C-Suite Circle (the C-level executives featured in CSQ) and our general audience.

E-Newsletters Digital Edition


MAGGIE AWARDS Western Publishing Association

Winner 2015, Best Quarterly Publication (Circ. <75,000)

Winner 2014, Best Quarterly Publication

(Circ. <75,000)

Finalist 2013, Best Quarterly Publication Best Special Issue: Innovation & Technology Edition (Circ. <75,000)

TESTIMONIALS “CSQ gave the Southern California tech community a long overdue spotlight. I was proud to help tell the story of innovation and entrepreneurship that’s happening right here at home.” Sky Dayton

“ was featured by CSQ magazine last year. I was astounded by both the reach and the executive level of that reach that occurred post publication. I heard from friends at my country club to investment banks in Los Angeles and New York. The exposure we received had an impact and it was a gift that just keeps on giving. Thanks CSQ for all the positive exposure.” Robin Richards

Founder, EarthLink and Boingo


“Working with CSQ for their annual innovation & technology issue was a pleasure. As an organization, their dedication to identifiying and spotlighting the region’s leaders is apparents in every aspect, rom the questions they pose to the content they produce. Furthermore, their passion for innovation, and the priority they place on it with every issue, is particularly refreshing.” Frank Addante

“Having been a partner of CSQ’s for several years now, I can attest to the tremendous work being done by their entire company, top to bottom. They produce a beautiful product with a powerful message that is distributed to the true leaders within the community. For us, CSQ is the perfect partner to tell our story and share our message.” Adam Blackstone

CEO, Founder & Chief Architect, Rubicon Project

“I was extremely pleased with the profile article and accompanying photo spread that appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of CSQ. The process, from start to finish was seamless and made sharing my vision for the HUGO BOSS brands very easy. I’m proud to have been featured in a magazine that appea ls to such a dynamic and influential reader. Mark Brashear President, Menswear, Michael Kors

Vice President, Marketing, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center

“CSQ created a truly magical evening at Scarpetta LA at the Montage for Toscana Resort Castelfalfi. Our goal was to showcase our real estate offer that includes country villas and apartments, and CSQ delivered on all levels. CSQ’s guest list of extremely affluent influencers was not only thoughtfully curated, but the connectivity among the guests was amazing…it was like having dinner with 25 of your closest friends! CSQ helped us reach and make an impact on a hard-to-reach group of people who have both means and interest in a destination property like Castelfalfi. We look forward to growing our partnership with CSQ.” Chiara Guidi Marketing Director, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi


Through strategic partnerships with global brands who have a strong presence in the region, CSQ adds value to our network of C-Suite Executives, NextGen Entrepreneurs, and Thought Leaders as well as our advertising relationships by offering enhanced magazine distribution, preferred rates on access to events, and experiential VIP offerings.

ACG Los Angeles Conference

LA Tech Summit

For nineteen years, the ACG LA Conference has brought like-minded individuals in the finance sector to discuss deals and connect with business opportunities to generate growth through the best educational thought leadership experience on the ideas and developments of shaping our lives.

The LA Tech Summit is the place to gather the key IT knowledge needed to be indispensible. Each year's Tech Summit agenda is carefully designed to provide you with the best possible decisions on behalf of your organization.

Automobility LA / LA Auto Show

Northern Trust (now Hyundai) Open

Built on the four-year success of Connected Car Expo and 109-year history of the LA Auto Show, we have created AutoMobility LA, the new auto industry's first trade show with one brand, one schedule and one locaton to precede the ten-day public show.

The Los Angeles Open is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, first played in 1926. Formerly known as the Northern Trust Open, it is played annually in February in Pacific Palisades, California.

Deloitte Fast 500 Event

Powershares QQQ Senior PGA Tour Event

Deloitte Fast 500 recognizes the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in regions around the world. Winners cover all areas of technology - from Internet to life sciences, from computers to semiconductors - and include both public and private companies.

The PowerShares QQQ Championship is a new professional golf tournament in California on the PGA Tour Champions, played at Sherwood Country Club in Lake Sherwood, California. The inaugural edition featured a 72-player field competing for a $2 million purse, and will be a no-cut 54-hole event.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards The EY Entrepreneur of the Year program has recognized the endeavors of exceptional men and women who create the products and services that keep our worldwide economy moving forward. Entrepreneur of the Year has grown dramatically and now includes programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide.

Other Relationships...

Boy Scouts Gala, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro LA & Greater Conejo Valley Britweek UKTI Innovation Awards Casa Pacifica Food, Wine & Brew Event Entrepreneur's Organization March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Milken Conference ProVisors, Vistage, & YPO






































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