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Edward Simon, Oettinger Davidoff

The Way Forward: The Future of Oettinger Davidoff

Earlier this year, Oettinger Davidoff announced that Jim Young, president of Davidoff of Geneva North America, would be adding the title of chief commercial...
Jon Huber, Crowned Heads

Carve Your Own Path: Leveraging Authenticity with Crowned Heads’ Jon Huber

Authenticity is a trait that many successful brands and entrepreneurs have learned how to master. It can’t be faked or manufactured—you either keep it...
Art Garcia, Antigua Esteli

Into the Groove: Art Garcia and Antigua Esteli Cigars

You’re likely to find Art Garcia in a studio, making music and developing new talent for several companies. You’ll also find him hard at...
Lissette and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, E.P. Carrillo Cigars

A Lasting Impression: Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and E.P. Carrillo Cigars

Since establishing EPC Cigars in late 2009 with his children, Lissette and Ernesto III, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo has regularly introduced new cigars—both long-term brands and...
Jose "Jochy" Blanco, President, Tabacalera Palma

Branching Out: A Look at Tabacalera Palma

One of the oldest cigar companies in the Dominican Republic is also one of its least famous, but Tabacalera Palma’s president, Jose “Jochy” Blanco,...
Starky Arias, Marketing Director at AJ Fernandez Cigars

Creating Brand Recognition: The Marketing Behind AJ Fernandez Cigars

As a graphic designer, Starky Arias has always been focused on appearance and visually communicating a brand’s message. He got his start in the...
Culture of Influence: Sales Tips from Alec Bradley's Jonathan Lipson

Culture of Influence: Sales Tips from Alec Bradley Cigars’ Jonanthan Lipson

While Jonathan Lipson was attending college at Boston University, he met a cigar rep at a local cigar shop who set him on a...
Jeff Borysiewicz's Florida Sun Grown Tobacco FSG

Purely For Passion: A Look at Jeff Borysiewicz’s Florida Sun Grown Tobacco

Jeff Borysiewicz has been proving doubters wrong throughout his entire professional career. In the late 1990s, Borysiewicz left his family’s successful auto repair business...
Hat City Ale House

Hat City Ale House’s Comeback

It’s often said that the surest route to success—although not necessarily the fastest—is hard work and perseverance. A perfect example is Kevin Paige, who...
IPCPR 2018 Alec Bradley Cigars Magic Toast

10 Buzzworthy Releases from IPCPR 2018

Retailers often ask the question, “What’s new?” At IPCPR each year, manufacturers stand ready to answer that with new releases that will make their...
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