Christina Chara Ioannou, Director, CCIcomms Ltd
Christina is a Lausanne, London, and Athens-based senior PR professional, specialising in strategic communication solutions. Her focus is on cultural industries and affairs, luxury, design and tech, with related education and professional experience. Christina has more than nine years of solid PR experience covering global PR & Media Relations, marketing, communication, development and branding strategy. Christina has led more than 60 global communications campaigns and has generated over 7K international articles.
Christina has collaborated with top international consultancies and has worked with some of the most prestigious cultural projects including Art Basel, the Venice Biennale, FIAC Art fair, Sao Paulo Art Fair, ArtBo, ARCOmadrid, Paris Photo, Bangkok Art Biennale. Christina has worked on campaigns and launches for institutions such as Guggenheim UBS Map, Brooklyn Museum, Faurschou Foundation, Palazzo Strozzi, Sculpture in the City (City of London's annual public art programme), TBA21, Asia Society, the Art Institute of Chicago and YSL Museum.
Christina has a Bachelor (BA) in Communication & Mass Media (State University of New York, Empire) and has completed a Master (MA) in Arts Administration & Cultural policy (Goldsmiths, University of London) with a research focus on Cultural Diplomacy and Relations. Christina speaks English, Greek, French, Italian, basic German and Portuguese. Christina is also a board member at Union Dance Ltd and a member of the committee for Artrooms Fairs.
Christina's international experience in leading and supporting global campaigns, her strong media and professional networks led to the creation of CCI Communications, an international communications consultancy. We focus on creating and implementing press campaigns and wider communication strategies by meeting targets, creating and developing credible networks, as well as defining crisis communications issues, addressing and resolving them. We cover art, entertainment, design/architecture and lifestyle brands while supporting other sectors such as new technologies and different kinds of startups.
We are an international team and work with a pool of professionals depending on our clients' niche, geographical territory, and specific needs creating and delivering very targeted campaigns.