Levinson Jewelers, Plantation, Fla., won the “Retail Marketer of the Year” award at the Couture Design Awards held in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 27. The 8th Annual Couture Design Awards were hosted and co-sponsored by Town & Country Magazine and the Couture Jewellery Collection & Conference.
This year was the inaugural one for the “Retail Marketer of the Year” award, which was determined by the overall marketing, advertising, and public relations efforts of the leading retail jewelers in the country. The judges were marketing experts from fields other than the jewelry industry. They included Robert Burke, vice president and fashion director for Bergdorf Goodman; Robin Kent, chairman and CEO of Universal McCann; Trey Laird, president and executive creative director of Laird and Partners; Blaine Trump, philanthropist; and David Verklin, CEO of Carat North America.