Horizon Beauty Group, the leading global distributor of prestige beauty and fine fragrances, has brought on Lombardo as its creative agency of record, marking a major win for the ten-year-old agency.
With a roster that includes numerous beauty and fashion brands, Lombardo has extensive experience with branding and marketing clients across the industry, with an emphasis in luxury. With brands like Fendi Casa and Watches of Switzerland, Lombardo has gained a reputation for exceptional creativity and bespoke service.
“The entire Lombardo team is excited about the next steps with Horizon and building a solid partnership,” says Rita Lombardo, Principal. “We have similar core values of quality, team, family and client service. We’re setting the stage for incredible growth for Horizon.”
Best known for expertise in both wholesale and retail distribution, Horizon has built longstanding partnerships with both prestige manufacturers and retailers and actively seeks beauty brands and the acquisition of intellectual property to bring to market.
“This was a natural pairing,” says Horizon CEO Robert Crames. “Their work for other clients is very impressive, and they and their team are very personable. We clicked right away on ideas that will take Horizon clients to new heights.”
Crames was previously the CEO and co-founder of The Northern Group/ Aladdin Fragrances, which had a venerable 20-year history of distributing designer brands including LVMH, Interparfums USA, and Proctor & Gamble—growing to a magnitude of $120MM before it was sold in 2004.
Today, Horizon continues a tradition of excellence, with clients that include Candie’s, Jones New York, Tahari, Bob Mackie, and Betsey Johnson.
ABOUT HORIZON BEAUTY GROUP
Horizon Beauty Group specializes in the strategic placement of brands within all channels of distribution from department stores, chain drug stores to mass merchants globally. Their vast knowledge of the beauty industry, coupled with our extensive network of retail partnerships, enables them to help build brands by expanding their retail distribution. The Horizon team provides full support in sales, brand marketing and distribution logistics to effectively grow brands.
Lombardo is a creative agency based on the Palm Beach waterfront, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Since 2010, we have gained a reputation for exceptional creative and bespoke service. Our work with both market leaders and challenger brands has fundamentally changed the way businesses and industries operate, and generated measurable value for clients and communities alike. These attributes have seen us develop a client list that includes Fendi, Watches of Switzerland, and Anheuser-Busch.