Background & Responsibilities:
Nancy Giges was a business journalist, specializing in advertising and marketing for 25 years at Advertising Age, where she managed international editorial and a network of 40+ correspondents worldwide. Her role involved interviewing CEOs of major global corporations (e.g. Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive) and other notables (Nancy Reagan); and she covered high profile events, such as a US-USSR trade meeting at a Kremlin dinner hosted by Gorbachev; the introduction and success of Diet Coke and the Tylenol poisonings in Chicago that sparked much discussion about crisis management.
In 1995, she opened Brookdale Associates, Inc., to offer various writing (her first love) and PR services. ICOM is one of her oldest and most favorite clients.
Country/State: New York, USA
The professional accomplishment I’m proudest of… leveraging my background to start my own business
The music in my headphones… the music written and sung by my daughter Melissa Giges (melissagiges.com)
A saying that inspires or guides me… “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” - Alfred Austin
A local custom I like… Thanksgiving – a wonderful day of family and food
My everyday mission…to lose myself at least for a short time in my garden
An event or place you absolutely must see in my country…The Highline in New York City
My ideal break…spending time in my garden, planting, digging, pruning, harvesting