Mark Tungate: writer and editor

  • British journalist and author based in Paris
  • Editorial Director of the Epica Awards
  • Specialist subjects: media, branding, travel, lifestyle trends
  • Books include “The Escape Industry: How Iconic and Innovative Brands Build the Travel Business”, “Branded Beauty: How Marketing Changed the Way We Look”, "Luxury World: The Past Present and Future of Luxury Brands", Adland: A Global History of Advertising", "Fashion Brands", "Branded Male" and "The Epica Book"
  • Copywriting clients have included Coca-Cola, MTV, Diesel and Kantar Media, as well as leading ad agencies
  • Speaks regularly at conferences around the world
  • Regular TV appearances
  • Fluent French




Rezo Gabriadze's staircase
Rome wall
Scooter, Marseille
Manila Ice
Manila market
Russian limo

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My latest book, The Escape Industry: How Iconic and Innovative Brands Built the Travel Business, is currently on shelves. No doubt my most personal book to date, it reflects my love of travel and contains many incidents and anecdotes from my own wanderings. At its heart, however, the book is a series of inspiring stories about the entrepreneurs who changed the way we travel.


Life through lenses

A writer explains his love of specs

I started wearing glasses when I was 20 years old and still painfully self-conscious. Fortunately, many of my role models wore glasses: Michael Caine, Woody Allen, Morrissey of The Smiths – they were the quirky-but-cool faces of spectacle wearing...



How to be Parisian

Does the French capital have an attainable style?

For the Parisian, style is about far more than clothing. My wife, who was born and raised in Paris, once informed me that she could tell as much about a person from the way they wielded their cutlery as she could from the way they dressed. "The British tend to shovel",” she added, with a significant glance across the dinner table...


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Address: 16 rue Villeneuve, 92110, Clichy France
Tel: +33 (0)6 72 78 84 11