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Virginia Sarah Crowley

Co-founder of Bees Communication and International Director

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I was born in England, grew up in the United States, moved to Italy, graduated first in England and then again in Bologna, Italy. It’s evident that putting roots down in one place is not among my priorities.

My priorities are my job, which I love and that is my source of energy, my family, and having positive people by my side.

For my studies, I chose a degree that allowed me to deepen a passion of mine – Fashion Design and Marketing. When I returned to Italy, I started working in one of the most important communication agencies in the country, where I realized that I could keep fashion as a passion, while developing my career into a wider field.

After all, the creativity, organization and continuous “vivacity” that characterizes design is daily applied to what my job is today.

In 2012, Bees Communication was born, which over the years has become a reality full of people, projects, and clients who make our agency different from the many others who work in the field of communication. As of 2016, I am the Italian Director for the Tennessee Department of Economic Development, a role that allows me to daily come in contact with companies of excellence and with an international aspect.

Organizing, developing new ideas and strategies, and coordinating our very prestigious clients are my favorite thing.

Passions and Hobbies:
My dog Madeline and the walks I take her on through the city streets, meeting and talking to new people, traveling, the sea, fabrics, fashion, packaging, music, good food and wine, having the opportunity to unleash my creativity, simple but beautiful things and searching for them, everywhere.

I’ve always collected miniature items, especially those I use in everyday life.

Favorite Quote:
“At the base of every excellent project there’s always a good excel.” – Virginia Sarah Crowley

Role Model:
Lady Gaga – not so much for her (apparent) egocentrism, but more for her true simplicity, dedication and passion.

In three words
Creative, determined, curious.

   

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Carlotta Acerbi

International Relations and Press Office

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I was born in the province of Modena, but I have always considered Bologna to be “my city”. After graduating from high school (Liceo Classico), I moved under the Two Towers in Bologna and began my higher educational career in Literature followed by a year spent in England where I continued my studies. Upon returning to Italy, I had the opportunity to complete my studies in Venice, specializing in the field of communication and management of cultural activities.

Parallel to my university studies, I actively collaborated on several projects in the field of tourism and culture, ranging from curating exhibitions, to acting as support for the Media Relations of Cineteca di Bologna during local events. I even collaborated with the Poetry Festival of the Province of Modena.

Now at Bees Communication I share my “Wikipedia” knowledge and “photographic” memory, without allowing anyone to see how I accumulate files on my computer desktop.

Passions and Hobbies:
Cinema, theater, dancing (both watching and doing), literature, creative writing, backpacking

Favorite Quote:
“Give women the right opportunities and they are capable of everything.” – Oscar Wilde

Role Models:
Meryl Streep, for being a great woman; Lilli Gruber, for being a great journalist; Kate Middleton, for her style and elegance.

 In three words…
Idealist, cheerful, entrepreneur.

   

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Fosca Bagaggia

Business Development USA Director

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Born in the late 80’s in Bologna, I grew up in the city of the Two Towers until I decided to move to London after finishing high school (Liceo Classico).

My professional experiences have led me as far as Africa, and at the end of a gap year, upon returning to Italy I began working with a communication agency as the head of guerrilla marketing projects and human resources.

In 2013, I had the opportunity to move to the United States, where I live to this day and where I began my Real Estate focused career. In 2017, I became the Business Development Director in the United States for Bees Communication, a role that gives me adrenaline, ambition and energy to achieve my goals, no matter how long it takes.

Passions and Hobbies:
Cooking, traveling, motorbikes and vintage cars, sailing.

Favorite Quote:
“Luck doesn’t exist. There is only the moment when talent meets opportunity.” – Seneca

Role Models:
Invincible women that never give up.

In three words
Resilient, dynamic, transparent.

   

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Claudio Giannasi

Bees Communication Partner

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Born in Bologna, several years ago I moved to the green hills of the Apennines. After completing my degree in Philosophy at the University of Bologna, in the late 1980s I started my professional career in the publishing world and in particular in the Bolognese newsroom of a national newspaper, becoming a professional journalist in 1995.

Exactly at the turn of the millennium, I also started an unusual and very interesting journey in Communications. For twelve years, I worked as a senior manager at one of the most important and innovative communication agencies nationwide.

An experience that, apart from personal growth, enabled me to evolve my content writing skills into the development of complex communication and marketing projects and the design and coordination of editorial initiatives also for web media.

Over the last few years I have “specialized” in the field of promoting the territory with particular attention to projects focused on the urban development of cities; delicate and fascinating microcosms that are constantly evolving and “marketing products” to be exported globally, offering continuous creative ideas for the design and implementation of new projects.

This is what my modest contribution to the Bees Communication team consists of.

Passions and Hobbies:
Literature, philosophy, music, landscapes, food & wine

Favorite Quote:
“I have simple tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” – Oscar Wilde

Role model:
Fryderyk Chopin- for his Nocturnes.

In three words:
Eclectic, thinker, precise.

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Silvia Spinelli

Events and International Relations

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I was born in Bologna, but I see myself as a global citizen. In recent years, I have visited and lived in four different continents.

Traveling gave me the possibility to grow, train and work in stimulating environments, meeting dynamic and inspiring people.

I am interested in the international economy sector; this is the reason why I took a bachelor in Economics at the University of Ferrara and a Master of Arts in International Politics and Markets at the University of Bologna.

After my studies, I began my professional career at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao where I realized how communication, networking and event organization are crucial factors in the internationalization process of businesses.

Because of this, I decided to focus and specialize in this area, attending project management, intercultural communication for business, digital communication and social media courses.

I aim at being excellent: for this reason, I always set high goals for myself, and now I am ready for this new challenge in Bees Communication.

Passions and Hobbies:
Traveling, dancing, sewing and video making.

Favorite Quote:
The most dangerous thing is to not evolve (Jeff Bezos)

Role Models:
Susan Wojcicki, for being able to turn a fortuitous circumstance into a life opportunity.

In three words…
Energetic, curious, pragmatic

   

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Giuliano Cavalieri

Director of Tourism Sector and Logistics

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Born in Reggio Emilia, I graduated in the late 70’s from the Istituto Tecnico Superiore of tourism in Florence.

Traveling has always been my passion which is why I chose to focus my professional career on tourism; a job I have been doing for forty years and that has allowed me to visit many different countries around the world.

Within the Tourism sector, I have held various roles, particularly in the areas of promoting and developing new businesses.

I brought my international experience into the Bees Communication team where I follow the development of tourism related projects and the logistics of study tours.

Passions and Hobbies:
Fishing, traveling

Favorite Quote:
“Stultum est dicere: putabam”, “It’s foolish to say: I believed” – Cicero

Role Model:
Ennio Doris – Chairman of Banca Mediolanum, for his charisma and for the fact that he’s a self-made man in the world of finance and conveys a sense of confidence.

In three words
Curious, traveler, empathic.