I’m humbled to share that Axcess is 10 months away from its 25th year! It’s pretty incredible to think back in the spring of 1999, Mike Wargotz and I started this journey with a simple thesis…to create the most dynamic, exciting advisory firm/agency focused on partnership marketing & business development.
This journey has been extraordinary! We have been truly blessed and honored to have worked side by side with the world’s greatest brands, individuals and platforms.
Thousands of partnerships later, we’re still going strong, working today with a select number of brands/family members, doing what we do best.
I couldn’t possibly recognize all the incredible amount of individuals who I’m so deeply appreciative of, who have been critical to our success over the decades.
As many of you know, most of my time these days is spent on 25 Madison but remain involved on a select number of our brands. Grateful to Brett Muney, my partner/managing director who runs the day to day business. Brett’s been by my side since 2008 and works tirelessly with our current roster of clients.
As always, please feel free to reach out if there are any meaningful ways to partner with, or utilize, the various brands highlighted below.
Again, sincere and heartfelt thanks for 24 magical, winning seasons.
Kirk, Brett and the Axcess family.
AXW Featured Work
SENTIENT JET GUIDE BRINGS EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS TO CARD OWNERS ANNUALLY
For over twenty years, and now an integral part of Directional Aviation Capital, Sentient Jet has been a pioneer in private aviation, inventing industry firsts like the Jet Card and developing a premium, yet practical, flying experience. The 25-Hour Sentient Jet Card offers Card Owners the convenience, flexibility, and ease that comes standard with private air travel, without the hassle, maintenance and high costs of owning a jet. Each year, AXW curates a digital booklet sent to Sentient Jet’s 7,000+ UHNW Card Owners, containing exclusive benefits from top hospitality, retail and lifestyle brands. Current partners include Chileno Bay Resort, The Peninsula Hotels, Sea Island Resort, Exclusive Resorts, Panerai, Jenni Kayne, BÉIS and more. In addition to the digital guide, partners receive promotion on Sentient Jet’s newsletters, social media channels, online portal and geo-targeted mobile app. (Read More)
AXW Family Members in the News
CHICAGO BEARS NAME KEVIN WARREN TEAM PRESIDENT AND CEO.
The Bears named Kevin Warren as their new team President and CEO. Warren, 59, boasts 21 years of experience as an NFL executive with the St. Louis Rams (1997-2000), Detroit Lions (2001-03) and Minnesota Vikings (2005-19) and most recently served as Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference (2020-23). Warren replaces Ted Phillips, who is retiring after 40 seasons with the Bears, including the last 23 as President and CEO. Warren becomes the fifth president in the franchise’s 103-year history. (Read More)
FLEXJET, A GLOBAL LEADER IN SUBSCRIPTION BASED PRIVATE AVIATION, TO BECOME A PUBLIC COMPANY.
Flexjet, Inc. (the “Company”), a global leader in subscription-based private aviation, and Horizon Acquisition Corporation II (“Horizon”) (NYSE: HZON), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced today a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Flexjet becoming a publicly listed company. Upon the closing of the transaction, Flexjet is expected to be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “FXJ.” (Read More)
THIS LUXURIOUS ONE-OF-A-KIND HELICOPTER IS LIKE FLYING IN A BENTLY.
Flexjet’s helicopter ascends over Miami’s Opa-Locka executive airport for a beluga leather-cushioned ride across the Everglades. The one-of-a-kind Sikorsky S-76 soars 2,000 feet above Florida’s tropical wetlands with the elan of the limited-production Bentley Bacalar that inspired it. The Cleveland-based private jet operator is elevating its sky appeal, pairing its ultra-long-range G650 with the six-seat chopper for “last-mile” connections between Flexjet’s growing set of private-airport terminals, and city centers like Midtown Manhattan or Naples, Florida. (Read More)
TMRW SPORTS ADDS ALL STAR INVESTORS
TMRW Sports, which is focused on building progressive approaches to sports, media, and entertainment, has announced its initial investor group, an influential roster of icons across sports and entertainment matched with business titans in technology, sports, media, and finance. The institutional investment was co-led by Connect Ventures and 25madison Ventures. The investment group’s sports experience includes team ownership in every major league and ranges across F1, NFL, NBA, Premier League, MLB, NHL, MLS, tennis, esports, surfing, and golf with a combined social reach of nearly 500 million followers across Twitter and Instagram. (Read More)
US BITCOIN ANNOUNCE MERGER.
Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq | TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or the “Company”), a large, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneer and high performance computing infrastructure provider, and U.S. Data Mining Group, Inc. dba US Bitcoin Corp (“USBTC”), builder and strategic operator of four Bitcoin mining centres across the United States announced today that each of their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals (the “Transaction”). The combined company will be named “Hut 8 Corp.” (“New Hut” or the “Combined Company”) and will be a U.S.-domiciled entity. (Read More)
SIGNED KOBE BRYANT JERSEY SOLD BY SOTHEBY’S FOR $5,849,700.
A signed Kobe Bryant jersey, worn during his lone MVP season in 2007-08, has sold for $5,849,700 with Sotheby’s, a record for any Bryant item. It’s the second most expensive basketball jersey ever sold. Following Bryant’s death three years ago, murals arose around the world depicting Bryant in this uniform. Per Sotheby’s, the jersey’s lot includes a collection of photographs by Greg Cohen of those murals. Also, there are a variety of materials that depict this jersey including artwork, magazines, newspapers, T-shirts, photographs, pins, books and others in the lot — as well as photo matching and a letter of authenticity. (Read More)
CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO HEADLINE 2023 FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY ARTS FOR ALL GALA.
2023 Arts for All Gala features an intimate performance by Carrie Underwood, an elegant dinner prepared by Michelin-star chef Charlie Palmer paired with exquisite offerings from the Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel family of wines, and an exciting live auction of “money-can’t-buy” luxury travel, wine, and performing arts experiences. Proceeds support free and affordable access to world-class performances, public school arts education programs, Festival Napa Valley’s music academies, and scholarships for students and talented emerging musicians. (Read More)