The Art of Digital Storytelling in Fashion

TIME: March 23, Thursday, 20:00
Mansoor Mannbutte - Founder, Things by People
Daniel Coutinhu - CEO, Nowness
Moderated by Ruth Bradley


Daniel Coutinho, CEO, Nowness (LVMH), an expert in digital storytelling, will share his perspective on how investing in the right visuals and video content can help fashion brands find innovative ways to reach new audiences at a time when increasingly consumers tune out traditional online marketing channels. 

Mansoor Mannbutte
Founder, Things by People



Mansoor is a well established creative director & fashion photographer, based in Dubai. Known by his aliases Mannbutte and sometimes Mann, he has shot for major brands & titles such as Chanel, LV, Gucci, Harper’s Bazaar, Schon Magazine London, Defuse UK, Grazia Australia, Ted baker and many more.

He started his career in design and creative management in 2002, continuing for several years, working for international brands such as Bloomingdale’s, Harvey Nichols, Puma and Nike amongst the many.

Daniel Coutinhu
CEO, Nowness



Daniel Coutinho is an entrepreneurial executive with a 15-year track record in luxury, technology and digital media industries, in both start-up and corporate environments. He currently heads one of the youngest companies of the LVMH group: NOWNESS.

Appointed NOWNESS’s MD following his work within the LVMH Strategy team, Daniel has a diverse background and has already had different professional lives in Brazil, Europe and Asia, at companies including Sony, Microsoft and Amazon. Holder of an INSEAD MBA, he is Brazilian at heart and has been calling Paris home for the last 10 years.




Ruth Bradley has nearly two decades direct experience in the luxury lifestyle industry as a creative consultant, PR, editor and art director. She has spent the last 14 years based in Dubai where she started as an editor of Emirates Woman and Society magazines. She went on to serve as Director of Communications for Louis Vuitton Malletier Middle East for 7 years. In 2013 she founded her own company, Ruth Bradley Consulting, a unique Dubai based PR and luxury consultancy focused on the GCC and Levant. She has worked with clients across the art, food, culture and fashion industries including GUCCI, Alice Temperley, Cartier Parfums, Estee Lauder, Coty, NUXE, Virgin Megastore, Symphony, Roland Mouret, BEDOUIN, Splendid and Marc Jacobs. Ruth Bradley Consulting has launched award winning campaigns including the Steve McCurry ‘7 Princesses’ exhibition which was lauded as Best Campaign at the Arab Luxury Conference in 2015. Ruth is a mother of 3, animal lover, and amateur chef who is passionately involved in the arts across the region.