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Colleagues & Friends: Robin Cembalest

  • Emigrant Savings Bank 6 East 43rd Street New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)

Robin Cembalest, editorial strategist and social media specialist, discusses her career in art journalism, recent transition to editorial consultant and "leading light of art world social media," and work as founder of the mentorship group Niboristas. She is joined by colleague Morgan Fletcher, cultural producer, digital marketing specialist, and East Coast Co-Director of Art Girl Army. Together, they address their collaborative editorial practice, the role of social media and digital spaces in the arts, and the importance of networking and mentorship in creating career opportunities.


About Robin Cembalest
Described by artnet as “one of the leading lights of art-world social media,” Robin Cembalest is a journalist and editorial strategist. The former longtime executive editor of ARTnews, she has published widely in The Wall Street Journal, W magazine, and many other publications, and maintains popular feeds on Instagram and Twitter. In her consulting business, Robin Cembalest Editorial Strategies, she works with art-world clients to design and implement editorial and digital content. She also founded and directs the Niboristas, a mentoring and networking group for art-world professionals.

About Morgan Fletcher
I'm a cultural producer and digital marketer with a specialty in the arts. Drawing on my background from working in digital strategy, I help both nonprofit organizations and brands drive growth and engagement. I bring expertise in digital, e-mail and social-media strategy to drive growth and engagement.

I'm passionate about supporting women as they pursue their career goals, which led me to find my home as East Coast Co-Director of Art Girl Army (AGA) and as a Salary Negotiation Workshop Leader for Ladies Get Paid (LGP).

I also dedicate my time to voiceover work, teaching embroidery classes, and studying languages (French, Italian, and Arabic).

About Colleagues & Friends
The Colleagues and Friends breakfast series invites established women in the art world to have conversations about their current positions, career paths, and professional relationships. The program is generously hosted by Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance, a subsidiary of Emigrant Bank (Member FDIC, founded 1850) and its subsidiary, Fine Art Asset Management (Member APAA, AAA). Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance is a leading provider of loans secured by paintings, drawings, sculpture, wine, classic cars, stringed instruments, and other passion assets. Fine Art Asset Management provides independent, conflict-free, expert art advisory services, and USPAP compliant appraisals.