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Steven Le Vine

PresidentGVG Agency

Austin, TX

Member Since October 2020


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Specialties: CPG brands, consumer & B2B brands, biohacking, celebrities, experts ATX | LA

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14 Expert Tips for Building a Successful Personal Brand

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Building a successful brand means understanding who you are and staying true to it. In so many areas of culture, building a successful personal brand is key to getting ahead. Who you are, what you’re known for and what value you provide to others all play a role in creating your brand, and those who create positive ones are likely to find more opportunities coming their way. But creating a personal brand isn’t as simple as some may think. It requires intentionality and a deep understanding of self to get started. Here, 14 leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council share some of the other steps you’ll need to take if you want to build a successful personal brand, in life and in business.

3 Tips For Utilizing PR To Propel Your Biohacking Brand Forward


It is crucial to connect with individuals who are embarking on an exciting journey of self-discovery — and these three tips can help.

12 Business Leaders Share Their Best Tips for ‘Going Live’

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Before you hit that "go live" button, make sure you have a plan in place for a successful social media live stream. Whether it's on Instagram, Facebook or other social media platforms, live video content provides fun and welcome variation to your social media strategy. It allows for more connection between your brand and your customers, and may even introduce a new audience to your company. But there is an art to doing live videos well, and it's important to understand the basics before you start streaming. To help, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members share their best practices for a successful social media live stream — from ensuring added value to advertising in advance — and how to adapt these practices to your own strategies.

Working With an Influencer? Get Alignment With These Eight Strategies

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Brand alignment is key in working with influencers. When marketing your business or product, it’s often beneficial to work with an influencer in the industry. However, approaching a celebrity or influencer about endorsing your product or service can be intimidating, and you’ll want to have a solid pitch prepared. To make your offer as persuasive as possible, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council suggest using these eight effective strategies to approach your selected influencer and convince them to come on board.

How Midsize American Cities Can Leverage 'Brain Gain' From Larger Cities Post-Pandemic


How can these cities with an influx of new residents best take advantage of this brain gain?

Company details

GVG Agency

Company bio

Founded in 2006, GVG Agency (formerly Grapevine PR + Consulting) is an award-winning digital marketing agency committed to growing brands through influencer marketing, public relations, paid media, and other brand growth strategies. The agency's campaigns have earned dozens of awards from its industry peers. For nearly 20 years, GVG has been trusted by major brands including Caesars Entertainment, P.F. Chang's, Liquid Death, ASHOC Energy, Lavazza, and Postmates; and celebrities such as William Shatner, Taylor Swift, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, and Charli D'Amelio. The agency and its founders Garrett McClure and Steven Le Vine regularly contribute their expertise to major business publications such as Entrepreneur, Inc., Rolling Stone, Forbes, Business Insider, and PRWeek. Last year, they co-authored the Amazon bestseller Stories That F*cking Matter: Three Pillars of Epic Storytelling to Dominate Media Headlines, Win Clients and Grow Your Business, with a foreword from client William Shatner.



Area of focus

Consumer Goods

Company size

2 - 10