Juli Benlevi-Zeff

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Juli Benlevi-Zeff" is the Founder & CEO of the digital incubator, Zeff Digital Media and is considered an expert in the digital space.

She launched the social media recommendation tool Blinked in 2014, which was quickly included alongside properties such as Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, as one of the 10 social media sites to use outside of Facebook.

Benlevi-Zeff is also the founder of JULIB.com which she sold in 2008 to the publishing house, Modern Luxury Media, following a bidding war between several other media conglomerates. Benlevi-Zeff first launched the property as a national and international e-zine with a Travel edition and 12 unique U.S. editions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., Boston, Orange County, Atlanta, and the Hamptons. It has also an international presence through its Paris and London editions.

MLM purchased the company to help support its print business which lacked a digital arm.[1][2] Modern Luxury Media sold to Atlanta-based Dickey Publishing in October 2010, following the market crash and Benlevi-Zeff reacquired JULIB.com and relaunched it in January 2011.

Benlevi-Zeff has created and developed high-profile digital campaigns for mega-brands including Sephora, Estee Lauder, H&M, Virgin, Sony, Citibank, Spain, Jaguar, Ralph Lauren, Equinox Fitness, and similar, as well as with the celebrity Dita Von Teese[3] and supermodel Angie Everheart. She was the creator of the JULIB.com Style Awards with celebrities Paris Hilton, Emmie Rosum and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

She has been a guest speak at New York University's Stern School of Business, and has been featured in various publications including The New York Times,[4] The Financial Times, The Washington Post,[5] LA Confidential, Glamour Magazine, OK Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine. She has also contributed to various publications including French Vogue and Hamptons Magazine.

She is a mother of 2 children and the daughter of Russian-born Regina Wagner and Iranian-born Gregory Benlevi

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  1. ^ Lukovitz, Karlene. "Consumer Publisher Uses Digital to Build Print Equity". Digital Magazine News. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  2. ^ Butler Cordova, Elisabeth. "Modern Luxury Buys Digital Newsletter Julib.com". Crain's. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ Warech, Jon. "Dita Von Teese on Marilyn Manson: "We're Not Friends"". People Magazine. Retrieved 4/6/2007.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Cooperman, Jackie (2/8/2005). "Web Stylistas Scoop Up the News". The New York Times.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ D'Amato, Suzanne. "Glamming Up Your Inbox". The Washington Post.