“Mark Lakin is a dedicated conservationist and humanitarian, driven to make lucrative capitalism and conscious business practices symbiotic, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”Amitabh DesaiChief Foreign Policy Advisor, President William Jefferson Clinton
“My strong advice is to talk to The Legacy Untold. It will not disappoint, in fact it may just change your life a little.”Joss KentChief Executive Officer, &Beyond
“The Legacy Untold produces tastemaker experiences that I always make time to attend because they attract global influencers from a vast array of industries who understand their responsibility to our planet and its people.”David BeameFounder & Vice President Events & Broadcasts, Global Citizen
“The Legacy Untold demonstrated a marked ability to be innovative and provide creative solutions despite many varied course corrections and challenges along the way. They maintained professionalism and still captured incredible heartfelt footage! I will work with The Legacy Untold again, without hesitation, should the opportunity arise and wish them many more legacies such as the impactful ones they left with this project.”Amanda ManchiaChief Marketing Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
“Brilliant brand strategists, thoughtful crafters of whimsical & emotive content, committed ambassadors at the intersection of luxury, conservation, and community upliftment, fabulous event producers from grand galas to intimate 9 course dinners, and notable connectors of people of influence across a broad range of sectors.”Jeremy JaunceyFounder & Chief Executive Officer, Beautiful Destinations
“Mark Lakin always has his finger on the pulse of what matters in travel - exceptional experiences that get you to the heart of a place.”Jacqueline GiffordEditor in Chief, Travel + Leisure
“Exceptional brand strategists and brilliant strategic marketers with the "IT" Factor. The Legacy Untold and its team of experts lead by Mark Lakin command a breadth and depth of expertise that is truly extraordinary. Their ability to understand different segments and think outside the box has been an inspiration for me…cutting through the clutter and helping me clarify complex issues.”Robert BrozinFounder, Nando's
“I value Mark Lakin’s opinions enormously & intently listen to his views on design, marketing, conservation, humanitarianism, and his deep understanding of human dynamics. Mark is a highly intelligent and decent person who possesses qualities and values I admire greatly. Singita and I are extremely fortunate to enjoy a rich and rewarding relationship with Mark and the Legacy Untold, and look forward to many more enriching years working together.”Luke BailesExecutive Chairman, Singita
“The Legacy Untold took our French beauty start-up from completely unknown to being positioned among industry leaders in six months. They tapped an astonishing number of impossible to reach beauty industry titans to help design a thoughtful and creative launch strategy and then executed it with excellence.”Stacey BentCo-Founder, French Royal
“The Legacy Untold team are superstars at the forefront of luxury leisure experiential travel, having pioneered travel to countries like Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan, and perfected hospitality products across 20 African countries.”Bonita MutoniDirector Sales and Marketing, One & Only
“The Legacy Untold was an extraordinary partner and provided advice and information that played a critical role in our success. Mark Lakin is one of the most respected travel consultants and travel designers in the world, and for good reason!”Thabang SkwambaneGroup CEO, Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB)
“The Legacy Untold delivered unparalleled strategic advice, creativity and execution. The quality of the work was simply extraordinary. They worked around the clock, making quick game-time decisions, and providing innovative solutions, resources, and the leadership that made this massive project a major success.”Susan KilkennySVP Integrated Sales & Marketing, Maxim Inc.
“The Legacy Untold team are top experts in remote uber luxury hospitality, lodge architecture & design, authentic cultural immersions, sustainability, wildlife conservation, and community upliftment..Mark Lakin is a pioneer and always willing to embark on a new adventure in his obsessive hunt for the next and best world class travel experience, even if it leads him to a country that is totally unknown for tourism.”Khalid KakimzhanovFounder, DALA
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We have designed virtual reality experiences for Soho House, rebranded tourism for the state of Israel, told Singita’s extraordinary story of conscious capitalism, launched an ultra-luxe French beauty treatment that augments the global bee population, redesigned the traditional Kazakh yurt alongside architects of the Burj Khalifa and the Time Warner Center & positioned the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to open its doors to outsiders for the first time in history.
Launched a multifaceted marketing campaign around the iconic One & Only’s new footprint in Rwanda, and keynoted the Rwanda Tourism Awards.
Produced and hosted one of the most successful speaker series for Soho House, one of the finest membership clubs in the world.
Produced, scripted, directed, and shot five short films for The Coca-Cola Foundation across five African countries related to their impact on malaria, human rights, and women’s empowerment.
Partnered with legendary architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to reinterpret the traditional yurt and launch a world class luxury leisure hospitality circuit across Kazakhstan.
Rebranded messaging for the State of Israel to steer the conversation from the heavier subjects that dominate the press to themes of luxury, design, architecture, local cuisine, beauty, and tech innovation.
Positioned the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to open its doors to outsiders for the first time in history, setting new benchmarks for sustainable luxury and cross-cultural integration in the travel & hospitality industry.
Ideated and executed a comprehensive launch strategy securing the French Royal brand with an established seat within the competitive space that is the beauty industry.
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