The FOND Group Team is led by email marketing expert Nicole Delma and consists of accomplished digital professionals with hands on experience working for some of the best brands and media companies in NYC and beyond. FOND Group consultants are selected both for expertise in their respective disciplines as well as for their commitment to excellence. Several of our consultants held or still hold strategic positions at major companies, allowing us to expedite partnerships and gain real-time industry insights. Many hold board positions at nonprofits and are experienced in the nuances of bridging partnerships between the for profit and nonprofit worlds. FOND also works with a vetted network of vendor partners in data and email services – many we’ve worked with for over a decade.
Nicole Delma – New York
Impact Strategy, Email & Database Marketing
Nicole Delma is a recognized expert in the email marketing space, with over 15 years of experience leading the email and data programs for companies including J.Crew, Conde Nast Publications and Getty Images. Delma’s hands-on approach to data management and customer contact strategy has built her a reputation as a pioneer in the digital marketing space, bringing innovative marketing tactics to life for major brands with proven success.
As a consultant, Delma has coached clients including 4ocean, Bombas, Sesame Street, Penguin Random House, LVMH, Sony Music, The Huffington Post, Harper Collins, Barnes and Noble, The James Beard Foundation, Bloglovin and Digg through a variety of challenges ranging from program-wide assessments, digital property launches, data migrations, acquisition strategies to creative optimizations. Delma has a passion for sourcing and aligning audiences with relevant content and her expertise in data assessment has served her well in this space. Finding ways to enhance commerce while maximizing positive impact is her sweet spot.
Delma is currently leading the effort to get online retailers to offer plastic-free options at checkout. More here.
Josh Elkes – San Francisco
Partnerships & Strategic Development
Content Strategy, Licensing, Growth
Josh Elkes provides strategic leadership and oversees content partnerships for FOND Group’s nonprofit, brand and media clients including The James Beard Foundation, Grassroot Soccer, Hamptons International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Grow NYC, Surfrider, Conde Nast, Surface Media and others. Delma and Elkes worked together previously at Downtown Music and at Getty Images where both honed their skills and affinity for developing strategic content-based partnerships. Elkes is the co-founder of Harbourshare, a breakthrough platform that automates rights management needs for images, music and film. Also a singer songwriter, Elkes has played at notable New York venues including the Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, City Winery, Pianos, and others. He previously released a record produced by Grammy Winner Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan) and Cliff Carter (James Taylor, Art Garfunkel, Carly Simon).
Delma and Elkes once ran an ultramarathon across South Africa with a group of 10 people they organized to raise money for Grassrootssoccer.org.