Fostering authentic connections and engaging conversations among an international community.
WHO WE ARE
LEFT BANK MEDIA
New York-based brand rooted in content and community
Left Bank Media is a New York-based media company with strong international ties. The parent company to Left Bank Magazine, Left Bank Hub virtual network for artists, Studio at Left Bank Media creative agency, and Chez Nous Guide, Left Bank Media surfaces the work of artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs on an international scale while empowering them through connection and collaboration.
Inspired by the 1920’s Left Bank in Paris, where Picasso, Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein would create and collaborate, Kristyn Potter founded the company in 2018. The St. Louis native got her start in media in 2013, after completing graduate school for Media Communications and relocating to NYC, where she worked on marketing and creative teams for some of the world’s biggest companies—including Google, Getty Images, New York Magazine, & Sony.
The company initially began as a small, Brooklyn blog—Left Bank Magazine—in 2014, before establishing an LLC in 2018 and expanding into High Street Disco (2018), Left Bank Hub (2020), and Chez Nous Guide (2020).
Left Bank Media’s brands have been featured in The Guardian, AdHoc, Refinery29, Fast Company, Popdust, Audiofemme, and more.
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LEFT BANK MAGAZINE
International culture magazine focusing on music, art, film, and words
Left Bank Magazine is an international print and digital publication that covers independent and primarily undiscovered artists. We take curation seriously—searching the globe for the best emerging talent across music, art, film, and literature.
Left Bank reaches its international audience across the website, YouTube channel—which was the platform for the 2020 5-day virtual music festival Left Bank Live (featured in The Guardian, Audiofemme, and Popdust)—and social media.
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Join our international community of artists at Left Bank Hub
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CHEZ NOUS GUIDE
Online directory and travel guide featuring people of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ owned businesses and organizations around the world.
Established in June 2020 during the resurgence of Black Lives Matter and the increase in small business support during the Covid-19 pandemic, Chez Nous Guide (French for our home) is a volunteer-run inclusive and intersectional directory for businesses, artists, and organizations owned and run by historically-marginalized people and their allies. The site is dedicated to amplifying voices that have been—and continue to be—silenced by society.
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STUDIO AT LEFT BANK MEDIA
Creative and content studio at Left Bank Media, specializing in copywriting, graphic design, web design, events, and small-run printing services.
The in-house studio at Left Bank Media supports and empowers our brands—and the people behind them. Offering public relations and writing support to musicians and artists under Left Bank Magazine, providing graphic design, marketing, and printing services for Chez Nous Guide founders, and providing web and event support for Left Bank Hub, Studio at Left Bank Media is a full-service small agency for friends and founders on the ‘Left Bank’.
“Chez Nous is an absolutely beautiful website that is “a volunteer-run inclusive and intersectional home for businesses, artists, and organizations owned and run by historically marginalized people around the world and our allies.”
“Brooklyn-based outlet Left Bank Magazine is hosting a mass live performance series featuring far too many amazing artists to list here. For five days, they’ll be streaming twelve hours of live music, starting March 17th at 11AM and going all the way through the 22nd.“
“On Chez Nous Guide’s website, you’ll find city guides as well as listings in a wide variety of categories. Sounds like a great idea, right? … we chatted with Potter about her journey to bring Chez Nous Guide to life, her biggest business challenges so far, and what being a small business means to her. “
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