Dr Demetris Vrontis is a Professor of Marketing, and Dean and Director at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Dr Vrontis is the Editor-in-Chief of the EuroMed Journal of Business and the President of the EuroMed Research Business Institute. His prime research interests are in strategic marketing planning, branding, marketing communications and wine marketing, areas in which he has widely published and consulted.Dr Alkis Thrassou is an Associate Professor at the School of Business at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, UK, and is a Chartered Marketer, a Chartered Builder and an EMRBI Research Fellow. He has published dozens of prominent scientific works and retains strong industry ties.