About Us

Our Story

We founded Fohr Card with the purpose of bringing together two groups of people who share a love for storytelling; creative brands and creative influencers. Our purpose was born from a story of personal friendship between two of us, James Nord and Rich Tong.

RT:   James and I met for the first time over lunch one afternoon at Friend of a Farmer in Gramercy Park.

At the time, James was daylighting in sales as an Account Executive, while moonlighting as an amateur fashion photographer (albeit a well-followed one on Tumblr). I was at Tumblr heading up their fashion initiatives, and always being keen on meeting ambitious, talented, creative individuals from the community, I was curious to chat with him.

I don't remember much of what we discussed, but I do remember coming away from our conversation being acutely aware of his problem: he was genuinely passionate about wanting to work with established fashion brands - he just hadn't gotten the opportunity.

As luck would have it just a few days later, OscarPRGirl approached me asking me if I knew anyone from the Tumblr community who would be good to shoot their event on FNO. I instantly thought of James and introduced them.

JN:   As Rich said above I was working in marketing and trying to hustle my way into a gig in fashion. I used to do this thing where I cold emailed CEO's of major fashion brands, asking to work with them. It never worked.

I really respected what Rich was doing at Tumblr and wanted  to be a part of it. I didn't end up doing Tumblr Fashion Week, but that one email he wrote to Erika at Oscar de la Renta really did change my life.

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sarah jessica parker & oscar de la renta september 9, 2011 photographed by james nord

I became the house photographer for Oscar de la Renta and Thom Browne, had the chance to fly around the world and work with brands like Puma, Stella Artois, J. Lindeberg, Rag & Bone and more.

Fast-forward a year, Rich and I found ourselves catching up over Manhattans in a familiar spot, the Rose Bar in Gramercy. By the second round we knew we had to create a business that could take what Rich did in my life and help thousands of people. We knew there were bloggers and influencers more talented than me who just needed a way to get in front of the right brands.

We share this story because it is the inspiration and foundation for what we do, and why we do it.

We founded Fohr Card with the purpose of bringing together two groups of people who share a love for storytelling; creative brands and creative influencers. Alone, each can create beautiful stories. Together, we believe they can create even greater ones.

James Nord & Rich Tong
Founders of Fohr Card

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Meet the team behind Fohr Card

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James Nord
Founder & CEO
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Rich Tong
Founder & Creative Director
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Grace Murray
Account Director
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Emma Hetherington
Account Director
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Cameron Barker
Lead Developer
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Sean McIntyre
Account Coordinator
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Kim Proschka
Account Coordinator
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Penelope
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Meet the team behind Fohr Card

Bio james
James Nord
Founder & CEO

James has spent the last 5 years in marketing and advertising, in various leading roles at Product of the Year, Image Source, Flight 001 and LifeStage Media.

After picking up a camera and creating a Tumblr, James has also gone on to work as a photographer for Oscar de la Renta, Thom Browne, Stella Artois, Puma and Rag & Bone.

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Rich Tong
Founder & Creative Director

Rich most recently served as Fashion Director at Tumblr, leading the growth of Tumblr's fashion community to over 200 of the world's most creative publications, designers and brands.

Prior to Tumblr, Rich founded Weardrobe in 2008, a fashion startup that was later acquired by Google. He has also worked with Chanel, The Fancy, and UNICEF.

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Grace Murray
Account Director

Prior to joining Fohr Card in early 2014, Grace spent two years working in advertising across account management and production, as well as consulting her own portfolio of beauty and lifestyle clients.

What a legend.

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Emma Hetherington
Account Director

After eight years in media planning and buying and account management at a full service advertising agency in Australia, Emma made the move across the ocean to New York to join Fohr Card.

Emma will move mountains for cookies.

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Cameron Barker
Lead Developer

Cameron brings 8 years of experience in product management and programming in his position as Lead Developer at Fohr Card. Prior to working with Fohr Card, Cameron served as digital lead for MILK Studios.

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Sean McIntyre
Account Coordinator

Sean has spent the last 4 years in New York interning in marketing and public relations departments at companies including Hearst Magazines, Cosmopolitan, and most recently Fohr Card.

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Kim Proschka
Account Coordinator

Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, Kim came to New York City in 2012 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has previously worked at PR Consulting and Viacom.

She is also the only team member who has actually been to the German island of Föhr.

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Penelope is a dog.

Press

Launching at a time when bloggers are perhaps more valuable than ever to brands... the startup has signed on some pretty big names.
While other B2B platforms exist…none have the laser focus on this growing sector of the digital realm.
Brands are using Fohr Card to identify new 'digital influencers' — people with a voice and loyal following.

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