July 14, 2011 |
Oprah Winfrey has decided that if you want to get the job done, you'd better do it yourself. The former daytime talk show queen has named herself chief executive and chief creative officer of OWN, the cable network she launched in partnership with Discovery Communications. The announcement was made early Wednesday morning. The move comes just over two months after Christina Norman was forced out as CEO of OWN in a management shake-up. Norman, who exited only four months after the channel made its debut, was OWN's third head since its formation was announced in 2008.
August 3, 1999 |
Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide said Monday it has purchased McElroy Communications Inc., a Newport Beach advertising agency that specializes in youth-oriented marketing. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Becoming part of FCB gives McElroy the "support of a large, global network and in turn brings FCB our very focused set of resources," founder Thom McElroy said in a statement. McElroy, 37, will remain president and chief creative officer of the new McElroy FCB.
September 20, 2012 |
The storied New York design house Halston once dressed celebrities the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger and Liza Minnelli. Its founder, Roy Halston, partied with Andy Warhol at Studio 54 and designed Jackie Kennedy's famous pillbox hat. But after decades of corporate turmoil, the label that once epitomized 1970s glamour in the Big Apple is getting a West Coast makeover - along with at least half a dozen stores and a fresh runway collection next...
March 15, 2003 |
Phones have been lighting up at Victoria's Secret headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, since a new TV ad surfaced in which the lingerie maker's models frolic lovingly around the Palazzo in Venice to the soothing music of ... Bob Dylan. And to boot, it's Dylan at his most dour, singing "Love Sick," from his Grammy-winning but supremely downcast 1997 album "Time Out of Mind." "People are calling and asking when it's going to be shown again," says Ed Razek, chief creative officer for Victoria's Secret.
October 15, 2013 |
Burberry taps Bailey: Christopher Bailey, who has served as chief creative officer of Burberry for the last six years, will also become the label's chief executive officer in mid-2014, the British brand announced Tuesday. Bailey, who will also retain his current role (his new title will be a mouthful: "chief creative and chief executive officer") will be succeed current CEO Angela Ahrendts, who is headed to Apple Inc. Ahrendts to Apple: While Burberry's announcement doesn't shed any light on Ahrendt's new gig, our colleagues over in the Business section do. According to Chris O'Brien's report this morning, Ahrendts " will run its retail division, including online and retail stores.
January 19, 2012 |
Long-struggling Gap Inc. said Tom Wyatt, president of its low-cost Old Navy brand, has resigned and will be temporarily replaced by two executives. While the San Francisco retailer searches for a suitable replacement, the duties of president will be shared by Nancy Green, Old Navy's executive vice president and chief creative officer, and Tom Sands, the brand's executive vice president of stores and operations, the company said Thursday. Wyatt, 56, began working at Gap in 2006 and helped lead Gap's outlet division as well as its intimate apparel and fitness lines.