News & Scoops

2009 February 6

The Daily Media

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(NEW YORK) Pierre-Alexis Dumas has been named creative director of Hermès.

Michelle Melton has been promoted to senior public relations manager for North America at Sonia Rykiel.

Lesley Langsam Kennedy, formerly PR director of Saks Fifth Avenue, has been named vice president of Behrman Communications.

Randy Kriech has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing at Priori Skincare, and U.S. distribution for the brand will now be handled directly by PRIORI Skincare USA, LLC with headquarters in Richmond, VA.

Beth Thomas Cohen and Beth Overzat announce the launch of B'squared Public Relations, specializing in public relations for accessory designers.

Sue Hostetler, currently the host of Plum Homes with Sue Hostetler on the lifestyle network Plum TV, has been named shelter and design editor for Niche Media.

Crystal Carlton Flynn has been named director of publicity and special events for Hearts On Fire.

Robert Skinner Jr. has re­signed as chief executive officer of Devanlay U.S. Inc., the licensee for Lacoste branded apparel in the U.S. Skinner will be replaced by his predecessor in the position, Robert Siegel, who retired as chairman and ceo at the end of 2008 after seven years with the company.

The Wall Street Journal has closed its fashion bureau; 8 staff members including Teri Agins and Cheryl Tan have been let go, effective at the end of March.

Ava Rollins has left her position as manager of the luxury division of Brand Building Communications.

BPCM announces its representation of Katherine Fleming.

Blue Stripe PR is pleased to announce our representation of Eight Centuries, a new jewelry collection launching for Fall 2009, and Mimi & Coco.

The fashion department of B|W|R has recently been retained to launch Charley 5.0 and Rebecca Minkoff Apparel.

Caro Marketing, Dietch PR and Michele Marie PR will all be handling Public Relations and Marketing for Kangol’s new apparel launch in the US.

Kravetz & Company Public Relations announces its representation of Lisa Freede Jewelry.

Kwittken & Company announces its representation of The Ana Tzarev Gallery.

Moderne Press announces its representation of Emily Elizabeth Jewelry.

People's Revolution announces its representation of Zadig & Voltaire.

Polly Ryerson PR announces its representation of Cooper Martin, a new medical recovery clothing line, and Cocoon Innovations, a line of tech bags for computers, ipods, Blackberries and other tech gadgets.

Siren PR is pleased to announce its representation of Mrs. Meyer’s.

ShopPR announces its representation of Ouidad.

Tractenberg & Co. is pleased to announce its representation of Nieves Lavi.

Williamson PR announces its representation of Paige Novick.



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