Consumer Conference – Piper Jaffray & Co. will host its 27th Annual Consumer Conference June 6-7, 2007, in New York City. The conference will feature presentations from more than 80 of the consumer industry’s highest profile retailers, footwear and apparel brands, restaurants, food processors and distributors and leisure/entertainment companies. Iconix Brand plans to have its management presentation available via podcast.
Stepping out of Her Calvins – Former senior vice president of global advertising and communications at Calvin Klein Inc., Jill Vernon, has launched Vernon Co., a consultancy that aims to be less about traditional public relations and more media strategy and brand building.
The Color of Controversy – Anissa Nouhi, senior fashion public relations manager for Benetton USA Corp., states that Benneton’s “Colors of Domestic Violence” ads aren’t by Benneton. An investigation is in progress.