Wake Up Round Up: Condé Nast Hires Their First African-American EIC

“When the fashion hordes move on to the Paris show on Wednesday, they will be joined by a figure who is both ubiquitous yet, by the standards of the ego-driven industry, barely visible. Federico Marchetti is chief executive of Yoox Group, the Italian technology company that has become one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes players in the world of on-line luxury.” [FT]

“Optaros ceo painted a portrait of today's consumers and how technology and the digital world affect their shopping behavior.” [WWD]

“Hiring Bee Shaffer (a.k.a. Anna Wintour's daughter) is turning out to be a wise move on the part of Ryan Murphy's production company. Murphy currently has a six-page profile in the October issue of Vogue, promoting the launch of his latest TV project, The New Normal. He also scored a Vogue tie-in on his other pet TV project, Glee, where Sarah Jessica Parker will guest star as the editor of Vogue.com this month.” [Racked]

“With 365,000 team members worldwide, 1,800 stores and 30 million guests each week, Target Corp. has a ‘bull’s-eye view' on how to use social media to drive sales.” [WWD]

Conde Nast hires their first African-American EIC, Keija Minor. [Fashionista]

“Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, started out as a successful social network platform, but now its commercial viability is murky.” [WWD]

“In March, Calypso produced what it claims was the first ever live Pinterest ambassadorship with Christine Martinez, a fashion blogger, who is the fourth most-followed Pinterest user in the world.” [WWD]

“For Sephora, digital may not be a new world, but it’s one that is continually being rediscovered. ‘We have the largest beauty site for prestige beauty…and the growth of that is what funds and fuels the investment into other digital areas,' said Julie Bornstein, senior vice president of digital, who spoke about how the company has paired digital innovation with in-store services to create a robust beauty buying space, where the experiential is paramount.” [WWD]

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