David Duplantis, Executive Vice President of Global Digital Media & Customer Engagement at Coach, discusses how the brand reaches new audience utilizing social media.
With a successful career in retail, David Duplantis championed the development of and now leads Coach's Global Web & Digital Media group. He and his team are singularly focused on presenting a compelling global brand experience in all digital media.
For over a decade, Duplantis led the North American Retail division's merchandising, marketing, planning and allocation functions. During this time, he helped reposition the Coach brand from a traditional house of leather known for quality and craftsmanship, to a fashion brand with over 3 billion dollars in sales. Before joining Coach, Duplantis held merchandising roles within J. Crew and Gap, Inc. where he was credited for rigorously driving businesses.
Jake Nickell is Threadless.com’s young and fearless
entrepreneurial leader. He has a passion for learning new things, from how to get t-shirts made to how to design and program an e-commerce website.
Currently, Mr. Nickell is focused on running the successful, worldwide business that Threadless has become. He likes to think creatively and unconventionally about how to keep Threadless one step ahead by encouraging nutty employee ideas and staying away from the “business” side of running a business.
Mr. Nickell continues to keep up his geek cred through his love of programming. When he’s not working, he is busy hanging out with his wife Shondi, daughter Arli, and son Dash.
Over the course of her 10 years in the beauty industry,
Heather Park has transitioned from traditional beauty
publicist to digital media specialist. Beginning at Mario
Badescu and Revlon Inc., Ms. Park went on to shape the
social and digital strategy for MAC Cosmetics in 2007.
In 2010, Ms. Park joined Momentum Worldwide as a Senior Social Media Strategist, working on such accounts as Sony Pictures, American Express, Verizon, and Hyundai. She re-entered the beauty world in 2011 as Director of Digital Media for NARS Cosmetics, overseeing the brand’s global initiatives across social media marketing, digital advertising, and digital PR. In just over one year, Ms. Park has brought NARS to a level of recognition as an industry leader in the digital space.
From strengthening the brand’s presence among existing digital platforms to launching new channels such as Pinterest and Instagram, she has spearheaded NARS’ global digital expansion, extending across 10 international markets this year.