Deborah Cavanagh is senior vice president, marketing, of LOFT, overseeing the brand positioning, marketing, creative, visual and communications for the retail brand.
Cavanagh joined LOFT, which is a division of Ann Taylor Corporation, in April 2010. Prior to that, she was the associate publisher, creative services of Vogue magazine, overseeing Vogue Studio, the magazine’s in-house creative agency, as well as integrated marketing, promotion, public relations and events.
In 2007, Cavanagh spearheaded the launch of Vogue.TV, the online entertainment network with original programming that viewers can shop as they watch, which won a MIN Best of Web award in 2008. Also in 2008, Vogue.TV debuted Model.Live, a weekly broadband series that garnered over 6.6 million video views and introduced consumers to an interactive 24/7 entertainment platform.
Prior to joining Vogue in 2004, Cavanagh was executive director, creative services for the Condé Nast Media Group. Cavanagh joined Condé Nast in 2003 from the Hearst Group where she was executive director, business development. Cavanagh has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Advertising Age, Bloomberg News and the Associated Press. This is the second year that she’s made the Irish Voice’s Most Influential Women list.
Cavanagh earned a bachelor of fine arts, summa cum laude, from Ohio University. She resides in Westfield, New Jersey with her husband and three daughters. “I am extremely proud of my heritage, and to have married someone who shares it. We feel it’s not just a birthright, but a blessing,” she says.
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