Joe Feczko wins DDI Markopoulos Award DDI Magazine honors Feczko during GlobalShop in Chicago PR Newswire CHICAGO, April 17, 2013 CHICAGO, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DDI Magazine honored Joe Feczko as the 17^th recipient of the prestigious Markopoulous Award, which is presented annually to one outstanding professional from the visual merchandising and store design industry. The live announcement took place during GlobalShop at the A.R.E. Design Awards on April 16, and a formal presentation ceremony will occur at the Portfolio Awards Dinner during the DDI Forum in Napa, Calif., on Sept. 27. The Markopoulos Award is named in honor of the late Andrew Markopoulos, whose tenure as senior vice president of visual merchandising and store design for the department store division of Dayton Hudson made an indelible mark in the field and elevated it from a trade to an art form. The 2013 recipient of the peer-awarded honor is Joe Feczko of Macy's Inc. As the senior vice president of marketing innovation and integration at the Cincinnati-based department store giant, Feczko says what started as a part-time job at Bloomingdale's launched him into a rich career that spanned time at Duty Free Shoppers, Neiman Marcus and Avon, before heading back to Federated Department Stores. "When I started working at Bloomingdale's, I thought salespeople did windows," Feczko says. "It's been a long, fabulous journey of 30-plus years." Over his career, Feczko created many noteworthy projects, like Neiman Marcus' "The Book;" the QR-code campaign "Macy's Backstage Pass;" and "Believe," Macy's award-winning holiday advertising campaign. He served as executive producer on the Emmy Award-winning animated special "Yes, Virginia," a 30-minute branded content program for Macy's. In addition, he was associate producer and a retail consultant for NBC's reality show "Fashion Star." More information and a full interview with Feczko can be found in the April/May issue of DDI Magazine, or online at www.ddionline.com. ABOUT DDI-- DDI Magazine offers solutions to help retailers and designers create dynamic, effective store environments. The magazine focuses on store design, visual merchandising, architecture, marketing and branding, with a readership of qualified high-level, in-house retail and contract design professionals. Store planners, visual merchandisers, store designers, independent architects, contract designers and consumer products manufacturers working with high-volume retail chains depend on coverage in DDI for cutting-edge trends, strategies and product applications for store design. Learn more at www.ddionline.com. SOURCE DDI Magazine Website: http://www.ddionline.com Contact: Alison Embrey Medina, Executive Editor, DDI, email@example.com, (770) 291-5524
Joe Feczko wins DDI Markopoulos Award
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