Joe Feczko wins DDI Markopoulos Award

                    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

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