JOINING NORDSTROM: Michael Crotty, senior vice president of advertising, marketing and public relations at the Neiman Marcus Group, has joined Nordstrom Inc. as vice president for Nordstrom Brand Marketing. NMG has experienced a string of executive changes within the last four weeks, including realigning the responsibilities of its general merchandise managers, and the departure of Margaret Spaniolo, gmm at Bergdorf Goodman for men’s, home, beauty and jewelry, who joined Thom Browne as president.
Crotty covered a lot of ground over the years at NMG, filling marketing slots at the Bergdorf Goodman and NM Direct divisions, as well as supervising the overall marketing efforts for the group over the last year. He later became Bergdorf’s vice president of marketing and advertising, and has held consumer marketing positions with CDNow.com, Sony and Time Warner. He also served as vice chairman of Shop.org, an association of retailers with online operations organized by the National Retail Federation. Last year, Karen Katz, president and chief executive officer of NMG, recruited Crotty back to the business.
— DAVID MOIN