Harrods hands Dillon senior marketing post

Harrods has brought in former UK Revlon marketing director Rebecca Dillon to join its marketing team.

The London store confirmed that Dillon has started work at Harrods as a consultant after group marketing director Nancy Prall left last month (MW October 27).

A Harrods spokesman says Dillon has been hired as a consultant and that, officially, she has not been given a title.

It is believed she will be made responsible for strategic mark eting alongside advertising and marketing director Marie-Louise McLeod.

Dillon worked at Revlon for more than three years, leaving her job as cosmetics and fragrances marketing director in the UK in February 1993 to become assistant general manager in Revlon’s international marketing department, based in Paris. She left the company in August.

Harrods said last month it may have to reassess its marketing structure in the wake of Prall’s exit. The store was unsure whether the group marketing role would be refilled.

Prall had only been at Harrods for six weeks after taking up a consultancy role to replace Trevor Bell, the former group marketing director, who resigned in May to become marketing director at retail group Facia.

Dillon, whose role at Harrods is expected to include both sales and marketing responsibilities, helped Revlon with the UK launch of the Guess range of perfume in April 1992, using supermodel Claudia Schiffer to promote the product.

Before joining Revlon, Dillon worked in the marketing department of Bristol Myers, which markets a range of health and beauty products.

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