Elizabeth Arden chief exits to launch branding agency

Elizabeth Arden communications chief Susan Taylor is leaving the company after 16 years to launch her own branding and communications company. She will leave the luxury cosmetics brand at the end of July.

Taylor has been vice president of international communications since late 2006. Her remit covers all communications designed to strengthen the Elizabeth Arden brand across its portfolio, and incorporates corporate social responsibility programmes.

She says that she resigned from her post last November to allow an “appropriate” notice period. She has yet to be replaced.

Taylor first joined Elizabeth Arden in 1992, when she was appointed managing director of UK and Ireland, adding the Nordic region about four years later.

Prior to Elizabeth Arden, she had been general manager at Yardley of London for eight years.

Taylor says she plans to continue her involvement with the beauty industry charity, Look Good… Feel Better, which helps women combat the visible side-effects of cancer.

The charity provides make-up workshops and other support services aimed to help build sufferers’ self-esteem.

Taylor has been involved with the charity, which is supported by many major cosmetics and beauty companies, since it was founded 14 years ago, and currently serves as chairman.

Latest from Marketing Week

Tesco, M&S, Just Eat: 5 things that mattered this week and why

m&s

M&S chief outlines digital-first strategy after profits plummet Marks & Spencer (M&S) is gearing up for a digital-first future, after its revealed on Wednesday (23 May) that profits had dropped a massive 62.1% to £66.8m compared to the previous year. A day earlier, the struggling retailer confirmed it will close more than 100 stores over […]

NOT REGISTERED? IT'S FREE, QUICK AND EASY!

Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now

THE BEST CONTENT

Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES

From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here