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carrie lannon

As both a corporate leader and agency owner, Carrie Lannon has guided brands to exciting new levels of visibility in both entrepreneurial and multi-billion-dollar corporate environments.

Prior to launching her current business, Lannon Consulting, Carrie created a public relations department for ULTA Beauty, serving as the first national public relations director for the 1000+ store chain. Over three years, she expanded brand awareness by delivering a 2000% increase in ULTA’s social media fan base to reach more than one million followers and a 900% increase in publicity. The brand was named as one of America’s fastest-growing brands by Forbes and Fortune media during her tenure.

Carrie also led her award-winning marketing and public relations agency, Lannon Communications, for 12 years. The firm specialized in brand activations for renowned lifestyle companies including Tiffany & Co., Mercedes-Benz, Burberry and Equinox Fitness Centers among others.

As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., Carrie developed a sponsorship department for its national consumer show division, which included the prestigious art fair The Armory Show New York. She grew sponsor revenue to over $1 million in her first year through collaborations with international brands such as Acura, Maxalto, B&B Italia.

Carrie has presented to audiences from 10 to 2000 on the topics of marketing, branding and entrepreneurship.  She is an experienced on-camera spokesperson with broadcast experience on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” Crain’s Chicago Business online and numerous news and talk shows.

 

BRAND EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

Acura

Apartments.com

Aveda Salons and Spas

BCBG Max Azria

Burberry

Cartier

Chanel

Chicago Magazine

Club Monaco

Draper and Kramer/Palmolive Building (real estate)

Dunhill

Equinox Fitness Clubs

Escada

Estée Lauder

H&M

Hästens

Hermès

Inter-Continental Hotels

Intermix

Jameson Development/50 East Chestnut (real estate)

Jimmy Choo

 

Kate Spade

Kohler

Le Meridien Hotels

Magellan Development Group/Lakeshore East (real estate)

Marie Claire Magazine

MaxMara

Mercedes-Benz

Palladian Development/Mandarin Oriental Tower, Chicago (real estate)

Prada

Related Midwest/The Peshtigo (real estate)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Salvatore Ferragamo

Southwest Airlines

The Gap

Tiffany & Co.

Tod’s

ULTA Beauty

Vogue Magazine

W Hotels

Yves Saint Laurent