Washington, D.C. -- Online marketplace LivingSocial said Tuesday that former Best Buy EVP and CMO Barry Judge has been appointed its new chief marketing officer. Judge is charged with extending LivingSocial’s leadership in the local commerce space by...
Barry Judge, Best Buy's global chief marketing officer, has stepped down. An executive close to Best Buy confirmed the departure. Mr. Judge's former Twitter handle @BestBuyCMO is now blank, and he is tweeting from @barryjudge. The retailer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
NEW YORK — Best Buy’s chief marketing officer, Barry Judge, has resigned. His resignation follows the departure last month of chief executive Brian Dunn. Judge is “leaving the company to explore the next chapter in his career,” Greg Hitt, a spokesman for Best Buy, said by e-mail, in a Bloomberg report. Stephen Gillett, a former Starbucks executive who joined Best Buy in March, will take over responsibility for the chain’s marketing efforts, Minnesota Public Radio reported. Gillett was hired to bolster Best Buy's e-commerce efforts as president of Best Buy Digital and Global Business Services. Best Buy is searching
Best Buy announced that it will waive minimum purchase limitations and offer free shipping on its complete inventory of 400,000 website items from Nov. 1 through Dec. 27.