Deignan/Mann Dissolving Partnership

(New York May 16th Press Release) Joan Deignan and Linda Mann, partners in the New York fashion public relations agency Deignan/Mann, announced yesterday that they are dissolving their five-year partnership on May 31, to pursue new opportunities.

Joan Deignan will continue to work in the fashion, beauty, special events and home arenas, with special focus on the Bob Mackie brand, which includes the designer’s made-to-order collection, frangrance, home furnishings and future growth opportunities. Deignan will also consult with Andrea Jovine and her home design company and will continue her work with NABCO.

Linda Mann is starting a new marketing communications agency, Mann Media Inc, with an emphasis on fashion, beauty, health, home, publishing and lifestyle public relations as well as special events, The company also will add new services, including media training, website design and graphics, as well as logo and brand-image development. Jooing Mann in this new venture will be long time colleague Antoinette Fitapelli as senior vice president ands Elizabeth Mann as creative director. Their new offices will be located at 2 Horatio Street in Greenwich Village.

Mann Media’s client roster will include Loemann, Swatch, Body Central Wellness Spa, Aslavital Beauty Center, and the epMpire Design Studio, with pending new accounts to be announced. The business officially launches June 1.

The partners jointly stated, ” We’ve had a great five years and have enjoyed working together, but business philosophies and personal priorities change and, with our current lease up, we felt it was a good time to follow our personal initiatives.” For more information contact Joan Deignan 633-1400 ext 106; Linda Mann 633-1400, ext 114.



Ernest Schmatolla is publisher of Lookonline since 1994. It is the longest running fashion site on the Internet.

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