Elle Hires Microsoft VP As Chief Brand Officer

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After eight years as the senior vice-president and chief brand officer of Elle Group, Carol Smith left Hachette Filipacchi in April for a position Condé Nast created for her to work on Gourmet and Bon Appétit, seemingly to eliminate the competition. Elle just found her replacement: Robin Domeniconi, who was VP of U.S. advertising sales, marketing, and publishing for Microsoft. At least filling this position didn't take nearly as long as filling Nina Garcia's. [WWD]