New York City Area Marketing and Advertising Consultancy Welcomes Chief Operating Officer

MONTVILLE, N.J. (September 18, 2017): Strategy +Style Marketing Group, a marketing services consultancy serving private equity investment groups, shopping center ownership entities, real estate developers and retailers, announced today the appointment of Coleen R. Conklin as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.

Conklin brings more than 20 years of retail and shopping center marketing experience to Strategy+Style Marketing Group. In her new role, Conklin will be responsible for the oversight of the firm’s day-to-day operations, client and partner interface and positioning the company for growth.

“Coleen’s strategic and in-depth retail marketing experience is not only a true asset for Strategy+Style Marketing Group, but is consistently proven and effective for the clients and partners she serves,” said Strategy+Style Marketing Group Partner Karen E. Fluharty. “We look forward to her contributions as our firm continues to develop and execute marketing programming that supports the success and profitability of our client base.”

Prior to joining Strategy+Style Marketing Group, Conklin spent 16 years building the Premium Outlets brand. Having last served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Simon, Conklin successfully oversaw global marketing and communications for some of the most recognized and profitable outlet shopping centers in the world. In addition, Conklin founded GC Communications, LLC offering brand positioning and communications services to retail, real estate and travel industry clients. Earlier in her career, her love for fashion and all things creative blossomed when she worked behind the scenes in the Women’s Collection Design Studio at Calvin Klein. 

Conklin earned her Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University. 


Strategy + Style Marketing Group is a full-service marketing services consultancy bringing more than 25 years of domestic and international experience to private equity investment groups, shopping center ownership entities, retail real estate developers and multi-channel retailers. Specializing in overall positioning and branding, digital advertising, interactive/online management, public relations and social communications along with tourism marketing, the firm works with industry leaders such as Blackstone Group, Garrison Investment Group, The Woodmont Company and Fuqua Development, among others, to set and achieve business milestones, always focusing on increasing market share in a creative, innovative way.  For more information please visit

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