item 1 - Gordon Cooke interview, 1986 November 5

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US NNFIT SC.FITA.3.20.4.9.3.1

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Gordon Cooke interview, 1986 November 5

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  • 1986 November 5 (Creation)

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MPEG file: 58.9 MiB, 42minutes, 40 seconds total length. Only 27 minutes audible. Original media format: Cassette.

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This interview takes place at a time when Bloomingdale's President Marvin S. Traub was being awarded the "Person Who Makes the Difference" award from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Gordon Cooke discusses the various ways in which Traub's style of leadership and business has made a difference in Bloomingdale's success not just as a department store but as an innovator in the world of promotions and business relations. Cooke uses Bloomingdale's country promotions as examples of Traub's creativity and insight regarding promotions. Cooke discusses the team-syle development of ideas, describing the equal value placed on promotions, design, sales, etc. as being instrumental in the creative development of Bloomingdale's. Cooke credits Bloomingale's with opening up trade with various countries before even the U.S. government had fully developed trade with these countries. Finally, Cooke talks about Traub's collaboration with both established and cutting-edge artists in advertisements and promotions.

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The tape has deteriorated and requires full volume for voices to be audible.

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This was originally part of a larger recording that includes the Barbara D'Arcy interview

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