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Quotes and Interviews with Phyllis

The New York Times and Harvard Management Update have quoted Phyllis Ezop.  Here are places where Ezop has been quoted:

"All but 1 store closed at Huntley Outlet Center" by Hannah Prokop, Northwest Herald, April 1, 2017

"How Ulta grew from the suburbs into a top nation retailer" by Anna Marie Kukec, Daily Herald/Business Ledger, February 22, 2017

"Why Huntley outlet mall lost its luster" by Madhu Krishnamurthy, Daily Herald, February 20, 2017

"DMK Burger Bar,Stan's Donuts among 11 restaurants opening at OakBrook Center" by Katlyn Smith, Daily Herald, October 28, 2016

"Lemonis Knows Success, Failures of Business World" by Anna Marie Kukec, Daily Herald, August 5, 2016

"How to Tell a Company Is In Trouble" by Lou Carlozo, U.S. News & World Report, July 21, 2016 -- This article also appeared in Yahoo News.

"Corporate Spinoffs: Tops or Topsy-Turvy?" by Lou Carlozo, U.S. News & World Report, January 21, 2016

"Boards Can Help Management 'Steer the Future' by Using Big Data" by Dale Buss, Chief Executive Magazine, October 6, 2015

"State of Suburbs: Shoppers demand updated malls" by Anna Marie Kukec, Daily Herald, August 31, 2015

"The Death and Life of the Great American Drive-In" by Jim Collins, Southwest:The Magazine (the official inflight magazine of Southwest Airlines), August 2015

"Analysts: Woodfield makeover may keep mall strong" by Eric Peterson, Daily Herald, January 11, 2015

"Sears up for sale?  Not this year at least" by Anna Marie Kukec, Daily Herald, October 20, 2014

"CEO Perception vs. Reality" by Tom Starner, Human Resource Executive Online, May 7, 2014

"Growing With Your Company", a Bank of America Merrill Lynch White Paper (Perspective) written by Inc. magazine on "What are the winning characteristics of CEOs that lead successful growth companies?" September 2013

"The Trouble with Tenure" by Tom Starner, Human Resource Executive Online, July 23, 2013

"What Does Strategic Look Like?" by Lin Grensing-Pophal, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Careers, April 1, 2013

"Walgreens' own Rx alters drugstore theme" by Anna Marie Kukec, Daily Herald Business Ledger (The Business Resource for Suburban Chicago),

January 7, 2013

"How you can tap into your customer base to preserve your future" by Anna Marie Kukec, Daily Herald Business Ledger (The Business Resource for Suburban Chicago), August 18, 2012

"Diversification" (cover story), Sanitation Sentinel (trade journal for the portable sanitation industry), January 2010

      Also quoted in related item "Finding the Right Fit" on Sanitation Sentinel Blog       January 27, 2010

"It's Not the Plan, It's the Planning" by Lin Grensing-Pophal, Credit Union Business, December 2008

"Picking a CEO--Inside vs. Outside" by Michael Sean Comerford, Daily Herald (Illinois' third largest newspaper), June 17, 2008

"Compare Survey Results with Other Data to Avoid Bias" in Membership Management Report, March 2008

"Entrepreneur to the Bone" by Jennifer LeClaire, So. Florida CEO, February 2008

"Use Data to Handle the Disgruntled"--comments from a panel of experts, with Ezop featured as one of four experts, DM News (The Leader in Direct, Internet, and Database Marketing), January 21, 2008

       This article was reprinted in PR Week, January 21, 2008

      

"College, Inc." by Abraham Hyatt, Oregon Business, September 2007 cover story

"Shifting Markets the Right Way" by Erik Sherman, Advertising Age, April 9, 2007

"The Magic Is in the Tweaking" by Anne Field, The New York Times,
February 22, 2007.

The New York Times owned International Herald Tribune, serving 180 countries, ran this article retitled "Starting a Business Sometimes Takes more than One Shot" dated February 21, 2007

"With Oscar and Felix as Co-founders, Does a Company Have a Chance?" by Abby Ellin, The New York Times, February 8, 2007

"Search for CEO of the Year Finds Google's Eric Schmidt" by Pete Barlas, Investor's Business Daily, January 2, 2007

"Coffee Wars" by Susan Todd, Newark Star Ledger (New Jersey's largest newspaper), June 18, 2006

Newhouse News Service distributed this article retitled "Thirst
for Coffee Brewing Big Bucks" and the retitled article (with Ezop's
quotes) was published in the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine

"Freebie Frenzy" by Jamie Sotonoff, Daily Herald (Illinois' third largest newspaper), April 27, 2006

"Target Joins Upscale Pet Food Market" by Matt McKinney, Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 26, 2006

Scripps-Howard News Service distributed this article retitled "Target Hopes to Score with Pricey Pet Food".  The retitled article (with Ezop's quotes) was published in numerous media outlets including:
  • ABC15.com Phoenix and Arizona News KNXV TV (ABC
    affiliate in Phoenix)
  • Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, Texas
  • The Albuquerque Tribune
  • Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Washington (Kitsap Peninsula)
  • kshb.com--KSHB TV News (NBC affiliate in Kansas City)
  • petfoodinstitute.org web site for The Pet Food Institute
  • Redding Searchlight Newspaper-Redding Business News,
    Redding, California
  • Rocklin & Roseville Today (online newspaper) Rocklin, California
  • Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • "The Trader Joe's Adventure: Turning a Unique Approach to Business into a Retail and Cultural Phenomenon " by Len Lewis, Dearborn Publishing, 2005 (Book came out September 2005)

    "Don't Be Afraid to Innovate" by Amy Alexander, Investor's Business Daily,
    April 20, 2005

    "Too Many Businesses Get By on Dumb Luck" by Bill Virgin, Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 10, 2005

    "Business Polling Is a Different Beast" by Bill Virgin, Seattle Post Intelligencer, November 9, 2004

    "Overcoming Change Resisters" by Paul Michelman, Harvard Management Update, October 2004
    The publisher of this periodical, Harvard Business School Publishing, distributes it internationally via the New York Times Syndicate. This article (including Ezop's quotes) was published in
  • The Sunday Times, South Africa's best-selling newspaper
  • La Pensa, in Los Nicaraguens, (translated into Spanish)
  • "The Clean Team: Church and Dwight Hopes It Created a Better Brillo Pad--and Bottom Line", by David Schwab, Newark Star Ledger (New Jersey's largest newspaper), September 5, 2004

    "Science of Shopping Becomes Big Business", by Thomas Lee, Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 22, 2004

    Articles quoting Ezop also quote senior execs such as Chairman/CEO of General Mills, Senior Vice President at Synovate (very large market research firm), a well known business book author formerly with McKinsey & Co, Vice President of Promotions at Clinique, President of the National Coffee Association, and Vice President of Marketing at Dunkin' Donuts.