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Ethan Allen appoints former ad exec as chief brand officer


DANBURY, Conn. — Ethan Allen Interiors has appointed Dave Moore as the company’s VP and chief brand officer.

“Ethan Allen has been here for over 80 years,” Ethan Allen’s chairman, president, and CEO Farooq Kathwari explains, “but we must do everything we can to make sure our brand is as relevant today and tomorrow as it has always been.”

Moore has spent his career creating iconic advertising for many of the world’s most famous brands, including AT&T, Sprint, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Exxon Mobil, Motorola, Coke and GM as well as Ethan Allen.

He was most recently at Manhattan-based ad agency AFG&, where he was co-chief creative officer. Prior to that he was executive creative director at McCann-Erickson New York, where one of his accounts was Ethan Allen.

“I love interior design, I love the immediacy of retail, and I love the culture at Ethan Allen,” Moore said. “It’s a perfect fit.”

Moore also served as chief creative officer at McCann Detroit, where he oversaw one of the first-ever viral videos, the award-winning Tiger Trap for Buick starring Tiger Woods, and created Pure Michigan.

“I am delighted to have Dave join our team full time,” added Kathwari. “More important, I am excited for him to get to work helping us take this great brand to the next level.”

Ethan Allen Interiors is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings. The company offers free interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through and a network of approximately 300 design centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates eight manufacturing facilities including five manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States plus two plants in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately 70% of its products are made in its North American plants.

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