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Report: Michael Francis going to Gap


New York -- Michael Francis, who was ousted as president of J.C. Penney Co. in June, is going to Gap Inc., according to Ad Age.

Francis will serve as a marketing creative advisor for Gap, and join the chain in the advisory role on Sept. 16, the report said.

Prior to joining J.C. Penney, Francis served as chief marketing officer of Target Corp. He left Target in 2011 to join Ron Johnson at J.C. Penney, where his responsibilities included, but were not limited to, marketing, merchandising, and product development. He was let go after only eight months on the job amid the chain’s struggles to communicate its new pricing strategy to consumers.

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