WASHINGTON (June 12, 2008) – The Natural Products Association announced today that Libby Gill, an entertainment industry veteran and internationally respected branding expert, will be the keynote speaker at Natural MarketPlace 2008, the association’s annual trade show and convention, July 17–19, in Las Vegas. Gill, who was the branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show, spent fifteen years heading public relations and corporation communications as Senior Vice President at Universal Studios; Vice President at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting. Gill’s address is scheduled for Friday, July 18.
“Libby Gill is an expert in helping people to brand their products, their businesses and even themselves,” said David Seckman, Executive Director and CEO of the Natural Products Association. “We’re very excited to have her speak at the Natural MarketPlace, and look forward to hearing from her on how to best position ourselves for success.”
Gill is a widely known and a respected brand strategist, coach, columnist for the Dallas Morning News and radio talk show host. In 2000, she founded Libby Gill & Company, which is focused on creating client success through powerful personal and business brands.
Gill is also an accomplished author, having chronicled her journey of overcoming a family legacy of alcoholism, divorce and mental illness in her bestselling book, Traveling Hopefully: How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life.
While she started her career as a temporary office assistant, in just five years Gill worked her way up to VP of publicity, advertising and promotion at Sony before joining Turner Broadcasting and Universal. Later, Gill moved into a creative position and became Vice President of television programming and development for Universal’s Studios USA.
Gill has appeared on the Today Show, Dr. Phil, CNN, NPR, Fox News, and the CBS Early Show, and has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, O Magazine and Good Housekeeping. Her clients have included Microsoft, Pfizer, USAA, Lycos, Sprint, Capital One and Lockheed Martin.
About the Natural Products Association
The Natural Products Association is the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The association represents nearly 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. www.naturalproductsassoc.org.
About Natural MarketPlace
Natural MarketPlace 2008, the Natural Products Association’s annual convention and trade show, will be held July 17-19 at Sands Expo Convention Center and Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference begins on July 17 and exhibits are open July 18 and 19. For more information regarding registration and trade show activities, visit www.naturalproductsassoc.org/tradeshow
or e-mail [email protected].