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New retail home for former Target executive Michael Francis

Michael Francis will be Gap's first marketing creative adviser, Advertising Age reports. He will officially join the San Francisco-based retail chain next week. In June, he abruptly left J.C. Penney after only eight and a half months as president. Before joining the struggling Texas-based department chain, he was the chief marketing officer for Minneapolis-based Target.
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Michael Francis will be Gap's first marketing creative adviser, Advertising Age reports. He will officially join the San Francisco-based retail chain next week.

In June, he abruptly left J.C. Penney after only eight and a half months as president. Before joining the struggling Texas-based department chain, he was the chief marketing officer for Minneapolis-based Target.

J.C. Penny CEO Ron Johnson, Target's former vice president of merchandising, lured Francis after he became the new chief executive officer in June 2011.

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