Frontliners: "The Birth of a Brand"

(Palm Desert, CA) - The Fashion Group International® of Palm Springs and Desert Communities, Inc. will present the first in a series of Frontliners programs on topics that move the industry forward on Thursday, April 14, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Lady Golf, 42-412 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage.


Craig Donahue is president and CEO of TDG/The Donahue Group, founded in Hollywood in 1989.  TDG has represented many bold-faced names in the fashion, automotive and lifestyle arenas.   Since 1994, TDG has represented the Rodeo Drive Committee, the street’s non-profit merchant’s association for marketing, events and publicity leading to innovative programs such as Fashion’s Night Out, among other business-building programs.


In the desert, TDG organized marketing efforts for Tiffany & Co. on El Paseo, forging a multi-year relationship for the world renowned jeweler with the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Donahue currently represents the Shops on El Paseo for both event marketing and publicity.


Donahue is a member of the Executive Board of the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau and is immediate past Present of the Central Hollywood Coalition.  A graduate of the University Wisconsin-Madison, he is a frequent guest lecturer on creativity at UCLA Extension and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Fashion Marketing from the American University.