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Clippings: Avril and Katy Are New Faces of Proactiv Edition

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Clippings: Avril and Katy Are New Faces of Proactiv Edition

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- In a match-up that only a marketing whiz could have dreamed up, pop music gals Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry (along with The Office's Jenna Fischer) are joining forces to promote the acne-fighting power of Proactiv. What's more, the brand is apparently spending around $200 million on ad time for its product worldwide. Zits, beware! [WWD]

- Vogue staffers have apparently been urged to use the subway when heading to work and to meetings, as opposed to the cushy private cars to which they've been accustomed. Could a major trend in flats be on the horizon? [Page Six]

- To add insult to injury, Conde Nast is also apparently asking staffers to submit suggestions on how to best improve the company. Not exactly reassuring, but the prize is no joke: $10,000! [NY Observer]

- Confirming rumors that had been circulating since Monday, Versace announced that it will be closing its U.S. press office and outsource its public relations to PR Consulting (which also handles fashion talent like Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, and Narcisco Rodriguez). [WWD]

- More Margiela for sale! Next month over 1,000 Maison Martin Margiela pieces will go up for sale on 1stdibs.com -- from a 1997 dress-form top to jewelry made of soda tabs. Oh Margiela, why aren't you making crazy stuff like this anymore? [WWD]

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