*President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Lisa Gersh, is stepping down and a search for her successor is underway. [MSLO Investor Relations]
*The importance of a first impression: people decide if you're competent in less than 100 milliseconds. [Stanford Graduate School of Business]
*German company Joh A Benckiser is acquiring the Caribou Coffee chain for $336 million. The same group acquired Peet's Coffee & Tea for $1 billion this past June. [Financial Times]
*Zac Posen will be replacing Michael Kors as a judge on next season's Project Runway. Designers will now also be competing in teams. [Hollywood Reporter]
*The US Leisure and Hospitality industry (which the event industry falls under) added 23,000 jobs in the past month. In the past year the industry has added 305,000 jobs. [Bureau of Labor Statistics]
Noteworthy from The Splendid Collective:
*A DIY PR blog calendar for 2013 holidays. Also handy for planning and pitching TV segments.
Recent wedding job postings:
Photographer's Assistant at Branham Perceptions Photography (Brooklyn, NY)
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Wedding Statistics: 88% of couples married in the Southern region of the United States in 2011 are millennials, compared to 83% of couples globally.