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Kmart Corporation | Company Profile, Marketing Contacts, Media Spend, Brands

Kmart is a discount retailer that sells name brand and private-label goods. The company headquarters are located in Hoffman Estates, IL. ** NOTE: As a privately held subsidiary of a publicly traded parent company, annual revenue and employee count are not readily available. Therefore, the revenue and employee figures presented below are those of the parent company. **

Main Telephone (847) 286-2500
Main Fax
Primary Address
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

Kmart Corporation Contacts

Contacts (2)
Name Title State
David S. Vice President, Electronic Sales IL
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Main Phone: (847) 286-2500
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Assistant Phone: *** **** ***
Address: 3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL

Kirsten K. Senior Director & Head, Marketing - Children's Entertainment, Sporting Goods & Fitness IL

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Associated Brands

Brand Media Spend
Martha Stewart Everyday ( licensed) *
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Joe Boxer *
Route 66 *
Jaclyn Smith *

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Score 73 – Account in Jeopardy: Kmart hires new CMO to lead omnichannel, revitalization efforts


Subject: Digital, TV, print, radio, Hispanic media


Opportunity: Hired DSW’s former CMO Kelly Cook to lead its omnichannel transformation and brand innovation revitalization efforts. Parent Sears Holdings is already near the end of its no secret that Sears is a mess (eight straight years of sales declines; four straight years of losses, among other issues), so approach this high risk/high spending account with caution.

Sellers – despite its struggles, the good news is that Sears and Kmart are still spending an exorbitant amount of money on advertising. Therefore, seek out mom-focused ad revenue around traditional retail holidays (Father’s Day, Independence Day, back-to-school, etc.) and the winter holiday shopping period. Kmart’s ad dollars should be increasingly digital given Cook’s experience and omnichannel priorities. Havas, Chicago is on media planning and buying for now.

Additional Insight

Experience: Cook had been with DSW since 2009, lastly as CMO for about a year (research here).

Media Spend Breakdown: Overall, Sears Holding’s advertising costs were $1.1 billion last fiscal year ended Jan. 31, down from $1.5 billion in 2013 and $1.6 billion in 2012, according to the company. 

Kmart allocates about $150M-200M annually on measured media, according to Kantar Media. Spending fell last year largely due to declines in print and radio spending compared to 2013. Meanwhile, digital allocations more than doubled to $13M last year and national TV remained at $100M levels (see 2014 breakdown right), according to, Note that national Spanish language TV buys were up substantially last year over 2013.

Since January, Kmart’s display activity has been much higher than it was a year earlier, Moat reports. Publisher categories reporting the highest impression activity are health, sports, portal and women, led by and Over this period, 41 standard display ads have run with 1,110 publishers (30% mobile), 70% of which were placed via ad network or exchange instead of directly through the publisher. This is up from only 222 publishers the year before.

3333 Beverly Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
(847) 286-2500

Kelly Cook
Chief Marketing Officer – Kmart
(847) 286-2500

Bill Kiss
Chief Digital Marketing Officer – Sears and Kmart
(847) 286-2500