Stuart Smith, chief of Ogilvy PR's EAME region has taken over for CEO Christopher Graves effective immediately. Graves, who spent 18 years at Dow Jones' news & business side, took the Ogilvy CEO slot in 2009.
A few years ago in London, England, I heard a lecture by the CEO of a large public relations organization. When he finished, he took me aside and said, "Now, tell me what is this 'evaluation' that you Yanks do?"
A contrite National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized today amid the league's simmering conduct scandal, but said he has not considered resigning. The press conference was Goodell's first appearance in nine days.
There could be a benefit of social redemption for the NFL in the Ray Rice case -- more as a teaching tool for prevention of domestic violence and abuse rather than a meat cleaver-like warning to its players and staff.
Edward Snowden exploded on all media with declarations the NSA was doing all sorts of nefarious things to Americans and major international figures. Whatever happened to that guy? Mostly, at this point: Why don't we seem to care?
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