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Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Ringling Bros. Phases Out Elephants; PETA Pops Champagne Corks
By Kevin McCauley
 
elephantsFeld Entertainment today announced it would phase out elephants at its three Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus units by 2018 due to "shifting consumer preferences."
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Marriott's Matthews Eyes Congressional Run
By Kevin McCauley
 
matthewsKathleen Matthews, Marriott International executive VP/chief global & communications/PA officer and wife of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, plans run for Congress.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Mar. 4, 2015
Toyota Ups PR Chief Hamp as First Female Exec
By Greg Hazley
 
julie hampToyota is promoting North American communications chief Julie Hamp to managing officer of the automaker.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Mar. 4, 2015
Nelson Dials Up PR for Syfy, Chiller Networks
By Greg Hazley
 
nelsonKatherine Nelson, senior VP of communications for NBCUniversal's Esquire Network, has dialed up the media conglomerate's Syfy and Chiller networks in that same title.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Mar. 3, 2015
O'Neill Heads IR, Comms for Health Net
By Greg Hazley
 
peter o'neillHealth Net, the publicly traded, Los Angeles-based HMO and healthcare services provider, has brought in Peter O'Neill in the new post of VP for IR and corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Koenig to Drive Porsche PR
By Greg Hazley
 
christian koenigChristian Koenig, former head of corporate affairs for German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp in North America, will roll to Porsche Cars NA next month as VP of PR.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Ex-White House Spokesman Joins Amazon
By Kevin McCauley
 
jay carneyFormer White House spokesman Jay Carney has joined Amazon to head its newly formed global corporate affairs department.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Shareholders Pressure Wal-Mart on Pay Equity
By Kevin McCauley
 
walmartWal-Mart, which received much positive PR for this month's decision to hike wages a buck to $10 per-share, faces a challenge at its June annual meeting on gender pay equity.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Private Equity Giant Tabs Mendelsohn for PR
By Greg Hazley
 

mendelsohnTPG capital, the Texas private equity firm that has sued its former PR chief over alleged press leaks, has hired veteran PR operative Adam Mendelsohn to lead communications.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
Hendl Heads for SmithSolve
By Kevin McCauley
 
jon-hendlJon Hendl, a 20-year communications veteran who worked at Edelman and Ketchum, has joined SmithSolve as executive VP & managing director of the healthcare PR firm.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Blog: Walmart Reaps PR Reward, Shames Uncle Sam
By Greg Hazley
 
walmartWalmart made a splash with its fourth quarter earnings announcement today, not with its revenue figures but in a vow to raise the pay of a half-million of its workers.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
Wegmans Unseats Amazon Atop Corporate Rep Survey
By Greg Hazley
 

harrisRochester-based grocery chain Wegmans Food Markets has supplanted Amazon atop Harris Poll's annual corporate reputation ranking, while Samsung surged past rival Apple.

Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
B2Bs Can Take Communications Cues From Nonprofits
By Mark Thabit
 

Mark ThabitJust as for-profits angle for market share, nonprofits battle to get a piece of a finite amount of philanthropy available. Whether the currency is donations or sales, taking an objective look across the aisle at our nonprofit counterparts can help all businesses increase their bottom line.

Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
Revlon Names Karsch CMO
By Kevin McCauley
 
benjamin karschRevlon named Benjamin Karsch executive VP/chief marketing officer to replace Julia Goldin.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Time Inc Axes Top Communications Execs
By Greg Hazley
 
everettTime Inc. executive VP of corporate communications Teri Everett and SVP Nancy Valentino are leaving the publishing giant in a consolidation and shakeup of its PR operations.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 4, 2015
Fischer Sings Praises of BMI
By Greg Hazley
 
liz fischerLiz Fischer, who oversaw communications for NBC News, has moved to music rights manager BMI as VP of corporate communications and marketing.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Feb. 2, 2015
Blog: Nationwide Gets Good Return on Risky Super Bowl Investment
By Kevin McCauley
 
nationwideNationwide Insurance is getting a bum rap for its effective clutter-buster Super Bowl spot, whiich could help cut the number of kids killed by very preventable accidents.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Private Equity Giant Sues PR Exec Over Alleged Leaks
By Greg Hazley
 
suitPrivate equity firm TPG Global has sued its former global head of public affairs, Adam Levine, alleging in federal court that the former Bush White House spokesman took confidential documents and threatened to disclose information to the press to harm the firm.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Debt Collection Giant Charges Porter with Corporate Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
nancy porterPRA Group, the globally expanding, publicly traded consumer debt collection company, has brought in Nancy Porter as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
Embattled Herbalife Bolsters PA with Reeese
By Greg Hazley
 
herbalifeHerbalife, the embattled nutritional products company, has added Weber Shandwick alum Marcus Reese in the new post of VP for state and local government affairs.
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