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Thu., May 28, 2015
Exclusive PR Seminar Lacks People of Color, Says Mike Paul
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

mike paulNew York counselor Mike Paul, a member of PR Seminar for many years, is skipping the meeting May 31-June 3 in Colorado Springs to protest lack of people of color in high PR posts.

Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., May 28, 2015
Genentech's Arnold to Relypsa Comms Slot
By Greg Hazley
 
charlotte arnoldCharlotte Arnold, who handled corporate relations at Genentech, has moved to biopharmaceutical company Relypsa in the Bay Area as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 27, 2015
Goodyear's Whitehouse Rolls to Summa
By Greg Hazley
 
rob whitehouseRob Whitehouse, a Buckeye State PR pro and Goodyear Tire & Rubber alum, has rolled to Ohio's Suma Health System as VP of marketing and community relations.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 26, 2015
Herbalife Bolsters PR, Corporate Affairs
By Greg Hazley
 
megan jordanHerbalife, the weight loss and nutrition company facing Justice Dept. scrutiny and ongoing attacks from a prominent hedge fund, has bolstered its corporate affairs operation, including the addition of a new global communications exec.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 26, 2015
FedEx Delivers PR to Burson-Marsteller
By Greg Hazley
 
fedexBurson-Marsteller has received global PR and corporate communications duties from FedEx after a review.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., May 21, 2015
Ex-Lucasfilm Comms Chief to Virtual Reality Developer Jaunt
By Greg Hazley
 
miles perkinsMiles Perkins, former head of corporate communications for Lucasfilm, has moved to virtual reality company Jaunt as VP of marketing communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 20, 2015
Rim Builds Communications for AECOM
By Greg Hazley
 
heather rimHeather Rim, who leads global corporate communications for labeling giant Avery Dennison, is moving to $20B infrastructure firm AECOM in Los Angeles as chief communications officer for the Fortune 500 firm.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 19, 2015
Cisco's Earnhardt Takes Visa Comms Post
By Greg Hazley
 
john earnhardtJohn Earnhardt, a 16-year veteran of Cisco's corporate communications unit, has departed amid a CEO change there for the VP of corporate comms. slot at Visa.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 19, 2015
Visa's Doidge Picks Blackberry
By Greg Hazley
 
jennifer doidgeJennifer Doidge, a senior communications exec for Visa, has moved to Blackberry as VP of corporate communications for the mobile device provider.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., May 18, 2015
Cohen Exits Donna Karan
By Kevin McCauley
 
patti cohenPatti Cohen has ended a more than 30-year run at Dona Karan International, stepping down as executive VP/PR & communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 13, 2015
Blog: Thin-Skinned Big Banks Cry Over Elizabeth Warren
By Kevin McCauley
 
elizabeth warrenMassachusetts firebrand Senator Elizabeth Warren has Big Banks quaking in their boots, according to a report in the May 12 Wall Street Journal.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 13, 2015
Uber Hails Top Google PR Exec
By Greg Hazley
 
rachel whetstoneRachel Whetstone, senior VP of communications and policy for Google, is moving to Uber in a similar role.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 13, 2015
Bayer Has Top Pharma Reputation, But Industry Lags
By Greg Hazley
 

pharmaBayer has secured the top slot among pharmaceutical sector corporate reputations for the fourth straight year, according to the Reputation Institute's annual ranking, but the sector as a whole lags behind other industries.

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 13, 2015
Visa's Cohen Charges to PayPal Corp Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
paul cohenPaul Cohen, who spent more than a decade at Visa in PR and communications roles, has charged to PayPal to head corporate communications for the digital payments company slated to split from eBay.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 13, 2015
Sony Pictures Rebuilds PR After Hack Scandal
By Greg Hazley
 
sonySony Pictures Entertainment, six months after the exit of its top PR exec and the hacking scandal that battered its image, has named a new chief communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., May 8, 2015
BlackBerry Comms Head to Exit
By Greg Hazley
 
heidi davidsonHeidi Davidson, senior VP of corporate communications for BlackBerry, is leaving the tech company after four years as it continues to mount a comeback.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 5, 2015
Mathis Exits S&P for Top Comms Slot at McGraw-Hill
By Greg Hazley
 
catherine mathisCatherine Mathis has left Standard & Poor's for the top communications slot at McGraw-Hill Education.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., May 1, 2015
Walmart Takes Hitt
By Kevin McCauley
 
WalmartWalmart has hired Greg Hitt, US crisis practice chief at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, for the VP-corporate communications slot effective June 1.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Apr. 21, 2015
BMW Returns to Top of Global Reputation Ranking
By Greg Hazley
 
reputationBMW has cruised past Google and Disney to top RepTrak's annual ranking of global corporate reputations.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Apr. 17, 2015
Clinton Spokesman McKenna to Uber PR Post
By Greg Hazley
 
matt mckennaMatt McKenna, spokesman for President Bill Clinton for the past eight years, is joining car service Uber to head North American communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
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