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Wed., Jun. 25, 2014
NY Times' Egan Responds to Walmart
By Kevin McCauley
 

New York Times columnist Tim Egan has responded to WalMart's blast of his piece that ripped the discount retailer's policy of paying "poverty wages" to workers:

 http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-responds-to-wal-mart-2014-6

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014
Envivio Channels Coley for Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
judith coleyJudith Coley, a tech PR and marketing pro whose resume spans Apple, Adobe, AOL and Adaptec, has moved to Envivio in South San Francisco as VP of corporate and investor communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
PhRMA PR Exec to Work DC for Astellas
By Greg Hazley
 
karl-uhlendorfThe US operation of Japanese drug company Astellas is bringing in PhRMA VP of communications and PA Karl Uhlendorf to work Washington.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
ICR Aids Everyday Health in WebMD Suit
By Greg Hazley
 

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Everyday Health, the publicly traded digital health media company, is relying on ICR for its PR and IR defense as it faces a trademark infringement and false advertising suit from rival WebMD.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jun. 23, 2014
Walmart Trashes NYT's 'Wildly Inaccurate' Op-Ed
By Kevin McCauley
 
walmartWalmart has posted a mocking rebuttal of New York Times op-ed writer Tim Egan’s piece called "The Corporate Daddy" (June 19 online and June 20 print) as "wildly inaccurate."
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Genetics Test Maker 23andMe Fills Comms Slot
By Greg Hazley
 
angela wonsonThe Silicon Valley-based personal genetics test maker 23andMe, which has been stymied by the US Food and Drug Administration, has brought in healthcare PR veteran Angela Wonson as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Pinterest Posts Mayzel in Comms Role
By Greg Hazley
 
mike mayzelMike Mayzel, a tech PR veteran of StumbleUpon, Google and Porter Novelli, has moved to social media platform Pinterest in San Francisco to guide partner communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
Fired IAC PR Staffer Lands at Hot or Not
By Greg Hazley
 
hot or notJustine Sacco, the former IAC/Interactive Corp communications director who was fired after an offensive tweet last year, has landed at Hot or Not, the website being re-made into a dating app.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jun. 13, 2014
Red Bull Builds Media Empire
By Kevin McCauley
 
the grillRed Bull wants its burgeoning media unit to become as big as its energy drink business, said Werner Brell, managing director at Red Bull Media House, which launched 2007 in the company’s native Austria.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jun. 13, 2014
Grumman Puts Davis on Communications Radar
By Greg Hazley
 
northrop grummanLisa Davis, VP of corporate affairs for AstraZeneca's biotechnology operation MedImmune, is moving to Northrop Grumman to guide communications for its $7B Electronic System business.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 12, 2014
Lululemon Chief Slips on Sphere for Size
By Kevin McCauley
 
Lululemon logoChip Wilson, founder and former chairman of Lululemon Athletica, is using Washington-based Sphere Consulting in his very public squabble with the board of directors of the yoga garment maker.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 12, 2014
Uber, Facebook PR Alum to Parker-led Political Startup
By Greg Hazley
 
andrew noyesAndrew Noyes, head of corporate communications for red-hot car service Uber.com until late April, has moved to Brigade Media, the civic engagement startup backed by tech luminary Sean Parker, as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 11, 2014
Koch Industries to Add Lloyd in DC PR Role
By Greg Hazley
 

matt lloydMatt Lloyd, who stepped down as chief of staff to Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) last month, is slated to join Koch Industries as a Washington-based communications director.

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 11, 2014
Vazin Drives Volkswagen Communications
By Greg Hazley
 

scott vazinVolkswagen Group of America has put Scott Vazin in the communications driver's seat, following the May departure of Tony Cervone to handle the General Motors crisis.

Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014
Debt-Plagued First Data Corp Charges King with Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
josh kingJosh King, a politically savvy top communications and marketing exec for insurer Willis Group Holdings, has followed Willis' former CEO to troubled Fortune 500 payment processor First Data Corp. in Atlanta to lead global communications and corporate affairs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014
Marsh Names Top Marketing, Comms Exec
By Greg Hazley
 
kristie bouryalKristie Bouryal, who stepped down as senior VP of global corporate communications for Nielsen earlier this year, has been named chief marketing and communications officer for insurer Marsh.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jun. 6, 2014
Ex-Porter Novelli CEO to Outsourcing Giant CSC
By Greg Hazley
 
gary stockmanGary Stockman, who was global CEO and senior partner at Porter Novelli until 2012, has landed at $13B IT outsourcing services provider CSC as chief marketing and communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 4, 2014
Livestrong Taps PR Head as it Charts Future
By Greg Hazley
 
livestrongThe Livestrong Foundation, the high-profile cancer charity plotting its future after the fall of founder Lance Armstrong, has turned to an experienced corporate PR counselor for its executive VP of strategic communications post, following a search.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014
Esposito Gobbles Up Wendy's PR Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
liliana espositoLilana Esposito is taking over chief communications duties at Wendy's Co. for John Barker, who is calling it quits after an 18-year stint.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014
Netflix Bolsters Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
netflixNetflix has brought in tech PR pro, former journalist and DC-savvy communicator Anne Marie Squeo and deployed VP of communications Joris Evers to oversee PR for Europe, where the streaming video provider is expanding.
Category: Corporate Communications
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