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Thu., Sep. 18, 2014
Vazin Shifts to Toyota Corporate Communications Amid Changes
By Greg Hazley
 
scott vazinScott Vazin, executive VP for Volkswagen Group of America's group and brand communications, will shift to Toyota North America next week as VP of corporate and regional communications amid the carmaker's consolidation to Texas and rebuilding of its communications operation.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 17, 2014
Finsbury Returns to Roots
By Kevin McCauley
 
finsburyRLM Finsbury has rebranded as Finsbury, three years following its merger with Robinson Lerer Montgomery.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
Radisson Drops NFL's Vikings, Nike Suspends Pact with Peterson
By Greg Hazley
 
petersonGlobal hotelier Radisson dropped its sponsorship of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 15, in the wake child abuse charges against star running back Adrian Peterson. Anheuser-Busch fires a warning shot.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
Top Walmart PR Exec Resigns in Resume Flap
By Greg Hazley
 
david tovarDavid Tovar, VP of communications and top spokesman for retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, has resigned after the company discovered that he never graduated from college, as stated on his resume.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
ISIS Lab Corp is Latest to Change Name
By Greg Hazley
 
isislabSocial game developer ISIS Lab Corp. said today that it will change the name that it shares with the Mideast terror group known to some as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
Varnon Leads Comms for Catholic Charities USA
By Greg Hazley
 
maureen varnonMaureen Varnon, a senior agency pro for Spectrum and Porter Novelli, has taken the reins of marketing and communications for Catholic Charities USA, the multibillion-dollar Virginia-based network that is one of the country's largest charities.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Sep. 8, 2014
Cigna Unveils Branding Push
By Kevin McCauley
 
cignaHealthcare giant Cigna today launched a new branding campaign designed to reinforce the Connecticut-based insurer's commitment to serve as advocate 24/7/365 for the health and security needs of its 85M global customer base.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Sep. 5, 2014
Abbvie's Lewis to Astellas
By Greg Hazley
 
andrew lewisPharma pro Andrew Lewis has moved to Astellas to head communications for the drug maker's global medical & development unit.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
PR Vet Davi to NY Food Bank
By Greg Hazley
 
silvia daviSilvia Davi, a corporate PR vetran of Marsh & McLennan and Broadcast Music Inc., has moved to the Food Bank for New York City as chief marketing and communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
LAT Pro Enrolls at Cal State
By Kevin McCauley
 
Peter Hong, a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles Times, has joined Cal State LA as director of strategic initiatives and deputy chief of staff.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Sep. 4, 2014
SunEdison Shines on Grayling
By Kevin McCauley
 
solarSunEdison, a top solar technology company, has named Britain's Grayling as its agency of record.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 3, 2014
CVS Goes Cold Turkey Faster Than Expected
By Kevin McCauley
 
cvsDrugstore chain CVS Health today staged a celebration in Manhattan's Bryant Park to mark its new corporate name and decision to quit the cigarette business a month earlier than expected.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Sep. 3, 2014
Adler Prescribes Ironwood PR
By Greg Hazley
 

lisa adlerLisa Adler, VP of corporate communications for Millennium Pharmaceuticals through its 2008 acquisition by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, has moved to publicly traded Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in a senior VP role.

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Bott Bolts to MWW
By Kevin McCauley
 
nicole bottNicole Bott, who was senior manager/client relationships at Peppercomm, is now at MWW in the corporate communications practice in its New York outpost.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Alibaba Fortifies PR Ranks, Adds Ex-NY Times, Visa Execs
By Greg Hazley
 
alibabaChinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, slating a large post-Labor Day initial public offering, has fortified its global communications ranks with a trio of execs, including former New York Times and Wall Street Journal PR chief Bob Christie.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
Mary Kay Casts Webb to Lead Comms, CSR
By Greg Hazley
 
crayton webbCrayton Webb, a Dallas TV journalist turned PR pro, has taken the reins of corporate communications and CSR for beauty products direct marketing giant Mary Kay.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Dentsu Nabs IPG Exec for Americas PR
By Greg Hazley
 
belle lenzBelle Lenz, VP of global communications for IPG Mediabrands, has moved to rival Dentsu Aegis Network as regional director of communications for the Americas, a new role based in New York.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Uber Taps for Plouffe
By Kevin McCauley
 
david plouffeUber taxi-hailing app has tapped David Plouffe, campaign mastermind of Barack Obama's two presidential wins, in its continued effort to bolster its image and hurdle regulatory roadblocks.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
Yates Takes Fox International PR Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
cherry yatesFox International Channels has named Cherry Yates to the newly created VP-corporate communications post.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
Wounded Sea World Unveils Orca Changes
By Greg Hazley
 
sea worldSeaWorld Entertainment, the aquatic theme park operator that has taken a financial and PR hit over criticism of its treatment of killer whales, said today it plans to build new environments for the orcas at its parks, create an independent advisory panel and fund $10M in ocean health programs.
Category: Corporate Communications
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