Red 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.
Andrew 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.
Josh 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.
The 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.
Netflix 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.
PR Seminar, which says it is "not about the practice of communications" (and we agree), holds its annual $1 million off-the-record meeting June 1-4. Ex-CIA head and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has been added to program.
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