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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
Thu., May 29, 2014
Elite (or so they think) PR Seminarians Meet June 1-4
By Jack ODwyer
 

leon panettaPR 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.

Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., May 29, 2014
What Journalists Want from PR Pros and IROs
By Mike Piispanen
 
mike piispanenNo matter what your business card says -- investor relations, public relations, corporate communications -- the principles of good storytelling and relationship building are the same.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 27, 2014
Biz, Journalist Meetings Are a Twilight Zone of Communication
By Jack ODwyer
 

IREBans on audio-taping, picture-taking, press coverage, discussing certain topics, and lack of name badges mar meetings of journalism, biz and PR groups.

Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., May 23, 2014
Service Aims to Prevent Companies' Social Media Gaffes
By Greg Hazley
 
crispSocial media application developer Crisp is offering a service it says can prevent social media gaffes like recent digital blunders of brands like US Airways, Home Depot and Kenneth Cole.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 20, 2014
Visa Charges Quintaglie with Global Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
Michele Quintaglie, who led communications for Fidelity Investments' asset management operation, has moved to Visa as senior VP of global corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 20, 2014
Ford Digital Comms Head Exits
By Greg Hazley
 
scott montyScott Monty, the social media guru who managed Ford Motor Company's global digital and multimedia communications, has left the automaker.
Category: Corporate Communications
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