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Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
Yahoo PR Chief Departs for Healthcare Start-up
By Editorial Staff
anne espirituAnne Espiritu, VP of global PR and communications for Yahoo! Inc., is slated to exit on the web portal's acquisition by Verizon.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Cisco's Bullard Moves to APCO in Raleigh
By Editorial Staff
Travis BullardTravis Bullard, corporate communications manager for Cisco in Raleigh, has moved to APCO Worldwide's Raleigh officer as a director.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
J&J Alum FitzPatrick Powers Exelon Communications
By Editorial Staff
maggie fitzpatrickMaggie FitzPatrick, global communications chief of Johnson & Johnson, is slated to join Exelon as senior VP of corporate affairs, philanthropy and customer engagement later this month.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Omnicom Elevates Ketchum Europe CEO to PR Group
By Editorial Staff
David GallagherKetchum Europe CEO David Gallagher has taken a top role in parent Omnicom's newly formed Public Relations Group.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
MSNBC Tunes in Cockfield for Communications
By Editorial Staff
errol cockfieldErrol Cockfield, a senior VP at Edelman and political alum, is shifting to MSNBC as senior VP of communications for the network.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jul. 29, 2016
CW Ups Hewitt to EVP of Comms
By Editorial Staff
paul hewittThe CW television network has elevated Paul Hewitt to executive VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jul. 28, 2016
Spolver Secures Communications for Fortinet
By Editorial Staff
michelle spolverMichelle Spolver, VP of corporate communications and IR for cybersecurity company, has been named chief communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jul. 28, 2016
Starkey Shifts to Lyft
By Editorial Staff
Bridget StarkeyBridget Starkey, VP for consumer accounts at Zeno Group, has shifted to Lyft to head consumer communications as a director for the New York-based ride-hailing service.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 26, 2016
Paradigm PR Chief to Exit
By Editorial Staff
brad turellBrad Turell, executive VP of corporate communications for Hollywood giant Paradigm Talent Agency, is leaving the company with plans to start his own shop.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
Quigley Prescribes Communications for CMA
By Editorial Staff
laura quigleyLaura Braden Quigley, who managed business communications for the Sacramento Kings, has moved to the California Medical Association as VP of communications for the Sacramento-based group.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
Nardello Names Rubenstein Public Relations AOR
By Jon Gingerich
Nardello & Co.Nardello & Co. has appointed Rubenstein Public Relations its agency of record.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Sard Reps Coalition of Biz Heavyweights Backing Good Governance
By Editorial Staff
Warren Buffett signatureA coalition of top corporate leaders and financiers is working with Sard Verbinnen & Co. to tout a list of core governance principles and foster a dialog on the subject.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Revlon Brings in Alabaster for PR Makeover
By Editorial Staff
Pamela Gill AlabasterPamela Gill Alabaster, VP of global corporate responsibility for Estee Lauder Companies, has moved to Revlon under its new CEO to head global corporate communications and CSR.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jul. 20, 2016
Turner Tunes in Bloomberg's Marinello
By Editorial Staff
michael marinelloBroadcaster Turner has brought in Bloomberg's Michael Marinello as senior VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jul. 15, 2016
Land Transfers to Clemson
By Editorial Staff
mark landMark Land, who leads public affairs at Indiana University, is transferring to Clemson University as its first VP of university relations.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jul. 11, 2016
Five Things CMOs Must Do for Successful PR
By Sara Black
Sara BlackWhy it’s more important than ever for CMOs to put a priority on their PR program.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jul. 7, 2016
A-B InBev Pours Corporate PR to FH
By Editorial Staff
a-b inbevFleishmanHillard has landed corporate PR duties for global brewing titan A-B InBev.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jul. 6, 2016
Shigas Takes Corporate PR Post at ABB
By Editorial Staff
chris shigasChris Shigas, senior VP fo French/West/Vaughan, has moved to ABB as director of media relations for the global automation and power technology giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 5, 2016
Chipotle CMO Indicted on Cocaine Charge
By Editorial Staff
mark crumpackerMark Crumpacker, chief marketing officer of Chipotle, is among 18 people indicted in a cocaine buying scheme.
Category: Corporate Communications
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Mon., Nov. 28
Rhode Island Issues RFPs
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
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Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
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Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
Vidalia Onion Committee

Thu., Nov. 3
Wiki Education Foundation Wants Communications Help
Wiki Education Foundation

Fri., Oct. 28
AR Dept. of Parks and Tourism Seeks AOR
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Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
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