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Tue., Mar. 15, 2016
Kane Named PRSA Communications Chief
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laura kaneLaura Kane has joined PR Society of America as communications chief.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Mar. 14, 2016
Barnes to French Pharma Poxel to Head PR, IR
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jonae barnesJonae Barnes, a top IR and corporate communications exec at Vision Medicines, has moved to French biopharma Poxel SA as senior VP of IR and PR, based in Boston.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Mar. 10, 2016
JWT PR Chief Files Bombshell Lawsuit Against CEO
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jwtErin Johnson, chief communications officer of WPP's J. Walter Thompson, has filed a bombshell lawsuit against the agency's CEO Gustavo Martinez, alleging the chief executive made crude jokes about raping employees and used racial and ethnic slurs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Mar. 10, 2016
Powell Rolls to Cox Auto to Head Comms
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Shirley PowellShirley Powell, chief communications officer for The Weather Company, has rolled to Cox Automotive, the tech-savvy auto industry company behind Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, as VP of communications and community relations.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Mar. 9, 2016
Data Suggests Link Between Gender Diversity and Corporate Reputation
By Jon Gingerich
 
Weber Shandwick studyCompanies admired by the public are more likely to boast greater gender diversity at the executive level, according to key insights from data released by Weber Shandwick.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Mar. 7, 2016
Von Walter Plays PR for Toys 'R' Us
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Amy von WalterAmy von Walter, VP of communications and public affairs for Best Buy, is moving to Toys "R" Us to head communications for the toy and baby products retailer. (1 reader comment)
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016
Uber's Bennett Rides to Pandora
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Taylor BennettTaylor Bennett, communications lead for the eastern U.S. for Uber, has moved to Pandora's Washington, D.C., office as director of public affairs for the streaming music service.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016
Apple Vet Kerris to Twitter PR
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natalie kerrisNatalie Kerris, a 14-year Apple communications alum, is joining Twitter as VP of global communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
Chamberlin to Lead Comms at PNC
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David ChamberlainPNC Financial Services Group plans to elevate David Chamberlin to EVP and chief communications officer. 
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
Survey: External Communications Often Ignored in Litigation Process
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greentargetMany U.S. companies that face litigation remain unprepared in providing communications strategy outside the courtroom, according to a recent survey of senior level legal officers.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
Karv Adds Corporate, Gov't PR Vet Mitchell
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calvin mitchellCalvin Mitchell, who held top communications posts with Credit Suisse, Thomas Reuters and the New York Fed, has joined KARV Communications as a senior advisor for the New York-based advisory firm.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Walsey Shifts to Alder BioPharma
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david walseyDavid Walsey, managing director and head of BrewLife's San Diego office, has moved to Alder BioPharmaceuticals as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016
NY Times' Serphos to Head Global PR for Reuters
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abbe serphosAbbe Serphos, executive director of corporate comms. for the New York Times Company, is decamping for Reuters for the global head of PR and comms. slot later this month.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016
Nichols Cast in Nat Geo, Fox Tie-Up
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Laura NicholsLaura Nichols, who led global communications for the Motion Picture Association of America, has been cast as chief communications officer of National Geographic Partners, the film venture between the 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
Lending Club Borrows Netflix, Kabam Alum for PR
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steve swaseySteve Swasey, who handled corporate communications for Netflix and Kabam, has moved to publicly traded Lending Club as senior VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
PepsiCo's Wyse Shifts to Kimberly-Clark
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christopher wyseChristopher Wyse, senior VP of communications for PepsiCo in North America, has shifted to Kimberly-Clark, as VP of global communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
Coca-Cola Bottling Toasts Kuo for Communications
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kimberly kuoKimberly Kuo, a veteran communicator of AOL, CTIA and Baker & Taylor, has moved to top Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Charlotte as senior VP of public affairs, communications and communities.
Category: Corporate Communications
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