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Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Popeyes Plucks Burke for Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
todd burkeAirline PR vet Todd Burke has landed at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the Atlanta-based franchisor and operator of the Popeyes fast-food chicken chain.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Fox Trots to Everyday Health
By Kevin McCauley
 
kim foxKim Fox, who headed North American Rx communications for healthcare giant Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Corp., has joined Everyday Health as senior VP-communications & PR.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Netflix Adds Tech Journo Edwards
By Greg Hazley
 
cliff edwardsBloomberg Businessweek tech writer Cliff Edwards has jumped the PR line to serve as director of corporate communications and technology for Netflix.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jul. 8, 2014
Elder Pilots JetBlue Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
nancy elderNancy Elder, a corporate veteran of Marsh & McLennan, Time Warner and GE, has landed at JetBlue Airways as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014
Porter Novelli Alum to Power Marketing for Rocket Fuel
By Greg Hazley
 
rhonda shantzPorter Novelli alum Rhonda Shantz has left Symantec to lead marketing for Silicon Valley adtech company Rocket Fuel.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jul. 2, 2014
ACE Insures Comms with Swiss Re's Klena
By Greg Hazley
 

cora klenaCora Klena, senior VP and head of Americas corporate communications for SwissRe, has moved to $23B insurer ACE Group to lead marketing and communications for North America.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014
REITs Trust Pflieger with Comms in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
robert pfliegerRobert Pflieger, a former GolinHarris Washington GM who led communications for the home building industry, has moved to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the DC trade group for REITs, in its top PR role.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014
Hutchison to Head Comms for Tribune Publishing Spin-Off
By Greg Hazley
 
matt hutchisonMatthew Hutchison, VP of corporate communications for CBS Interactive, will lead communications for Tribune Company's publishing spinoff, starting next month.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014
W20's Bennett to Bayer in Digital PR Role
By Greg Hazley
 
bayerMark Bennett, group director at W20 Group, has returned to Bayer as director of digital communications, one of three key hires by the Whippany, N.J., drugmaker.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014
BAE's Floyd to Blue Engine Media
By Greg Hazley
 
price floydPrice Floyd, who led defense contractor BAE Systems' global digital strategy as VP of communications in Washington, has moved to Blue Engine Media, the PR and ad agency founded by Democratic operative Erik Smith.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014
NY Times' Egan Responds to Walmart
By Kevin McCauley
 

New York Times columnist Tim Egan has responded to WalMart's blast of his piece that ripped the discount retailer's policy of paying "poverty wages" to workers:

 http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-responds-to-wal-mart-2014-6

Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014
Envivio Channels Coley for Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
judith coleyJudith Coley, a tech PR and marketing pro whose resume spans Apple, Adobe, AOL and Adaptec, has moved to Envivio in South San Francisco as VP of corporate and investor communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
PhRMA PR Exec to Work DC for Astellas
By Greg Hazley
 
karl-uhlendorfThe US operation of Japanese drug company Astellas is bringing in PhRMA VP of communications and PA Karl Uhlendorf to work Washington.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
ICR Aids Everyday Health in WebMD Suit
By Greg Hazley
 

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Everyday Health, the publicly traded digital health media company, is relying on ICR for its PR and IR defense as it faces a trademark infringement and false advertising suit from rival WebMD.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jun. 23, 2014
Walmart Trashes NYT's 'Wildly Inaccurate' Op-Ed
By Kevin McCauley
 
walmartWalmart has posted a mocking rebuttal of New York Times op-ed writer Tim Egan’s piece called "The Corporate Daddy" (June 19 online and June 20 print) as "wildly inaccurate."
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Genetics Test Maker 23andMe Fills Comms Slot
By Greg Hazley
 
angela wonsonThe Silicon Valley-based personal genetics test maker 23andMe, which has been stymied by the US Food and Drug Administration, has brought in healthcare PR veteran Angela Wonson as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
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
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