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Wed., Dec. 23, 2015
Coty, Amid $12.5B Makeover, Creates Corporate Affairs Role
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Andrea Dawson-ShepherdAndrea Dawson-Shepherd, who led corporate affairs for Denmark-based brewer Carlsberg Group, has moved to cosmetics giant Coty as senior VP of corporate affairs, a new post under interim CEO Bart Becht.

Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Dec. 22, 2015
Cushman & Wakefield Lists Murphy for Global PR
By Editorial Staff
 
stefanie murphyStefanie Murphy, who handled global communications for LaSalle Investment Management, has signed on with commercial real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield as VP of global PR.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
Top Obama Aide to Head Comms for GoFundMe
By Greg Hazley
 
dan pfeifferDan Pfeiffer, one of President Obama's top advisors for communications, has moved to crowdfunding start-up GoFundMe as VP of communications and policy.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015
Carver Gets Top Comms Post at General Mills
By Greg Hazley
 
gmMary Lynn Carver, who led communications for the University of Maryland Medical Center and UM Medical System, has moved to General Mills as chief communications officer.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015
MPAA Casts Ortman as VP of Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
chris ortmanChris Ortman, former VP of communications and corporate affairs for CreativeFuture, has moved to the Motion Picture Association of America as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
Sea World PR Chief Resigns
By Greg Hazley
 
fred jacobsFred Jacobs, VP of communications for embattled Sea World Entertainment, has resigned after more than 20 years with the company.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015
Sard's Sellers Moves to Avnet
By Greg Hazley
 
kevin sellersKevin Sellers, an Intel alum and managing director of Sard Verbinnen & Co's San Francisco outpost, has moved to electronic components giant Avnet as VP of corporate marketing and communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015
Hajdak Flows to Aqua America to Head Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
stacey hajdakStacey Hajdak, chief corporate comms. and public affairs officer for the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, has moved to water utility giant Aqua America to head communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015
GOP Operative Heads Politico's PR
By Greg Hazley
 
brad dayspringBrad Dayspring, a veteran GOP congressional aide and operative, has joined Politico as its first VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
DePasquale Helms Frontier Comms, Corporate Affairs
By Greg Hazley
 
peter depasqualePeter DePasquale, who directed government and external relations for coatings and industrial gases provider Praxair, has moved to telecom giant Frontier Communications Corp. as VP of communications and public affairs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015
Cohen Steps Down at ExxonMobil
By Greg Hazley
 
Ken CohenKen Cohen, VP of public and government affairs at ExxonMobil, will retire at the end of the year, capping a 38-year career at the energy giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015
Robinson Takes Communications Reins for CBS News
By Greg Hazley
 
christa robinsonChrista Robinson, chief communications officer for Tribune until March, has landed at CBS News, where she'll head PR as senior VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015
Blanchard to Take Over Conde Nast Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
cameron blanchardNBCUniversal's Cameron Blanchard is moving to Conde Nast as EVP of corporate communications, starting Dec. 7.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015
Oscar de la Renta Dons Taichman
By Greg Hazley
 
Edith TaichmanEdith Taichman, who directed communications for architect Peter Marino, has moved to Oscar de la Renta as VP of global communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Nov. 3, 2015
Obama Press Alum to Karmic Labs
By Greg Hazley
 
Johanna MaskaJohanna Maska, the Obama administration press alum who left the White House for the top marketing and communications slot at the Los Angeles Times in May, has landed at credit card system start-up Karmic Labs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 2, 2015
To Be or Not to Be an AOR: The 30,000-foot View from Southwest Airlines
By Linda Rutherford
 

Linda RutherfordHow do brands, companies and organizations plan for agencies’ needs? Is an agency of record the right solution for your organization? The answer may depend on how your business is designed.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 2, 2015
MarketingSherpa Surveys Find Major Disconnect Between Marketers and Consumers
By Matthew Schwartz
 

Disconnected imageWith apologies to Wile E. Coyote, it looks like marketers need to go back to the drawing board to create email campaigns that are more in tune with what their customers and prospects want from the channel.

Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Nov. 2, 2015
Cervone Adds Foundation Duties to GM PR Role
By Greg Hazley
 
tony cervoneTony Cervone, who left Volkswagen last year to guide communications at GM during the automaker's recall crisis, has added oversight of the GM Foundation to his duties on the exit of the company's top lobbyist.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015
Jay Carney's School of Reputation Mismanagement
By Eric Starkman
 
Eric StarkmanJay Carney, the former Obama press secretary who was named head of Amazon’s global corporate affairs earlier this year, has emerged as another politico who doesn’t appreciate that the brass knuckle tactics commonly practiced in Washington aren’t appropriate for major corporations.
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