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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
Mon., May 19, 2014
Cervone Jumps into GM's PR Hot Seat
By Kevin McCauley
 
tony cervoneTony Cervone is returning to General Motors for the senior VP-global communications role, leaving his executive VP-global communications post at Volkswagen's US operation.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., May 16, 2014
Ragone Prescribes Ascension's Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
nick ragoneCatholic health system giant Ascension will bring in Ketchum partner Nick Ragone as chief communications officer in June.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., May 13, 2014
Willi to Head Novartis Comms as Galen Returns to US
By Greg Hazley
 
novartisMichael Willi, former communications chief at UBS, will take the global communications reins of Swiss drug giant Novartis, based in Basel.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., May 12, 2014
Alibaba Brings Wilkinson In for Global Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
jim wilkinsonAlibaba, the Chinese online retail giant slated for a massive initial public offering, has brought in veteran corporate and government communicator Jim Wilkinson as head of international corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., May 12, 2014
Health Insurance Sector Taps Boehner Spokesman for Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
brendan buckAmerican's Health Insurance Plans, the Washington trade group for the health insurance sector, has recruited Brendan Buck, press secretary to House Speaker John Boehner, as spokesman and VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., May 8, 2014
GM Brings Back Retired Comms Head Amid Crisis
By Greg Hazley
 
steve harrisGeneral Motors, which bounced its communications chief last month amid a massive recall and the ensuing fallout, has brought back retired VP of communications Steve Harris for a consulting role.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., May 7, 2014
H+K's Turner to Wells Fargo
By Greg Hazley
 
paul turnerExecutive VP and general manager for Hill+Knowlton Strategies' San Francisco office moves to a senior VP role with Wells Fargo, the S.F.-based banking and finance giant.
Category: Corporate Communications
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