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Wed., Feb. 4, 2015
Fischer Sings Praises of BMI
By Greg Hazley
 
liz fischerLiz Fischer, who oversaw communications for NBC News, has moved to music rights manager BMI as VP of corporate communications and marketing.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Feb. 2, 2015
Blog: Nationwide Gets Good Return on Risky Super Bowl Investment
By Kevin McCauley
 
nationwideNationwide Insurance is getting a bum rap for its effective clutter-buster Super Bowl spot, whiich could help cut the number of kids killed by very preventable accidents.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Private Equity Giant Sues PR Exec Over Alleged Leaks
By Greg Hazley
 
suitPrivate equity firm TPG Global has sued its former global head of public affairs, Adam Levine, alleging in federal court that the former Bush White House spokesman took confidential documents and threatened to disclose information to the press to harm the firm.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Debt Collection Giant Charges Porter with Corporate Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
nancy porterPRA Group, the globally expanding, publicly traded consumer debt collection company, has brought in Nancy Porter as VP of corporate communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
Embattled Herbalife Bolsters PA with Reeese
By Greg Hazley
 
herbalifeHerbalife, the embattled nutritional products company, has added Weber Shandwick alum Marcus Reese in the new post of VP for state and local government affairs.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Auto PR Veteran Kowaleski Dies at 63
By Kevin McCauley
 
tom kowaleskiTom Kowaleski, the automotive PR executive who held top posts at Chrysler, General Motors, BMW and Lincoln, is dead at 63.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Fixmer Spins for Universal Music
By Greg Hazley
 
andy fixmerVeteran media and entertainment reporter for Bloomberg News moves to the PR realm as VP of global communications for Universal Music Group.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jan. 12, 2015
Lerner To Head Glover Park NYC
By Kevin McCauley
 
Glover Park GroupWinnie Lerner, who ran global communications for New York Stock Exchange-listed Ralph Lauren Corp., has joined Glover Park Group to head its New York outpost.
Category: Corporate Communications
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
H+K Launches Indian Airline
By Kevin McCauley
 
vistaraIPAN Hill+Knowlton today launched the maiden flight of New Delhi-based Vistara airlines to become the first the first carrier to offer premium economy seating on the Subcontinent.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015
FDA's Immergut to Bayer in Top US Comms Post
By Greg Hazley
 
steve immergutActing head of external affairs for the US Food and Drug Administration moves to Bayer Corp. in a new post to head its US pharmaceutical business communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015
Christou Captains PR for Cruise Line Industry in Newly Created Post
By Greg Hazley
 
lorri christouCruise line industry's revamping main trade group in Washington, The Cruise Lines International Association, enlists executive VP in Edelman's Chicago consumer marketing unit for new PR post.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jan. 6, 2015
McDonald's Goes Undercover
By Kevin McCauley
 
mcdonaldsFaced with reeling sales, McDonald's would be wise to ramp up de-branding, pare advertising to adopt to the new consumer reality and step up PR to promote the revamp.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jan. 6, 2015
Emirates Sees Red
By Kevin McCauley
 
emiratesEmirates, which bills itself as the world's largest international airline, has landed its PR business at Huntsworth's Red Consultancy following a competitive pitch. FleishmanHillard had the business until November.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Jan. 6, 2015
Katell Powers PR for Entergy's Northern Nuke Plants
By Greg Hazley
 
andy katellSenior VP of communications for GE Energy Financial Services movesto $11B power giant Entergy to oversee communications for its northern US nuclear power business.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Jan. 5, 2015
Brunswick Handles Shale Revamp
By Kevin McCauley
 
AEPBrunswick Group is handling the revamp of American Energy Partners' shale holdings in a move to create the biggest exploration & production company in Appalachia.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Dec. 29, 2014
Prudential Puts Comms Under Ad Chief
By Greg Hazley
 
bob defellipoPrudential Financial will move communications and PR under advertising chief Colin McConnell on the 2015 retirement of chief communications officer Bob DeFillippo.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Dec. 23, 2014
Coca-Cola Unplugs Voicemail to Boost Productivity
By Greg Hazley
 
voicemailCoca-Cola has given employees the option to pull the plug on voicemail for at its Atlanta headquarters and technology plaza, urging staffers to use text-based communication in a bid to boost productivity.
Category: Corporate Communications
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Wasden Flies to BuzzFeed as VP-Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
buzzfeedLiz Wasden,  a seasoned media PR exec most recently in Facebook's New York communications unit,  is moving to BuzzFeed as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
LinkedIn's Canfield Travels to Gogobot
By Greg Hazley
 
krista canfieldKrista Canfield, who spent six years at LinkedIn rising to lead PR for its mobile products, has packed her bags for social travel planning company Gogobot as VP of communications.
Category: Corporate Communications
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Embattled Abercrombie Chief Retires
By Kevin McCauley
 
jeffriesAbercrombie & Fitch's Michael Jeffries announced today he's stepping down from the helm of the teen-age apparel chain effective immediately.
Category: Corporate Communications
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