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Dee Dee Myers Calls it a Wrap at Warner Bros

Mon, Feb. 24, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Dee Dee MyersDee Dee Myers, who served as Bill Clinton’s first press secretary, is leaving her post as executive vp of worldwide corporate communications and public affairs at Warner Bros.

Rethinking Corporate Apologies

Thu, Feb. 20, 2020

By Matthew Beaton

Matthew BeatonThe slightest misstep in today’s social-media-driven culture can push companies into crisis mode – issuing knee-jerk public apologies that can cheapen genuine expressions of contrition down the road.

Barker Cruises to Carnival

Thu, Jan. 30, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Heidi BarkerCarnival Corp. has named Heidi Barker to the newly created position of VP- corporate communications in its ethics and compliance department. She will join the cruise line company in March.

American Air's Scott Flies to United

Fri, Jan. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Leslie ScottLeslie Scott, who was American Airlines' senior manager for global communications, is moving to United Airlines.

Ogilvy Cuts 80 Staffers

Thu, Jan. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

OgilvyOgilvy has cut 80 staffers, which is about four percent of its workforce, following a “challenging second half of 2019 and a cautious outlook for year 2020,” according to a memo from CEO John Seifert. (1 reader comment)

Twitter, Google Vet Prosser Joins Edelman

Wed, Jan. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jim ProsserJim Prosser, a Twitter and Google veteran, has signed on at Edelman as managing director-corporate affairs & advisory services for the US western region.

McKinsey Puts Grace in Charge of NA Media

Fri, Jan. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Neil GraceMcKinsey & Co. has named former Federal Communications Commission PR staffer Neil Grace head of media relations for North America. (1 reader comment)

Adashek Succeeds Day at IBM

Thu, Jan. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan AdashekIBM has hired Jonathan Adashek, PR head for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi global alliance, for the chief communications spot that is being vacated by Ray Day.

Fiat Chrysler Puts Sproule in PR Driver's Seat

Tue, Jan. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Simon SprouleFiat Chrysler Automobiles has named Simon Sproule chief communications officer, effective Feb. 3. Sproule will also serve as head of North America communications.

Fiat Chrysler’s Golightly Drives to Boeing

Mon, Dec. 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Niel GolightlyNiel Golightly, global chief communications officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is joining Boeing Jan. 1 as senior VP-communications. Michael Luttig, who handled legal matters surrounding the 737 Max crashes at Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines, steps down.

Few Execs Get the PR Results They Expect

Tue, Dec. 3, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

teaserCorporate executives experience a major disconnect between their expectations of PR services and the actual results they get from PR, according to a new survey by North 6th Agency. (1 reader comment)

RIAA's Duckworth Books AAP Post

Tue, Nov. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Cara DuckworthCara Duckworth, who exited the Recording Industry Assn. of America as senior VP-communications during her dozen-year run, has moved to the Assn. of American Publishers as VP-communications.

Allman Takes Alliantgroup PR Post

Tue, Oct. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Amber AllmanAmber Allman, most recently VP-corporate communications & events at Gannett's USA Today Network, is now head of corporate communications & PR at alliantgroup, Houston-based management consultant.

AON’s Beyah-Taylor Moves to Northwestern Mutual

Mon, Sep. 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Clarissa Beyah-TaylorClarissa Beyah-Taylor, who most recently handled global communications at professional services firm Aon, has moved to Northwestern Mutual as VP-strategic communications.

WeWork’s Skyler Charges to AmexCo

Wed, Sep. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jen SkylerJen Skyler, who was the first communications hire at WeWork, is joining American Express as chief corporate affairs officer on Oct. 28.

GE's Erickson to Charge Up MasterCard's PR

Fri, Sep. 6, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jennifer EricksonJennifer Erickson, General Electric's chief communications officer, is joining Mastercard Sept. 23 as executive VP, global communications.

Harry & Meghan Tap Sunshine Sachs

Wed, Sep. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Harry & MeghanPrince Harry and Meghan Markle have hired Sunshine Sachs, the Hollywood firm that worked for Harvey Weinstein and Michael Jackson, to support the British royalty Travalyst initiative in the US.

Many CMOs Lack Confidence in Company Capabilities

Fri, Aug. 30, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

CMOsA recent survey discovered that a major gap exists between what CMOs believe are their organizations’ current strengths and what qualities they believe companies need to succeed.

Uber Begins Rebuild of Marketing Capability

Thu, Aug. 15, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Thomas RaneseGoogle vet Thomas Ranese has come on board as VP of global marketing at Uber in the aftermath of the company's decision to fire a third (400 people) of its marketing team to save money.