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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.

A Blueprint for Corporate Reputation

Thu, Aug. 15, 2019

By Ryan Barr

Ryan BarrClosing the gap between perception and reality is critical to preserving corporate and financial clients’ reputations and maximizing shareholder value.

Fielder Exits Cologuard Maker for BP America

Wed, Jul. 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

JP FielderJP Fielder, who was head of corporate affairs at Exact Sciences Corp., will join BP America next month as head of communications. He’ll be based in Washington.

Facebook Alum Takes SurveyMonkey Post

Mon, Jul. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

LaraSaskenLindenbaumLara Sasken Lindenbaum, one-time corporate communications director at Facebook, has joined SurveyMonkey as VP-communications.

Karraker Exits Campari North America

Mon, Jul. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dave KarrakerPR veteran Dave Karraker is leaving as VP-communications at Campari North America after a 12-year run to launch Raptor Communications in San Francisco.

Intel Installs Dixon as CCO

Mon, Jul. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Claire DixonIntel has named Claire Dixon, senior VP at VMware, VP & chief communications officer at the $70B semiconductor giant.

 

BNY Mellon's Krauss Gets New PR Bearing

Mon, Jul. 1, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Cheryl KraussCheryl Krauss is joining financial services firm Barings in the newly created position of chief communications officer, effective September 9.

Ghazaii Exits MWWPR's CorpComm Post

Wed, Jun. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sara GhazaiiSara Ghazaii, who exited the PR Council for a VP-corporate communications & marketing slot at MWWPR, departs after an eight-month stint.

US Chamber Invests in Doyle

Wed, Jun. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tim DoyleThe US Chamber of Commerce has hired Tim Doyle, a veteran of Subject Matter, Discovery Communications and Glover Park Group, as VP-communications.

Weber Rolls Ketchum From Michelin Biz

Tue, Jun. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Michelin ManWeber Shandwick is replacing Ketchum on the Michelin North America account on July 1 following a competitive review that included the incumbent Omnicom shop.

Sarnoff Stars as First Woman CEO of Warner Bros.

Tue, Jun. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Ann SarnoffAnn Sarnoff, president of BBC Studios America (formerly BBC Worldwide Americas), will be the first woman CEO of Warner Bros. when she joins the 96-year-old studio later this summer.

Walmart Nixes Call to Boost Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy

Wed, May 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

WalmartWalmart urges shareholders to reject a proposal slated for its June 5 annual meeting to give the board formal oversight responsibility in the prevention of workplace sexual harassment. The $514B retailer says it goes well beyond "the minimum required by law."

Edelman Helps Boeing Navigate PR Turbulence

Fri, May 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BoeingBoeing has reached for Edelman to map a communications plan to reintroduce its 737 Max to the flying public, once the grounded plane receives regulatory approval to return to service.

Cisco Recruits Dell Alum Low as CCO

Tue, Apr. 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Stella LowCisco Systems has hired Stella Low, who was senior VP & global communications head at Dell Technologies following its 2016 acquisition of EMC, as its CCO.

Microsoft Co-Founders PR Rep Joins Facebook

Tue, Apr. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

John PinetteJohn Pinette, who worked for investment vehicles of Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates, has joined Facebook as VP-global communications.

OMC's Shareholders Want to Unseat Chairman Wren

Tue, Apr. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

John WrenOmnicom shareholders want to junk the 2018 decision of the board to give the chairman title to John Wren, CEO since 1997, following the retirement of 90-year-old executive chairman Bruce Crawford from the board at last year's annual meeting.

Philip Morris International Vapes With Vice Media

Thu, Mar. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Philip MorrisPhilip Morris International has cut a $6.5M sponsored content deal with Vice Media, which focuses on the 18- to 34-year-old market, to promote e-cigarette vaping.

Ex-Aide to Clintons Goes to Work for Brit Royals

Fri, Mar. 15, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Sara LathamSara Latham, whose resume includes working for both Bill and Hillary Clinton, has been chosen to head up the communications staff for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Volkswagen Drives to Bridge

Fri, Mar. 15, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

VolkswagenVolkswagen has hired Bridge Public Affairs, the firm founded by three aides to former Tennessee Senator Bob Corker. The German automaker has a factory in Chattanooga.

Citizen Relations Pedals Huffy's PR

Fri, Mar. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

HuffyCitizen Relations has earned brand communications duties for Huffy Bicycles, the iconic 125-year-old bike maker based in Dayton.

Facebook’s Steinfeld Deposits PR Savvy at Softbank

Thu, Mar. 7, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Matt SteinfeldMatt Steinfeld, who was director of policy communications at Facebook, is joining Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank Group as corporate communications director on April 1. (1 reader comment)