ONTARIO, CANADA: Nortel Networks has suspended several PR programs
in the US, Europe, and Asia, and plans to review its programs in
The company said this doesn't spell an end to its relationship with
global agency of record, Fleishman-Hillard. "Nortel Networks is fully
satisfied with the services we receive from Fleishman," said David
Chamberlin, director of global communications for Nortel.
PRWeek UK reported that Fleishman's London office is cutting staff due
to the reduced workload. But Bill Pendergast, SVP and partner in the DC
office, said no other job reductions are involved.
Meanwhile, Andy Lark, Nortel's VP of corporate communications, is
denying strong industry rumors that he is considering an offer from Sun
PRWeek reported in August that Sun was looking for a VP of corporate
"I'm still happily employed at Nortel," said Lark.
Elizabeth McNichols, who handles PR for Sun's senior management team,
responded to questions by e-mail. "Sun has not hired anyone to head up
corporate communications. Jeremy Barnish is still running the