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Robinhood hires Will McCormick to lead crypto communications

Robinhood hires Will McCormick to lead crypto communications

Chief marketing and communications officer Christina Smedley said last week that she is leaving the DIY investing company.

After nearly two years of pandemic, Americans are still optimistic: Ruder Finn FutureThink Index

After nearly two years of pandemic, Americans are still optimistic: Ruder Finn FutureThink Index

The study, the first of a planned quarterly report, measured how Americans think about the future and the role business leaders play in shaping that outlook.

What do consumers want from brands in uncertain times? Stability, finds WE study

What do consumers want from brands in uncertain times? Stability, finds WE study

Consumers’ expectations of the companies they buy from has skyrocketed in the past two years, according to the firm’s Brands in Motion study.

Elizabeth Fogarty leaves Citigroup to become GXO’s CCO

Elizabeth Fogarty leaves Citigroup to become GXO’s CCO

She’s responsible for overseeing internal and external communications at the supply-chain management company.

Google, Unilever, Mars and Diageo among brands uniting for UN Global Goals

Google, Unilever, Mars and Diageo among brands uniting for UN Global Goals

Brands and businesses are donating space on corporate HQs to carry the giant sticky notes.

Karen Tillman leaves GoDaddy to become Brex’s first CCO

Karen Tillman leaves GoDaddy to become Brex’s first CCO

The former GoDaddy CCO also worked at Cisco and Oracle before moving to the financial services and technology company.

Finsbury alum Sara Evans to lead comms at merchant bank BDT

Finsbury alum Sara Evans to lead comms at merchant bank BDT

The former Finsbury Glover Hering partner is replacing the CCO at BDT.

Adam Sohn leaves Intuit to become first CCO at Compass

Adam Sohn leaves Intuit to become first CCO at Compass

Before joining the real-estate technology company, Sohn worked at Lockheed Martin, Amazon, Microsoft and for the Clinton-Gore campaigns.

Weber Shandwick alum Alex Abraham joins Kraft Heinz

Weber Shandwick alum Alex Abraham joins Kraft Heinz

He will elevate the role of global corporate comms at the company.

Restaurant Brands International promotes Heather McIntyre to Zurich-based role

Restaurant Brands International promotes Heather McIntyre to Zurich-based role

The QSR industry veteran will oversee brand communications for international markets.

Comms and marketing head Christina Smedley exits Robinhood

Comms and marketing head Christina Smedley exits Robinhood

Smedley worked at Robinhood for one year after leaving Facebook.

AstraZeneca appoints global media relations chief for oncology

AstraZeneca appoints global media relations chief for oncology

Pharma multinational AstraZeneca has hired Chris Calland as global director of media relations for its oncology portfolio, PRWeek has learned.

Glassdoor acquires professional social networking app Fishbowl

Glassdoor acquires professional social networking app Fishbowl

The integration comes as more than two-thirds of employees said they wish they were able to learn more about the team they would be working with when deciding to accept a job.

Lansons Intermarket cofounder Matt Zachowski dies at 68

Lansons Intermarket cofounder Matt Zachowski dies at 68

“He was an irreplaceable friend, confidant and colleague for nearly 40 years,” said longtime colleague and business partner Martin Mosbacher.

Intrado, GlobeNewswire investigate fake press release on Walmart crypto partnership

Intrado, GlobeNewswire investigate fake press release on Walmart crypto partnership

No, Walmart is not accepting Litecoin payments from shoppers.

APCO names Pamela Passman chair of corporate and NY MD

APCO names Pamela Passman chair of corporate and NY MD

Marc Johnson, who is now at Facebook, previously led APCO’s New York office.

Precision hires crisis expert Mitchell Schwenz as SVP

Precision hires crisis expert Mitchell Schwenz as SVP

Schwenz was previously senior director at APCO Worldwide.

Volvo Cars names head of comms

Volvo Cars names head of comms

Volvo Cars has appointed Olivia Ross-Wilson, formerly of Ikea franchisee Ingka Group, as head of communications.

PepsiCo turns to Boden to launch Hispanic business platform

PepsiCo turns to Boden to launch Hispanic business platform

Juntos Crecemos is the company’s new $50 million multiyear platform supporting Hispanic-owned businesses.

Dentons Global Advisors hires partners from Edelman, Finsbury and Milltown

Dentons Global Advisors hires partners from Edelman, Finsbury and Milltown

Dentons Global Advisors has made a trio of senior hires in the UK and US with the appointment of Ryan Toohey, Humza Vanderman and Yim Wong as partners.

Analysis

No crisis plan for this: PR pros recall how 9/11 shaped their lives and careers

No crisis plan for this: PR pros recall how 9/11 shaped their lives and careers

For many, the images of the day are still fresh and informing the work they do today.

COVID on campus: A look into the pandemic’s effect on future PR pros

COVID on campus: A look into the pandemic’s effect on future PR pros

Comms educators discuss the impact on teaching plans, students and faculty members.

Retailers risk alienating employees in rush to unmask

Retailers risk alienating employees in rush to unmask

Many consumers were elated about the CDC relaxing mask guidelines; many frontline employees were not. Pleasing both groups is proving difficult for retail brands.

How employers are looking to the CDC to shape internal comms

How employers are looking to the CDC to shape internal comms

But experts say government recommendations are just the bare minimum of what companies should say to staffers.

How cruise lines are talking up their return to the sea

How cruise lines are talking up their return to the sea

Custom content and b-to-b comms are key in building buzz for a safe comeback.

CEO Q&A

Just Capital CEO Martin Whittaker believes good things will happen

Just Capital CEO Martin Whittaker believes good things will happen

Whittaker describes how business can turn idealism into purposeful reality.

Marx Realty CEO Craig Deitelzweig on remaking the workplace

Marx Realty CEO Craig Deitelzweig on remaking the workplace

Deitelzweig explains why the new office is essential to the renewal of cities but has to provide more than lobbies with expanses of white marble to attract tenants.

Pedro Pizarro helps keep the lights on for Edison International

Pedro Pizarro helps keep the lights on for Edison International

The president and CEO leans on his comms team to stay connected to employees and customers.

PwC’s Tim Ryan steers the human side of business

PwC’s Tim Ryan steers the human side of business

The U.S. chairman helps the global giant maintain corporate purpose as its true north.

Northwell Health’s Michael Dowling is always willing to talk

Northwell Health’s Michael Dowling is always willing to talk

The CEO and president leaned on communications to quickly and accurately describe how his hospitals were dealing with the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.