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Workman Shakes Up Its Publicity Department

Good news for publicists looking for a change of pace. Workman COO Walter Weintz is looking to find a successor for Publicity Director Amy Corley as she is moving over to Artisan. Meanwhile their head of cookbook publicity, Ron Longe, is moving over to Media Masters and Senior Publicist Brianna Yamashita’s last day is October 1st, just over a year since she signed on with them.

Update: Brianna Yamashita was hired as senior publicist but was promoted to Publicity Manager at Workman. She is leaving to join Penguin/Tarcher as their Associate Director of Publicity.

Ron Longe is the new Account Director at Media Masters which specializes in children’s books and also graphic novels. Media Masters Publicity is expanding its literary public relations services to now encompass lifestyle titles including cooking, travel, gardening, home decor and visual arts.

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