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Posts Tagged ‘Alex Constantinople’

Relationship Between NYT’s Pogue and OutCast VP Causing Conflict?

One of the The New York Times’ star tech reporters David Pogue is in a romantic relationship with a VP at The Outcast Agency, Nicki Dugan. And The Daily Beast says there could be a conflict of interest brewing.

According to the story, Pogue has reported on a number of OutCast clients, including some of the big ones that the Daily Beast writes would be “hard to avoid,” like Cisco and Amazon. While he has done so both positively and negatively, he did not disclose the relationship in the stories.

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OutCast’s Marooney Joining Facebook

Caryn Marooney, co-founder and CEO of The OutCast Agency, is joining Facebook in a newly-created position, director of technology communications, heading up outreach to engineers, technology influencers, bloggers, and other members of that community. She led the Facebook account for OutCast.

OutCast’s other co-founder, Margit Wennmachers, left the firm in June 2010 to join Andreesson Horowitz, a venture capital firm. The firm was sold to Next Fifteen for more than $10 million in 2005.

According to AllThingsD, Marooney has expressed confidence that “the firm was in good hands with its current team of top managers.” That team includes Alex Constantinople, partner and COO, who joined the firm just as it was rebranding late last year.

OutCast Communications Rebrands as The OutCast Agency

OutCast Communications has rebranded as The OutCast Agency, launching a new website yesterday. Founded in 1997 as a hi-tech firm, Alex Constantinople, the firm’s new partner and COO, said the new name reflects the shifts that have happened over the past 13 years.

“Both the words ‘hi-tech’ and ‘PR’ have evolved and changed so much,” she said, adding that the client base and the type of work the firm is doing now is different. “The name change helps us encompass what we are. It will help us as we continue to evolve our services.”

The firm still works with tech clients such as Facebook and Yahoo, but also lists companies like Nike among its clients. After the jump, an excerpt of the e-mail that was sent to clients yesterday.

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