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Ogilvy Adds Two Execs to the Digital Practice

Ogilvy PR has added two executives to the 360 Digital Influence practice: David Brooks as SVP and Geoffrey Colon as VP.

Brooks was previously the director of digital strategy at Burson-Marsteller and Proof Integrated Communications and has worked with clients including Kraft and JPMorgan Chase over the years. Colon joins from Splendid Communications where he led digital teams here, in London, and in Sydney and worked with clients like Spotify and Topshop.

The firm has made a number of hires in the group over the past year or so, including Tom Deluca last month, Jose Martinez Salmeron earlier this monthMaury Postal as digital experience director this summer, and Dirk Shaw in early 2010.

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Rahm Emanuel: A Master of Media Relations in the White House

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One typically associates the role of White House media relations with the Press Secretary, and for this administration that man is Robert Gibbs. However, while Gibbs is sought after during his daily briefings and for on the record remarks, another prominent member of the administration, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, is doing his fare share of media relations work, both on and off the record.

The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz writes: “Perhaps no White House chief of staff in modern history has worked the media as aggressively and relentlessly as Emanuel. Drawing on his long-standing relationships with journalists, Emanuel serves up on-the-record quotes, background spin and the sort of capital gossip that lubricates relationships. The former Chicago congressman also seeks their take on events and floats possible administration tactics.”

“A conversation with Rahm can be as little as 30 seconds…He calls, drops a few F-bombs, makes his point and hangs up,” CNN commentator Paul Begala told Kurtz. Said the NY TimesDavid Brooks, “With some people you just get the spin; he does go beyond that.”