VP of PR for CNN Worldwide Nigel Pritchard has announced he will be retiring after 15 years with the company and more than 28 in broadcast media. Lauren Cone, a senior publicist with the organization, will be taking on the majority of the duties Pritchard leaves behind. And Bridget Leininger, director of PR for CNN in Atlanta, will be head of the PR function for TV programming.
Marc de Grandpre has been named the CMO of IMAX, The Hollywood Reporter writes. De Grandpre will lead the efforts to bring 3D viewing into the home through a partnership with Discovery. He was previously CMO of Qualcomm’s mobile commerce brand, Firethorn.
Nick Twork has been named manager of product comms for Porsche North America. He will lead product-related media activities for the company in the U.S. He was previously as GM where he managed PR for Cadillac. In addition, Gary Fong has been named product experience manager and Dave Engelman has been appointed media relations manager.