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Posts Tagged ‘IPREX’

Roll Call: Groupon, Hetrick Communications, LinkedIn, and More

Groupon’s director of comms Bradford Williams has stepped down after only two months. According to Business Insider, there was some disagreement between Williams and CEO Andrew Mason over the way issues should be handled, one specific example being a “leaked” memo last week during the company’s pre-IPO quiet period. BI points out that Groupon has been taking some heat over business information revealed in the IPO paperwork.

One of Indianapolis’ major PR and advertising firms, Hetrick Communications, is closing at the end of September. Founded in 1994, president Bruce Hetrick said there simply wasn’t enough business to keep the doors open. Clients have included Indiana University and Atlas World Group. [via Indianapolis Business Journal]

Matt Sonefeldt has been named IR manager at LinkedIn, the first person to hold this in-house position at the newly-public company. He’ll report to CFO Steve Sordello. Sonefeldt is new to IR, but comes from Capital Research where he was a buy-side analyst. Marilyn Lattin, head of Investor Communications, an IR firm, handled investor relations during the company’s IPO. [via Inside Investor Relations]

Eric Villines has joined MWW Group as GM of the firm’s Seattle office and deputy head of the firm’s global tech practice. He’s been with the firm since 2006.

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Roll Call: BlackRock, Sara Lee, Visible Technologies, and More

Linda Robinson, who helped found Robinson Lerer & Montgomery in 1986, has joined BlackRock, an investment, advisory, and risk management company, as senior MD and global head of marketing and communications. R.L.M. partner Jim Badenhausen is also joining BlackRock as MD and global head of corp comms. The NY Times has the announcement letter and Robinson’s memo.

Sara Lee has hired Robin Jansen as VP of IR, working out of the company’s Utrecht, Netherlands office. Jansen joins from Danone, where he was director of IR.

Blythe Reiss has joined APCO Worldwide to lead its food and consumer products practice in NY. Reiss was previously VP of comms in the Americas for Electrolux Group, overseeing corporate communications, issues management, and internal comms for the company.

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