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Posts Tagged ‘Kirsten Gillibrand’

No, Senator Gillibrand Has Not Read ‘50 Shades of Grey’

Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy Long are two highly accomplished professionals running to represent New York in the United States Senate–and they both just happen to be women who often disagree about the most appropriate ways to address the issues now facing the state and the nation at large. This is a sign of a healthy democracy, right?

Well, last night, the two participated in a debate at Skidmore College sponsored by Your News Now on New York 1. They discussed matters of import like the “contraception coverage” mandate and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s decision to use $100,000 in taxpayer dollars as hush money in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal.

This is all serious, relevant stuff, but we’re more interested in something that all women like: The E.L. James spanking expose 50 Shades of Grey. Every living woman loves that book, right? Well we thought so, but when the debate moderator had the audacity to ask the candidates whether they’d read it during the “lightning round”, they just laughed and laughed!

Now we’re confused. What did Social Times say about Election 2012 turning into a big joke?

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Roll Call: Microsoft’s Marketing Head Stepping Down

Microsoft’s global head of marketing Mich Mathews has announced her retirement after more than 20 years with the company Ad Age reports. She oversees consumer brands including Windows and Xbox, and its $1 billion marketing budget. She began working with Microsoft in 1989 and, by 1993, became head of the company’s corporate PR function. She became an officer with the company in 1999. She is helping with the search for a replacement.

John Blyth has been selected as president of Fleishman-Hillard Canada, a region containing 10 offices and High Road Communications, a tech and digital lifestyle firm that’s part of the F-H portfolio. Blyth joined the firm in 2010 and has spent much of his 30-year career at McDonald’s where he served as VP of corporate comms.

Annalise Coady has also been named president of High Road Communications following the resignations of Mia Pearson and Justin Creally, who are starting a new company. Coady joined the firm in 2004 and has worked in offices around the world, serving as MD of the firm’s Middle East office in 201o. She’s also co-chair of the firm’s tech practice.

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