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Roll Call: William and Kate, APCO Worldwide, Grace Blue, and More

The Royal Children and the Duchess of Cambridge have hired an American to handle their PR. More specifically, Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry tapped Jason Knaus, previously head of PR at the Royal Bank of Scotland, to manage their communications as their first stateside trip approaches. Knaus doesn’t begin until the new year, but we’d suggest that his first action should be moving to quash all those stories about the ridiculous dress code for journalists who want to interview the Brits. Our sister site Media Jobs Daily has some suggestions

APCO Worldwide chose the right time to make a big announcement: international president Brad Staples will assume the CEO role in January and founder/current CEO Margery Kraus will be executive chairman.

Two other changes will take place effective January 5th: Evan Kraus (that’s Margery’s son) will be the company’s president and managing director of operations while Neal Cohen will be vice chairman of the board and head of global client strategy. The elder Kraus writes, “Brad, Evan and Neal represent the very best of APCO – deep global perspectives, understanding of the changing communications landscape and commitment to providing the very best thinking to our clients.”

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Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on January 27 at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!

Football Fans Petition White House for ‘Day After Super Bowl’ Holiday

Via our sister site Media Jobs Daily, we bring you news that the bold souls at fantasy football site 4for4 have answered every American’s dream by petitioning the White House to make the Monday after the Super Bowl (that’s today) into a national holiday.

We didn’t drink too much last night while reviewing commercials, but these fantasy guys do have some stats on their side. According to a 2011 survey conducted by Glassdoor.com:

  • 3% of Americans will call in sick on “Super Bowl Monday”
  • 10% will plan ahead and use a vacation day
  • 4.4 million Americans will get to work late
  • While 20% say office morale is higher the day after the big game, 22% say everyone is still less productive
  • HR pros estimate productivity drops of up to 37%
  • Absences and latenesses are especially high among that 18-to-34-year-old-males demographic.

We have to agree with 4for4–but then, we also think that the day after Valentine’s Day should be a federal holiday, so we may have something of a preexisting bias.

The petition only needs 84,000 more signatures over the next three weeks. Get on it, America–before we forget how much we love the big game (and hate the day after)!