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Posts Tagged ‘Zenia Mucha’

Roll Call: ‘W,’ MWW (Again), Disney, and More

W magazine has named its first-ever executive director of creative services and marketing, Ed Romaine, starting August 16. He was previously the director of integrated marketing at Elle. [via FishbowlNY]

MWW Group (which has been doing a lot of hiring lately) has brought on Traci Carpenter as its director of speechwriting and content, a new position. Carpenter has previously served as senior speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, the William J. Clinton Foundation, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Kathryn Kranhold has joined the Walt Disney Co. as SVP of corp comms. She was previously at Brunswick Group working with clients on crisis, litigation, and financial issues and was once a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. She’s reporting to Zenia Mucha, Disney’s EVP of corporate communications. [via Variety]

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Tidbits: Google’s PR Leader, Jay Cutler, Sir Martin Sorrell, and More

Business Insider gets to know Google’s PR head, Jill Hazelbaker.

Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler has been feeling the heat from fellow players and commentators on Twitter. Dig Communications offers some advice.

Speaking at the annual NATPE event, WPP Group’s CEO Sir Martin Sorrell said media companies should have a pay model for content and the government should subsidize journalism.

Edelman lands on Ad Age‘s Agency A-List.

The lawyer for Yonni Sebag, who pleaded guilty with his accomplice Bonnie Hoxie for attempting to sell confidential financial information about Walt Disney’s earnings, has asked the court that his client be sentenced to time served. “This hare-brained scheme was obviously doomed to fail from the start,” wrote his attorney in a letter to the judge. Hoxie was the assistant to Disney’s corp comms chief Zenia Mucha. She will be sentenced on February 22.

Disney Corp Comms Assistant Pleads Guilty

Bonnie Hoxie, former assistant to Walt Disney corporate communications head Zenia Mucha, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. Part of the plea agreement calls for four to 10 months in jail when she’s sentenced on December 21. Hoxie’s arrest in May with her boyfriend Yonni Sebbag made front page news. According to Bloomberg, Hoxie admitted to passing information about Disney’s earnings to Sebbag, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy charges in August.

New York Post Splashes Disney Corp. Comm. Scandal on Page One

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It’s not every day a PR person lands on the cover of the New York Post. Bonnie Hoxie, executive assistant to Disney head of corporate communications Zenia Mucha, was arrested yesterday with her accomplice, Hollywood coffee shop owner Yonni Sebbag. The two were nabbed in an FBI sting for attempting to sell company secrets to hedge funds. The Post ran emails documented in the SEC filing about Hoxie’s love of expensive shoes, hence the pun.

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Disney Corp. Comm. Staffer Arrested for Insider Trading

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Bonnie Hoxie, executive assistant to Disney head of corporate communications Zenia Mucha, has been arrested and charged with insider trading.

Hoxie used her access to attempt to sell information to hedge funds that Disney was in talks to sell its ABC network. In emails to hedge funds, Hoxie and an accomplice wrote:

Hi, I have access to DISNEY’S (DIS) quarterly earnings report before its release on 5/3/10. I am willing to share this information for a fee that we can determine later. I am sorry but I can’t disclose my identity for confidentiality reasons but we can correspond by email if you would like to discuss it. I count on your discretion as you can count on mine.

“Today’s arrests…suggest that the integrity of the securities exchanges can be compromised not only by top executives, but also by anyone entrusted with material, non-public information,” Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan told The Wall Street Journal.

TVNewser has a statement from ABC, which reads in part, “conversations regarding the ABC Network were and are false.”