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After Three Months on the Job Lauren Kapp Leaves Huffington Post

Three months after leaving NBC News for Huffington Post Media Group, Lauren Kapp is leaving her post. Kapp was brought on as Huffington’s SVP of Global Strategy, Marketing and Communication. Reuters reports Kapp is leaving for personal reasons.

The differences between NBC and the Huffington Post are vast: NBC is part of a huge corporate conglomerate controlled by cable operator Comcast Corp and its news division has a long, storied history.

The Huffington Post, founded in 2005, is a scrappy upstart that has rewritten the rule book in how news is presented and consumed on the Internet with its mixture of aggregation, heavy use of photos, original reporting and commentary.

Kapp, spent the last 10 years at NBC News where she held PR jobs at “Today” and “Nightly News” before being upped to VP of communications and marketing, and was part of NBC News president Steve Capus’ inner circle.

Earlier this month, HPMG owner AOL hired Jolie Hunt for the newly-created role of chief marketing and communications officer. Hunt joined from Thomson Reuters.

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Thomson Reuters Launches Largest-Ever Campaign for Eikon

Thomson Reuters has launched its largest-ever marketing campaign for Eikon. The company’s flagship offering, it brings Thomson Reuters’ products and content together in one place and incorporates social media features, like the ability to chat online.

“You had a lot of disparate businesses that needed to come together on both the back-end and the front-end,” Jolie Hunt, global head of PR for Thomson Reuters Markets told PRNewser. “It’s one point of entry for our customers to gather our information.”

UK-based Hunt joined the company shortly after the merger in 2008. She said this is the first time that an announcement has been posted in seven languages (Japanese, Russian, and Italian among them); the outreach for Thomson Reuters Eikon spans 14 countries and is done largely in-house. The PR effort is focused on media relations with 60 story placements in 16 countries earned since last Tuesday, including the Financial Times. International events are beginning to take place as well, Hunt said.

Financial professionals are notoriously cautious about using social media, and Hunt says the incorporation and use of social media and mobile elements in the Eikon product does mark a sea change for financial professionals. Still, she notes that the service is a closed circuit that complies with all government regulations.

“It’s about giving people the tools to communicate in the ways they’re used to either in their work or home life,” she said.