Facebook’s former director of corporate communications Brandee Barker sent a nasty message to ex-Facebook employee Katherine Losse who published a critical review of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Lean In. Losse captured a screenshot of the message and shared it on social media. Barker is serving as a spokesperson for Sandberg, and she recently launched a new firm, The Pramana Collective, with fellow West Coast PR execs Sean Garrett and Brian O’Shaughnessy.
In lieu of holiday gifts for clients this year, Washington, DC-based Vanguard Communications, a Hispanic-woman owned PR firm focused on communicating for social change, decided to show its appreciation by honoring its mission and its clients’ commitment to social change. Vanguard donated a total of $1,500 to food shelters across the country on behalf of its clients. Donations were made to food shelters in the cities where clients are headquartered. Vanguard’s 30-plus staff also prepared care packages for pregnant women and mothers in need.
Yesterday’s interview with Anna Dello Russo about her new accessories collection with H&M. Video done straight from the new mobile Videofy.me app on an iphone. Word is that Anna Dello Russo — who is pretty much the God Mother behind the entire internet fashion blogging revolution as she was the one who asked Dolce & Gabbana to put four bloggers front row back in 2009 before fashion blogging was validated—likes the mobile video idea enough that she might even try it out too!
With 175 years of history behind it, Procter & Gamble knows how to change with the times. In this month’s issue, PRWeek charts the successes and challenges ahead for the CPG giant and its high-profile brands, such as Tide, Secret, and Pampers.
The company has decided to update its bird again. So, what’s so different about the current logo (right)? It’s made of circles and nothing but. “This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles — similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends,” the company says. A couple of fun facts about the bird: First, the initial logo was an iStockPhoto they likely spent $6 on initially, and second, the bird’s name is Larry. Yes, after that Larry Bird. Anyway, what do you think about the new logo? Necessary?