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Old May 7, 2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Apple Public Relations Vice President Katie Cotton to Retire




Katie Cotton is retiring from her position as VP of worldwide corporate communications at Apple, reports Recode. Cotton has worked in Apple's public relations department for almost twenty years, serving under both Steve Jobs and Tim Cook.

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"Katie has given her all to this company for over 18 years," Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said in a statement. "She has wanted to spend time with her children for some time now. We are really going to miss her."
Cotton has confirmed her retirement, saying it was an extremely difficult decision to make as "Apple is a part of my heart."

Cotton is known for having been fiercely protective of Apple executives, particularly Steve Jobs, serving as gatekeeper for all media access and shepherding executives through their formal and informal meetings with the press. Given Apple's penchant for secrecy, Cotton has long been tasked with keeping a tight rein on the company's PR operations, managing Apple's image and contributing to the company's presentations.

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Old May 7, 2014, 11:41 AM   #2
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who ever took her headshot should be fired.

Edit: To quell all of the people that for some reason said my comments were sexist. Even though I didn't mention her gender or looks at all

Why this picture is bad:

1. It's a forced smile any good photographer can get a person to show their true relaxed smile and or look. Believe me I suffer from the same problem

2. It's shot upward just a tiny bit, which is never flattering.

3. The picture is too hard, too small of an aperture, or over processing. it should have been shot wide open 5.6 or 2.8 maybe even 1.2/1.8
4. ^ which is why there is some type of motion blur or focusing issues around the eyes. can't figure out what is wrong, but something is off
5. She's smiling in one direction and looking in another. Some simple composition could fix that.
6. I'd think that Apple would have better photographers at their disposal.

For the record she looks pretty to me, just poorly photographed.
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:42 AM   #3
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who ever took her headshot should be fired.
Really? She's pretty.

Also, gz on being sexist
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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who ever took her headshot should be fired.
Looks perfectly fine to me.
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damn i wish i could retire that young
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:45 AM   #7
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It must be a tough decision to go to work every day when you are a millionaire and don't really have to work for a living any more.
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:45 AM   #8
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wonder if she would take the time to train me in her position
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:45 AM   #9
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Really? She's pretty.
The success of the headshot has little to do w/ her looks. It's a poor photo.
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:46 AM   #10
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She looks so sad in the picture...
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:46 AM   #11
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Falsest smile ever.
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It's interesting to see how many MR posters are only able to see a female as an object. It was inevitable that there would quickly be comments about her looks. I guess computer nerds have so little interaction with real women that they don't understand that they have actual talents and abilities and don't just exist to give you a turn on.
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:47 AM   #13
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Smile is a little awkward. This looks better IMO.

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Smile is a little awkward. This looks better IMO.

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Looks like she shops at Burberry!

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Old May 7, 2014, 11:49 AM   #15
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Looks perfectly fine to me.
Looks like a forced smile or grimace rather than a real smile to me.
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:49 AM   #16
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Good for her. As with most Apple corporate employees, she probably worked WAY too many hours at the office. Cash in some of those stock options and live a little.
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who ever took her headshot should be fired.
Looks fine.
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Quick, how do we spin this?
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wonder if she would take the time to train me in her position
it would be very easy.

1. don't ever answer the phone.
2. don't ever reply to an email.
3. don't say anything to anyone.
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Front page? Slow news day.
if you're an apple veteran, like me, you'd recognize this name.
Katie is a big deal at Apple
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Smile is a little awkward. This looks better IMO.

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What is with her left hand?

That picture looks like a bad photoshop job.
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It's interesting to see how many MR posters are only able to see a female as an object. It was inevitable that there would quickly be comments about her looks. I guess computer nerds have so little interaction with real women that they don't understand that they have actual talents and abilities and don't just exist to give you a turn on.
Maybe that is your bias - the comments I am reading refer to a poor PR photo - regardless of gender. Do you remember all the comments about Carl Ichan's poor photo ????
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Smile is a little awkward. This looks better IMO.

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she legit looks 20 years older in this photo than the headshot
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She is Kind of jealous about the stocks they give to the new retail Vice President
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Old May 7, 2014, 11:52 AM   #25
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This is an older photo of her (when she was younger) on the frontpage. Now she doesn't look very healthy ...

Here is also an older photo of her:



And here is a very solid, older photo of her:



Anyway, no that she will retire, that were be no secrets anymore, harhar.
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