Apple Public Relations Vice President Katie Cotton to Retire

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 7, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]
    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.

    Article Link: Apple Public Relations Vice President Katie Cotton to Retire
     
  2. NachoGrande, May 7, 2014
    Last edited: May 7, 2014

    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    #2
    who ever took her headshot should be fired. :eek:

    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 :rolleyes:

    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.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    MacSince1990

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    #3
    Really? She's pretty.

    Also, gz on being sexist :)
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    #4
    Front page? Slow news day.
     
  5. Editor emeritus

    longofest

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    Location:
    Falls Church, VA
    #5
    Looks perfectly fine to me.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    ZacNicholson

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Location:
    Indiana
    #6
    damn i wish i could retire that young
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    SmileyBlast!

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    #7
    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.
     
  8. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    #8
    wonder if she would take the time to train me in her position
     
  9. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 7, 2014
    #9
    The success of the headshot has little to do w/ her looks. It's a poor photo.
     
  10. macrumors 601

    Traverse

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2013
    Location:
    Here
    #10
    She looks so sad in the picture...
     
  11. macrumors 68040

    MrSmith

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    #11
    Falsest smile ever.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Nunyabinez

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Location:
    Provo, UT
    #12
    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.
     
  13. macrumors 601

    dannyyankou

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    #13
    Smile is a little awkward. This looks better IMO.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. macrumors 68040

    bradl

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    #14
    Looks like she shops at Burberry! ;)

    BL.
     
  15. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #15
    Looks like a forced smile or grimace rather than a real smile to me.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

    BornAgainApple

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    #16
    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.
     
  17. macrumors 601

    goobot

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Location:
    long island NY
    #17
    Looks fine.
     
  18. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Location:
    MD
    #18
    Quick, how do we spin this?
     
  19. M-O
    macrumors 6502a

    M-O

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    #19
    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.
     
  20. macrumors 68020

    teknikal90

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    #20
    if you're an apple veteran, like me, you'd recognize this name.
    Katie is a big deal at Apple
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2007
    #21
    What is with her left hand?

    That picture looks like a bad photoshop job. :p
     
  22. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #22
    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 ????
     
  23. macrumors 68020

    teknikal90

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    #23
    she legit looks 20 years older in this photo than the headshot
     
  24. Lordrootman, May 7, 2014
    Last edited: May 7, 2014

    macrumors newbie

    Lordrootman

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Location:
    HOUSTON TX
    #24
    She is Kind of jealous about the stocks they give to the new retail Vice President
    Angela ahrents
     
  25. opeter, May 7, 2014
    Last edited: May 7, 2014

    macrumors 6502a

    opeter

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Location:
    Slovenia (EU)
    #25
    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:

    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]

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

Share This Page