Twitter Close to Hiring Former Apple PR Director Natalie Kerris

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    Apple's longtime public relations executive Natalie Kerris, who retired last April after 14 years at the company, is the leading candidate for Twitter's head of communications, according to Re/code.

    Kerris initially sought to succeed longtime Apple PR head Katie Cotton, who retired in 2014, but fellow Apple PR veteran Steve Dowling was named as Cotton's permanent successor last April.

    Kerris previously said that her decision to retire and "enjoy life" came after spending two weeks with her family in Italy, but it appears she may put those plans on hold in joining Twitter.
    Kerris was Senior Director of Worldwide Corporate Communications at Apple, where she served in public relations and communications roles since 2001. Kerris worked closely with the late Steve Jobs and oversaw the launch of the iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air and, more recently, apple pay and Apple Watch.

    Kerris would replace Gabriel Stricker, who left Twitter to lead Google Fiber communications.

    Article Link: Twitter Close to Hiring Former Apple PR Director Natalie Kerris
     
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    I hope she negotiates an ultra high salary! Twitter, at least as an independent company, isn't gonna be around long! She needs to milk it while there's still time!
     
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    Twitter used to seem like such a solid outfit. But they've been having drama lately. I wonder what's going on?
     
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    1) Even if your wondering puts you in an inquisitive mood, you don't put a question mark after that sentence. The fact that you're wondering is a statement, not a question.
    2) Here's what's going on: they can't make any freaking money or move their platform forward in any meaningful way. Twitter is still the same thing it has always been.
     
  5. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68000

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    They need all the help they can get after having almost 50% of their executive team leave over the weekend and seeing their stock tank.
     
  6. TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    If you are right, bad strategy. Get shares and reap the rewards when another company negotiates an acquisition of Twitter.

    By the way though, Kerris must be seriously rich from her Apple shares. I wonder why she didn't just stay retired. I know executives often can't stay away from the business, but this seems like a step down from being PR at Apple.
     
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    To this day, I still don't understand why Apple doesn't have an official Twitter account.
     
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    They didn't leave voluntarily.

    They were asked to.
     
  9. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68000

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    Where are you seeing that story? The reports I've been seeing don't specify either way. Looking for definitive fact here, not speculation.
     
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    Absolutely incorrect. I can put a question mark wherever I choose to. Choice is something that pedants have a hard time wrapping their limited minds around.
     
  11. Aston441 macrumors 6502

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    Oh? My? God?
     
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    I always thoight here name was Natalie Harris.
     

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