Tim Cook names Steve Dowling interim head of Apple’s public relations

“After nearly six months of searching and deliberation, Apple appears to have settled on a successor to Katie Cotton, its former VP of worldwide corporate communications — and it’s not former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney,” John Paczkowski reports for Re/code. “”

“It’s Apple comms veteran Steve Dowling,” Paczkowski reports. “Sources close to Apple tell Code/red that Dowling was tapped as interim head of public relations last week by CEO Tim Cook, who has been looking to put a friendlier, more approachable face on Apple’s public relations efforts.”

“Evidently, Apple’s search outside of the company has so far proven fruitless,” Paczkowski reports. “Dowling’s appointment has been framed to employees as an interim one and I’m told Apple will continue to evaluate worthy outside candidates…”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jersey_Trader” for the heads up.]

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Apple looking to externally hire ‘friendlier, more approachable’ PR chief – June 9, 2014
Apple’s PR head Katie Cotton to retire – May 7, 2014


  1. I want that job.

    I would send out one word answers… “Yes.” “No.”

    I would tell people, “Don’t put it in your pocket.”

    “No you can’t talk to Tim. He’s pumping iron.”

    “Jony will talk to you though, and if you have an award for him, he’ll be there right away.”

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