New players at Sitrick

It's been more than 24 hours since the last post involving Fleishman-Hillard—so here goes. Actually, this news comes from the shop of crisis PR hotshot Michael Sitrick. Today he promoted his entertainment biz partner Allan Mayer to managing director of Century City-based Sitrick and Company. Before joining Sitrick, Mayer was founding editor of Buzz magazine, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and senior editor at Newsweek. He co-authored Sitrick's 1998 book, Spin: How to Turn the Power of the Press to Your Advantage.

Now the Fleishman angle: Sitrick also added Carol Stogsdill and Kelly Mullens to the firm. Both had been Fleishman vice presidents in years past, Stogsdill in the L.A. office during the Doug Dowie tenure. Stogsdill also had been Senior Editor and Vice President/News for the Los Angeles Times during the Shelby Coffey era in the mid 1990s (and is married to a Times photo editor, Steve Stroud.) Mullens had been Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at Sony Corporation of America and Vice President of Corporate Communications at Universal Music Group.

Sitrick and Company has advised Rush Limbaugh, Steven Spielberg, Wen Ho Lee, the Writers Guild, Halle Berry, Tommy Lee, Paula Poundstone and numerous other high-profile clients in need of—shall we say—"strategic" assistance with media problems.


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