Natalie Kerris Stories August 1, 2016

Former Apple PR exec Natalie Kerris leaving new gig at Twitter after less than 6 months

Over a year ago, longtime Apple senior public relations executive Natalie Kerris left the company. Kerris worked at Apple for 14 years and was responsible for the company’s PR during several crucial eras, including the launch of the iPhone. While Kerris didn’t initially specify what she would do after Apple, it was announced in February of this year that she was joining Twitter to lead its communications department. Now, BuzzFeed News reports that Kerris is leaving Twitter after less than 6 months.

Natalie Kerris Stories January 27, 2016

Natalie Kerris, former senior director of Worldwide Corporate Communications at Apple, is rumored to be in line to head Twitter’s communications department. Re/code reports that Twitter has been courting her to help turn around perceptions that the company has been lacking in innovation.

Kerris has recently spent a lot of time talking to top Twitter execs and is the leading candidate for the job. If hired, she will report to general counsel Vijaya Gadde and not, interestingly, to newly named CMO Leslie Berland. Gadde conducted the search, which has been taking place for months. She would replace Gabriel Stricker, who left Twitter and is now working back at Google on its fiber effort.

Kerris held the senior PR role at Apple for 14 years, playing a key role in the launches of products ranging from the iPod and iPhone through to Apple Pay and the Apple Watch. It was thought that she made the decision to leave the company after failing to win the vice-president role vacated by Katie Cotton …

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Natalie Kerris Stories April 22, 2015

Natalie Kerris, a longtime senior executive within Apple’s PR and Communications group is retiring from the company, she confirmed today on Twitter. Journalist Ed Bott first indicated her retirement via Twitter. Bott says that Kerris informed him of her retirement for a LinkedIn message, and Kerris has updated her LinkedIn profile. Kerris joined Apple 14 years ago, and she led PR for Apple’s major product lines such as the iPhone. Kerris’s position within Apple’s PR group grew upon the retirement of former VP of Communications Katie Cotton.

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Natalie Kerris Stories October 2, 2014

Re/code reports today that Apple has chosen longtime Apple PR deputy Steve Dowling to lead Apple’s public relations efforts as interim PR chief. The report notes that Dowling’s role as head of Apple PR is not yet permanent as Apple continues to look for candidates outside of the company.

Sources close to Apple tell Code/red that Dowling was tapped as interim head of public relations last week by CEO Tim Cook. […] Dowling’s appointment has been framed to employees as an interim one and I’m told Apple will continue to evaluate worthy outside candidates if one should pop up. That said, the fact that Cook has officially put Dowling at the top of Apple’s PR organization suggests he could remain there.

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