Courtney Simmons has been named as the Senior Vice President of Publicity for DC Entertainment, working out of Burbank while the rest of the DC publicity remain in the New York publishing offices. Hmm.
Ex of Disney Interactive Media Group (which should please the kind of people who see this as a steal from Marvel), she has a solid PR history at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Premier Rides Inc., LEGOLAND and Sony Online Entertainment to boot.
So how did she go about getting the job? Well Twitter may be a bit of a giveaway. Courtney Simmons signed on as CourtneyLeeDBW, linked to her Four Square account.
Last year, Bleeding Cool ran the word that the Senior VP Publicity position was available, on the 3rd October. And so we learn…
8th Oct – LAX to JFK (@ Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) ✈ w/ 97 others) http://4sq.com/qm5av
I'm at New York Comic Con. http://4sq.com/9Hp4ju
9th Oct – I'm at The Park (118 10th Ave, btw 17th & 18th, New York). http://4sq.com/4z8gQj
27th Nov – I'm at Forbidden Planet (840 Broadway, 13th St, New York) w/ 4 others.
28th Nov – I'm at Bloomingdale's (1000 3rd Ave, btw 59th & 60th, New York). http://4sq.com/1kdWuW
Which is where the tweets end… was there a meeting at New York Comic Con, that necessitated a return at the end of the month – and a trip to Forbidden Planet for research? A trip to Bloomingdale's to celebrate a good interview?
And a decent amount of time to give her notice to Disney…
On Twitter, she followed Todd McFarlane, Marv Wolfman, Jim Lee, Stan Lee and Geoff Johns, and is followed by Jim Lee – probably back last year while she was still tweeting. It looks like this has been in the works since late last year.
All mindless speculation of course. And Courtney has a daughter at New York University, which may explain all sorts of trips.
But if nothing else, it's an in-keeping welcome to the comic book blogosphere for Courtney Simmons! Welcome to DC Entertainment, Ms Simmons and while you are at it, welcome to Bleeding Cool. Don't believe a word they say about me…