Friday, December 19, 2014

Eagles Burn Through Another PR Person

The Eagles have dismissed their corporate public relations spokesman, Rob Zeiger, less than two years into his tenure.

Eagles Burn Through Another PR Person

This [change] wouldn´t have happened if we didn´t have good executives in place ready to take over." Jeffrey Lurie said. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
This [change] wouldn't have happened if we didn't have good executives in place ready to take over." Jeffrey Lurie said. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles have dismissed their corporate public relations spokesman, Rob Zeiger, less than two years into his tenure.

I'm told the departure has nothing to do with any public issue surrounding the team. The corporate PR post with the Eagles has a troubled history, with several people coming and going over the last half-decade. The team has an entire department devoted to football media services, separate from the corporate spokesman. Traditionally, the corporate spokesman was a media liasion for former team president Joe Banner, who hired Zeiger away from the Amway Corporation in 2011.

With Banner gone, it isn't clear the Eagles need a corporate spokesman. New team president Don Smolenski is less involved in football personnel matters than Banner was, and has a lower profile. Team chairman Jeffrey Lurie rarely speaks with reporters.

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