Apple Tweaks Phil Schiller's Title: Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

phil schillerAs noted by The Next Web, Apple has quietly tweaked the title of marketing chief Phil Schiller, dropping "Product" from his previous title of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing. As the report notes, however, it is unclear whether his new title of Senior Vice President for Worldwide Marketing reflects a change in responsibilities or if it simply more accurately reflects what he is already doing.

Schiller's biography page had previously listed "Product Marketing, Developer Relations, and Business Marketing" as being under his purview, but the updated page omits mention of any specific programs within Worldwide Marketing that Schiller might be responsible for.

The Next Web suggests that with Ron Johnson having departed Apple as of November 1st to become CEO of department store chain J.C. Penney, Schiller may have taken on some new responsibilities related to retail store marketing. One other possibility relates to Apple's education division, which Tim Cook has reportedly integrated into the company's broader marketing and sales divisions. With Schiller now overseeing marketing for educational initiatives, Apple may feel that the broader "Worldwide Marketing" title is more applicable to his current responsibilities.

Tim Cook has made a few changes to the executive leadership team since he took over as CEO in late August. Johnson's departure as head of retail is obviously one major change, but Apple has yet to name a replacement for Johnson. The other major change so far has been the elevation of Eddy Cue to the senior vice president level as his role as iTunes and App Store chief has expanded recently to include the iBookstore, iCloud, and iAd.

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wmealer Avatar
130 months ago
MacRumors ... news and rumors you care about

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zin Avatar
130 months ago
MacRumors ... news and rumors you care about

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Who the hell cares!
I really don't care.
So don’t post pointless comments. :confused:
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130 months ago
Nothing escapes the watchful eye of macrumors. I'm glad they follow this stuff so I don't have to.
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justinfreid Avatar
130 months ago
Wouldn't SVP of Marketing might be better still?
Apple's a huge, global company, I think it's assumed that it's SVP of Marketing addresses the whole world.
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Steve's Barber Avatar
130 months ago
I'm told his title in current form wouldn't fit on his nameplate. :o
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rdlink Avatar
130 months ago
Is that your idea of a meaningful contribution to the thread?

"Hello Kettle? This is Pot ... You're black."

No, his comment actually brought some value. It was a little advice to those ninnies who find it necessary to post the totally inaccurate statements such as "I don't care."

Obviously, they cared enough to reply. The definition of not caring would be to see the headline, shrug your shoulders and move on. Not waste their time, effort and the electrons to post the lie that they don't care.
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