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Breaking: NATIONAL Public Relations Loses Another Senior Executive, Paul Welsh Exits In Vancouver

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Paul WelshWe have been tipped to some more bad news for NATIONAL Public Relations [TCO].  Paul Welsh is no longer in his role as Managing Director at NATIONAL Public Relations [TCO] in their Vancouver office. Paul was appointed to the role in October 2017.  We have written about Paul in the past, he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer at Edelman Canada [TCO] in January 2013; we also wrote about him in June of the same year.

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This makes the second person in a Managing Director role to leave the agency this year, back in February Bob Pickard exited his role as Managing Director in Toronto after just 6 months.  This is not the first time that NATIONAL has had a string of problems with people in senior people leaving the agency as we have documented here, here and here.  Unfortunately the agency also made several newspaper headlines with its involvement with the WE Charity. 

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