James Issokson
James Issokson

James Issokson

MEDIA CONTACT: SVP, MasterCard Communications

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Jim Issokson serves as Group Head, North American Communications. In this role, he is responsible for leading all corporate, issuer and merchant communications initiatives across external, digital/social and internal for the North American region.

As the company drives its business performance and reputation in North America, Issokson and his team are responsible for delivering integrated communications solutions around the introduction of new products and solutions, partner engagements and industry thought leadership. This includes high profile product launches including Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Prior to the joining the North American region, Mr. Issokson helped MasterCard establish a focus on reputation and issues management through a research-driven methodology. He counseled senior executives on reputational risks and challenges. Additionally, he was responsible for outreach to third-party stakeholders including the Industry Analyst community. Additionally, he handled all corporate media relations including quarterly earnings results and executive media outreach. He has been with MasterCard since 2006.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr. Issokson held senior positions at several PR firms, including SHIFT Communications in Boston where he worked with technology companies, and Edelman Worldwide in New York and Washington, DC, where he focused on government and corporate clients.

Mr. Issokson has a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from The American University.

Recent Posts

From preferred seats to backstage access, cardholders can now enjoy Priceless Experiences with Cirque du Soleil November 21, 2018 – TORONTO – Mastercard today announced a multi-year deal with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group to be the official partner of Cirque du Soleil Touring Shows in Canada. Beginning this month, Mastercard will make a suite of …
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Purchase, NEW YORK – September 18, 2018 – Mastercard has reached an agreement to settle monetary damages claims in the U.S. merchant class-action litigation. The agreement formalizes prior discussions and has been executed by all of the defendants – including Mastercard, Visa and a number of banks – and the court-appointed class counsel for the …
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Partnership to expand world-class service, cardholder benefits and support a unified focus on conservation and the outdoors PURCHASE, NY & SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– February 1, 2018 – Mastercard announced today that Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s has chosen the company to be the network for the outdoor retailer’s combined consumer credit co-brand portfolio. Mastercard has long been the …
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The Clearing House to enable banks to supply and manage Mastercard tokens with new solution  New York, NY and Purchase, NY (October 19, 2017) – Today, The Clearing House (TCH) and Mastercard announced they are partnering to enable TCH to provision and manage Mastercard-branded tokens on behalf of banks. The partnership with Mastercard establishes TCH …
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Strategic Relationship with Mastercard and AvidXchange Brings Efficiency to Managing Invoices and Payments CINCINNATI – Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) today announced a strategic relationship with Mastercard and AvidXchange™ to bring a best-in-class automated accounts payable solution to Fifth Third Bank’s clients. The collaboration is one of several recent business relationships with a financial technology …
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The global agreement expands the partnership to now include Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and Africa Purchase, NY – October 5, 2017 – Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced a significant expansion of their longstanding partnership into Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the …
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Card will offer same great service and rewards PURCHASE, NY – July 27, 2017 – Mastercard announced today that The Kroger Co. has chosen the company to be the network for the grocery retailer’s 1-2-3 REWARDS co-brand credit card program. The cards will continue to be issued by U.S. Bancorp. “The Kroger 1-2-3 REWARDS® credit card …
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New Research Grants Support Small Businesses and Sustainable Economic Development PURCHASE, N.Y. – June 20, 2017 – Mastercard and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth today announced the findings of a multi-city inclusive growth initiative and three new grants supporting research and programs to help ensure more Americans can benefit from a growing economy. The …
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“We believe that an amicable resolution is in the best interests of our stakeholders. Although we have strong defenses to the claims, a settlement avoids the continued costs and uncertainties that are inherent in litigation.” Under the terms of the agreement, Mastercard will pay CAD$19.5 million on a pre-tax basis. Mastercard has also agreed to …
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The Mastercard B2B Hub with AvidXchange Helps Businesses Manage Invoices, Payments, and Supplier Relationships Purchase, N.Y. – June 8, 2017 – Mastercard today announced The Mastercard B2B Hub, an innovative solution that enables small and midsized businesses to optimize their invoice and payment processes with accounts payable and payment automation tools that improve the speed, …
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