Canadian media monitoring supplier MediaMiser has acquired key assets of Bulldog Reporter for $135K with plans to re-start the bankrupt PR trade publication after a federal judge approved the deal despite objections from the case's bankruptcy trustee.
Cision, Vocus, Gorkana, Meltwater, BurrellesLuce, PR Newswire, Media Miser and TV Eyes get puffs and pans in a 3,671-word confab on LinkedIn. PR people struggling to find the right media distribution and measurement service can find answers here.
A federal bankruptcy trustee has objected to Bulldog Reporter parent Sirius Information's plans to sell assets to a Canadian information company, claiming Sirius president Jim Sinkinson has a conflict as an interested party in the sale.
PR services veteran Dave Armon has left the president slot at monitoring services provider Critical Mention to head content marketing and online reputation company Brand.com, the former Reputation Changer.
The Chicago private equity firm that acquired Vocus and Cision this year has confirmed industry expectations and said it will combine the two PR and marketing software providers under former Cision CEO Peter Granat.
Cision, the target of a takeover bid from Chicago-based GTCR Investment, said two executives of GTCR were elected to a new board of directors, including the chairman slot, in a special meeting May 20 in Stockholm.
PR Newswire said it will make users of its direct data feed certify that they will not engage in high-speed trading and will advise users to delay news slated for the market close to wait until after 4 p.m.
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