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Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
4media Secures Stateside Presence
By Jon Gingerich
 
4MediaLondon-based PR services collective The 4Media Group of Companies has opened new offices in New York, Chicago and Bentonville, AK.
Category: PR Services
Wed., Jun. 15, 2016
UBM Clears Justice Dept Hurdle in PR Newswire Deal
By Editorial Staff
 
justice deptUBM said it expects US Dept. of Justice clearance shortly of its $841M sale of PR Newswire to Cision.
Category: PR Services
Tue., May 17, 2016
Ukrainian Pleads Guilty in Press Release Hacks
By Editorial Staff
 
dept of justiceA 28-year-old Ukrainian man pleaded guilty May 16 in federal court in New Jersey to hacking Marketwired, PR Newswire and Business Wire and stealing confidential information from press releases in a conspiracy to reap $30M in profits.
Category: PR Services
Thu., May 12, 2016
PR Newswire Sells Off Agility
By Editorial Staff
 
InnodataPR Newswire has inked a deal to sell its US and UK Agility media intelligence business to Innodata.
Category: PR Services
Tue., May 3, 2016
Survey: Journalists Donít Find PR Press Content Useful
By Jon Gingerich
 
ISEBOXMost media centers and digital newsrooms established by the communications industry don’t meet the needs of the press, according to a recent survey of journalists.
Category: PR Services
Mon., Apr. 11, 2016
16 Tips for Successful Satellite Media Tours
By Alex Hinojosa
 
Alex HinojosaA satellite media tour remains an effective public relations tactic that can generate high-quality results that matter to your clients. (1 reader comment)
Category: PR Services
Thu., Mar. 10, 2016
Former CNN Anchor to Host Media Tours
By Jon Gingerich
 

Bobbie BattistaFormer CNN anchor and “Talkback Live" moderator Bobbie Battista has entered an exclusive contract with KEF Media to host co-op media tours.

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Thu., Mar. 3, 2016
Feds Look at PR Newswire Sale, Closing Moved
By Editorial Staff
 
prnUBM, the parent company which agreed to sell PR Newswire to Cision last month for $841M, said that federal regulators have asked for information about "certain PRN products."
Category: PR Services
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Nasdaq Moves to Acquire Marketwired
By Editorial Staff
 
marketwiredNasdaq is acquiring news release disseminator Marketwired, bolstering the exchange's PR services offering alongside its existing Globe Newswire product.
Category: PR Services
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016
Cision Enhances PR Edition Platform
By Jon Gingerich
 

VisionSoftware giant Cision on Thursday unveiled several major upgrades to its PR Edition platform.

Category: PR Services
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
PR Software Start-Up Locks Up Funding
By Editorial Staff
 
ProwlyPR software platform Prowly said it has locked up $1.1M in early stage funding.
Category: PR Services
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016
Marketing Maven, DNA Eye E-Commerce Push
By Editorial Staff
 
direct marketingLos Angeles-based Marketing Maven has aligned with e-commerce marketing shop DNA Response to handle social media marketing and PR for consumer brands using marketplaces like eBay and Amazon.
Category: PR Services
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016
GTCR Acquires Onvoy
By Jon Gingerich
 

GTCRChicago-based private equity firm GTCR has inked a deal to acquire Minneapolis-based telecommunications provider Onvoy, LLC.

Category: PR Services
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
Cision Buys PR Newswire for $841M
By Greg Hazley
 
cisionCision has inked a deal to acquire PR Newswire for $841M from UBM, after months of speculation as the London-based publisher and trade events producer sought a buyer of the profitable news disseminator.
Category: PR Services
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
D S Simon Partners With Guinness World Records
By Jon Gingerich
 
DS Simon MediaGuinness World Records has teamed up with New York-based D S Simon Media for a joint marketing collaboration.
Category: PR Services
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015
Paul Adds 'Life Coach' to Offerings
By Greg Hazley
 
mike paulNew York counselor Mike Paul is offering reputation "life coaching" sessions, a bid to help clients cope with 24/7 reputation management.
Category: PR Services
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015
UBM: PR Newswire Sale 'No Certainty'
By Greg Hazley
 
PR NewswireUK-based UBM, more than a month after confirming talks to sell its profitable PR Newswire operation, said discussions are ongoing but no deal is certain.
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Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
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Fri, Nov. 11
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