Authorities have broken up a global fraud scheme that hacked into three major newswires since 2010 and reaped $100M in illicit profits by trading on the information in press releases before they were disseminated.
Crisis PR veterans Jim Haggerty and Thom Weidlich have unveiled CrisisResponsePro, a subscription software platform and content hub meant to provide information on and serve companies enmeshed in crisis or litigation communications.
New York-based marketing holding company The CHR Group has inked its fourth PR acquisition in the past year, snapping up the software-driven PR marketplace of AirPR that connects early stage companies and small businesses with PR counsel.
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.
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