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Tue., Sep. 20, 2016
MacMedan Tailors IR for Tailored Brands
By Editorial Staff
Julie MacMedanTailored Brands, the revamping men's apparel retailer behind Jos. A Bank and Men's Wearhouse, has brought in corporate communications and investor relations veteran Julie MacMedan as VP of IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Citigate Forms Global Hedge Fund Unit
By Editorial Staff
citigateFinancial PR shop Citigate Dewe Rogerson has set up an international hedge fund practice as the funds become more global in focus, capital and trading.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Prosek Picks up Muirfield Partners
By Jon Gingerich
Prosek PartnersProsek Partners has acquired corporate communications and investor relations agency Muirfield Partners.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016
The F Word Financial Marketers No Longer Ignore
By Joe Anthony
Joe AnthonyHow to adapt communications and marketing efforts to accommodate financial advisers’ and RIA firms’ increasingly fragmented audiences.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
Differential Brands Dons ICR
By Editorial Staff
Robert GrahamDifferential Brands Group, the publicly traded group of upscale apparel and footwear brands created in January, has engaged ICR for PR and IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
How to Handle Bad Financial News
By David Clair

David ClairBy communicating clearly to stakeholders and providing actionable steps to overcome challenges, financial communications and investor relations pros can be instrumental in ensuring the success of an organization through difficult times.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Phelps Builds IR for BMC
By Editorial Staff
carey phelpsCarey Phelps, an investor relations and corporate communications exec for Spectrum Brands and Beazer Homes, has moved to publicly traded building and contracting materials supplier BMC Stock Holdings in Atlanta to direct IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Why Bankruptcy Isnt a Communications Crisis
By Tom Faust

Tom FaustFor most corporate executives, the prospect of a bankruptcy filing screams “crisis!”

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Choreographing Content, PR for Financial Services
By Dan Mahoney
Dan Mahoney Many financial services companies are plagued by the notion that content and communications must be artless and bland. This often prevents financial institutions from developing better communication methods to reach and influence their target audience.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Changing Currency for Investor Relations Pros
By Richard Anderson

Richard L. Anderson When communicating financial information, traditional IR and PR channels such as face-to-face meetings still hold a lot of weight, though opportunities in social media loom large.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Fine-Tuning Your PR Program for a Start-Up Client
By Frank Tortorici

Frank TortoriciWhen conducting a PR program for a start-up enterprise, putting your goals into perspective is paramount.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
inVentiv Gets Private Equity Backer, Nixes IPO Plans
By Editorial Staff
michael bellHealthcare communications group inVentiv Health has locked up backing from private equity firm Advent International in a deal that values the company at $3.8B.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
Makovsky Taps Dukas' Hesney
By Editorial Staff
douglas hesneyFinancial pro Doug Hesney, executive VP for Dukas Linden PR, has shifted to Makovsky as EVP to head its financial and professional services operation.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
How Can the Financial Sector Engage Millennials?
By Ross Benes

Ross BenesMillennials are more skeptical of financial services and institutions than older generations. Because of this, marketers and financial professionals face uphill battles in earning Millennials’ trust when it comes to handling and investing their money. 

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 20, 2016
Five Strategies to Successfully Communicate an IPO
By Kevin Dinino
Kevin DininoEntering the public markets may be a dream scenario for a growing company, particularly those in industries like fintech or cybersecurity. The reality is that working toward an IPO is an arduous process that requires careful consideration and communications planning.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
Kekst in $4B UFC Sale
By Editorial Staff
UFCKekst and Company is advising WME|IMG's acquisition of mixed martial arts league UFC, a private equity-backed transaction worth around $4B.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jul. 8, 2016
Ten Bridge, Stern IR Work Syros IPO
By Editorial Staff
syrosSyros Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge, Mass.-based cancer drug developer, relied on Ten Bridge Communications and Stern IR for support through its July 6 IPO.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jul. 7, 2016
Intertain Rolls Dice with Finsbury
By Editorial Staff
Costa BingoCanadian online gaming company Intertain is working with Finsbury for PR support as it revamps management and undergoes a strategic review.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 6, 2016
Sloane, Rubenstein in $2.2B Diamond Resorts Deal
By Editorial Staff
Diamond Resorts IntlSloane & Company and Rubenstein Associates are guiding PR through Apollo Global Management's $2.2B acquisition of vacation destination network Diamond Resorts International.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jun. 30, 2016
Kekst is Reigning Private Equity PR Advisor
By Editorial Staff
Top PR firms advising private equity dealsKekst and Company led PR firms advising private equity deals in the first quarter as the firm worked 11 transactions, according to the Deal.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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