More than half of those surveyed in Edelman's latest Trust Barometer want more federal regulation of the financial services sector, which is opposed by the crowd running for the Republican presidential nomination sweepstakes.
Ballantyne Strong, the publicly traded digital display and lighting systems provider, is working with Financial Profiles for PR support as it faces a surprise proxy challenge from a Charlotte investment firm.
Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who has lodged an ongoing campaign deriding nutritional supplement purveyor Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, said federal investigators have questioned his PR firm, Global Strategy Group.
Edelman is mounting a PR defense for American Energy Partners and its founder Aubrey McClendon after McClendon's former company, oil and gas giant Chesapeake Energy, sued AEP and the well-known oilman for allegedly stealing trade secrets.
*O'Dwyer's is the only PR firm ranking which requires the top page of the latest corporate income tax return and W-3, establishing particpants as PR firms rather than ad agencies or other types of businesses.