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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
Tue., Jun. 28, 2016
SolarCity Taps Joele Frank Amid $2.8B Tesla Offer
By Editorial Staff
tesla, solarcitySolar power giant SolarCity has engaged PR, financial and legal counsel amid to weigh Tesla Motors' $2.8B takeover offer.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jun. 23, 2016
Broadridge Replaces IR Chief
By Editorial Staff
thibauldInvestor communications services provider Broadridge Financial Solutions has replaced its investor relations head with the addition of Edings Thibault from MSCI.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 13, 2016
FTI Works Hercules' Return to Bankruptcy
By Editorial Staff
Hercules offshore drillingHercules Offshore, the Houston-based offshore oil drilling services company, is working with FTI Consulting on its return to bankruptcy protection.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jun. 9, 2016
Coach IR, Comms Chief is Interim CFO
By Editorial Staff
andrea resnickAndrea Shaw Resnick, global head of investor relations and corporate communications for handbag retailer Coach, has been named interim CFO of the company on the exit of Jane Hamilton Nielsen.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 6, 2016
Kekst, AbMac in Omega Proxy Showdown
By Editorial Staff
Omega ProteinAbernathy MacGregor and Kekst are engaged in a proxy showdown over publicly traded nutritional supplement company Omega Protein Corp.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jun. 3, 2016
Finsbury Taps Sipkins for New L.A. Outpost
By Editorial Staff

Charles SipkinsCharles Sipkins, the former chief communications officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has joined Finsbury to open a Los Angeles office for the financial firm.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jun. 3, 2016
Chico's FAS Dons Joele Frank in Proxy Battle
By Editorial Staff
Chico'sFashion chain Chico's FAS has brought in Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR support as it faces heat from activist investor Barington Capital.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jun. 1, 2016
Hall Takes IR Reins at MetLife
By Editorial Staff
John HallJohn Hall, a managing director and senior analyst at Wells Fargo, joins MetLife today as senior VP and head of IR for the insurer.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., May 27, 2016
Digital Ad Spends Surge for Financial Services
By Jon Gingerich
Financial services digital ad spendThe U.S. financial services sector will spend more than $8 billion in digital advertising this year, according to a new report.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., May 23, 2016
Edelman Advises Puerto Rico Bondholders
By Editorial Staff
Puerto RicoEdelman Financial is aiding a group of senior Puerto Rico creditors as its members back a House of Representatives measure to tackle the island's $70B debt crisis.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., May 20, 2016
Mozaic IR Aids Tobacco IPO
By Editorial Staff
Zig-ZagTurning Point Brands, the tobacco company behind Zig-Zag, Beech-Nut and Red Cap, is working with Mozaic IR for financial communications as it slates an initial public offering. (1 reader comment)
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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