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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
Thu., May 19, 2016
Finance Firms Focus on Media Relationships, Impact
By Adrienne Jordan
Richard DukasThe top PR firms in the finance industry have achieved their standing by focusing on business impact, as well as cultivating media relationships.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 19, 2016
H&E Builds IR with Inda
By Editorial Staff
Kevin IndaKevin Inda, senior VP and principal for Corporate Communications Inc, has moved to publicly traded construction and industrial equipment giant H&E Equipment Services, as VP of IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., May 6, 2016
Kekst Works Breach of Contract Suit in Telecom Deal
By Editorial Staff
dycomDycom Industries, the publicly traded telecommunications contractor, has enlisted Kekst and Company in its breach of contract suit against Quanta Services, after Dycom bought Quanta subsidiaries for $300M.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 5, 2016
Steps to Drive Lasting Change Within the Banking Industry
By Andrew Walton
Andrew WaltonCorporate culture is a firm’s DNA. Just as genetics influence who we are, a firm’s culture shapes an organization’s health, what it looks like and how it behaves. (1 reader comment)
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 29, 2016
Higashi Takes IR Reins of Hertz Spinoff
By Editorial Staff
Elizabeth HigashiElizabeth Higashi, a veteran financial communications exec on the corporate and agency side, has been named VP of IR for Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., as parent Hertz Global Holdings prepares to spin off the unit as a publicly traded company this year.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 22, 2016
Walek Exits Peppercomm to Launch New Agency
By Jon Gingerich
Peaks StrategiesThomas Walek, whose financial services shop Walek & Associates was acquired in 2013 by Peppercomm, has left that agency to form a new venture titled Peaks Strategies. Peppercomm financial unit name WalekPeppercomm has now been phased out.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Apr. 18, 2016
Finsbury, Hering Schuppener Get Closer
By Editorial Staff
finsbury, hering schuppenerWPP-owned financial PR heavyweights Finsbury and Hering Schuppener have forged an partnership and dropped out of previous alliances as they unite under a common brand.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 13, 2016
Pacific Explores Restructuring with Sitrick
By Editorial Staff
Pacific Exploration & ProductionSitrick and Company is handling communications for Pacific Exploration & Production Corp., the Canadian-Columbian oil company facing a significant debt burden and low energy prices.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Apr. 11, 2016
PR Firms Work Boingo Proxy Challenge
By Editorial Staff
BoingoPR firms have entered the fray as Boingo Wireless fends off a proxy challenge from activist hedge fund Ides Capital Management.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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Mon., Oct. 17
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Mon., Oct. 17
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