Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who bought the Washington Post, Senator Ted Cruz, who battled Obamacare, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who introduced Citibikes and tried to ban 20-oz. sodas, were raked over the coals at the 71st annual “Financial Follies” of the New York Financial Writers Assn. Nov. 22 at the Marriott Marquis.
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is providing PR counsel to a deal reached this week to rescue minor league baseball's Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals farm affiliate which defaulted on millions in tax-exempt bonds in 2009.
Next Fifteen Communications Group reported Nov. 5 a five percent increase in revenue to £96.1M (about $155M) for the year ended July 31 on strong performances from Text 100, OutCast, M Booth and Blueshirt Group.
A social media gap between investor relations and corporate communications units provides an opening for digitally savvy activist investors, shareholders and media, according to a study by FTI Consulting.
TRI Pointe Homes and Weyerhaeuser Company are relying on outside financial PR counsel as TRI acquires Weyerhaueser Real Estate Company in a $2.7B deal to create one of the top 10 homebuilders in the U.S.
Verizon's $124B September acquisition of Vodafone's U.S. wireless business pushed four PR firms to the top of mergermarket's ranking of M&A PR advisors by deal value through the first three quarters of 2013.
Kekst and Company is handling today's Jos. A. Bank's $2.3B takeover offer for the larger Men’s Wearhouse, discount suit chain, a move quickly rejected by "inadequate" and "not in the best interests" of the target company.
*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.