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A Better Sense of Storytelling

Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

By Matthew Schwartz

Matthew SchwartzDespite increasing regulatory restrictions, financial services companies are taking a more proactive approach to PR and marketing. (1 reader comment)

Cision Shaves Q2 Loss

Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CisionCision reported a $19.1M Q2 net loss, down from $21M a year ago, during its first quarter as a public company. Revenue soared 73 percent to $157.1M.

Forget Pay-to-Play, itís Click-to-Play That Counts

Tue, Aug. 8, 2017

By Matt Zachowski

Matt ZachowskiThe media’s rapid evolution from print to desktop to mobile has changed not only our news habits but the nature of what’s reported, testing financial PR firms’ focus, strategies and approach to media relations.

SV&C Processes ADP's Defense

Fri, Aug. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

ADPSard Verbinnen & Co. is working with Automatic Data Processing Inc. as it rebuffs activist investor Bill Ackman's demand to dump CEO Carlos Rodriquez and take half of the 10 board seats.

Financial Reporter Hays Joins Edelman

Thu, Jul. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Laurie HaysLaurie Hays, 30-year journalist with The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, is joining Edelman July 31 as executive VP in its financial communications & capital markets unit.

FTI Guides Sageís Deal for Intacct

Wed, Jul. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

FTi ConsultingFTI Consulting handles UK-based Sage Group’s $850M deal to acquire Silicon Valley’s Intacct Corp., provider of cloud-based accounting software company.

Michael Kors Shoe Deal Fits for ICR

Tue, Jul. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jimmy ChooICR is handling Michael Kors Holdings' $1.4B deal to acquire Jimmy Choo PLC, the high-end footwear brand noted for its signature $3,000 sky-high stilettos.

Sard Verbinnen Grabs Deal Crown

Thu, Jul. 20, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Mergermarket RankingsSard Verbinnen & Co. took the top spot across four categories in Mergermarket’s rankings of PR advisors to mergers and acquisitions deals during the first-half of `17.

SV&C Handles Run on P&G

Mon, Jul. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Sard VerbinnenSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling corporate activist Nelson Peltz’s proxy fight with Procter & Gamble Co.

JP Morgan Chase Picks Berry

Fri, Jul. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Tim BerryJP Morgan Chase has named Republican operative Tim Berry to head its government relations and public policy operations.

Stanton, SVC Provide PR Polish for IMC Deal

Mon, Jul. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

International Market Centers building in Las VegasStanton and Sard Verbinnen & Co. represent private equity owners of International Market Centers as the showplace for home décor, furnishings and gift categories is sold to Blackstone.

Joele Frank Works Staples Takeover

Thu, Jun. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

StaplesJoele Frank is handling Sycamore Partners’ $6.9B cash bid for Staples, the embattled office supply chain.

Atairos Rolls With Sard Verbinnen

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bowlmor AMFAtairos is using Sard Verbinnen & Co. to handle its more than $1B deal to acquire a  "substantial ownership position" in Bowlmor AMF, which operates more than 300 bowling alleys.

ACG Boston Selects BackBay for DealFest Northeast

Thu, May 18, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

ACG BostonBackBay Communications has been tapped as marketing and PR agency partner for ACG Boston and its DealFest Northeast event June 7-8 in Boston, the largest M&A gathering in the region.

Ten People Who Determine Your Valuation

Mon, May 15, 2017

By James Palczynski

James R. Palczynski The opinions of a few influential players in any given stock drive the behavior of the larger herd of investors, and thus, can have a profound impact on valuation as well as implications for a company’s financial communications strategy.

LE&A Grows Detroit Team

Mon, May 15, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Amy LafnearLambert, Edwards & Associates has added associate Amy Lafnear to handle media relations, social media and content development.

Finance Firms Navigate New Regulations

Thu, May 11, 2017

By Adrienne Jordan

May magazinePR firms working in the finance industry are netting historic fees, yet find themselves besieged by changes affecting everything from fiduciary regulations to a reallocation of assets, all to an increased demand for digital offerings that consumers now expect when utilizing financial services.

Forefront Comms. Names Kingsley Sr. VP

Mon, Apr. 10, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Michael KingsleyFintech specialist Forefront Communications Group has added PR veteran and former Bloomberg Television and Fox News Channel producer Michael Kingsley as senior VP.

5W PR Reps Sharestates

Wed, Apr. 5, 2017

By Editorial Staff

SharestatesOnline real estate crowdfunding platform Sharestates, which offers entry for as little as $1,000, has named 5W Public Relations agency of record.

Delta Data Decides on BackBay as AOR

Thu, Mar. 30, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Delta DataDelta Data, provider of back-end software solutions to help mutual funds process transactions, has named fintech specialist BackBay Communications as agency of record.

BackBay Names Dowd COO

Fri, Mar. 3, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Jen DowdBackBay Communications’ growth has sparked the need for a COO and long-time employee Jen Dowd has been tapped for the position.