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Category: Financial ManagementReturn to Latest News
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016
Taxes and Identity Theft
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinA rise in identity theft and the ability to hack into computers has resulted in more personal income tax returns being rejected as “already filed” than ever before.
Category: Financial Management
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
Tax Reform and Trump
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinWith a Republican Congress and incoming Republican President, some form of tax reform appears imminent.
Category: Financial Management
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinNovember is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about 2016 taxes.
Category: Financial Management
Thu., Sep. 15, 2016
NYWICI Members Get Financial Advice: Start Early
By Jane Landers

Hannah StormCommit to an investment plan no matter what your stage in life, 165 members of New York Women in Communications were told Sept. 12.

Category: Financial Management
Mon., Sep. 12, 2016
Part-Time CFOs a Solid Bet for PR Firms
By Rick Gould

Rick GouldChief financial officers are an integral component for brands and agency owners. For whatever reason, however, PR agencies often hold back from bringing one aboard.

Category: Financial Management
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
Doing it the Right Way
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinThe steps necessary for a successful PR agency merger or acquisition, according to Rick Gould’s new book, which provides M&A tips and advice for PR agency owners.
Category: Financial Management
Fri., Jul. 8, 2016
Midyear Tax Planning and Document Retention
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinTips for reducing tax liability while increasing retirement savings as well as pointers on retaining and storing tax records.
Category: Financial Management
Mon., Jun. 20, 2016
Goodwill During the Sale of a PR Agency
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinThe most significant asset a PR agency has to sell in a merger/acquisition process is goodwill. (1 reader comment)
Category: Financial Management
Thu., Mar. 17, 2016
The Bolt-On Acquisition
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinThe owners of bolt-on acquisitions are usually looking to move the administrative and corporate management so they can focus on operations and customers. (1 reader comment)
Category: Financial Management
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
From Billable Hours to Value Pricing
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinMany industry consultants are urging PR firms to dump billable hours and replace it with a fixed-pricing model, or even value pricing.
Category: Financial Management
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016
Combine PR Savvy with Biz Sense to Make Profits
By Rich Jachetti

Rich JachettiBig time PR talent alone doesn’t always translate into big buck profits for PR firms.

Category: Financial Management
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
Tax Highlights for 2016
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinThis month’s column reviews some of the recently passed tax legislation as well as some tax opportunities when filing your 2015 tax return.
Category: Financial Management
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015
Recent Press Impacting PR Firms
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinThis column discusses recently enacted tax legislation that affects PR firms, its principals and its employees.
Category: Financial Management
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015
Bitcoin Transactions and PR
By Richard Goldstein
Richard GoldsteinMany companies are accepting the bitcoin as currency. Some of these companies include Dell, Intuit, Microsoft, and, to name a few. Will PR firms be on the list of companies accepting this form of currency?
Category: Financial Management
Tue., Oct. 6, 2015
The most critical benchmark in the PR industry -- an update
By Richard Goldstein
richard golsteinThere are many benchmarks in the PR industry. One benchmark that is critical to the success of a PR firm, however, is Revenue Per Professional.
Category: Financial Management
Tue., Sep. 22, 2015
ICR Handles Starwood Waypoint Deal
By Kevin McCauley
ICRICR is handling media relations for Starwood Waypoint Resident Trust's merger with Colony American Homes to forged a real estate giant with a portfolio of more than 30K owned/managed single-family homes.
Category: Financial Management
Wed., Sep. 16, 2015
Brunswick Backs A-B InBev's Move on SABMiller
By Kevin McCauley
AB InBevBrunswick Group handles media for Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover approach to SAB Miller, a proposed deal to unite the two top global beer companies would create a $70B colossus.
Category: Financial Management
Tue., Sep. 8, 2015
Zacks Upgrades IPG
By Kevin McCauley
IPGZacks today upgraded Interpublic's shares from a "hold" to a "buy" rating due to its bullishness on the ad/PR conglom's "growth trajectory."
Category: Financial Management
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015
Huntsworth Posts $70M H1 Loss
By Kevin McCauley
HuntsworthHuntsworth today reported a $70.3M first-half loss due to a $76.M write-off for its struggling Grayling and Citigate units. It registered a $12.4M year ago profit.
Category: Financial Management
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
WPP Grows 6.8% In H1
By Kevin McCauley
Martin SorrellWPP CEO Martin Sorrell reports a 6.8 percent rise in reported revenue growth to $9.2B during the first-half as profit before interest and tax rose 7.6 percent to $1.1B.
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Thu., Dec. 8
2017: The Year Independently Owned Agencies Will Thrive
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Tue., Dec. 6
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Mon., Dec. 5
Faltering Press, PR Are in a "Pickle"
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Breitbart and Kellogg’s at War
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Wearing Blinders: The Sports Sponsors Playbook
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NY Post Sees Traffic Problem But Has No Solutions
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Rhode Island Issues RFPs
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Tue., Nov. 22
BK Navy Yard Wants Site Redesign
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Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Fri, Nov. 11
Barbados Tourism Looks for Agency of Record in US
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Fri., Nov. 4
Vidalia Onion Committee Requests Marketing Proposals
Vidalia Onion Committee

Thu., Nov. 3
Wiki Education Foundation Wants Communications Help
Wiki Education Foundation

Fri., Oct. 28
AR Dept. of Parks and Tourism Seeks AOR
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Thu., Oct. 20
Santa Monica Seeks Marketing Help
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