Interpublic Group is taking its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders online. “Due to public health concerns resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,” IPG announced, “the Annual Meeting will be conducted in a virtual format only.” Stockholders will not be able to attend the meeting in person. The meeting will still be held on May 21 at 9:30 a.m. EST. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 30, or proxy holders for such stockholders, are still entitled to participate in the annual meeting.

Bob Gold
Bob Gold

Bob Gold & Associates has established a bankruptcy and litigation communications practice. Services to be offered by the practice include crisis response support, message development and media training, social media monitoring, press/media relations, investor relations and content creation. The practice is led by agency principal Bob Gold and Paul Jacobson, managing partner of Denver-based crisis communications firm SilversJacobson. “Gaining the trust of attorneys is paramount in creating effective and compelling litigation communications,” said Jacobson. “Whether communicating to creditors and the court, or to customers in hopes of retaining their business, we support the bankruptcy litigation, while putting a human face on a complex and impersonal procedure.”

CJ Media

CJ Media Solutions, LLC has launched The Crisis Averted Podcast to educate small business owners on communicating effectively during a crisis. Recent guests have included ICR partner Phil Denning, RemotePRJobs.com founder Andrea Holland, MyPlace Hotels of America director of public relations Ngoc Thach and Regan Communications senior vice president, director of crisis communications Casey Sherman. The podcast is available for download on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. PR professionals interested in being interviewed on the podcast can email CJ Media Solutions founder CJ Arlotta at [email protected]. Established in 2018, Stony Brook, NY-based CJ Media Solutions provides media relations, content writing, thought leadership, ghostwriting and crisis communications services to hospitality and tech companies.