Milldam Public Relations launches its Data Center Community Relations Service, which will exclusively serve the digital infrastructure sector. The new practice offers services that include establishing partnerships with third-party organizations, communicating the benefits of data centers in the community, developing and providing key talking points and implementing grassroots campaigns and community outreach. The agency says the service is being launched in response to the recent widespread backlash to data center development and the lack of tools to combat this within the data center industry. The new service offering will be overseen by agency partner Adam Waitkunas, utilizing his nearly twenty years of data center industry experience and his background in politics and public affairs. "It's imperative that developers and operators implement community relations to help ensure a seamless development process," said Waitkunas.

Dukas Linden

Dukas Linden Public Relations is playing a central role in the SEC’s long-awaited approval for spot Bitcoin ETFs. DLPR represented two firms that were greenlighted to begin trading in Bitcoin ETFs as well as two other clients that have fund applications pending with the SEC. One of its clients was live on the set when the SEC apparently tweeted out that it had approved trading. However, its handle had been hacked and it wasn’t quite ready to give the go-ahead. The SEC subsequently approved the ETFs the next day (Jan. 10), and according to the Wall Street Journal, “more than $4.6 billion of shares across 10 spot bitcoin ETFs changed hands Thursday (based on Dow Jones Market Data).” “The approvals usher in a pivotal moment in the cryptocurrency landscape, opening avenues for wide-based adoption and investment,” said DLPR CEO Richard Dukas. “The media and investors are closely watching developments in the space, which will likely pave the way for a new era in the rapidly-evolving digital assets space.”

Sharon Merrill

Sharon Merrill Advisors, a strategic communications and investor relations firm, launches Investor Day Concierge, a service offering that gives investor relations officers and other C-suite execs planning investor day events access to expertise and support in strategic planning, perception audits, event management, messaging & presentation development, and speaker training. “We have four decades of experience in implementing successful investor days,” said Sharon Merrill Advisors CEO Maureen Wolff. “We offer Investor Day Concierge as a one-stop solution so that IROs and the C-suite can take the guesswork out of their preparation of these important events.