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Crisis Communications PR: Who are the Top American Crisis Public Relations Firms

2020-10-29 by Jason Tannahill
Public Relations News

The best time to start a PR campaign is before trouble rears its head. Unfortunately, when a crisis arises, damage control in real-time is virtually impossible. Of course, big crisis can be handled professionally, and the firms below have developed a reputation for doing the impossible when it comes to crisis PR. Sitrick And Company Founded in 1989 by Michael S. Sitrick, Sitrick and Company is a national firm with offices in LA, New York, Chicago, and other major cities. Founder Mr. Sitrick has a reputation for handling a crisis, in fact, he wrote the book on it. Critically acclaimed,... Read More >

Hedge Fund PR: Best PR Firms For Hedge Funds

2020-10-21 by JamesD

Best PR Agencies For Hedge Fund PR In 2016, Money Magazine reported that more people were open to hedge or hedge fund-like investments to cushion themselves with memories of the 2008 recession still lingering. At that time, independent investment research platform Morningstar was tracking more than 625 alternative and non-traditional funds. In June this year, the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the U.S. was officially in a recession after record growth over 128 months. Although they also noted that it could be short-lived, many investors may again be reflecting back to 2008 and considering alternatives like hedge funds.... Read More >

News from Sard Verbinnen, Ogilvy PR, 5WPR, Finn Partners & APCO Worldwide

2016-12-06 by Jason Tannahill

Strategic Governance Advisors to be Launched in 2017 by Sard Verbinnen & Co. An independent Strategic Governance Advisors (SGA) board will be launched by Sard Verbinnen & Co. in January. The group is intended to advise corporate leaders and boards of directors regarding institutional investors’ important governance issues. Verbinnen’s founding partners and Chris Cernich, Amy Bilbija, and Mark Harnett will make up the new group with offices in both New York City and San Francisco. Ogilvy PR Gains New Managing Director in Melbourne Office Adam Vincenzini will join Ogilvy PR Australia in their Melbourne office, becoming their new managing director... Read More >

PR News from Next 15 / Pinnacle, Sard Verbinnen, Zimmerman, and Hotwire

2016-10-05 by Jason Tannahill
PR News from Next 15 / Pinnacle, Sard Verbinnen, Zimmerman, and Hotwire

Tech PR Agency Pinnacle Acquired by Next 15 Next 15 is in expansion mode and just bought Pinnacle, partly to establish themselves further in America, with Pinnacle’s U.S clients making up nearly one-quarter of their roster. Pinnacle is headquartered in London and was co-founded in 1996 by MD Simon Flatt. They specialize in technical content for clients in the telecom, electronics, digital marketing, and engineering sectors. Some of the current clients include European Telecommunications Standards, Institute, Toshiba Electronics, and Shell Oil. They also have many clients in the middle-eastern countries and cities such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Emirates.... Read More >

In the News with Shift Comm, Finn and Lane, Edelman, and Sard Verbinnen

2016-08-31 by Jason Tannahill
Eddie Bauer brings in Sard Verbinnen to help with cyber attack

Retail giant Simon signs Shift Communications for two years As of July, Shift Communications’ San Francisco office will be representing Simon’s west coast premium outlet properties, including those in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Washington, and Oregon. Their outlet locations are in Seattle, San Francisco, Woodburn, Petaluma Village, Pismo Beach, Vacaville, Waikele, Napa, North Bend, Gilroy, Folsom, Desert Hills, Camarillo, Carlsbad, Las Americas, and Las Vegas (North and South). Shift will be promoting various seasonal campaigns for Simon and will provide media relations, crisis communications, event planning, and other PR services as required. This includes supporting Simon’s current sponsorship with Nick Jonas... Read More >

Fantasy Sports Companies to Fight Attorney General Schneiderman

2015-11-18 by Jason Tannahill
Draft Kings Pr

DraftKings just hired Sard Verbinnen & Co., and FanDuel brought Glover Park Group on board to join the fight against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. This follows Schneiderman issuing a cease-and-desist order to both companies this week, in an effort to stop the two businesses from taking wagers from New York State residents. Glover Park and Sard were hired to battle Schneiderman, who demanded that the two companies hosting daily fantasy sports competitions stop taking bets from residents of his state, labeling these transactions as illegal gambling infractions, and not games of chance, according to New York state law.... Read More >

The Deal Announces 2015’s Top Ranked PR Firms According to M&A Transactions in Q1-Q3

2015-10-30 by Jason Tannahill
The Deal Magazine

The Deal financial media outlet has just released the latest results in ranking the top firms in mergers and acquisitions for the first 3 quarters of 2015. These deals only reflect transactions of over $100 million which involved a U.S. business. Below are the results for those top PR firms, and some of the deals that earned them their rankings. Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher New York based firm Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher was founded in 2000, and claims the top spot on The Deal’s results, with 88 total deals for 2015. Split evenly between seller and bidder transactions,... Read More >

Sard Verbinnen: One of America’s Leading Crisis Firms

2015-09-29 by Richard D. Pace
Sard Verbinnen Firm

When it comes to big-time crisis, there are few PR firms as well plugged in as New York City based Sard Verbinnen & Co. Today’s headlines have the company managing crisis public relations for Twitter surrounding the resignation of their CEO, Dick Costolo. Sard Verbinnen CEO George Sard is reportedly personally managing the account. It is far from their first high-profile assignment. They are the mouth-piece for hedge-fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen – even dealing with gossip columns like the NY Post’s Page 6.  This week, Jonathan Gasthalter, an executive for Sard Verbinnen was mentioned in a story about Cohen’s... Read More >

Sard Verbinnen Working for University of Alabama to Disband Football

2015-07-14 by Jason Tannahill

Sard Verbinnen & Co is a PR firm that has a reputation for flying under the radar most of the time. Many say they are the go-to team when you know a PR storm is on the horizon and need to get ahead of it before releasing information that will put you in the middle of a whirlwind. Such is the case that UAB faced in 2014 when they were making the decision to cut some of the athletic endeavors for financial purposes. Sard Verbinnen advised the leaders at UAB to hold off from announcing their decision until the November... Read More >

Acquisitions, Endowments and PR Awards in Cannes

2013-06-18 by Ronn Torossian
cannes lions

This the season of acquisitions it seems - Lewis PR bought the Davies Murphy Group, and Ketchum bought a leading German PR agency as Omnicom continues to roll up agencies.  Odd time for agencies to sell as those who are now on the back end of a global recession can now grow over the next few years.  5WPR ain’t on the acquisition block we have never been more excited about the future. Major endowment of $3 million has been made to The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for the growth of their work in Strategic Public Relations and... Read More >