Yorkville Advisors – Wearing the Cape

Ronn Torossian

Yorkville is based in New Jersey as a privately-held fund with four funds currently with more than $1 billion in assets, though he began with just one fund in 2001. Okay, Yorkville Advisors LLC and its founder/CEO Mark Anthony Angelo don’t actually have the superhero cape, but when it comes to working with public equities and providing private investment funds … well, you could say it’s their super power.

Man Bites Dog: Newspapers Outlive Themselves, Blissful Ignorance Becomes Artform

Bad Pitch Blog

this were 2001. 2001 blogs HTML Laermer.com New York Times Op-Ed Slow Death of Newspapers Trombones Willful Ignorance News came last week that the Old Grey Lady is starting an Instant Op-Ed feature online. This new technology will "allow the paper''s Web site to post immediate expert viewpoints on breaking news," said Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal. Thank you, New York Times. I am now completely keyed in to why your stock has dropped so heavily. I mean, golly, imagine.


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Career guidance for aspiring communication pros in 2020

PR Daily

While in college in 2001, I volunteered as a communications specialist for the local Red Cross chapter following the aftermath of 9/11. Learn to network, invest in yourself, and craft a five-year plan. Above all, don’t give up.

Organizations post remembrances on social media for 9/11

PR Daily

11, 2001, are far from forgotten. Many took time to remember what they did that day in 2001: 17 years ago I was in the classroom with my students as we watched reports of what was happening. Major League Baseball shared on Facebook footage from the 2001 postseason, part of which was played in New York: Other sports teams also shared images: Some asked for people to share their remembrances with a specific hashtag: Love.


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This was my first time in America – United States of… The last time I travelled to the US was in April 2001 when I stayed in New York with my mother to celebrate my 40th birthday. I first went to Ellis Island in New York in 1980. The one place that I really wanted … Continue reading America. Thinking Blogroll Public Relations America Ellis Island Immigration Reflection

Meltwater Quietly Goes IPO [PR Tech Sum]

Sword and the Script

However, the exchange posted an announcement and YouTube video , which contained some interesting facts: Jørn Lyseggen founded Meltwater “in shack number 15 on Tjuvholmen, Oslo in 2001.”.

4 steps to reduce a hospital social media crisis

PR Daily

The group analyzed more than 50 social media crises since 2001. Is your social media policy easy to understand? A report from Altimeter Group says social media crises are on the rise. But with proper preparation, you can avoid them. This is good news for hospital CEOs who view social media as a potential disaster waiting to happen. The report lists what organizations—including hospitals—can do to prepare.

Oxford English Dictionary adds 'meh,' 'fo'shizzle,' 'sext' and more

PR Daily

2009), photobomb (2008), crowdfund (2008), totes (2005), staycation (2005), and sext (2001). Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary captures headlines by adding some colloquialisms to its digital tome. It’s a great sign of the times and a reminder of what nerds we can be. As the OED reminds us, some recent entries include. jeggings. Slang such as “ meh ” and “ fo’shizzle ” were also added to the more than 500 new terms to this year’s edition.

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Remembering D. Parke Gibson, a Passionate Advocate for Race Relations and Public Relations


Williams, a 2001 recipient of the D. The following article first appeared in the February 2008 issue of PR Tactics. We are republishing the article here in honor of Black History Month. Established in 1990, the D.

Public Relations and COVID-19: Studies Surface Challenges, Changes and Optimism  

Sword and the Script

For example, I was part of the B2B technology PR community in 2001, and it was decimated when the so-called tech bubble burst. Public relations has wrestled with messaging during the COVID-19 pandemic, but studies also show it has improved business collaboration and internal communications The events of 9/11 changed air travel. The recession of 2008 changed housing. The COVID-19 pandemic will certainly have lasting effects. How will it change PR and communications?

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How September 11 Impacted PR and Email Communications


September 11, 2001 was a lot like today: sunny, warm, not a cloud in the sky and full of life. On September 9, 2001, we celebrated a child's birthday party. On September 11, 2001, I got up and went through the usual motions of a working mother with three children - ages 12, 9 and 7 - to get off to school. I did get to photograph the cover of the school district's 2001 annual report. In 2001, the theme was "No Place Like Home.".

In Memoriam: Isobel Parke, APR, Fellow PRSA


She was married to Patrick Jackson , a past PRSA president and PR leader who passed away in 2001. Isobel Parke, APR, Fellow PRSA, a longtime PRSA member and leader, died on Feb. She was 93. Parke’s distinguished PRSA service included her role as secretary on the Board of Directors.

A Brand Is a Business Risk to be Understood and Managed; Off Script No. 40: Brianna Carroll Boyle

Sword and the Script

When I got out of school in 2001, for instance, few of my clients cared about mentions in online outlets. Cybersecurity professionals will tell you that the risks associated with a cyber incident go beyond the direct loss of data. It can involve the cost of an investigation into what happened, remediation, legal fees, and regulatory fines, among others. This also brings indirect costs.

Buffalo Wild Wings may cut ties with comedian over false 9/11 claims

PR Daily

We are disappointed to learn of Steve’s misrepresentations regarding the events of September 11, 2001, We are currently re-evaluating our relationship with Steve pending a review of all the facts. For his part, Rannazzisi tweeted the following apology: After I moved with my wife to Los Angeles from New York City in 2001 shortly after 9/11, I told people that I was in one of the World Trade.

Sunny?? #SMM Tips and Snapchat Secrets @Pubcon

Social PR Chat

JL: Pubcon started as an informal gathering in a pub in London back in 2001. To date, there have been 34 Pubcon Conferences since 2001, with 13 times in Las Vegas. Grab your favorite lenses, filters and start social media snapping. It’s that time of year for #SMM at Pubcon SFIMA Summit 2017 on February 21-22 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Here you will find some of my favorite Snapchat PR Secrets, the Social Media Marketing Masters Training Workshop and more.

PR Pro Showcase: Shonali Burke

Rock the Status Quo

One of the most fun “stunts” – if you can call it that – was when I worked on “Singalong Sound of Music” in San Francisco, back in 2001. Photography by Cade Martin. If you don’t know Shonali, she is a PR consultant and incredible PR educator on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University ( she teaches at Rutgers University, too! ).

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Verizon announces ‘seamless’ plan to buy out 10,400 employees

PR Daily

was slightly down from the previous month, but otherwise as high as it’s been since the Labor Department started collecting data in 2001. Thousands of employees are taking Verizon up on its offer to leave the company. The buyouts, which were announced on Monday, represent roughly 7 percent of Verizon’s workforce. The company first announced the plan to decrease its staff members to help the company’s foray into 5G.

Reflecting on 9/11 Anniversary #NeverForget


On September 9, 2001, we celebrated a child's birthday party. On September 11, 2001, I got up and went through the usual motions of a working mother with three children - ages 12, 9 and 7 - to get off to school. I did get to photograph the cover of the school district's 2001 annual report. In 2001, the theme was "No Place Like Home.". Fifteen years ago, today, we remember to #NeverForget.

7 writing and language sites you should know about

PR Daily

View the New York Times website on September 12, 2001, or see what your company’s website looked like in 1998. As a medical writer, I often end up spending more time researching an article than I do writing it. In that research, I often discover new online sites and tools. In this week’s post, I share some lesser-known online resources that can help make your writing, editing and researching tasks easier. Plainlanguage.gov.

Holding women back in PR limits agencies' effectiveness, creativity

PR Daily

There’s a reason why, in his 2001 autobiography , Bloomberg LP's founder, Mike Bloomberg, admitted that he hoped his competitors practiced discrimination: He believed it gave his firm a competitive edge. The gender gap is affecting the public relations industry. On Wednesday, the MSLGGroup—the world’s fifth-largest public relations agency—agreed to a $2.9 million settlement in a lawsuit in which more than 100 staffers alleged that the company had practiced gender discrimination.

How many of these banned books have you read?

PR Daily

For wordsmiths, the idea of banning books might seem offensive. While conducting research for his high-school English class, my son discovered that some of his favorite childhood books were on the Top 10 banned and challenged books list. His incredulous response was: “’Captain Underpants’—really?”. Yes, “Captain Underpants” is on the book of banned books.

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The crisis gets personal

Stephen Waddington

Ritson is bullish citing the recovery of the livestock industry in aftermath of mad cow disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) crisis in 1996 and Foot and Mouth disease in 2001. Domestic disputes, worklife chaos, hyper connectivity fatigue and planning for Q4 2020 and 2021. Week three of lockdown. We all know someone that has lost a family member or friend from the COVID-19 virus. 8,000 people have died in the UK.

How Vega Creates Authentic Relationships and Measurable Results with Influencers


Vega’s Approach to Influencer Marketing: Since the company’s conception in 2001, Vega has been committed to building real relationships with consumers and providing their community with clean, plant-based nutrition. GroupHigh’s Learn From the Best Expert Series: Learn from the best explores how today’s best marketers and companies operate blogger programs and build relationships with influencers.

PR measurement by valuing intangible assets–brand and reputation

Stuart Bruce

This year’s GIFT report does show that the situation is improving as the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising recommissioned a survey of equity analysts originally undertaken in 2001 to analyse if opinions over the impact of brands has changed and whether intangible assets should be included in annual reports. The table below clearly shows for equity analysts the importance of brands in financial decisions and reporting has increased significantly since 2001.

Richard Edelman on trust in 2020: ‘Make it happen’

PR Daily

It’s been 20 years since Edelman launched its Trust Barometer in 2001. The CEO shared insights into his agency’s annual Trust Barometer for a room full of executives and communicators in Chicago. His main message: It’s time for business leaders to step up. Over that time, the report has tracked the changing public trust in four separate institutions: government, media, business and nonprofit/NGOs. However, the latest findings present a bit of a paradox for the PR industry.

4 steps to reduce a hospital social media crisis

PR Daily

The group analyzed more than 50 social media crises since 2001. A report from Altimeter Group says social media crises are on the rise. But with proper preparation, you can avoid them. This is good news for hospital CEOs who view social media as a potential disaster waiting to happen. The report lists what organizations—including hospitals—can do to prepare.

Time to split? Signing deeds during a pandemic

Practical Law Construction

In May 2020, the Australian Government amended section 127(1) of the country’s Corporations Act 2001 through a Ministerial Determination to make it easier for businesses to sign documents electronically, including through split execution.

7 Important Principles Of Media Coverage Every Business Needs To Know


In September 2001, I was working on a credit card launch for a Canadian bank. We’ve all seen the power of media coverage to change attitudes, build businesses and bring corporations to their knees. A few years ago, a media frenzy surrounded Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) plans to use foreign workers to replace 45 people in their IT department. It started when one of the displaced employees went to the media to tell his side of the story.

Mailchimp unveils funky new branding

PR Daily

Prior to revealing the new look, Mailchimp’s co-founder and chief executive tweeted: I designed @Mailchimp ’s first Freddie mascot back in 2001. Marketing automation company Mailchimp has a new look—one that embraces the brand’s quirkiness and sass.

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Behind the Headlines with Sharon Hoffman


Jane Pauley anchored it, and the team won an Emmy for Best News Magazine Report of 2001. This past December, CBS Television Distribution named Sharon Hoffman to the role of Executive Producer of Entertainment Tonight and the Insider. Hoffman is a veteran of the industry, previously working as the Executive Producer of Weekend News at CBS, and helping to re-launch CBS this morning back in 2012.

6 ways to ensure your message on COVID-19 is relevant

PR Daily

Their 2001 article “ Risk communication: Evolution and Revolution ” is a useful read for communications professionals at this time. Make sure your voice isn’t muddying the waters around COVID-19 and your channels are helping to share crucial, accurate information. The only thing spreading faster than the coronavirus is “information” about the virus.

My A List is better than yours


Kim Harrison has an excellent list of typical stakeholder categories in Strategic Public Relations – A Guide to Success (2001). What makes an A list? Most of the public would define the “A list” as celebrities and wannabe celebrities. They’re the in-crowd who get invited to glitzy launches, wear the latest fashions, walk the red carpet and appear in the social pages. But like so much in the PR world, there’s more to an A list than meets the eye.

Remote lawmaking changes the game for public affairs pros

PR Daily

11, 2001, attacks and generations of agitators for institutional change never could: untethering Congress from its mandate to come together physically. With some lawmakers now voting remotely due to COVID-19 measures, even greater attention must be paid to local media outlets. The House of Representatives changed the landscape when it amended House rules, allowing virtual hearings and remote voting by its members.

Don’t Let Breaking News Steal Your PR Thunder

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

I seem to recall a major client press event scheduled on October 1, 2001 at the World Trade Center, but even weeks later it was a sad footnote to the larger crisis.). When PR agency professionals plan a product launch or news announcement, we do it with close attention to detail. In most cases there’s sufficient lead time to schedule each element carefully. A top priority is to steer clear of previously planned events that could conceivably steal our PR thunder.

Takeaways from Marriott’s emotional CEO video

PR Daily

11, 2001, and the financial crash of 2008, combined. The hotel chain’s chief Arne Sorenson looked right into the camera to deliver his regrets and sympathy for team members affected by the COVID-19 crisis. When delivering bad news, it’s essential to tell it straight. That’s the big takeaway from the video from Marriott’s CEO Arne Sorenson that is getting lots of kudos online for directly addressing the company’s challenges in the face of COVID-19.

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How PR pros should prepare for a year of change

PR Daily

Who could have predicted in early 2001 the way social media would change how we consume information? Our PR industry never stays the same for long. Here’s how our Advisory Board suggests you invest in yourself to reap the rewards of the dynamic year ahead. Here at the beginning of a new decade it’s time for some reflection. . PR has come a long way in the last 10 years, with disruptions in digital and social media, shrinking newsrooms and new realities for communication professionals.

Learning From Past Crises to Navigate Post-COVID-19

Reputation Us

My recent crisis experiences include the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, when I was working at an NPR station in Southern California, and the 9-11 attacks in 2001, when I was representing the airline industry with public relations firm Webber Shandwick. From the Credit Union Times. May 11, 2020. When it comes to navigating crisis, I have been in the eye of many storms.

What Lessons Can Brands Learn From The Brazilian World Cup fail?

Mark My Words

When Germany suffered a crushing defeat at the hand of England in 2001, they went back to the drawing board, re-grouped and re-strategised with their eye towards a fixed target. Truman Capote once said “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.” Spare a thought for the poor Brazilian footballers. A mediocre team capsized on an ocean of hype. Into the darkness they go, licking their wounds after one of the greatest sporting humiliations.

13 steps to stop overworking and start writing

PR Daily

In a 2001 study titled Feeling Overworked. The mental drain of too many tasks will disrupt your creative flow. Get ample sleep, step away from the computer for a refreshing stroll, and, for Pete’s sake, have some fun. Are you feeling overworked? You may have this feeling about writing itself. Perhaps your day job is squeezing you so hard that you don’t have time to fit in any writing around the edges. Many of us are working longer hours than any time since statistics have been kept.

More than The Crown: Why the mythic tone around Diana, Princess of Wales echoes today

Mark My Words

Sophie spoke of being “very sad” after losing a baby in 2001 following an ectopic pregnancy. CBC It’s not just because of The Crown. Diana, Princess of Wales, is back in the headlines, on magazine covers, is the subject of podcasts and has cropped up pretty much anywhere else someone thinks her name might rustle up some more attention. Much of the recent focus has been spawned by the portrayal of her in the controversial fourth season of the Netflix drama The Crown.