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The Changing Nature of Activist Investing – 5 Takeaways from NIRI 2018

Eric Koefoot, President & CEO, PublicRelay Last week, I spoke at the annual NIRI conference addressing the changing role of the activist investor and how the IR function needs to evolve to keep up with these changes. As the rise of activists continues, so must strategies to monitor and engage across the media landscape and…

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2017: The Year of the Activist Investor

If your company is not fast, creative, and adaptable, you may well be the next victim of an activist investor. Strategy consultant Amanda Setili explores what happened to some big names during the past year — and offers advice to help the rest of us avoid similar upheavals. Activist investors were really busy in 2017.…

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#6 MOST-VIEWED EVENT in 2017: How the Trump Administration May Impact Shareholder Activism – Part II (Webinar On-Demand)

Webinar Overview As President Donald J. Trump continues to build out his administration, it remains far from clear how activists will fare under a Trump administration and whether a Trump administration will foster a climate that is more or less facilitative of shareholder activism.  On Thursday, February 16, 2017, CommPRO hosted a webinar, moderated by Keith Gottfried, leader…

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Primer: Preparing for Shareholder Activism (DOWNLOAD)

Georgeson is the leader in helping clients prepare for and respond to shareholder activism, one of the most urgent topics in corporate governance today.  Download this primer to help understand these three components of activist preparation: Vulnerability assessment. Identify issues that could attract activist interest and tactics that may be used. Shareholder analysis. Evaluate your…

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Free Webinar: How A Trump Presidency May Impact Shareholder Activism

CommPRO.biz News Alert WHAT: CommPRO.biz – a B2B digital publisher and professional development site serving the public relations/investor relations, marketing, advertising and corporate communications sectors—will offer a free webinar on Tuesday, December 13, at 2 p.m. ET, exploring the topic “How A Trump Presidency May Impact Shareholder Activism.” The panel of industry experts will take a deep…

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How A Trump Presidency May Impact Shareholder Activism (Webinar On-Demand)

Webinar Overview  With less than sixty days remaining until a new U.S. president is inaugurated and a new administration takes over the executive branch of the U.S. government, it remains far from clear how activists will fare under a Trump administration and whether a Trump administration will foster a climate that is more or less…

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Shareholder Activism as a Political Campaign: Referendums on the Incumbent

By Andrew Ricci, Vice President, LEVICK Every four years, the United States has to evaluate its direction and make a choice whether to maintain the current political rule or upend it through the presidential election process. Challengers and incumbents alike are forced to wage campaigns to hold on to – or wrest away – governance…

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Build and Protect Your Business with Purpose: Lessons from Whole Foods

Jay Coen Gilbert and Alexander McCobin  One of the most visible examples of the rising power of short-term shareholder activism was that of Jana Partner’s against Whole Foods Market last summer. What the storied grocer did right for over 30 years prior, and what its co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, wished he had done in…

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The Tipping Point

  “Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push–in just the right place–it can be tipped.” –Malcolm Gladwell So much of history occurs not with a bang, but a whimper. If we listen closely enough and watch carefully, we can witness it,…

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Richard Levick Asks: ‘What’s a Director to Do?’

“Are directors even relevant anymore?” – Fortune 150 Board Member   Today we release the fourth eBook in our series on challenging issues facing companies and institutions, this one on our thoughts about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We are planning a number of additional broadcasts soon, including a new series we have developed with CommPRO and the Museum of Public…

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Corporations Must Look to Adopt a New Paradigm

  Bill Ide, III, Partner, Corporate Governance, Akerman Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK Late one night during the financial crisis of 2008–2009, when working around the clock was the order of the day in the AIG war room, a team member left the building to grab takeout for dinner. Having forgotten to remove his AIG…

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LEVICK 2019 Year in Review

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner Richard S. Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK In 1790, George Washington referred to the new American government as “…the last great experiment in promoting human happiness.” Through nearly two and a half centuries it has been tested by every generation, sometimes more than…

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5 Ways Media Analysis Is a Game Changer for Strategic Investor Relations Teams

Leslie Stefanik, Vice President, Marketing, PublicRelay With the rise of activist and ESG investing, corporate brand reputation is more important than ever to strategic investor relations teams. Your team needs to understand the media narrative around your company – and try to guide it. To do this, IR teams must now proactively monitor and engage the…

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What Does “Truth on Trial” Mean to You?

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency Politics aside, for the moment, do you feel you can speak up and speak out without fear of being attacked, called out or judged both online and offline? On February 26, 2019 “Truth on Trial” hosted by the Schar School of Policy & Government at George Mason University…

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5 Reasons Why Corporate Brand Isn’t Everything, It’s the Only Thing.

Linda Dunbar, Global PR and Corporate Communications Strategist Much has changed since the sponsorship of Masterpiece Theater by Mobil was considered corporate brand execution. Authenticity and values are now well-established elements of corporate brand but even that is just the beginning. Values are essential to defining who you are as a company. And while stakeholders…

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