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Most Americans support CEOs speaking out on inequality, racism, and diversity, new survey shows

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman has become an outspoken advocate for leaders paying their workers fair wages.Evan Agostini/AP 63% of Americans believe CEOs "have a responsibility to take a stand" on societal issues. That's according to a recent poll conducted by the nonprofit research firm JUST Capital. The survey found Americans support CEOs speaking out on climate change and income inequality.  Since the summer of 2020, there's been debate in the business and political community over ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Paypal, Melinda Gates, Jamie Dimon, Jp Morgan Chase, Evan Agostini, Ray Dalio, Dan Schulman, Schulman, Tonti, Brunswick Group, Lata Reddy Prudential, JUST Capital, Marguerite Ward, Best Buy Accenture


The role of the CEO is changing and many Americans approve, new survey finds

Martin Whittaker, CEO of Just Capital, conducted research into how Americans feel about corporate America's leaders. Martin Whittaker In August 2019, 181 CEOs said the goal of a company wasn't just to make profit, but to help society. Two years later, JUST Capital polled Americans on how they view CEOs. The survey found most Americans think CEOs are helping society. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two years ago, the business world's view on capitalism took a de...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Walmart, Tim Cook, Jp Morgan, Nasdaq, Jamie Dimon, Jpmorgan, Floyd, JPMorgan Chase, Georgia Texas, Whittaker, Dimon, Doug McMillon, Brunswick Group


How Walmart CEO Doug McMillon went from unloading Walmart trucks as a teenager to earning a $22 million salary

Danny Johnston / AP Images CEO Doug McMillon started his Walmart career unloading trucks in Arkansas. McMillon has been called one of the most 'woke' CEOs in the country. McMillon is chairman of nonprofit Business Roundtable, which promotes business through public policy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carl Douglas McMillon was born in 1966 in Memphis, Tennessee. When he was 16, his family moved to 'the birthplace of Walmart' - Bentonville, Arkansas. During ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Strategy, Walmart, Features, Arkansas, Retail, Bloomberg Businessweek, Salary, Sam, Memphis Tennessee, Fayetteville


A book published almost 25 years ago predicted that the 'Next New Deal' would follow a period of great social unrest in 2020 - and that millennials would take the reins after decades of boomer rule

Could President Joe Biden be the "gray champion" of the Fourth Turning? Pool/Getty Images A generational theory written in 1997 predicted America would see the climax of a crisis in 2020. As the climax turned toward resolution, a "Next New Deal" would reshape the economy and give millennials a brighter future. A "gray champion" would usher in this new economic zeitgeist. Could that be Biden? See more stories on Insider's business page. America is currently in the midst of a millennial ...
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Brands are financing vaccine misinformation

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor here.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Private equity circles agenciesBrunswick's bet Advertisers are enabling misinformation More than 4,315 brands ran ads on sites with COVID misinformation, according to new NewsGuard research. The key points:They're a who's who of corporate America - and even include some ad...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Media, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, Advertising, America, Trends, Public Relations, Roku, Private Equity, Vaccine, Edelman, Biden, Grey, Brunswick


The top technology PR people to know in 2020

Ash Spiegelberg, Brunswick Group. Brunswick Group Tech companies have no shortage of PR needs, whether it's handling crises like antitrust concerns or promoting a new product. Business Insider identified 36 top public relations pros working in the tech industry. They include names from venture capital firms, SaaS companies, startups, established PR firms, and small agencies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tech companies are often in the news for issues ranging from ant...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Advertising, San Francisco, Trends, Public Relations, Silicon Valley, Nordic, Advertising Agencies, Brunswick Group, Daniel Roberts, Ayelet Noff, Sean Czarnecki, Ash Spiegelberg, SlicedBrand


An 'urban flight' from the San Francisco Bay Area could be accelerated as more people work remotely in the future and flock to less expensive US cities

Thousands of white-collar employees have adapted to working from their homes during the pandemic, and remote work will likely be more widely accepted in a new era of office culture. That reality could accelerate an exodus of urbanites from expensive major cities to more affordable US locales. People were already leaving the San Francisco Bay Area in droves — the region's housing supply is low, and housing and living costs are subsequently high. But many more may begin to opt for living outside...
Tags: Microsoft, US, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Redfin, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Blitz, Valley, Hanley, Skype Google, Brunswick Group, Bay Area Council, Aria Bendix, Before Times


PR giants like Edelman and Sard Verbinnen are seeing a surge in demand as companies seek to minimize damage from the coronavirus pandemic

Crisis public relations is seeing a windfall from the coronavirus pandemic as clients seek help communicating with remote workers, promoting their charitable efforts, and planning for a recovery. Edelman said it's seen a "very significant uptick" in demand for crisis work, while FleishmanHillard has started a whole new practice to help with coronavirus-related issues. Insiders are mixed on whether the coronavirus bump will last, though. Click here for more BI Prime stories. The coronavirus pa...
Tags: White House, Trends, Aig, Washington Dc, Edelman, Clinton, Omnicom, Levick, FleishmanHillard, Sard Verbinnen, Sard Verbinnen Co, Richard Levick, Lanny Davis, Brunswick Group, Harlan Loeb, Galper


PR giants Edelman and Sard Verbinnen are getting a boost as clients scramble to react to the coronavirus pandemic

Crisis public relations is seeing a windfall from the coronavirus pandemic as clients seek help communicating with remote workers, promoting their charitable efforts, and planning for a recovery. Edelman said it's seen a "very significant uptick" in demand for crisis work, while FleishmanHillard has started a whole new practice to help with coronavirus-related issues. Insiders are mixed on whether the coronavirus bump will last, though. Click here for more BI Prime stories. The coronavirus pa...
Tags: White House, Trends, Aig, Washington Dc, Edelman, Clinton, Omnicom, Levick, FleishmanHillard, Sard Verbinnen, Sard Verbinnen Co, Richard Levick, Lanny Davis, Brunswick Group, Harlan Loeb, Galper


Silicon Valley is facing an 'exodus of young employees' and recruiting tech talent is becoming harder, new survey reveals

Tech talent is becoming harder to come by in Silicon Valley, as other cities are becoming powerful innovation hubs and attracting workers, according to a recent report. A survey conducted by the Brunswick Group reveals that about half of Bay Area tech workers surveyed say it's becoming harder to find and recruit talent. Respondents also said Silicon Valley is seeing more competition from other cities and countries that are drawing some of the top talent away from California. 41% of tech worker...
Tags: Amazon, California, China, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Brunswick Group, MacKenzie Bezos


A Crisis Management Guru Bungles a Crisis

Sir Alan Parker, one of Britain’s most famous corporate strategists, resigned from Save the Children U.K. over his handling of a #MeToo scandal. It has cast a long shadow.
Tags: News, Britain, Oxfam, Save The Children, Philanthropy, Alan Parker, Cox, Brendan, Justin Forsyth, Appointments and Executive Changes, Brunswick Group, London (England, MeToo Movement, Save the Children U K


People on the Move

Brunswick Group puts Ash Spiegelberg in charge of San Francisco, while Rory Macpherson takes control of Shanghai outpost... SMS Research Advisors, part of Padilla, promotes Dan Reilly to senior VP.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Steve Barnes)]
Tags: San Francisco, Pr, Shanghai, Steve Barnes, Padilla, Brunswick Group, Ash Spiegelberg, Rory Macpherson, SMS Research Advisors, Dan Reilly


Brunswick Hires Ex-Weber Heavyweight McLeod

Brunswick Group has hired Jon McLeod, who chaired Weber Shandwick’s UK corporate, financial and PA group, as head of its London PA operation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
Tags: UK, London, Weber Shandwick, PA, Pr, Kevin McCauley, Brunswick Group, Brunswick Hires Ex Weber Heavyweight McLeod, Jon McLeod


Brunswick Handles TGI Fridays Sale

Brunswick Group will handle the potential sale of the TGI Fridays restaurant chain, which owner Electra Private Equity investment firm put on the auction block today. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
Tags: Pr, Brunswick, Electra Private Equity, Kevin McCauley, Brunswick Group


Brunswick Positions Abu Dhabi on World's Stage

Brunswick Group is working with Abu Dhabi, which is the richest part and capital of the United Arab Emirates, to better position it on the world's stage. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
Tags: Pr, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Kevin McCauley, Brunswick Group, Brunswick Positions Abu Dhabi


People on the Move

FleishmanHillard names Mark Mortell chief global leadership officer… Brunswick Group gets six new partners… MGM promotes Kristin Cotich to executive VP-worldwide communications, hires... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Steve Barnes)]
Tags: Pr, MGM, Steve Barnes, Mark Mortell, Brunswick Group, Kristin Cotich


Wolin Succeeds Gilchrist as Brunswick CEO

Brunswick Group today named senior counselor Neal Wolin CEO, succeeding Susan Gilchrist, who slides into the global clients chair slot. He'll be based in DC. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
Tags: Pr, Brunswick, Gilchrist, Kevin McCauley, Brunswick Group, Susan Gilchrist, Wolin, Neal Wolin


Avon Calls on Brunswick, ICR

Avon Products is using Brunswick Group and ICR Inc. for PR as the struggling company today named Unilever’s Jan Zijderveld CEO, effective immediately, to replace Sheri McCoy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
Tags: Unilever, Pr, Sheri McCoy, Avon Products, Kevin McCauley, Brunswick Group, ICR Inc, Brunswick ICR


Brunswick Unveils Geopolitical Unit

Brunswick Group has formed a geopolitical unit to counsel clients on how to deal with emerging political, social and economic trends that will impact their businesses. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
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People on the Move

Brunswick Group hires Ogilvy UK chief... Relevance adds trio... Burson-Marsteller Hong Kong appoints Godsal 'market leader.'... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Steve Barnes)]
Tags: Hong Kong, Pr, Steve Barnes, Burson Marsteller, Brunswick Group, Ogilvy UK


Lipin Launches Gladstone Place Partners

Steve Lipin, ex-Brunswick Group US chief and Wall Street Journal lead M&A reporter and finance editor, has opened Gladstone Place Partners in New York. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
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Gladstone Place Partners launches

Gladstone Place Partners has launched led by Steven Lipin, who will serve as chairman and CEO. Lipin was previously with the Brunswick Group. Gladstone, of New York, is a strategic and financial communications firm. PRESS RELEASE October 10, 2017. Steven Lipin today announced the establishment of Gladstone Place Partners, a strategic and financial communications firm serving clients in the U.S. and across the globe.  (www.gladstoneplace.com) Based in New York City, Gladstone Place Partners will ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, New York City, Trends, People, United Kingdom, New York Times, Tracy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Federal Reserve, Wall Street Journal, New York Observer, Reuters


Brunswick Bags Bain’s Big Chips Deal

Brunswick Group is working the Bain Capital-led consortium that has inked a $17.7B agreement to buy the memory chip business of Japan’s financially strapped Toshiba Corp. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
Tags: Japan, Pr, Bain Capital, Toshiba Corp, Kevin McCauley, Brunswick Group, Brunswick Bags Bain


Trump Thumps Brunswick's Lattice Deal with China

President Trump has killed the proposed takeover of Lattice Semiconductor, a Brunswick Group client, by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, which is backed by the government of China, ruling that the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
Tags: China, Pr, Trump, Lattice Semiconductor, Kevin McCauley, Brunswick Group, Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, Trump Thumps Brunswick


Riggins Reps Leidar

Brunswick Group partner Phil Riggins has joined European communication consultancy Leidarm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Jon Gingerich)]
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Brunswick Breaks Ground on Chicago Office

Corporate advisory giant Brunswick Group announced the opening of a new office in Chicago. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Jon Gingerich)]
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Lipin Leaves Brunswick Group

Brunswick Group senior partner Steven Lipin announced his exit from the global M&A PR advisor after nearly 16 years. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Jon Gingerich)]
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Exelon Taps Brunswick's Dumont for New Analytics Role

Bryan Dumont, a partner in Brunswick Group's London office, has repatriated with Exelon in a new role focused on data and analytics. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Editorial Staff)]
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Lt Gov Joins Brunswick

Arkansas lieutenant governor Tim Griffin has joined corporate advisory giant Brunswick Group as a senior counselor. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Jon Gingerich)]
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The Top-4 Digital Strategies for Effective M&A Communications

Every PR team approaches an M&A event with a mix of trepidation and enthusiasm.  A successful M&A rollout can create tremendous value for the new entity. At the same time, the M&A road is fraught with a plethora of internal and external hurdles – before, during and after the public announcement.  For any M&A announcement, the fast-paced nature of the digital marketplace creates an unpredictable PR environment that will always loom over the entire lifecycle of the transaction. In the future, comm...
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