Bi-Annual Driven by Purpose Report 2019-2020

The following is a letter from CEO Amy Binder: Since its founding, RF|Binder, as a woman-owned company, has been committed to fostering positive social impact and sustainability, and building a team that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion. We are driven by our purpose to empower our clients and our people to have impact. Our impact is both internal, with our leadership, colleagues and teams, as well as external, helping our clients recognize and act on their opportunities for positive progress on society and the environment. We are deeply committed to…

Our Troubled Times: A Letter from RF|Binder’s CEO

The following is a letter from CEO Amy Binder: We at RF|Binder are all deeply disturbed by the injustices that have been suffered by people of color in America, which have been brought to the forefront once again because of the tragic death of George Floyd. These injustices have existed for centuries and it is hard to believe how little progress has been made over the past sixty years since the Civil Rights movement first started.  As a result of this unjustifiable lack of progress, issues of racism and discrimination…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, May 11

Forbes Wealth Reporter LeavesCarter Coudriet, a wealth reporter at Forbes, will be leaving the organization for the Department of Justice’s antitrust division where he will be working as a paralegal specialist.  BuzzFeed’s New Editor in ChiefBuzzFeed News named a new editor in chief: Mark Schoofs, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is an alumnus of the site, having created its investigations unit in 2014. Separately, the company announced that it will furlough 68 staffers without pay starting this week through mid-August.   Executive Changes at NBCThe chairman of NBC News, Andrew Lack, will depart…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, April 27

Bloomberg Environment Adds Reporter Bloomberg Environment has hired Kellie Lunney as a senior reporter. Lunney covers Congress and public lands for Greenwire and E&E News. She will start at Bloomberg Environment on May 11. New Hire at Vogue Business Sarah Shannon has been hired as editorial director of Vogue Business. She will start on May 18. Vogue Business launched in January 2019, as Condé Nast’s first business media title covering the fashion, beauty and luxury industries. Shannon will oversee editorial teams based in London, as well as journalists around the…

Climate Opportunities in the Midst of a Pandemic

April is Earth month! As we’ve gotten closer and closer to this week’s 50th anniversary celebration, we’ve been asking ourselves some key questions. Is it okay to celebrate Earth Day in the middle of a pandemic? Are we allowed to put our panic on pause for a moment to, literally, smell the roses? It may feel counterintuitive to express appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us, or for companies to seek recognition for their environmental progress. It also feels odd to reprimand organizations that aren’t doing enough for the…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, April 20

Fox Anchor Joins ABC News Fox Business anchor Deirdre Bolton is joining ABC News as a business correspondent based in New York. She will work with Chief Business Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis and cover COVID-19’s economic impact. New Markets Reporter at BI Saloni Sardana, former features writer at the Financial Times, has joined Business Insider as the company’s new markets reporter. New Hires at CNN Business CNN Business added to its newly established Newsdesk and five Beat Teams – Tech, Media, Markets, Transportation and Consumer. Among the new hires is Anjali…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, April 13

Dow Jones Chief to Step Down William Lewis, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal and chief executive of its parent company, Dow Jones, said that he would leave the roles he had held since 2014. The Journal published an article last week saying that his contract had not been renewed. In an email, Mr. Lewis said that was not the case. New Reporters at Bankrate.com Personal finance site Bankrate.com has hired two new mortgage reporters — senior reporter Jeff Ostrowski and reporter Javier Simon. Ostrowski has been a business…

Media Relations in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hold the world in its grip, companies across industries are adapting to this new reality and changing how they do business, including how they communicate. In this unprecedented environment, communications to both internal and external audiences has become more complicated, but also more important than ever. Company leaders are finding that they can’t fall back on the usual forms, tone and frequency of their communications. One of the many questions corporate communications professionals are thinking through is how to engage with the media and…

In the Coronavirus Worldwide Crisis, the Brands that are Emerging as Leaders are Leaning Into Their Purpose and Driving Meaningful Impact

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, much of the conversation has been around the impact the pandemic will have on the way we live and do business not only in the short term but just as importantly into the future.  COVID-19 has eroded our routines and threatened the security of millions of people, businesses, and workers around the world. The numbers are staggering and speak for themselves. The St. Louis Fed has released estimates that unemployment could hit 32%, beating the 24.9% peak during the Great Depression. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, March 16

WSJ Staff Changes Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Friedman will be switching beats and will be taking on the role of U.S. housing and economics reporter. Most recently, she was a Berkshire Hathaway and insurance reporter for the publication. Also, The Wall Street Journal has hired Gwynn Guilford as an economics reporter. Previously, Guilford was with Quartz. New Podcast on Leadership Fortune magazine CEO Alan Murray plans to launch a podcast series later this month called “Leadership Next.” The first interview will be with Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella. Major…