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…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, February 3

WSJ Hires Financial Markets Reporter Philadelphia Inquirer real estate reporter Caitlin McCabe has been hired by The Wall Street Journal to cover financial markets. She will start this month. Yahoo Launches on Verizon Fios Yahoo Finance news site launched a full daily 24-hours of linear news programming on Verizon Fios. The coverage will also be available on finance.yahoo.com, the Yahoo Finance app, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung TV+ and Roku. “Morning Brew” Sees Big Growth Business news email newsletter service Morning Brew is reporting a surge in revenue,…

In the Age of Fake News, it Pays to Build Real Relationships

Imagine a video showing a major defect in your company’s product emerge on social media, or an audio of your chief executive making negative comments about upcoming financial results appear on YouTube out of nowhere. You are fairly certain it is fake, yet it looks and sounds incredibly real. The clip goes viral, reporters come calling for a comment, sensational headlines appear in the press, and concerned investors rush to sell the stock. What do you do? The scourge of fake news has been mostly associated with politics until recently,…

FIRST® Robotics Selects Bespoke Purpose Collaborative Team as Agency of Record

Purpose strategy and communications team integrates the skills and experience of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, RF|Binder and Passion Point Collective New York, January 7, 2020 – FIRST®, a global robotics community that prepares young people for the future, has selected an integrated purpose strategy and marketing communications team from The Purpose Collaborative as its agency of record. The custom-made team includes Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, RF|Binder and Marcus Peterzell’s new agency Passion Point Collective and was assembled to address the unique needs of FIRST as it evolves and expands as…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, January 6

NBC Business Team Update Stephanie Ruhle has been promoted to senior business correspondent for NBC News and will appear across their flagship shows including “Today” and “NBC Nightly News.” The move comes amid an anchor reshuffle at MSNBC, which included the NBCUniversal-owned cable news outlet moving Ali Velshi — NBC’s business correspondent — to a new morning weekend show at 8 a.m., putting an end to his show with Ruhle, “Velshi & Ruhle” at 1 p.m. TechCrunch Reporter Moves to The Information Kate Clark, a reporter at TechCrunch covering venture…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, December 2

NBC Adds to Investigative Unit Gretchen Morgenson, the veteran investigative reporter who has won multiple journalism prizes for her coverage of Wall Street, is joining the investigative unit of NBC News. Morgenson is expected to lead reporting on the intersection of money and power. New Reporter on CNN Tech Team Rishi Iyengar, the India editor for CNN Business in New Delhi, tasked with covering the country’s rapidly growing economy and the companies looking to cash in on it, is moving to the San Francisco bureau to join the tech team….