Weekly News Round Up

Posted in on - February 19, 2018

One of our main jobs here at DLPR is constantly monitoring all forms of media to understand what news and storylines are getting the most attention.

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Four Simple Things Not to Do During Media Interviews

Posted in on - February 12, 2018

An interview or story with a reputable media outlet can be a boon or a bust for a company. With this in mind, the following are four common, but often overlooked, errors interviewees make: 1. Mumbling. I recently listened in on a client phone interview. Afterwards, the reporter said that while it was a helpful…

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Five Public Relations Steps to a Successful ETF Launch

Posted in on - January 19, 2018

You’ve decided to launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF). You believe it’s a revolutionary product that will capture investors’ attention and outperform benchmarks. But you’re launching into a very crowded space. There were more than 1,800 ETFs in the U.S. as of last November, according to the Investment Company Institute, with 275 new funds added since…

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DLPR Named Top Specialty Financial PR Firm by Observer

Posted in on - December 13, 2017

For the second straight year DLPR was named one of the best financial PR agencies.

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When the Old Ways are Best

Posted in on - December 4, 2017

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for progress and innovation. And while I won’t tell you my age, I will tell you that I am fortunate enough to have been raised in those halcyon days when we played outside until dark, used card catalogs to do our research in the library, and only had seven…

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What Andrew Ross Sorkin Read Every Day and How That’s Changed Over the Past 6 Years

Posted in on - November 2, 2017

Six years ago this month, Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote a post for The Atlantic’s “The Wire” describing what he reads every day to keep abreast of the major financial news of the day. Taking a look back at his post six years later, it’s remarkable to see how much has changed in the financial media landscape.

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Tulips or Tokens? Navigating the Cryptocurrency (Media) Bubble

Posted in on - October 12, 2017

Distinctions matter, and classifying a “blockchain” technology as a cryptocurrency isn’t just factually incorrect, but overly simplifies the breadth of companies entering the space.

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New film “China Hustle” shows why activist short sellers keep the market honest

Posted in on - October 3, 2017

Variety called it “wildly entertaining” and dubbed the film a sequel to The Big Short. It “is assured a theatrical push and a long life on streaming,” it said.

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What We Do Matters

Posted in on - September 20, 2017

Years ago, I had a colleague who used to joke that together we were “moving markets and changing the world.” The comment was amusing because some of it at least was based in truth. Dukas Linden Public Relation’s media relations efforts could (and still do) have an impact.  A strong public relations and brand marketing…

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Seth Linden On Brexit and the Unforseen Corporate Challenges

Posted in on - September 12, 2017

 Seth Linden, president of Dukas Linden Public Relations, appeared on “Street Signs” to talk about how PR firms don’t just help organizations when crises hit but also develop preventive measures to stop them from happening in the first place.

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Richard Dukas Shares Some Thoughts On How Strong Brands Can Motivate Employees

Posted in on - September 11, 2017

Not all publicity is good publicity after all — in fact, bad publicity can hurt a company’s chances of hiring the best employees.

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In a New Robo World, Advisory Firms Must Advocate the Value of Human Interaction

Posted in , on - September 7, 2017

Financial advisors are facing the most challenging environment since the financial crisis. The battle today is actually exacerbated by a bull market, as opposed to a bear market and deep recession. The strong performance of the S&P 500 and other indices has made it increasingly difficult for traditional advisors to demonstrate their value to clients. Robo advisors…

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President Seth Linden on Wharton Business Radio’s “Leadership In Action”

Posted in on - September 7, 2017

  Dukas Linden Public Relations president Seth Linden appeared on Wharton Business Radio’s “Leadership in Action” show on SiriusXM Channel 111, to discuss his thoughts on leadership both individually and as he advises clients to effectively manage their communications strategies.”  

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DLPR Helps $5B Asset Manager Rebrand

Posted in on - August 23, 2017

In Texas, a $5B Shop Crosses Off One Brand For Another A thirty-year-old asset manager in the Lone Star State is rebranding. Michael Kern, CEO, Crossmark Global Investments Yesterday, Capstone Financial Services president and CEO Mike Kern confirmed that the Houston, Texas-based shop is changing its name to Crossmark Global Investments. The firm, which advises the Steward Funds series of mutual funds,…

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Here’s How The (NY) Observer Recently Described DLPR

Posted in on - August 14, 2017

“Powerhouse agency which gets its clients regular airtime on Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business Network; it also has cachet…”

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Professional Services & Media: An Opportunity to Shine

Posted in on - August 5, 2017

It’s no secret that those investment professionals making decisions on whether to “buy or sell” aren’t always so eager to speak to the media. Compliance departments, clients, and even competitors keep a close eye on what a professional might say—or not say—regarding their investment strategies. In a volatile market environment where confidence is at a premium,…

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Picking Up the Thread: Unleashing the Power of Storytelling for Business

Posted in on - July 18, 2017

As a strategist and writer for business and financial clients, I find “corporate communication” can be an oxymoron. Businesses often miss the opportunity to tell stories that their clients, customers, stockholders or communities can relate to, by failing to talk in simple, honest words about what matters to people.

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5 Must-See Films for Financial PR Pros 

Posted in on - June 25, 2017

When it comes to accurately portraying life behind a Wall Street trading desk, there are a handful of films that get it right. The following is my attempt at a top 5 list of must-watch movies for any financial public relations professional.

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Richard Dukas Discusses Trends in Financial PR

Posted in on - May 15, 2017

Finance Firms Navigate New Regulations   In a low interest rate environment, cheaper index funds will tend to outperform active managers. Markets don’t go up forever, but active managers will need to work harder to convince the investing public of the value they offer despite their steeper costs, and alternative managers will need to do…

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An Evening at NYU and Some Words of Wisdom for the Next DLPR Hire

Posted in on - May 2, 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of NYU students working toward master’s degrees in public relations.  While I firmly believe that the best PR education is gained through internships and on-the-job training, I do see a lot of the value in approaching public relations from an academic perspective. I spoke for…

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Dukas Linden and OTC Markets Team Up to Host Webinar

Posted in on - May 1, 2017

Putting the Power of PR Behind Your IR Message Webinar   Registration only takes a few seconds! You will NOT be spammed.

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Do Former Journalists Still Make Good PR Pros?

Posted in on - April 23, 2017

This is a tight lead “graf.”  It better be.  If I don’t get to the point right away, you’ll move on to something else. The need to get to the point was ingrained during my ten years in television and newspaper newsrooms where I wrote lead “grafs” every day. I still write “tight,” or at…

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Richard Dukas Offers Counsel to the California Alternatives Industry

Posted in on - February 27, 2017

For too long the alternative investment industry’s approach to public relations and communications has essentially been two words: “No Comment.”

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Seth Linden Appears Live on BNN to Discuss PR Strategy for Companies as the Trump Era Begins

Posted in on - January 13, 2017

Our president, Seth Linden, appeared on “Business Day AM” to discuss the importance of business leaders having a contingency plan in place in case their organization is attacked on social media.

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Richard Dukas Comments on Trump’s Market Influence through Social Media

Posted in on - January 13, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump slammed pharmaceutical companies during his highly-anticipated press conference Wednesday, sending shares in companies such as the Netherland’s Nordiq tumbling by as much as five percent, the latest display of the billionaire business tycoon-turned-politicians’ unprecedented effect on the market.

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Post Proxy Fight, Activist Investors Still Need To Communicate Their Long-Term Value

Posted in on - January 3, 2017

Activist investors just wrapped up another record year shaking up companies across the globe. But as anyone in professional sports will tell you, with success comes the spotlight, and criticism of activist investors has ratcheted up and begun creeping into the mainstream.

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Richard Dukas Comments on Investor Sentiment in Aftermath of Trump Victory

Posted in on - November 9, 2016

Trump Win Unlikely to Stop Momentum Behind DOL Rule   Trump took the election after standing only a 15% chance of winning against Clinton, an election forecast by The New York Times showed, as of Tuesday morning. That day, PIMCO’s head of public policy Libby Cantrill also pegged Clinton’s win at a 70 to 75% likelihood, Cantrill…

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DLPR & MHP Pre-Election Survey Results Featured

Posted in on - November 4, 2016

Global institutional investors are worried that anti-trade movements around the world will hurt international investment prospects, says a survey of 70 institutional investment leaders released Friday.

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DLPR & MHP Pre-Election Survey on Investment Sentiment

Posted in on - November 3, 2016

A survey conducted by Dukas Linden Public Relations, a leading financial services PR firm based in New York, and MHP Communications, of global institutional investors found an optimistic outlook for 2017 that is being somewhat tempered by the global swell of populist sentiment and political uncertainty that could pose a risk to future growth.

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DLPR Policies on Politics in the Office Featured

Posted in on - October 12, 2016

The contentiousness of this presidential campaign is spilling into some workplaces. Rather than try to control what people are saying, owners should focus on whether the work is getting done in an atmosphere that isn’t hostile.

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Richard Dukas Provides a Crisis Communications Strategy for Wells Fargo

Posted in on - September 30, 2016

The scandal resulting from Wells Fargo employees setting up millions of fake accounts could have a residual effect on the rest of the financial sector’s reputation. It should enact a complete culture change in response, say financial communications experts.

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Seth Linden Appears Live on CNBC to Discuss the Power of PR for Financial Firms

Posted in on - August 31, 2016

Our president, Seth Linden, appeared on “Street Signs” to discuss how public relations firms help organizations devise effective communications strategies in times of distress.

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The Bloomberg Advantage: Seth Linden on Business Communications

Posted in on - August 1, 2016

Our president, Seth Linden, was a featured guest on “Bloomberg Advantage” with co-host, Oliver Renick.

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MHP Adds to Global Operations with Dukas Linden Partnership and German Base

Posted in on - July 12, 2016

London-headquartered agency MHP has announced a new strategic partnership with New-York based Dukas Linden Public Relations (DLPR), and a new office in Germany.

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