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Should You Accept LinkedIn Invitations from People You Don't Know?

What do you do when you get an invitation from someone on LinkedIn that you don’t really know?

Perhaps its someone in the same industry, or a person connected to someone else that you might know quite well. Should you link with them?

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Investor Thoughts on the SEC’s Proposed Disclosure Reform

By Farah Merchant, Business Wire SEC Chair Mary Jo White recently issued a staff report to Congress on disclosure reform initiatives.  The report, mandated by Congress in the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, offers an overview of the SEC’s Regulation S-K. Regulation S-K pertains to disclosure, and first applies to companies upon IPO […]-nLdcvuHjJ0

Business Wire Comments on Wall Street Journal story on Speed Traders

by Tom Becktold, Senior Vice President, Marketing In case you missed Friday’s (February 7, 2014) Wall Street Journal story, Speed Traders Get an Edge, Scott Patterson reported about a high-frequency trader that licenses Business Wire content. In the piece, the reporter details how, with equal access to our file as news organizations, the firm was […]g602IbrvhqQ

Business Wire New Hires and Promotions

We are so excited to announce a handful of promotions within our executive and sales management teams! Brenda Bell assumes the role of regional vice president. Based in the Denver office she will be responsible for the company’s operations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. With 28 years in the newswire industry, […]QEIzzuB5-4c

Sending News to the Middle East? Q&A with News Services Group’s Tony AbiHanna

by Matt Allinson, International Media Relations Supervisor I recently had the good pleasure of speaking with Tony AbiHanna, a Managing Director at News Services Group (NSG) in Dubai. NSG is a leading news service provider in the Middle East and North Africa and a distribution partner of Business Wire.  With more and more client news […]M2fi2QUMxkg

How to Increase your PR Horse Power for the Lunar New Year

Turn your press release into a charging warhorse By Joanne Ngo and Alex Howard, Business Wire January 31, 2014 is the first day of the Lunar New Year, the most celebrated holiday in China, Vietnam and other parts of Asia. It is a celebration honoring new life. It is a highly anticipated holiday full of […]18WmjGMquzo

The Press Release Then and Now: How We Arrived At Where We Are Today

By: Hannah Kelly, Business Wire, Paris This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most important milestones in the history of public relations – Ivy Lee’s management of the 1913-1914 Colorado Coal Strike aftermath. The term ‘Public Relations’ first appeared in the 1897 Year Book of Railway Literature, and the original press release, […]tB6vJMwqdgs

Introducing The Underdogs of the Social Media World

By: Ciaran Ryan & Zara McAlister , Business Wire Toronto Editors The odds are forever stacked against them, and yet we can’t help but cheer them on. They may not be as big or as strong as their rivals, but they all hold the potential for greatness. They are underdogs. They’re the stuff of sport’s […]LeUJUh2DPTw

Business Wire Boston Tackles All Things Social

By Serena Ehrlich, director of social + evolving media Earlier this week, Business Wire Boston hosted a VIP discussion regarding the changes facing the communication industry in 2014.  This conversation included a discussion on Google, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest changes for 2014, as well as the impact of smartphones on human behavior and how all […]ZvpfW4sGYMY

Tips for Getting Your News Noticed in Singapore

By Ai Arakawa, Media Relations Specialist, Business Wire/Tokyo I recently had the opportunity to take a business trip to Singapore. In the course of my meetings, I was able to speak with some very influential members of the Singapore media. What I took away was a new knowledge of the country’s media and some tips […]W4W943pcpf4

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