RIC introduces Investor Access, a program that will work directly with management teams to help them identify, prioritize and prepare for investor meetings. He will also work with companies represented by sales companies or brokers to ensure maximum impact from all investor marketing efforts. Geared solely to the needs of corporate clients, the programs aim to facilitate meetings that best suit their long-term goals and objectives. ICR Investor Access is led by Meaghan Montegari, who has nearly two decades of equity sales and corporate access experience at companies including Wells Fargo, Citi, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Scotia Capital. “We look at investor marketing through the lens of management and prioritize business goals, while applying a strategic perspective that leverages proprietary information and historical data points to facilitate productive relationships that generate value. long-term value for issuers,” Montegari said.
PAN communications launches PAN PREP (Public Relations Experience Program), which creates opportunities for senior undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism to receive hands-on work experience in an agency setting. The program is an extension of PAN’s existing PAN portal program, which advises students on how to showcase their experience in the public relations job market. Each participating student is paired with a member of the PAN Account Team who serves as a dedicated career coach and peer mentor throughout the 12-week paid internship, which runs until December 2. key objective,” said PAN Vice President and DEI Chief Brandon Thomas. “We hope this scholarship program will serve as a key example of our broader DCI engagement.
barley acquires blacksmiths agency, a Pittsburgh-based independent marketing company that works with food and beverage brands. Smiths will transition to the Barkley brand to be part of a single agency, and Smiths’ co-chief creative officers, Lindsey Smith and Bronson Smith, will also join the agency. Smiths has 45 employees with a client list that includes Premier Protein, NatureSweet Tomatoes, Spangler Candy, Amy’s Kitchen and Eggland’s Best. “Our modern customer focus combined with Smiths category expertise will combine to benefit current and future customers,” said Barkley CEO Jeff King.