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2011 Press Releases

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  • 4/12/11 8:08 am EDT

    Students Are Asked to Define the Future of Public Relations and
    Communications, Winner Will Meet Warren Buffett and Cathy Baron Tamraz
    at Business Wire’s NYSE Opening Bell Event in September

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business Wire today announced the launch of its “Future of Public Relations and Communications” College Video Contest as part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration in 2011. The contest will offer college students a chance to win a trip to New York City to meet Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Business Wire’s parent company, Berkshire Hathaway, along with Business Wire Chairman and CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz at Business Wire’s NYSEmore...
  • 3/31/11 10:04 am EDT

    Learn to Make Your Press Releases More Friendly to Search Engines in
    this FREE Webinar

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A webinar on how to optimize your press release for search engines is back by popular demand, scheduled for April 20. Joseph Miller, EON Product Manager and author of Business Wire’s popular SEO Tip Jar blogpost column, and Alison MacDonald, a Business Wire account executive in Silicon Valley, will present useful tips for professional communicators on how to make press releases more welcoming to search engines. Themore...
  • 3/22/11 10:13 am EDT
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brenda Bell has been named Regional Manager for Business Wire’s Denver office, the company announced today. Bell will oversee Business Wire’s Denver office, which is responsible for the Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Wyoming territories. “Brenda has been an outstanding team member for the Denver office and has played a major role in the ascent of this office,” said Dylan Frusciano, Regional Vice President, Southwest, formore...
  • 3/11/11 2:08 pm EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the devastating 8.9 earthquake in Japan, Business Wire is providing complimentary press releases for related public service news. "We extend our thoughts and prayers to our colleagues and clients affected by the event," said Cathy Baron Tamraz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Business Wire. Qualifying press releases will be distributed at no charge to Business Wire's Japan circuit through Thursday, Marchmore...
  • 3/2/11 8:13 am EST
    Business Wire and messagepool-NachhaltigkeitsKommunikation today announced a cooperative agreement which expands Business Wire’s CSR Circuit and news content in Europe. The agreement adds some 3,000 CSR contacts from messagepool’s proprietary database to Business Wire’s multichannel network serving journalists, web sites, organizations and influencers. In addition, messagepool will use Business Wire as its exclusive news wire tomore...
  • 2/15/11 8:08 am EST

    5,000 Hours of Community Service Goal Set for Business Wire Employees

    SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To commemorate its 50th Anniversary, Business Wire announced today an ambitious global "give-back" program whereby its employees will be encouraged to volunteer in their local communities on company time. The company set a goal of 5,000 hours of community service for its 500 employees celebrating its 50 years of service to the communications industry under the banner "Business Wire Gives Back 2011." Pictured, left to right: Warren Buffett,more...
  • 2/9/11 11:27 am EST
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ali Paksima has been named Director, XBRL Accounting Services for Business Wire, the company announced today. Ali Paksima, Director, XBRL Accounting Services, Business Wire (Photo: Business Wire) Paksima reports to Business Wire's Senior Vice President, Financial Product Strategy, Michael Becker. “With the SEC mandate for XBRL compliance coming into full effect this summer, we are fortunate to have Ali leadingmore...
  • 2/2/11 10:27 am EST
    TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) on Wednesday announced Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, as a new National Strategic Partner. This commitment demonstrates Business Wire’s dedication to the investor relations profession and to the association. "We are pleased to have Business Wire come on board as a National Strategic Partner, our highest level of sponsorship,” said Tom Enright, president & ceo of CIRI. “more...
  • 1/30/11 4:11 pm EST
    SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business Wire today announced an expanded Asia Pacific presence with the opening of a Sydney sales office to serve the Australia and New Zealand markets, enabling local clients to reap the benefits of guaranteed web postings, mobile delivery applications, and Business Wire's patented multi-channel delivery platform. Business Wire has actually been in Sydney since March 2004, when it named Kevin Chiew as its Asia-Pacific businessmore...
  • 1/26/11 8:11 am EST
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tom Mulgrew, a longtime Business Wire veteran in Nashville, has been named Vice President of Agency Relations, the company announced today. Tom Mulgrew, Vice President of Agency Relations for Business Wire (Photo: Business Wire) Mulgrew reports to Business Wire President Gregg Castano. Mulgrew’s career at Business Wire has been varied and interesting. He opened the Nashville office back in 1985 when the company only had sixmore...

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