RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, June 10

Barron’s Launches Investigative Unit Barron’s Group is launching a new investigative reporting team, focused on high-impact stories in finance, business and policy around the world. The team will be spearheaded by Duncan Mavin, who is appointed managing editor, Barron’s In-depth News. Bloomberg’s Equity Capital Markets Reporter Bloomberg News has hired Barron’s reporter Crystal Kim to join its staff. She will start June 17. Kim will be the equity capital markets reporter and cover IPOs and secondary offerings. The Daily Beast Adds Tech Reporter Blake Montgomery, a former reporter for BuzzFeed…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, June 3

Today, it is more important than ever to stay on the pulse of the ever-changing media landscape. RF|Binder’s media team compiles and distributes a weekly report with the latest news from the media world. Keep up to date by checking out this week’s trends, updates, and insights below. To receive this update weekly in your inbox, e-mail  mediateam@rfbinder.com. Layoffs at CNN HealthCNN laid off almost all of its health care coverage division recently. Three divisions—CNN Health, CNN Climate, and the network’s Atlanta-based Southeast Bureau—will be combined into one.  Cutbacks at…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, May 27

Today, it is more important than ever to stay on the pulse of the ever-changing media landscape. RF|Binder’s media team compiles and distributes a weekly report with the latest news from the media world. Keep up to date by checking out this week’s trends, updates, and insights below. To receive this update weekly in your inbox, e-mail  mediateam@rfbinder.com. WSJ AnnouncementsThe Wall Street Journal has several new arrivals, roles and opportunities. Among them: Brianna Abbott has joined the Health & Science bureau in New York, focusing on medicine and science. Heather Haddon…

RF|Binder Media Intelligence: Monday, May 20

Today, it is more important than ever to stay on the pulse of the ever-changing media landscape. RF|Binder’s media team compiles and distributes a weekly report with the latest news from the media world. Keep up to date by checking out this week’s trends, updates, and insights below. To receive this update weekly in your inbox, e-mail  mediateam@rfbinder.com. Business Insider Hires Sr. Tech ReporterBenjamin Pimentel has been hired by Business Insider as a senior technology reporter. Pimentel, who is based in San Francisco, will cover enterprise technology and Silicon Valley, focusing on major…

Converting Climate Change Conversation Into Action: A Case Study From The Grounded Summit

As both an environmentalist and a communications professional, Earth Day is one of my favorite holidays. Sure, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy nature (it’s finally spring!) and raise general awareness about how we can help protect the environment—and it also offers a great example of how, by shifting public perception, we can help drive real, meaningful change. Case in point: When Earth Day was first launched in 1970, it was done so in direct response to the devastating environmental damage caused by decades of unbridled industrial development. By elevating…

From CBD to Zero-Calorie Sweeteners, the 2019 Expo West saw New Food Brands Disrupting with Products that Promote Wellness

From probiotic beverages to cauliflower carb substitutes, the number of disruptive food brands jockeying for attention at the annual Natural Products Expo West is only increasing year after year. For the 2019 event, more venues were added to the convention space to accommodate the huge uptick in eager exhibitors. This year we saw some trends that were very predictable as well as others that are taking the food industry by surprise. The real question about many of the trends we saw is which ones will take hold and appeal to…

International Women’s Day – Do We Really Need It?

I’m sorry. Okay, I’m sorry for saying sorry – nasty habit. But as a woman, I figured I’d just get the apology part out of the way up front. After all, it’s well-established that women apologize far more often than they need to, often for things that are not their fault. So now that that’s taken care of, let’s get to the real story – International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (IWD) was started in 1911 by Suffragettes – then called a “militant organization” – to raise awareness of, and…

Traditional Banks are Winning in the Trust Arena and Challenging Fintechs on Innovation

Given the amount of media interest in fintech, including new online banks and apps with names like Chime, Evolve, and GoBank, one might think that the major banks are struggling to survive against an onslaught of competition, but don’t count the major banks out just yet. While the new companies are indeed solving for legacy problems and in so doing capturing the innovation conversation, banks such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase possess attributes that remain important to retail banking customers and maintaining their loyalty. Traditional…

Nightmare on Madison Avenue

Stephen Colbert’s stinging satire of Super Bowl “feel good” commercials (see here) last week might have caused more than a few marketing executives to have fitful, pre-game nightmares like this one: In a bid to put your brand on the map in a major way, you push your ad agency to come up with a powerful commercial worthy of spending $5 million for 30-seconds of airtime on the Super Bowl. The agency comes back with the idea that your company should express the values behind your brand and, like the…