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Snake Oil

This revealing chart shows exactly where a number of dietary supplements and popular treatments lie in relation to the actual scientific evidence supporting the claims made for them. 67 more words

Mysterious

GTCR Math: Vocus Plus Cision Equals...

Usually an acquisition generates questions that we can all see coming a mile away because the move is  readily apparent. The synergies are right there on the table and there is no mistake; it could be to break into a new market, to expand into an existing market, to enhance current service offerings with complimentary products or dominate market share. 835 more words

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Private Equity Firm to Acquire Vocus for $450M

Private equity firm GTCR Valor Merger Sub Inc. is acquiring Vocus for nearly $450 million, according to Reuters. PR Week notes that this isn’t GTCR’s first attempt to get into the space – “GTCR has also been trying to acquire Stockholm-headquartered Cision since February.”

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Quote of the month: Clarence from Daktari

Those of us of a certain age will remember growing up with Daktari.  And, for me, the most important person on the show was… 212 more words

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Cison, Vocus & Meltwater Oh My!

UPDATE April 16, 2014: Cision’s shares are responding well to the persistent bidding by Meltwater climbing 1.6 percent . The Meltwater offer is now up to $142.93M but is conditional upon reaching a 70 percent ownership which means the chances of winning against GTCR is remote. 1,642 more words

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The bad marketing saga

You know what I find entertaining (and I use that term loosely) – the fact that if you tweet a company about their idiotic mistake of cold calling you at 2:40am, you get a response within three hours.   1,156 more words

Rebecca Millar

5 technology essentials for PR pros

Technology is here is to make our lives better. Here are the five tech essentials that every PR professional should have:

1. A file sharing program… 265 more words

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