September 2019Today’s Earnings Call Participants: AI Bots

The machines are listening. And learning.
In addition to analysts and reporters scrutinizing what is said on a quarterly conference call, investor relations officers and C-suite executives are now facing a new reality: smart computers parsing their terminology, tempo and tone faster than their human counterparts.

April 2019Gladstone Place Partners Appoints Christina Stenson as Partner

Gladstone Place Partners, a strategic and financial communications firm, said today that Christina Stenson has joined the firm as a Partner based in San Francisco. Ms. Stenson was previously a partner at Brunswick Group, where she worked for more than 12 years on a range of client matters including M&A, IPOs and crisis communications, and also helped to run the firm’s San Francisco office.

March 2019From Foe to Frenemy: The Changing Forces of Shareholder Activism

n today’s ever-changing shareholder landscape, companies are struggling to determine whether an investor is their friend, their enemy, or, in a number of cases lately, their frenemy.
Investor dynamics shift, and recently, some activist managers have functioned more as white knights than barbarians at the gate. At the same time, some usually quiet fund managers are starting to make noise, not unlike an activist.

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