08
May

FINN PARTNERS’ FINANCIAL SERVICES PRACTICE ADDS FUNDRAISING PRIMER AND REPUTATION OWNERSHIP SPECIALTY AREAS

Posted by: jillw in: B2B & Financial Services -

The Financial Services Practice of global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, has added two new specialty areas – Fundraising Primer and Reputation Ownership. In line with the evolving regulatory and digital communications environment, FINN has created these new areas of expertise to proactively address the shifting communications and marketing needs of financial industry companies.

“Our Financial Services group integrates across many of our practice areas, including technology, consumer, digital, education and health, providing investor relations and corporate communications counsel as well as internal and external PR planning for mergers and acquisitions,” says Peter Finn, founding partner, Finn Partners.

“Investment firms need strong, continual brand positioning as well as the ability to nimbly utilize their marketing channels to communicate with key stakeholders quickly, efficiently and compliantly,” said Amber Roberts, senior partner and head of FINN’s Financial Services Practice. “We’ve tapped top talent across FINN’s branding, digital, research, media relations and analytics groups to create specialty practice areas for our clients’ evolving marketing needs. Combined with our tenured bench of financial services industry experts, we’re able to offer clients a wide range of customized, compliant communications strategies and services, either as projects or ongoing programs.”

The new specialty practices address the communications needs of private equity funds, hedge funds and other investment firms, and they include:

Fundraising Primer: With more private equity funds than ever before and more competition for both deals and fundraising dollars, building a brand is critical to garnering the mindshare of limited partners, investment bankers, intermediaries, management teams and other key influencers. Adhering to regulatory requirements is equally important. FINN works with firms to create a near- and long-term brand awareness and enhancement plan that includes a messaging platform, thought leadership, media relationship building and reputation monitoring, all of which consider regulatory realities.

Reputation Ownership: Whether it’s a security breach or inaccurate information about a firm or fund in a media story, investment firms and the financial services industry at large must be prepared to cope with a range of issues at little notice. Finn Partners audits a firm’s brand and reputation, analyzes potential vulnerabilities, and creates a customized crisis communications plan and protocol. The custom plan includes messaging templates and communications systems that enable a firm to act quickly and protect itself and its constituencies in a crisis.

For more information about FINN’s Financial Services Practice, visit: https://www.finnpartners.com/sectors/financial-services.html

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28
Mar

LANE, A FINN PARTNERS COMPANY, GROWS FOOD & BEVERAGE PORTFOLIO WITH FOUR NEW WELLNESS-FOCUSED BRANDS

Posted by: jillw in: Lane News - Consumer -

LANE, a Finn Partners Company, has grown its food and beverage client base with the recent addition of four brands: Applegate, Dutch Bros Coffee, the International Olive Council and the Marine Stewardship Council. These clients join LANE’s roster of mission-driven and wellness-focused brands, which includes Northwest Cherries and Steaz.

“We’re thrilled about the opportunity to partner with each of these organizations and build greater awareness of their brands, their products and their missions,” said Wendy Lane Stevens, managing partner of LANE. “Whether changing the food we eat or giving back to local communities, each of these organizations is making a positive impact. We see tremendous potential to engage consumers and influencers further with these brands’ stories through creative, integrated and multidisciplinary communications programs.”

“Each of these organizations is seeking a breakout position within its market – an opportunity to get its story heard and to achieve growth in a competitive environment. By leveraging LANE’s deep industry expertise and Finn Partners’ data-driven insights and full-service capabilities, our team is poised to guide these brands and their messages to the forefront,” said Peter Finn, founding partner, Finn Partners.

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18
Jan

LANE’S Ninth Annual Food & Beverage Beat Highlights Trends to Watch

Posted by: jillw in: Lane News - Consumer -

LANE, a Finn Partners Company, has released its 2018 Food & Beverage Beat. The agency’s ninth annual report (found here: http://www.lanepr.com/2018-food-beverage-beat/) reveals trends that are rising – and some that are receding – in the food and beverage industry in the year ahead. LANE tapped six experts to weigh in on issues that will resonate with consumers and the industry, from flavors that will dominate menus, to the implications of price versus value, to perceptions about beer in cans.

“The food and beverage industry is a constant source of innovation and inspiration. Chefs, proprietors and producers are constantly evolving their offerings to not only meet the changing tastes of consumers but deliver some unexpected surprises that capture the imagination and grow into the next big thing,” said Wendy Lane Stevens, managing partner at LANE. “We’re excited to share what some influential voices consider to be critical to the direction of the industry in the coming year.”

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