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  • Sept 22- Cision, a provider of public relations software and intelligence, is working on a bid to acquire press release distributor PR Newswire Association LLC, according to people familiar with the matter. Cision, owned by private equity firm GTCR LLC, is participating in an auction run by British communications and events company UBM Plc, which owns PR Newswire,...

  • Scott Walker drops out—who wins? Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Co., and Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, walk on stage during the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

    Scott Walker dropped out of the GOP primary race. So, who wins — from a media perspective?

  • 8 debate questions GOP candidates should expect Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take the stage for the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

    The last GOP debate was pretty fiery. Here are 8 questions media strategist Mark Macias says the candidates need to be ready for this time.

  • Havas CEO: China has interesting opportunities Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    Havas CEO: China has interesting opportunities

    Yannick Bollore, chairman and CEO of French advertising conglomerate Havas, says the shift in China's economy is "not bad" for industries such as advertising.

  • Can Carly Fiorina go all the way? Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Carly Fiorina campaigning in Iowa last June.

    Carly Fiorina is impressive in interviews and debates. Here's how she can get closer to the GOP nomination, says media strategist Mark Macias.

  • Ashley Madison hack: Can the company recover? Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:47 PM ET
    Ashley Madison website

    Here's what Ashley Madison can do to regain the public's trust after the hack, says media consultant Marc Macias.

  • How Hillary Clinton's campaign is getting it wrong Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton at a town meeting event at Exeter High School in Exeter, N.H. on Aug. 10, 2015.

    Hillary Clinton's camp is running the wrong kind of campaign, but Mark Macias says there's still time to turn it around if they takes these steps.

  • What Trump and Bush did wrong in the debate Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump (L) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) arrive on stage for the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Trump made a big mistake in the GOP debate. And Bush? Mark Macias says he's seen stronger fights on "Gossip Girl." Here's what they did wrong.

  • Vroom! Vroom! Scott Walker needs to suit up Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker rides a motorcycle near Boone, Iowa in June.

    Media consultant Mark Macias offers up his advice for what Scott Walker needs to do to get America's attention.

  • BRUSSELS, July 27- In early 2013, President Barack Obama's call for a U.S.-EU trade deal generated such optimism in Europe that the graffiti "NO TAFTA, NO TTIP" scrawled under a bridge near the EU headquarters in Brussels was an isolated message of dissent. More than two years on, with the graffiti still there, European officials are ruing their failure to spot early...

  • What Bernie Sanders needs to do to beat Hillary Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a town hall meeting in Davenport, Iowa.

    Media consultant Mark Macias offers up his advice for what Bernie Sanders needs to do to beat Hillary Clinton.

  • Why Chris Christie may have an edge in GOP race Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    Chris Christie

    Media consultant Mark Macias offers up his assessment of Chris Christie's shot at the GOP nomination for 2016.

  • Latinos to Trump: #ImNotACriminal Monday, 6 Jul 2015 | 4:28 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Latinos have a message for Donald Trump: He's messing with the wrong demographic, says Beatriz Acevedo.

  • Why you should fear Donald Trump Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Media consultant Mark Macias says it will be a total disaster if Donald Trump gets a spot in any presidential debate.

  • Here's what Jeb Bush needs to do Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.

    Jeb Bush hasn't met the high expectations set for him, says this media consultant. But there is something he can do about it.

  • Rubio's money problems: An asset? Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Here's how Marco Rubio could use his money issues as an advantage against other presidential candidates, says media consultant Mark Macias.

  • How Hillary can win back public trust Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a round table discussion, April 20, 2015, in Keene, N.H.

    More than half of Americans think Hillary Clinton is not honest. Here's what media consultant Mark Macias says she needs to win them back.

  • EXCLUSIVE-UBM explores sale of PR Newswire-sources Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    April 29- British communications and events company UBM Plc is exploring a sale of PR Newswire Association LLC in a deal that could value the distributor of press releases at more than $700 million, according to people familiar with the matter. New York- based PR Newswire distributes corporate announcements and marketing via news agencies such as Thomson...

  • COLUMN-BP must remain British, says Whitehall: Kemp Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    But the company's identity remains complicated, at once BP and British Petroleum, part of Britain's establishment but also a footloose international oil major with operations around the world. Much more than Royal Dutch Shell, with its historical link to the Netherlands, BP is Britain's national oil company and bears with it the country's hopes for a major...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 10- Former Enron trader and hedge fund billionaire John Arnold may be about to launch a national publicity campaign to convince U.S. voters of the need to reform public pensions, according to a document seen by Reuters. Growing costs were significant factors in the recent bankruptcies of Detroit and the California cities of Stockton and San...