Plume Introduces WorkPass for Small Business

April 9, 2021 Alex Gold 0
Purpose-built smart workplace suite to help small businesses accelerate growth, enhance customer and employee experiences, and reopen with confidence   Personalized smart services pioneer Plume®, today announced a major category expansion of its...

Clutch Ranks Bob Gold & Associates #4 in Top Online Reputation Management Companies Leaders Matrix

April 5, 2021 Roxanne Leone 0
  Bob Gold & Associates has been ranked #4 by Clutch in their Top Online Reputation Management Companies Leaders Matrix for our expertise in reputation management, social media monitoring, investor relations, content creation, and crisis communications.   Clutch collects client feedback and analyzes industry data, helping businesses select partners to tackle todays’ business challenges. We invite you to read Bob Gold & Associates unbiased reviews and for the latest news, data and advice for businesses view the Clutch blog.   “We can always count on this team to exceed expectations.” David Solomon, President & CEO, Viamedia If you want to work with an award-winning agency, contact us to start the conversation.  

PREPARING FOR THE POST COVID ECONOMY

March 31, 2021 Bob Gold 0
ARE YOU READY FOR A NEW ROARING TWENTIES? The U.S. economy has been pumped up with more than $4 billion from the Feds. That’s a lot of new cash for businesses and consumers to tap into along with support from a whole lot of new technologies. As we inch out of the pandemic, the one thing we know is everything we’ve done to grow before is gonna be different. And successful companies will adapt and evolve at an incredibly faster pace.   What are you doing to grow your business in 2021 in this newest normal? Are you ready with a communications plan that will drive your growth? Have you committed budgets today to building a promising future? Everything is immediate. Patience was so last century. If you haven’t aligned with a PR pro who is in touch with fast changing trends and today’s evolving marketplace, with immediate access to reporters and platforms to elevate your story, perhaps it’s time to do so.   As we hurried to adapt to the crisis spawned by the pandemic, powerful technologies including IoT, Cloud and AI enabled companies to survive and thrive. These technologies accelerated the usage of mRNA technology for creating COVID vaccines. And the same technologies have created an entirely new ecosystem in entertainment creation and delivery to a rethinking of the very definition of work in today’s gig economy. And these same technologies and new work habits are rapidly changing all public relations and marketing tactics and campaigns.   In short, CEO confidence around the country is at a 17-year high. Things are aligning in a surprising way to tell us, this is not the time to hold onto cash; but invest it to build bigger, better businesses that can thrive in a the new roaring 20s.

UpCity Ranks Bob Gold & Associates a Top Public Relations Agency in Los Angeles for 2021

March 30, 2021 Roxanne Leone 0
  UpCity provides transparency and insights through a data-driven model that measures real credibility indicators and takes the guesswork out of the B2B Service Provider selection process. Their marketplace creates and empowers relationships between businesses and public relations agencies supporting professionals in marketing, human resources, and more!   The UpCity research team has created a list of the top PR firms in Los Angeles, CA to help you find the right partner for your business. We believe the best fit just might be Bob Gold & Associates!   With Bob Gold & Associates vast experience in content creation, media relations, and bankruptcy communications our clients entrust us to on targeted results-driven outcomes, not promises.

Commit Kickstarts North American Expansion Under the Leadership of New CRO and Managing Director, Max Nirenberg

March 25, 2021 Robert Brownlie 0
Commit, the leading Israeli-based global technology and custom software solutions company, today announced its expansion into North America with the launch of Commit USA. The new business unit is led by Max Nirenberg, serving as Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director, and is headquartered in New York City.   Nirenberg will lead and optimize Commit’s growing international organization, oversee strategic planning for the global account management teams and ensure the company’s innovative and unparalleled delivery capabilities meet the US market needs.   “The pace of tech innovation has never been more intense, with more startups launching, and failing, than ever before. A great idea alone is not enough to succeed. What many organizations lack are the engineering capabilities, development know-how and adequate resources to get their product into market. This is where Commit can help,” said Arik Faingold, President, Commit. “Max’s experience and passion for building successful sales teams and customer centric services on a global scale will be invaluable to our organization and customers as we expand into new international markets.”   Founded in 2005, Commit is one of Israel's leading R&D and software development firms, offering a comprehensive range of engineering capabilities and resources to design and deliver any project on time, on budget and with great quality. The firm’s proprietary Flexible R&D methodology helps transform its clients’ technology visions into high-quality products, reducing costs by over 40% and resulting in 90% of projects released ahead of schedule. The company specializes in a range of advanced technologies and applications for multiple industries including Fintech, Medtech, Martech, IoT, consumer goods and more.   Commit has led over 1,200 projects for more than 1,000 organizations worldwide, with clients ranging from early-stage startups to global brands including IBM, Salesforce, Citi, Taboola, SanDisk and many others.   More than 91% of Commit’s startup projects have successfully launched into market. In stark contrast, on average, 84% of startups never get to revenue and ultimately fail. Some of the leading reasons for startup failures include depleting cash between funding rounds, lacking the right team and resources, and insufficient differentiation. Commit has not only solved this problem, but has successfully scaled its solution for organizations of any size.   “Startups and mature companies alike are facing increasing pressure to cut costs while improving business outcomes. Commit USA is uniquely positioned to address these challenges and more,” said Nirenberg. “Niche consultancies are often expensive and struggle to scale, but Commit’s expert engineering capabilities and methodology for project management gives us the flexibility to provide hands-on services, and shift resources to quickly scale whenever a need arises. The result is a superior product at a fraction of the cost and time.”   Nirenberg brings more than 20 years of management experience to Commit USA, with a strong specialty in SaaS and tech services. Previously, he served as the global Chief Sales Officer for the world’s largest independent pure-play quality assurance company, Qualitest, where he oversaw teams across three continents and helped sell the organization in its latest Private Equity round for approximately $400M in 2019. Prior to Qualitest, Nirenberg was an Equity Partner and VP Sales/Professional Services at Venator Sales Group, a sales management consulting and training firm.   The global market for Internet of Things (IoT) end-user solutions is expected to grow to $1.6 trillion by 2025, with more than 5.4 billion IoT connected devices in North America alone. In a similar trend, Commit has more than doubled its revenue in the past five years and has increased staff by more than 30% since 2020 to capture growing demand and new opportunities globally.   For more information, please visit: https://www.commit.us

Women’s History Month Feature – Week 4

March 24, 2021 Beth Braen 0
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting the female members of the Bob Gold & Associates team. For the week 3 Q&A, we’re featuring Amy Prenner. Consumer and Entertainment Strategist Amy Prenner shares the secret to her success amid the last 12 months and how to keep clients relevant during Covid-19.   The pandemic literally turned every industry upside down. As a PR professional, how did you pivot your efforts? I remember everyone literally in shock and wasn’t sure how to be effective without being together. We were all more concerned about toilet paper and water than the pandemic that would spread throughout the world.   As businesses and clients shifted from their offices to their homes and cell phones, we all began to quickly adapt in a way that has made our business streamlined and even more effective.   Thankfully there are many tools from FaceTime to Zoom to WebEx to Skype that ensure facetime with clients and staff and have helped to keep communications fluid and consistent. Because we aren’t in our cars driving to and from work and events, there have been other benefits, no traffic, no money on gas and no commuting. We have all become much more efficient and effective working from home while tending to our clients that need our expertise.   How do the clients feel as a result of these changes? They love that when we secure TV interviews they can just Zoom or Skype in and don’t have to leave their living room. Securing media relations for Covid-19 related clients has been something that benefits our clients but also helps the media with their coverage. We also notice that we have been able to spend even more one-on-one time with our clients because we are in a more relaxed environment where we can offer media strategies and suggestions that they can absorb and practice so that they are successful in their respective campaigns.   What advice would you give to someone who is looking at a career in PR? Many years ago I used to tell people to go to a newsstand and see where you gravitate. You can do the same thing with a news aggregator like Apple News. If you see what you like whether its fashion, celebrity, home and design, food, politics, etc, you will be able to see where your interests lie. Be open to everything and anything. Read as much as you can. Learn the basics of social media and make sure its something you actually enjoy. If you love what you do in any career you will be a success and its easier to work in an industry you have passion for.   Be sure to read our Women’s History Month Q&A with VP, Beth Braen, from Week 1, Director of Marketing, Roxanne Leone from Week 2 and Associate Account Executive Anabela Savulescu from Week 3.

Bob Gold & Associates Wins Top Clutch Public Affairs Firms in 2021!

March 23, 2021 Roxanne Leone 0
By Bob Gold, Principal, Bob Gold & Associates   Public Relations goes deeper than advertising. Build and burnish brands with Bob Gold & Associates where we make technology meet entertainment.   We are proud to present our award as a top B2B firm for 2021 from Clutch, a rapidly growing ratings and reviews platform that has become the go-to resource for service providers in the B2B industry.    According to Clutch’s list and criteria, only the highest-performing B2B partner companies get to exhibit their deep knowledge in their respective industries with this award. Needless to say, we are highly appreciative of this recognition.     “We are thrilled to be named as one of the top B2B PR firms for 2021, which recognizes our commitment to serving clients and helping them meet their corporate communication goals with crisis communications, online reputation management, and event management.”   Founder and Principal, Bob Gold   Our company was excited to see this award not only because Clutch is one of the most trusted platforms in the market space, but also because of how it integrates client feedback into our profile on the site.      "We can always count on this team to exceed expectations." David Solomon, President & CEO, Viamedia   “Bob is not a typical consultant.  When you're on board, you have his full attention and that of his team."       Diane Christman, SVP Marketing & Development, CPO, The Cable Center               "Their work ethic and results were impressive. They also have good media relationships and industry contacts."  Mark Goodburn, Director of Product Marketing, Plume    We’re proud to keep looking back on our ongoing efforts to grow brands with purpose, creativity, and innovation. Visit our results page to learn more about the industries we serve.

Women’s History Month Feature – Week 3

March 18, 2021 Anabela Savulescu 0
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting the female members of the Bob Gold & Associates team. For the week 3 Q&A, we’re featuring Anabela Savulescu.Associate Account Executive, Anabela Savulescu, shares how her creative idols have helped frame her perspective and communication style along with advice to young professionals in the industry.What female icons and creatives do you look up to? Musicians have always been a huge source of inspiration for me - their insight, clarity and composure continue to raise my personal and professional bar for what communication is capable of: Erykah Badu: The godmother of neo-soul, Erykah Badu ushered in a rebirth of 90s R&B, bringing with it a legendary trail of rim-shot jazz and funky magnetism. Her cool confidence, authenticity, musical experimentation, sly lyricism, and fierce independence have made her a timeless figure of self-empowerment and healing. Sade Adu: Sade’s unmistakable sound exists between smoldering jazz, Afro-Cuban and Latin American rhythms. Her distinctively low voice can attack and swell in volume just as much as it can refrain to a dreamy undertone. A queen of control and musical trailblazer, Sade is renowned for her calm, sincerity, bold execution, style and perseverance as she soldiers through her work's emotional themes. Joni Mitchell: Legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is known for encapsulating moments and emotions with astonishing detail and poetic sensibility. Across rock, classical, jazz and pop, her lyricism and compositions helped carve a river for fans and artists to glide along - one where they could navigate their vulnerability, strength and indefinite curiosity. As a lit grad, writers have had a deep impact on me as well. Some of my favorite authors (and overall powerhouses) are Jhumpa Lahiri, Claudia Rankine, Gwendolyn Brooks, Joan Didion, and Maggie Nelson.How do these women inspire you?More than anything, these women inspire me to overcome fear, practice awareness and be genuine - all of which help me to nurture my own voice on and off the job.What advice do you have aspiring PR professionals?To those young professionals currently in or just entering the industry: don’t fear the moments where you fall off beat. It’s precisely these moments that hold the gravity - that teach you.In this fast-paced line of work, there is a power in stepping back, learning from your situation, and familiarizing yourself with the rhythms of every day. The groove continues and the downbeat returns – it’s only natural that you come back stronger on the 1.Be sure to read our Women’s History Month Q&A with VP, Beth Braen, from Week 1 and Director of Marketing, Roxanne Leone from Week 2 

Savor The Power of Uplifting Words

March 17, 2021 Beth Braen 0
When COVID-19 hit last year, like many of us Bob Gold was terrified. Amid the disruption of the pandemic shutdown, Bob sought a way to connect with and reassure friends, family and associates that they were invaluable to him amidst the separation, isolation, and growing uncertainty. So began a little project known as Words to Lift By. Partnering with a young poet in Ashville North Carolina, Ryan Ashley, Bob would describe the incredible folks in his life and Ryan would create and type out a poem on his 100 year old Smith Corona. Then send the poem via snail mail to the person who was honored.   Ryan and Bob also created videos where Bob explained why each person was so amazing and shared more broadly the specialness of each recipient to him. The irony is, after sending nearly 90 poems out, Bob came down with an almost fatal case of COVID-19. In time for the the anniversary of this fight to reconfirm our humanity, Ryan and Bob have created a book with a collection of many of the poems and called it, yes "Words to Lift By."   Take a moment to explore this volume and savor the power of uplifting words. You can purchase this and other books by Bob on Amazon. The paperback is just $9.99 and the electronic version is just $2.99. And be sure to check out many of the original "Words to Lift By" videos.

Bob Gold & Associates Claims the #6th Spot Among Top California PR Agencies Rated by Clutch

March 15, 2021 Roxanne Leone 0
March 15, 2021   Bob Gold & Associates earns the #6th spot in the Clutch Leaders Matrix for Top California PR Agencies.   Clutch ranks service providers and places them on a Leaders Matrix based on research in a specific market. A Clutch Leaders Matrix provides a view of the top-performing companies in a particular location and Bob Gold & Associates continues to rank highly in crisis communications, online reputation management and event management. Learn more about the services we provide by browsing our public relations page.   For verified client reviews, please visit the Clutch Bob Gold & Associates profile page.  
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