SIPA November Member News

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Business Management Daily Acquires Manager's Intelligence Report from Ragan Communications

Business Management Daily (BMD) has acquired the assets of the newsletter Manager's Intelligence Report (MIR) from fellow SIPA member, Chicago-based Ragan Communications. Terms of the deal were not announced.

The newsletter's subscribers will receive two biweekly newsletters—Managing People at Work and Manager's Legal Bulletin—in place of their current monthly service. Subscribers will also receive access to BMD's robust website.

"We are very excited about this deal," said Adam Goldstein, BMD Publisher. "By effectively quadrupling the amount of management content MIR subscribers were receiving, at the same price, we are confident that we will be able to retain a substantial percentage of our new readers, while maintaining the high editorial quality that has always been a hallmark of Ragan as well as BMD."

With this acquisition, BMD continues its successful pattern of acquiring legacy publications, and serving them both digitally and in print with top-quality content, including newsletters, webinars, e-zines, books, conferences, and their recently updated flagship website,

The company continues to seek out acquisitions of all types.

"As we focus on corporate communications, in particular events and membership, the opportunity to work with Business Management Daily made perfect strategic sense for both companies," said Diane Schwartz, CEO of Ragan and a speaker at SIPA's upcoming Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS).  "We are extremely pleased that our longtime customers in the management sector have found a wonderful new home."

iA Institute and Consumer Relations Consortium Announce Exclusive Legal Advisory Board for 2020

The iA Institute and the Consumer Relations Consortium (CRC) announce the launch of the Legal Advisory Board (LAB) for 2020. The LAB is an exclusive membership group of not more than ten outside counsel with expertise in the accounts receivable industry who have each pledged their time and resources to support the mission of the CRC.

The purpose of the LAB is to serve as a legal resource to the CRC and iA Innovation Council membership and to assist in fulfilling the mission of promoting forward-thinking approaches to the issues raised by regulatory policy and technology innovation in the accounts receivable industry.

Cynopsis Names NBC Sports' Rebecca Lowe as Digital Luminary Award Honoree


Cynopsis, a division of Access Intelligence. has announced that the 7th annual Digital Model D Awards event will spotlight Luminary Award honoree and host of NBC Sports' Premier League coverage, Rebecca Lowe, for the impact she's made in the sports industry.

"Rebecca's work as host of NBC Sports' Premier League coverage, including Premier League Live, brought her considerable talents to the fore," says Cynopsis Publisher Robbie Caploe. "Her success as host of digital series 'The Lowe Down,' cements her as the perfect recipient."

FiscalNote's Gerald Yao Joins the Ellivent Advisory Board


Ellivent, a San Diego-based startup that aims to change the way marketing teams plan their attendance at trade shows, has announced that Gerald Yao is joining the their Advisory Board. Yao is a co-founder and chief strategy officer of SIPA member FiscalNote. By organizing open data, FiscalNote is using that data to solve some of the world's largest challenges in law, risk and compliance.

"We built FiscalNote around products that our customers would love." said Yao, who will be also be speaking at SIPA's upcoming BIMS event. "I see that same passion in Ellivent as they try to improve how marketing teams plan and get value from the trade shows they attend."

Yao joins Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Connectiv member Thomas, on the Ellivent Advisory Board.

Kevin Reitz Promoted to Associate Publisher at Lessiter Media

Kevin Reitz, a member of the Lessiter Media's Ag Inside Sales Team since June of 2017, has been promoted to associate publisher of Precision Farming Dealer brand. The Precision Farming Dealer brand includes a national event, print publication and digital property with daily and weekly e-newsletters for professionals selling and serving precision ag equipment and technology. He will also continue as marketing and sales account representative on the other Lessiter Media Ag Division properties.

"Kevin is a driven team player with a strong work ethic who brings his best each day to Lessiter Media, his clients and teammates," says Michael Ellis, director of sales. "He'll be working closely with Ag Content Director Jack Zemlicka and our Audience Development team to pursue the many opportunities to help our audiences move forward in this important precision arena in agriculture."

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Ronn Levine began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post and has won numerous writing and publications awards since. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America covering a variety of topics before joining SIPA in 2009 and SIIA in 2013 as editorial director…