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Wellesley, MA
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Dick is a communication professional with strong journalism credentials that include five books and hundreds of articles in national magazines and major newspapers to include Yankee, Consumers' Digest, The Boston Herald and Washington Times, to name a few. His articles have also appeared in numerous trade and industry publications covering commercial real estate, homebuilding, high-technology and financial services.

In addition to building startups into major corporations such as UBS-Agrivest, the agricultural investment division of UBS and Wright Express (NYSE/WEX), Dick has written for and arranged national media coverage for Citibank, Wilmington Trust, Mass Mutual (CML), Pepsi, Trayport, FCM360 and United Technologies. He has also represented the governments of Vietnam and Japan and corporations in Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany and China.

He has over 25 years of solid experience writing news releases, Websites, Blog content, think pieces, white papers, collateral material and promotional copy.

His industry experience includes: financial services, wholesale banking, retail banking, financial technology, foreign exchange, high technology, software, environmental technology, clean diesel technology, manufacturing, aerospace, homebuilding and residential construction, commercial real estate including hospitality and international trade.

His news releases, white a papers, and feature articles resulted in client coverage by The Washington Post, AP, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Businessweek, The New York Times and Agence France Presse to name a few major media outlets.He also freelances for e-Forex Magazine.

He is author of three successful nonfiction books on residential construction and two corporate biographies.

Dick is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and was awarded the Bronze Star for service as a US Air Force captain serving as a combat-zone media relations officer.

Dick is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (formerly Sigma Delta Chi), The Foreign Press Association of New York, the New York Deadline Club and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. His business and community affiliations include the New England Canada Business Council, public relations committee, and the Boston Global Forum, editorial board.

Highlights

Last Login
1/21/16
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Dick P's Banking Industry Experience

148 Projects Completed

Dick's articles on Banking trends and financial regulation have appeared in Banking Technology magazine and e-FOREX magazine.

Most recently, Dick covered the SWIFT conference in Boston covering foreign exchange, Dodd-Frank, international banking regulations, cyber currency, and cyber threats to the financial sector for Banking Technology magazine.

He also writes articles underscoring the wealth management expertise of clients such as Wilmington Trust, Legacy Financial Advisors and Atlantic Financial, Inc. Additionally Dick has covered the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), qualified pension plans and other financial issues for Citibank and Mass Mutual (CML).

Industry Projects

  • High Tech100+
  • Banking100+
  • Finance20+
  • Manufacturing10+

Summary of Industry Experience

High Tech

Dick has written news releases and editorial pitch letters as well as articles and white papers for high tech companies including Wright Express (WEX-NYSE) IT and credit card system for the transportation industry, PeerApp, file sharing technology for streaming movies and other data intensive content, Morpheus Technologies, biometrics, United Technologies, wind power development, WhiteSmoke, advanced spelling and grammar software development based in Israel, Fresenius, advanced dialysis technology.

A sample from a white paper I wrote for Rypos on advanced clean diesel technology and government policy follows.

Banking

Dick's articles on Banking trends and financial regulation have appeared in Banking Technology magazine and e-FOREX magazine.

Most recently, Dick covered the SWIFT conference in Boston covering foreign exchange, Dodd-Frank, international banking regulations, cyber currency, and cyber threats to the financial sector for Banking Technology magazine.

He also writes articles underscoring the wealth management expertise of clients such as Wilmington Trust, Legacy Financial Advisors and Atlantic Financial, Inc. Additionally Dick has covered the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), qualified pension plans and other financial issues for Citibank and Mass Mutual (CML).

Finance

Dick writes articles, news releases and white papers on high-speed, low-latency trading and trading technology with emphasis on foreign exchange (forex) and derivatives. He has also covered foreign investment in US farmland, pension asset reversion, investments, life insurance and annuities. He is true editor of Forex Summit a monthly publication for the foreign exchange industry.

Manufacturing

Write news releases, feature articles and created and manage the Website of a US manufacturer of printed circuit boards for the aerospace, defense and medical device manufacturing

Product Projects

  • Press Release1,000+
  • Article1,000+

Summary of Product Experience

Press Release

In addition to straightforward corporate announcements, a press release can carry a lot more weight. Dick, often looks for the story behind the story to create press releases that really resonate with the editors. One tactic he often uses is to relate the client's business to global issues and trends. This news release, for example, talks about how his client is bucking the outsourcing trend by manufacturing custom, high-reliability circuit boards in the USA. Note that instead of a story about a small company in New Hampshire, the news release makes that company part of the economic rebound.

Article

Dick has written countless articles ranging from consumer magazine pieces for Yankee and Consumers' Digest to trade magazine pieces on a wide range of topics that have included pension plans for professionals, private aircraft interior design, security management, foreign exchange and hotel development trends. This latest piece covers the application of flexible circuit boards in medical devices and avionics.

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