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Gross Hits PR ‘Grand Slam’ With Job Shift

MARKETING: Estimates of boost to Janus brand range upward of $300MThe $1 billion increase in market value that Janus Capital Group Inc. got on news that Bill Gross had joined the company wasn’t the only windfall for the Denver-based fund manager.

By Mediha DiMartino October 6, 2014 midnight   $$ Share
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Pac Communications Founder to Retire

Pacific Communications President Ryan Abbate said he will retire at the end of the year.

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Philharmonic Society Names Director

The Irvine-based Philharmonic Society of Orange County named John Mangum its new president and artistic director.

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St. Regis Names New GM

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point named Ian Pullan its General Manager.

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Chapman Film School in Top Five

The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University cracked another film school list, coming in at No. 4 on the College Factual ranking of the 10 best U.S. film schools.

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Kia Motors Signs New NBA Deal

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. will continue as the Official Automotive Partner of the National Basketball Association, and its K900 sedan will take on the role of the league’s official luxury vehicle.

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Vizio New Title Sponsor for Fiesta Bowl

Irvine-based Vizio Inc. has signed on as the title sponsor of the 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl.

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Mazda to Debut CX-3 at LA Auto Show

Mazda Motor Corp. said it plans to introduce a compact crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-3, at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

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Taco Bell Rolls Out New App

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. today introduced its new mobile app for ordering and payment.

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Mazda to Debut CX-3 at LA Auto Show

Mazda Motor Corp. said it plans to introduce a compact crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-3, at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

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JWA Passenger Counts Up

John Wayne Airport reported a 4.3% increase in its number of passengers in September compared with the same month last year.

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Mazda New SXSW Sponsor

Mazda North American Operations has signed on as the official automobile sponsor of the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas for the next three years.

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Kia Hires Multicultural Ad Shop

Kia Motors America has hired a Chicago-based advertising agency to help drive its “U.S. multicultural communication strategy as well as diversity and inclusion efforts internally and externally.”

Entrepreneur Crafts Encore

AEROSPACE: Positions second company for $100 million in sales

James Downey is replicating the business model that made him one of Orange County’s wealthiest executives.

Retooled Mitsubishi Message

AUTOMOTIVE: Once figured for exit, increases sales 29.8%

Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc., despite a slim model lineup, is out to prove all the doubting Thomases wrong.

Airport Plots Out Bigger Travel Plans

TRANSPORTATION: JWA aims for more passengers, Mexico service

John Wayne Airport plans to reintroduce incentives for an airline to offer new routes to Mexico as part of its 2015 flight plan, which also includes more passengers and 15 additional flights by Southwest Airlines.