Contify classifies all the content under various themes, which essentially indicate what type of activity or development is the story about. Contify's strong editorial team has identified business, economy and general activities topics with which most news and other information can be identified. Browse the following list, or click on any theme to view related stories.
LayoffStories related to suspension or termination of employment by a firm, usually due to lack of work or business opportunities.
Employee Related InitiativeStories related to any action, program, or project undertaken by a firm to address and enhance various aspects of its employees' well-being, development, or engagement within the company.
Hirings (Non-Leadership)Stories related to a company's planned decision to hire or recruit employees; includes both quantitative and non-quantitative information; these stories are strictly for non-leadership positions.
Awards & RecognitionsStories related to a company winning an award for any aspect of conducting its business.
RebrandingStories related to company-level developments and strategies encompassing all or a few parameters, like changing the corporate image, name, logo, or other brand elements to improve market position or reflect a new business direction.
Marketing & Promotional ActivitiesStories related to a company's marketing and promotional initiatives by channels, campaign theme, messaging, objective, and other details.
Cost CuttingCompany Reducing Expenses and Improving Profitability Through Layoffs, Pay Cuts, and Facility/Operation/Factory Shutdowns.
Digital Transformation InitiativeStories related to the initiatives or developments of a company using digital technologies to optimize an organization’s customer experience, business, and operating processes, and/or culture.
Operational ChallengesChallenges Related to Company Operations and Workforce (Factory Shut Down, System Failure, Production Halt, Inventory Issues, Missing Service Levels, Strikes, and Employee Issues).
Facility/Office ClosureStories related to the closure of the company's office, facility, or a particular division, or the whole or a portion of its business activities, or the permanent shutdown of a manufacturing facility or operations center as part of its business plan; this does not include a temporary and forced shutdown due to employee agitation or unplanned incidents.
Operational PerformanceStories related to the company's performance in internal operations related to productivity, product quality, customer satisfaction, cost, price, flexibility, and speed of delivery.
Analyst RecognitionStory on acknowledgment received by a company from analyst firms in its respective business landscape.
Product DiscontinuationStories related to a brief explanation or description outlining the specific details and criteria related to the discontinuation of a product. These notes typically encompass details on the when, why, and how of the product's discontinuation, along with any relevant procedures and considerations.
New Product/ServiceStories related to the company's initiatives or developments to launch or develop its product or service, targeting existing or new markets, geographies, or customer clusters.
Product Issues/ RecallStories related to a company retrieving defective and/or potentially unsafe goods from consumers.
Product/Service EnhancementStories related to the company's initiatives or developments for its product or service upgrades, updates, or enhancements to optimize its working efficiency.
Regulation and PoliciesStories related to a company's legal disputes and lawsuits that fall within the jurisdiction of the court of law.
Patent DisputeStories related to disputes or legal battles involving the ownership, validity, or infringement of patents.
Cybersecurity IncidentsStories related to events or circumstances where computer systems, networks, or digital assets are compromised, attacked, or exposed to unauthorized access, thereby posing a risk of harm or security breaches. These incidents encompass a broad spectrum of cyber threats, including data breaches, malware infections, denial of service attacks, phishing attempts, and other activities.
Data BreachStories related to the incidents where individuals or entities gain unauthorized access to, acquire or retrieve sensitive, confidential, or protected information from a database, computer system, or network without the necessary permissions or legal rights to do so.
Negative NewsStories related to events with a negative outlook on the company, including personnel issues, violations of regulations/laws, litigation, financial losses, negative PR debacles, etc.
Patent FilingStories related to the process of submitting a patent application to a government authority, such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the United States.
Regulatory Action/ ProbeStories related to a formal investigation or action taken by a government or regulatory authority to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, particularly in the context of businesses, organizations or individuals.
Lawsuit/ Legal IssueStories related to a company's legal disputes and lawsuits that fall within the jurisdiction of the court of law.
Leadership ChangesStories related to a person joining, being promoted to, or leaving a senior management position or the board of directors of a company.
Business ClosureStories related to a company closing down, reducing its business scope in terms of geography, division, or a portion of its activities, or permanently shutting down a manufacturing facility or operations center as part of its business plan. This excludes temporary shutdowns due to employee agitation or unplanned incidents.
M&A ActivitiesStories related to a company selling or buying equity stake in part or in full; also includes activities during the run-up to any such transaction, such as appointment of bankers, valuation, due diligence, etc; also includes companies merging to form a single entity, where both the old firms cease to exist, and the new merged company comes into existence.
Demerger/Spin OffStories related to a company demerging one or more of its business lines to into an independent corporate entity to be majority held by either the original company or another entity.
R&D Labs/ Innovation CentersStories related to R&D Labs and Innovation Centers - specialized facilities and organizational entities dedicated to research, experimentation, and the advancement of cutting-edge technologies, products, processes, and innovative solutions.
Asset Buy/ DivestitureStories related to a company purchasing certain assets of the seller's company. These assets could be tangible or intangible in nature. A few examples of tangible assets include office space, manufacturing machinery or plant, and inventory, whereas intangible assets could be intellectual property, patents, and trademarks.
Business Reorganisation / RestructuringStories related to a company altering modifying the way the corporate entity, its subsidiary companies, or its various business units are structured and held.
Joint VenturesStories related to a commercial agreement in which two or more organizations combine their resources to gain a tactical and strategic edge in the market, often to pursue specific projects. The JV may be a new project with similar products or services, or it may involve creating an entirely new firm with different core business activities.
Business ExpansionStories related to a company expanding operations in terms of either augmenting sales networks, production or servicing capacities, or new businesses; either in existing markets, or new business segments, or any other classification.
Funding ActivitiesStories related to a company's plan or decision to raise money via any of the popularly known, conventional or unconventional methods to infuse funds into the business for whatever purpose; does not include the shareholders of a company selling equity.
Capital InvestmentStories related to a company's investing money into the business for long term under the capital expenses head.
Partnerships and AlliancesStories related to two or more companies entering into deals to produce, market or sell products services of the other, or to do business together; differs from merger/acquisition, where the existing capital structure of two or more companies gets altered.