View All num of num Add Photos Mergermarket This employer has taken extra steps to respond to reviews and provide job seekers with accurate company information, photos, and reviews. Interested for your company?Learn More. www.mergermarket.com Profile Unclaimed Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 40 Reviews 92 Salaries 16 Interviews Follow Add Review or Salary Follow Add Review or Salary Interview Question Reporter Interview London, England (UK) Mergermarket If an acquisition or merger was happening and you couldn't get hold of the CEO, what would your next step be to get a story? Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 3 Answers ▲ 0 ▼ Pretend you're someone else, don't mention you're a journalist. AVOID the PR team as their job is to block your access to the executives etc. Interview Candidate on May 17, 2012 ▲ 0 ▼ Wrong answer. Almost introduce yourself as a journalist. If you can't get the CEO, try to get the CFO or some other senior executive. You very well might have to go through the proper PR channels or even an investor relations person. While it is true that spokespeople sometimes run interference, often times they are very helpful. If you can't reach someone at the company, back up your story with public records and interviews with other industry sources. Anonymous on Dec 9, 2014 ▲ 0 ▼ *Always introduce, not almost introduce. Anonymous on Dec 9, 2014 Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.