June 1, 2015

Issue Highlights: 

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The June 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News is hitting mailboxes and it includes a special report on executive pay at the industry’s largest public companies.

Contributor Doug McClellan found that what the top earners make is very closely tied to a company’s earnings — often shifting up or down in good and bad years. Topping the list of top-paid executives is GoPro founder Nicholas Woodman, who earned more than $77 million in 2014, the year his company went public. The IPO accounted for nearly all of Woodman’s compensation as he sold $74.7 million of restricted stock that had been issued to him in 2013 and 2014.

But most executives saw their compensation increase from 2012 to 2014, reported McClellan.

Also in the June 1 issue, web editor Steve Frothingham writes about the New Golden Age of PR, which is far from traditional. 

“Several PR and marketing firms in the U.S. bike industry have been growing rapidly in recent years, even as new firms spring up. While many of these new firms still cultivate relations with the media, they also offer an array of other services, all intended to help clients navigate a new, disintermediated world,” Frothingham reports.

In this new Golden Age, retailers play a bigger and more important role on how brands communicate with consumers, Frothingham wrote.

Also in the new issue:

- How retailers are diversifying their revenue streams with bike tours

- Shimano skewers on disc-brake bikes recalled by Trek

- Battery shipping rules place new burden on retailers, distributors

- ProShift brings automatic shifting to Di2 system

- A look at stock prices and earnings for bike-related companies

- A Q&A with Keith Holt, southeast region director for the Wisconsin Bike Federation

The June 1 BRAIN issue also contains regular features like LifeCycle, State of Retail, Global Briefs, Mad Dog Unleashed, Trade Watch, Product Picks and Through the Grapevine.

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