Sep 12, 2018

Axios to launch “Edge” newsletter

Today Axios announces the launch of Axios Edge — our new weekly look-ahead at the stories that will drive the business world each week, authored by renowned chief financial correspondent Felix Salmon. The Sunday newsletter will debut on September 16, 2018.

Why it matters: “This is central to our larger expansion into business and market reporting,” says Axios CEO & Co-founder Jim VandeHei. “Edge will guide you through the big trends, while Dan Primack’s new Pro Rata podcast and our coming daily Markets email break, narrate and analyze the essential flow of daily news.”

Our launch partner is Cole Haan, which is increasing its investment in economic empowerment. The global company is presenting Edge as the business version of Jonathan Swan’s D.C. blockbuster, Sneak Peek.

“Business professionals are constantly looking for hacks that transition them into the workweek with ease,” said David Maddocks, Cole Haan's Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Business Development.

  • “As one of the U.S.’ fastest growing news organizations, Axios was the ideal partner to inform its professional audience and our forward-thinking consumers with key business stories and takeaways, giving both the edge they need to take on the week ahead.”

Sign up for our Axios Edge newsletter.

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