[1 May 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
The True Story Behind The Twitter Earnings Leak

Following Twitter’s earnings leak this week there has been a huge amount of speculation about what happened. Numerous media outlets and blogs speculated (and others) that it was a URL sniffing bot that guessed the filename of the earnings release.

It’s not surprising that they went this route, because this has happened before (4 in 2011). Yes, there have been URL sniffing breaches before. Yes, there are bots out on the web guessing URLs and trying to download documents. However, any reputable IR website vendor protects against this, including NASDAQ.
The truth is that …

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Featured, Investor Communications, Social Media »

by [6 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Research Reports the Extent of Social Media Influence on Investment Decisions

We recently stumbled upon a great read tweeted by Q4 friend, Stephanie Harig, and written by Adam Shell for USA Today’s American Markets. The article briefly discusses the influence that social media has on investment decisions, noting that the level of interaction on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is viewed as a “key source of information.”
The article pulls interesting research from Greenwich Associates, which notes that “almost 80% of institutional investors use social media as part of their regular work flow, and approximately 30% say the information consumed via social media has directly …

Culture, Featured »

by [5 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Meet Q4′s Latest Hires – March & April

Our ongoing commitment to invest in top-notch talent is especially important as we continue to expand our product and service offerings. March and April have been particularly busy months, and we’re very excited to introduce you to the below nine additions to the Q4 family! Our new team members stem from different backgrounds and cultures, check them out below.
Meetu Sandhu – Client Services Specialist – joined March 2015
Born in Dubai and raised in the UK (London), Meetu has been a traveller since birth. Meetu’s family immigrated to Canada back in …

Headline, IR Websites, irchat, Twitter, Uncategorized »

by [1 May 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
The True Story Behind The Twitter Earnings Leak

Following Twitter’s earnings leak this week there has been a huge amount of speculation about what happened. Numerous media outlets and blogs speculated (and others) that it was a URL sniffing bot that guessed the filename of the earnings release.

It’s not surprising that they went this route, because this has happened before (4 in 2011). Yes, there have been URL sniffing breaches before. Yes, there are bots out on the web guessing URLs and trying to download documents. However, any reputable IR website vendor protects against this, including NASDAQ.
The truth is that …

Activism, Featured, Investor Communications, Investor Relations, RethinkIR »

by [29 Apr 2015 | One Comment | ]
Peltz v. Sonnenfeld

The back and forth between Trian’s Nelson Peltz and Yale’s Jeffery Sonnenfeld is great theater. It also provides great insight into the psyche of the activist investors. Clearly, most don’t like the taste of their own medicine.
In this recent piece in Fortune, it is noted that “Peltz said that the ‘professor should do some more digging’ and get his facts straight.” He also referred to the Sonnenfeld’s numbers  as ‘cherry-picked’ … wouldn’t cherry picking numbers be among the first chapters in an Activism for Dummies book? Yet, when the shoe is …

Featured, Investor Relations, IR Websites, Website of the Week »

by [24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Use Video on Your Homepage to Effectively Communicate Your Investment Proposition

Adding video on your IR website is beneficial in many ways – information presented through video is conveyed in a shorter period of time, as opposed to reading that information. Also, video simply feeds the exact data you wish to reveal to your IR audience, reducing any possibilities of distraction that can usually arise out of reading text. Through video, you also have the capability to integrate links that direct users to a new page with more information – this provides your IR audience with an opportunity to explore more …