[27 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Why Every Public Company Should be Live Tweeting #Earnings

A few weeks ago, I attended the NIRI National conference in Las Vegas. Q4 was a big sponsor this year and we had an amazing experience, getting the chance to catch up with old friends and launching our new Big Data initiative and Q4 Surveillance & Analytics product.
This year at the conference, I had the opportunity to attend a number of great breakout sessions as well as sit on a panel discussing social media and capital markets. A common theme I noticed amongst the breakout sessions as well as conversations I …

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by [12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Use your investor homepage to highlight corporate success

For this week’s Website of the Week, we like to spotlight the Du Pont investor relations website Homepage. The homepage features four clickable orange boxes below the main header that highlight four of the company’s recent performance milestones. The 4 boxes put the spotlight on Du Pont’s net sales, quarterly consecutive dividends, sales from new products and a share repurpose program announced in January. Clicking on a box takes the user to the specific section of the website where you can view the entire story (eg. the net sales box takes …

Best Practices, Featured, irchat, Research, Social Media, Twitter »

by [11 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Cap’n Cashbags and Darrell Earnhardt Jr. Discuss Live Tweeting Earnings Calls

For those of you not already initiated, Broc Romanek, Editor at theCorporateCounsel.net, has an excellent series of videos on CoporateAffairs.tv. The videos are primarily focused on delivering news and education in business and corporate law, but in playful and often times, absurdist nature (sometimes under the guise of alter ego Cap’n Cashbags). Anyone looking to get the latest news and best practices in the worlds of business, investors relations and corporate governance, we strongly suggest checking out the channel for Broc’s unique spin. Broc has long been a go to thought …

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by [10 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
It’s Time to Rethink IR (part I of IV)

Historically, the flow of information between a public company and the investing public was a relatively straight line.
Public company news was consumed and compiled by research analysts (the “sell side”), who then made investment recommendations to their institutional clients (the “buy side”) and to the stockbrokers who served individual investors (“retail”). Once investment decisions were made – largely influenced by those recommendations – the sell-side analysts would then filter market sentiment back to the company to help its senior management team and board of directors understand its valuation and trading …

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by [8 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Scaling a Culture of Service at Q4

Over the last couple of years, Q4 has seen a tremendous amount of client growth in the IR services market. The reason for this growth is due to a combination of our technology, products and most importantly, our commitment to customer service.
A few years ago, a client shared with me an experience she had working with one of our support reps early one morning. “He was so committed to helping me, I swear he took the call while in the shower!”
While we generally aim to take our client calls out …

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by [4 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
How Dynamic Maps Add Value to IR Websites

For our second Website of the Week, we would like to highlight Paragon Offshore’s corporate website and their “Our Fleet” page. On the page, Paragon shares a dynamic map which features their entire fleet of Drillships, Jackups, semi-submersibles and other projects are located around the world. This gives investors a real time overview of where all Paragon’s projects are located and which areas have the highest volume of activity. For those who are looking for regular updates on the status of various projects, all they have to do is check the …