[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 [17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
It’s Time to Rethink IR (Part II of IV)

As we said last week, this is clearly not your father’s stock market…
We all know the chain of events: first came Regulation FD (“Reg FD”), then the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) and then, finally, the $1.4 billion settlement between then-Attorney General of New York Eliot Spitzer and the Wall Street banks.
Typically overlooked in the ongoing debate related to these actions is the undeniable impact that each had on investor relations:

Reg FD caused many management teams and their boards of directors to lean more heavily on their legal counsel for traditional investor-relations …

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by [17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Top 3 Reasons Why Website Analytics Can Make Investor Relations Successful

A part of being successful in investor relations is being able to understand what is happening to your stock at any given time combined with knowing which investors are the most important for management to be meeting with.
Today, most of this insight comes through stock surveillance and targeting services. However, with more than 75% of investors accessing corporate websites on a monthly basis, IR teams are able to incorporate web analytics into their reporting to get an even clearer understanding of investor behavior online.
Here are the top 3 reasons why …

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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 …

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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 …