[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Q4 Upgrades Investor Analytics With Over 300 New Financial Institutions

As part of our latest Q4 Web release, we’re excited to announce a major upgrade to our Investor Analytics service launched back in June. This new upgrade is free to all Q4 clients and is currently being rolled out across all instances. New features include enhanced reporting combined with an expanded set of financial and corporate institutions available to be reported on.
With the vast majority of institutional investors using corporate websites at least monthly, by using Q4 Analytics IROs are able to understand investor behavior at a material level on …

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by [1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
It’s Time to Rethink IR (part IV of IV)

Before I go on, let me go back for just a minute…
In no way am I saying that the IR function is completely broken. As a compliance and financial reporting tool, IR is as good as – if not better than – it ever has been. And this is critically important as no sustainable IR program can be built without this foundation.
Capeesh?
What I am saying is that IR has to be more than a compliance and financial reporting tool.
What I am saying is that, in order to engage investors and …

Best Practices, buy-side, Featured, IR Websites, Website of the Week »

by [26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Use corporate video to communicate your investment proposition

For today’s Website of the Week, we would like to single out YuMe and their use of corporate video to communicate their business structure and investment proposition. As regular readers of our blog will not doubt notice, there is a theme developing among our website of the week candidates. Taking advantage of the visual and multimedia possibilities of the web to communicate with investors is always going to catch our attention just as it does with the investor community at large.
Like most investor relations websites, YuMe’s starts off with an …

buy-side, Corporate Governance, Featured, sell-side »

by [24 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | ]
It’s Time to Rethink IR (part III of IV)

As we’ve talked about the past two weeks, the pitch of “the Street” has gotten steeper and the pace faster.
Yet, sadly, the more things have changed, the more IR has not. In fact, one of my buy-side contacts went so far as to say, “IR continues to get more primitive as the markets keep getting more sophisticated.”
Ouch!
The timing of this dichotomy could not be any worse.
Research continues to show that an effective IR program can create a median premium of 10 percent to valuation, while an ineffective program can cost …

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by [19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Be Visual! Share your unique corporate story with online photo galleries

For this week’s Website of the Week, we would like to highlight Canadian mining company Pretivm and their use of online photo galleries to share the progress of their mining projects. In the projects section of their website, Pretivm provides a tremendous amount of information around the resources, activities and technical aspects associated with their mining projects. It is an excellent way for investors and analysts to review the company’s plans as well as an opportunity for Pretivm to reinforce their investment proposition and show why investments in their projects will be profitable.
Pretivm also …

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by [18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Q4 Upgrades Investor Analytics With Over 300 New Financial Institutions

As part of our latest Q4 Web release, we’re excited to announce a major upgrade to our Investor Analytics service launched back in June. This new upgrade is free to all Q4 clients and is currently being rolled out across all instances. New features include enhanced reporting combined with an expanded set of financial and corporate institutions available to be reported on.
With the vast majority of institutional investors using corporate websites at least monthly, by using Q4 Analytics IROs are able to understand investor behavior at a material level on …