[15 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Q4 Launches New Online Annual Report Product

Today we are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our newest product, Online Annual Reports. At Q4, we firmly believe that telling an IR story through a dynamic and interactive website is the best way for investors to understand a company and its value. We’ve taken that same belief and applied it to our latest product offering for Annual Reports.
The Online Annual Report’s main function is to simply apply key aspects from your Annual Report and present those aspects in a dynamic fashion that is only possible when hosted …

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

by [30 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Hello there! Introduce investors to your Executive Team

For our regular blog readers, it’s clear that there are common themes amongst the websites that we highlight in our regular website of the week entries. Aside from inventive design and intuitive functionality, our main attraction to a website is how effectively it communicates a company’s unique corporate story.
While corporate milestones, revenue and successful initiatives are all important pieces of the puzzle, one of the most important aspects of any corporate story are the real people who are behind the company’s success.
In the corporate governance section of their IR website, …

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by [28 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]
As proxy season approaches, is it back to the salt mines?

Consider the following scenario:

Individual (or a coordinated group of individuals) becomes a part of your organization.
Individual(s) has targeted your organization as a place to impose his/her/their own agenda. This agenda more than likely will require a meaningful change for your organization.
Individual(s) begins recruiting and organizing others within your organization to support their change agenda.
Individual(s) look for ways to antagonize leadership (including bringing unwanted attention to the organization in the media) in an effort to evoke a reaction that will taint others’ opinions of the organization’s management team and its policies/procedures.
Individual(s) …

Best Practices, Corporate Governance, Featured »

by [27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
New PwC Report Examines Governance Issues that Matter to Investors

We recently stumbled upon a great report by PwC, which featured two distinct surveys focused on what IR Directors and institutional investors want the most out of corporate governance.. The surveys were created with the intent of identifying particular industry trends that are shaping corporate governance and will consequently impact the board of the future.
863 directors responded to PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey, 70% of which serve on the boards of companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. In addition, institutional investors with approximately over $11 trillion in …

Best Practices, Clients, Featured, Website of the Week »

by [23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Use Animations and Visuals to Lead your Investors to Key IR Materials

There are a couple of ways through which companies can communicate their corporate culture, story, and history to their investor audience. Today, in our Website of the Week blog series, we will shed light on a company that manages to make life easier for its audience by incorporating a Corporate Presentation on its IR homepage in an inventive and eye catching way.
Thor Industries, owner of operating subsidiaries that represent the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles, simply adds an ‘Our Story’ section on its IR site homepage so that its audience …

Best Practices, Featured, IR Websites, irchat »

by [20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
2015 Investor Relations Best Practice Whitepaper: Ten Examples of Leading IR Website Design – eBook Version

2015 has fast approached, and as we’re already nearing the end of January, it’s a good time as any to see what your peers are doing to make the most of their Investor Relations website. We recently released our first 2015 whitepaper, which examines top approaches to consider while designing an IR website.
Using examples from some of today’s leading public companies, we provide ten examples that illustrate how you can use the web to your advantage in order to present your content in a unique and interesting manner.
We’ve compiled an …