[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 [21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
New Research: 79% of buy-side trust corporate websites over external sources

Getting inside the head of the buy-side investment community is the main goal of any IRO. Not only understanding what kind of information is most likely to pique their interest, but also understanding how they prefer to interact with IR content.
No other company better understands the general wants, needs and behaviours of buy-side investors better than Rivel Research Group. Rivel is the market leader pertaining to investor research and providing IROs with a keen understanding of how investors interact with their content and how they like to be engaged with.
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by [20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Live-tweeting for influence, not disclosure

A few months ago, Q4 CEO Darrell Heaps shared his thoughts on why every public company should be tweeting their earnings on this very blog. In the post, Darrell provided interesting stats on the growing investor use of Twitter as a research tool as well as reaffirming his stance that companies needs to make their presence felt on Twitter as, in his words, news breaks on Twitter.
In a short video for IR Magazine, Darrell further explains his stance on the power of live-tweeting during earnings. Particularly, he notes that by …

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by [17 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Provide context around financial reports with unified earnings materials

For most investors, the section of an IR website they are most interested in exploring is the financial reports section. This is where they can find all of the quarterly and / or annual reports that will provide them with essential information around company performance and give them a good indication of the company’s growth and future trajectory. By and large, the majority of public companies understand this and, as a result, financial reports are prominently featured on the website, either on the homepage or in a clearly labeled section …

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by [15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
IR Magazine shares the IRO perspective on Social Media

Last week, we were pleased to share with you the latest in a series of special reports published by IR Magazine. This latest report, dedicated to looking at trends and best practices around corporate reporting, featured variety of articles from both IR Magazine’s own regular contributors along with experts from all over the industry.
Last week, we highlighted Q4 CEO, Darrell Heaps’s contribution to the report regarding corporate reporting in the digital age. This week, we would like to provide you with some key points highlighted by IR Magazine editor, Tim …

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by [10 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Give your Corporate Fact Sheet a boost with Infographics

In past website of the week entries, we have singled out companies that make use of strong visuals to tell their corporate stories. With the web being a visual medium, presenting rich image content is an excellent way to get the attention of investors and share complex information in an effective manner.
This week, we would like to highlight St. Jude Medical and their use of infographics on their corporate website. Company fact sheets are an essential piece of information for any investor or analyst. Corporate fact sheets provide background info …