[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 [24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Getting around the “why invest” dilemma with custom tabs

The “why invest” section of an IR website is an important first look for both new and returning investors. The goal of the “why invest” section should be to provide a quick snapshot of the company’s investment proposition. For many companies however, the prospect of a snapshot is easier said than done.
Creating a couple sentences around why a person should invest in a company is ultimately going to discount key factors that make up a company’s investment proposition. Providing a barebones “why invest” may be good in terms of brevity, …

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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.
Recently, …

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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 …