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[8 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Goldman Sachs – Going Wireless and Announcing Earnings via Twitter

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is moving away from the use of traditional news wires, and will instead take earnings reporting into its own hands with the use of social media –  as stated yesterday in an article titled “Goldman Sachs Earnings Are Moving to Twitter” on the Wall Street Journal. With Goldman Sach’s being a major market leader, this move shows the beginning of a move away from traditional wire services towards an exclusively social approach.
In its announcement yesterday, the company’s quarterly earnings statement, which will be held next week, …

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[30 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Crisis IR in the Age of Social Media – IDI

This post comes courtesy of guest contributor Ezra Marbach. This post first appeared on his blog, Finance 2.0
Last week an anonymous blog post caused a mass exodus in shares of IDI Inc. (IDI). The post appears to have been part of a coordinated effort to cripple the small-cap’s stock. It suggested that IDI was worth $0 — while at the time, the stock traded for $11+ a share.
The situation began when an anonymous blog post was published concurrently on a number of investor sites including ValueWalk and SeekingAlpha (disclosure). The post …

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[6 May 2015 | One Comment | ]
Research Reports the Extent of Social Media Influence on Investment Decisions

We recently stumbled upon a great read written by Adam Shell for USA Today’s American Markets. The article briefly discusses the influence that social media has on investment decisions, noting that the level of interaction on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is viewed as a “key source of information.”
The article pulls interesting research from Greenwich Associates, which notes that “almost 80% of institutional investors use social media as part of their regular work flow, and approximately 30% say the information consumed via social media has directly influenced an investment decision.” With …

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[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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[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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[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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[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
6 ways to make the most out of your corporate blog: Episode II [The Phantom Blog]

A couple of weeks ago, we shared our first 3 tips to make the most out of your corporate blog. Most of those tips had to do with changing the way you approach content so that you are able to regularly update your blog while keep the focus and messaging geared towards a corporate audience. The next 3 tips continue along the same lines to help you maintain a varied and rich corporate blog.
A picture is worth a thousand words
While written content is essential to the blog format, there are …

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[25 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
A Quick Recap of NIRI’s Social Media use for IR Webinar

The other day, NIRI hosted an excellent webinar on social media strategies for investor relations. For anyone who did not get the opportunity to attend this informative discussion, we strongly suggest you check out the archived webinar here.
The webinar was unique in that NIRI was able to cull together a diverse panel to really highlight all the different perspectives surrounding social media and IR. Dennis Walsh, Vice President at Sharon Merrill, moderated the discussion. Walsh has long been a proponent of social media use for investor relations and was the …

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[27 Jun 2014 | One 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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[24 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]
6 ways to make the most out of your corporate blog

Working with our clients, we are always pleased when they want to find new avenues to communicate with their investors. In today’s online world, companies need to be taking advantage of the multiple communication channels available to them. The more interaction with investors, the better.
One channel that we are seeing companies take advantage of is the corporate blog. Corporate blogs are a great way to communicate with investors because they allow you to share long form ideas and concepts that other social channels cannot. An effective corporate blog is a …