IF YOU have ever wondered how the winners of the esteemed IR Magazine Awards are chosen — go on, admit you want one — here’s your chance.
Almost a week ago, I did a little piece in jest about the lack of insight respondents to the IR Magazine awards survey seemed to have about topical issues relevant to the capital markets. I suggested, in fact, that they may be a “bunch of ignoramuses.”
Seems that I misread the article that led me to write that post. Actually, IR Magazine changed the wording to make it clearer and, as I explain here, I don’t think I’m completely responsible for misreading the article.
Nonetheless, as a result of my post, you now have insights into the awards process and survey methodology from Neil Stewart, executive editor of IR Magazine, who has written a detailed response to my post on the Cross Border Group blog. See re: How informed are IR magazine award pickers?
I also draw your attention to a comment on my original post by Ian Anderson of Twentysix London. I have him to thank for learning about the kerfuffle my post had caused. Thanks Ian.