This is a weekly feature at IR Web Report highlighting articles and commentaries of interest to our readers.
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UBS analyst Neil Currie had been looking at satellite data on Wal-Mart during each month of 2010, and he’d concluded that there was enough correlation between what he was seeing in the satellite pictures of Wal-Mart’s parking lots to the big-box chain’s quarterly earnings, that he was ready to incorporate that data into UBS’ report on Wal-Mart. (Thanks @adilawri)
“The Corporate Communications team defined and implemented the program, but we recruited the entire employee base (nearly 3000 strong) to participate in the program.”
In the wake of the financial meltdown, all US economic institutions have come under scrutiny, and the proxy system — through which shareholders vote annually for directors and on corporate governance matters — is no exception. Described as the first serious attempt to overhaul the proxy system in thirty years, the SEC issued its Concept Release on the US Proxy System (CR) last month.
But, once the education is done and the blog has started your IR blog can be a great context provider and time saver for the IR-team by including posts as for example:
Most firms and NGOs have only dipped their toes into social media. This, despite the potential social media offers to access information, build knowledge, connect with stakeholders, and improve performance.
The era of big newswires is over – there’s now a whole new world of options open to companies looking to disseminate business information
A new study released by ExactTarget finds consumers who are active on Twitter are three times more likely to impact a brand’s online reputation through syndicated Tweets, blog posts, articles and product reviews than the average consumer.
Creating and maintaining a corporate blog, or a blog of any sort for that matter, isn’t always the easiest of tasks and doesn’t come naturally to most people. There are a lot of considerations to take into account — theme, topics, audience, content, design, writers, multimedia, promotion, writing style, comment policies, and so on. Above and beyond all of that, you also need to consider the blog’s name and URL.
We’re never able to make it, but we always read. And so should you.