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By Dominic Jones on May 18, 2011
AMID deep public distrust of all things Wall Street, regulators are coming under growing pressure to act against the billion-dollar business of private meetings between corporate executives and an elite group of traders and analysts.
By Dominic Jones on May 17, 2011
SPARE a thought today for the investor relations and communications professionals at technology giant Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ).
By Dominic Jones on May 12, 2011
WEB traffic statistics compiled by Google show that investors are spending less than 5 minutes viewing annual meeting materials hosted by large vendors – and younger investors are almost entirely ignoring the documents.
By Dominic Jones on May 11, 2011
AS MORE companies and their executives begin to use Twitter in their investor relations communications, regulatory issues are becoming a pressing concern for IR professionals and in-house counsel.
By Richard Ketchen on May 9, 2011
ANNUAL reporting season has finally and mercifully come to an end for most companies.
By Dominic Jones on May 5, 2011
AMID the hype that often surrounds the use of social media in investor relations comes a new survey that provides a valuable dose of reality on the adoption of new media by European investment professionals.
By Anne Leslie-Bini on May 2, 2011
XBRL US Labs, the research arm of the XBRL US consortium, recently released a tool to show how data reported in eXtensible Business Reporting Language can be compiled within minutes of being posted on EDGAR and then presented in a way that makes analysis simple and visually interesting.
By Dominic Jones on April 27, 2011
TWO senior members of Occidental Petroleum’s (NYSE:OXY) board yesterday held a private conference call with a group of shareholders ostensibly to discuss the company’s corporate governance practices, but uninvited investors might well be wondering what was discussed on the call given the subsequent performance of the stock.
By Dominic Jones on April 19, 2011
Updated: See update at end of post. BIG American banks are hardly innovators in the field of online investor relations communications, but Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is breaking the mold by incorporating social media into its quarterly reporting.
By Dominic Jones on April 18, 2011
INTERNATIONAL hygiene, paper and forest products company Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) has released information showing that one-third of traffic to the company’s web channels now occurs on the social web while overall traffic has jumped 50% since the company started using social media.
By Dominic Jones on April 14, 2011
IT HAS become a tradition of sorts that quarterly earnings season kicks off when aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) reports its results. That’s still the case but it now comes with a twist that shows just how entrenched social media has become in the US corporate reporting scene.
By Dominic Jones on April 13, 2011
NATIONAL Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) CEO Jeff Morgan noted in his weekly message yesterday that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants companies to help educate retail investors about proxy voting by adding links on their websites to the SEC’s educational materials.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on April 11, 2011
WHEN business communicators think about disclosure rules, they typically worry most about Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD) – but for all the angst this particular regulation causes, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s list of enforcement actions is surprisingly short.