Current issues related on investor relations communications.
By Dominic Jones on August 3, 2010
AN INFLUENTIAL think tank has been formed to overhaul international company reporting practices by combining financial and sustainability reporting into a new “integrated” model. Only problem is the people who will be most impacted by the proposed changes – investors and investor relations professionals — are scarcely represented.
By Dominic Jones on August 3, 2010
A SIMPLE analysis of 100 company news releases shows that the average delay between when PR wire services release the information to Wall Street and when most non-professional investors actually have access to it on Yahoo! Finance is just over 83 seconds.
By Dominic Jones on July 26, 2010
NOKIA Corporation (NYSE: NOK) last week became the latest company to use the advisory news release process that IR Web Report has long urged companies to adopt for disclosure information.
By Dominic Jones on July 19, 2010
WHEN Internet giant Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) reported its second-quarter 2010 earnings last week it did so without using a paid PR wire service – a controversial move that some predicted would create challenges for the disclosure ecosystem.
By Dominic Jones on July 13, 2010
EXPEDIA, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one US company that has for several quarters used an advisory release process for its quarterly earnings releases. The process has run smoothly and resulted in an increase in the number of investors accessing the results from the company’s website, which recently was upgraded to a new platform hosted by [...]
By Dominic Jones on July 7, 2010
ONE of the biggest benefits of using advisory releases rather than full-text ones is the potential for companies to attract more investors to their IR websites, where they can communicate more effectively and establish direct connections with their audiences. Increased traffic and recognition for a company’s investor relations website also contributes towards a site becoming [...]
By Dominic Jones on July 6, 2010
A GROWING number of US companies are cutting costs and driving more traffic to their investor relations websites by using PR wire services to distribute alerts and links instead of full-text press releases.
By Dominic Jones on June 24, 2010
ONE OF THE hottest topics of conversation in the US investor relations profession right now is using the web for disclosure and communications to investors. It was a dominant theme at the recent National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) annual conference in San Diego, and the discussion has continued in various trade publications and online forums.
By Dominic Jones on June 22, 2010
US CORPORATE disclosure practices are undergoing dramatic change. New regulations and new web communications technologies are disrupting established practices. The old model is under pressure and increasingly incapable of meeting the needs of companies and their investors.
By Dominic Jones on April 20, 2010
INVESTOR RELATIONS professionals at hundreds of companies are exposing their firms to potential compliance risks because they have failed to play an active role in monitoring, managing and engaging in their companies’ activities on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
By Dominic Jones on April 18, 2010
REUTERS, the news division of information services giant Thomson Reuters, has published an ill-informed, inaccurate and one-sided article about Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) announcement that it will use its website rather than paid PR wires to distribute its financial results.
By Dominic Jones on April 16, 2010
GOOGLE INC. (NASDAQ:GOOG) will begin making announcements about its financial performance solely through its investor relations website, making it the most prominent company to take advantage of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) guidance on using company websites for disclosure under Regulation FD.
By Dominic Jones on April 8, 2010
SEVERAL months ago, I stumbled across information in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing that raises important questions about the integrity of information posted on the popular Wikinvest website.