Articles about online investor relations developments and best practices.
By Dominic Jones on April 3, 2013
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has clarified that companies can use social media to meet their public disclosure obligations under Regulation FD if the channels they use meet certain standards and companies expressly inform investors about their disclosure practices.
By Anne Leslie-Bini on April 6, 2011
SINCE many companies have yet to make a decision about how they will meet the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) looming XBRL deadline, we have put together a “Shoppers Guide” to help them navigate their way through the XBRL vendor market.
By Dominic Jones on March 31, 2011
OIL giant Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS) has launched the most feature-rich corporate apps yet for iPhone, iPad and Android devices — and the company says there’s more to come.
By Dominic Jones on March 29, 2011
IN WHAT surely ranks as one of the worst web publishing practices, hundreds of companies are posting important disclosure documents on their investor relations websites in formats that prevent people from copying text.
By Dominic Jones on March 16, 2011
OVER the past decade or so, companies seem to have been in a perpetual struggle trying to decide how best to publish their financial reports online. Practices and formats seem to change from one year to the next, with each year seeming to bring some new “innovation” designed to make it “easier” for companies to [...]
By Dominic Jones on March 14, 2011
WHEN hospital operator HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) raised $3.79 billion last week in the largest private-equity backed IPO ever in the US, it chose to host its investor relations information on a website run by Thomson Reuters.
By Dominic Jones on March 11, 2011
TRADING in FirstRand Limited was halted this week after Reuters published the South African bank’s results the day before their scheduled release claiming it found the information on the company’s website.
By Dominic Jones on March 10, 2011
DEUTSCHE EuroShop AG (DES), a Germany-based mid-cap company that invests in shopping malls across Europe, recently redesigned their corporate website to place a strong emphasis on social media as a way to improve communication with investors and other stakeholders.
By Anne Leslie-Bini on March 9, 2011
WHEN you work with eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) on a daily basis like I do, it’s easy to forget – and sometimes a little disconcerting — that most people don’t share your enthusiasm for the standard and its potential.
By Dominic Jones on March 8, 2011
Q4 WEB SYSTEMS, a provider of website software for investor relations departments, has been quietly rolling out a new breed of corporate website that features direct integration with a variety of third-party online services to push out information to investors and other stakeholders.
By Dominic Jones on February 28, 2011
A MAJOR change to Google’s search algorithm to weed out “low-quality” websites has hit investor relations departments as many hosted IR websites and the largest PR wire service appear to have had their rankings cut.
By Dominic Jones on February 20, 2011
AFTER weeks of testing and waiting, Thomson Reuters corporate clients in North America and Europe can finally distribute their news releases directly to Yahoo! Finance.
By Dominic Jones on February 15, 2011
A MAJOR battle is shaping up in the United States between giant Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI), NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and the big PR wire services as they compete for control of companies’ financial disclosures.