Social media use for investor relations, including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, StockTwits, Seeking Alpha, YouTube, SlideShare and other content sharing services.
By Dominic Jones on June 11, 2013
Despite the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) giving a green light to disclosure via social media, the vast majority of investor relations (IR) departments are neither using social media today nor do they have any intention of doing so any time soon.
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 Ezra Marbach on December 8, 2011
SO OFTEN lately, public companies have been under attack. Most of these attacks have been directed at Chinese companies publicly-traded on US stock exchanges.
By Dominic Jones on September 15, 2011
ALAN Meckler, CEO of WebMediaBrands Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBM), may be single-handedly redefining how corporate executives in the buttoned-down world of public companies communicate with their investors.
By Dominic Jones on August 16, 2011
OVER the past several weeks, dozens of companies have added a new feature to their normally mundane quarterly financial reporting ritual: they are using social networks to deliver a stream of updates and key facts from their results announcements in so-called “live tweeting” sessions.
By Ezra Marbach on August 2, 2011
REED HASTINGS, CEO of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is a remarkable entrepreneur. He founded a DVD-by-mail business in the late ‘90s that now boasts 25+ million subs and is disrupting the media and entertainment industries.
By Dominic Jones on July 20, 2011
THIS is potentially good news for the hundreds of international companies with non-exchange listed ADRs that have long had to contend with low levels of visibility and few options for communicating with their US-based investors.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on July 6, 2011
ASSUME you’re the social media manager for a publicly traded company and you’re responsible for monitoring and updating the content on all of your company’s various social networking channels. It’s the morning of June 2, 2011, and yesterday afternoon the company announced that its annual shareholder meeting will take place on August 15, 2011. The [...]
By Dominic Jones on June 8, 2011
EARLY adopters of social media for investor relations have long had to contend with consumer-oriented tools and services that don’t quite meet their stringent compliance and business needs. But that is about change as StockTwits* this morning introduces the world’s first set of social IR services built especially for public companies.
By Dominic Jones on June 7, 2011
A SURVEY of mostly Canadian investor relations professionals who are using social media for business has found that a strong majority agree that social media impacts stock prices and influences investors’ decisions – but few are acting on that belief.
By Dominic Jones on June 7, 2011
WHILE investor relations departments in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK mostly shy away from using social media, there is a growing belief that new media will become increasingly important to their communications with investors in the next 12 months, a new survey has found.
By Dominic Jones on May 25, 2011
WITH the addition of Reuters.com as a distribution partner, StockTwits* now provides its users – including a growing number of public company investor relations departments – direct access to a financial audience of almost 60 million monthly users.