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 June 2, 2010
THOMSON REUTERS and Nasdaq OMX, the two US investor relations services giants, are set to launch new one-stop web disclosure tools that give companies greater choice and direct control over how they meet their regulatory obligations and communicate with investors online.
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 October 5, 2006
WHY do companies issue full-text earnings releases via newswire services? Except for bloating the bottom lines of the newswires, who actually benefits from this practice? Sun Microsystems Inc.’s CEO Jonathan Schwartz has written to the SEC to ask the same thing. I’ve chimed in with how I think companies could do away with certain types [...]