By Dominic Jones on July 13, 2011
A NEW survey of Canadian online investors has found that few rely on formal disclosure documents like annual reports for investment information, even though most describe themselves as long-term investors.
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 February 4, 2011
ONE of the perennial questions that companies ask about their online annual reports is what format do stakeholders prefer: HTML or PDF?
By Dominic Jones on December 20, 2010
WHILE other countries’ banks have been snapping like twigs under the stresses of the financial crisis, Canada’s conservative financial institutions have been as steadfast as giant Douglas-firs in an old-growth forest.
By Richard Ketchen on November 29, 2010
LET’S start with hello and thank you. Greetings to IR Web Report followers – I’m hoping we won’t be strangers for long. And thanks to Dominic for asking me to be a contributor – I’m looking to helping you make IR Web Report an even more valuable resource.
By Guest Contributor on November 25, 2010
Working in the online reporting field since 2001, Thomas Rosenmayr has a financial background as an equity analyst and holds an MBA from Vienna/Austria. He is the founder and CEO of Nexxar, a firm that focuses on producing online corporate reporting documents that take full advantage of web technologies to improve engagement through interactivity and [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 23, 2009
PEOPLE like me have been promoting online annual report best practices for almost a decade now, but the message mostly isn’t getting through. According to the 2009 Nexxar online annual report survey, there has been a modest improvement in the number of companies that are providing at least some of their reports’ content in formats [...]
By Dominic Jones on November 20, 2007
A RESPONDENT to our recent readership survey is unhappy with me because I refuse to admit that online annual reports are a waste of money. Actually, I’ve never been asked to admit this, but I’m glad they raised the issue because it gives me a chance to explain why we advise our clients to produce [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 26, 2006
I RECEIVED an email last night from Chris in Gauteng, South Africa. He wanted to buy our online annual report guidelines but didn’t want to become a member to get them. We only provide the guidelines to members, but there is a way that you can develop your own guidelines with just a little bit [...]
By Dominic Jones on February 1, 2003
RARELY has an item on IR Web Report prompted such a strong reaction as our recent article 10 Reasons to Avoid Image-Based Annual Reports. In the past week or so, three vendors who sell these image-based annual report packages to public companies have sent me long missives defending their use of these horribly unusable documents. [...]