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 Dominic Jones on January 28, 2011
TWITTER is the most popular social media service among FTSE 100 companies while Facebook and corporate blogs are least popular, a survey by UK-based corporate web development firm The Group has found.
By Dominic Jones on January 26, 2011
NOW that US shareholders have a formal way to express their opinions on companies’ executive compensation practices, forward-thinking governance and investor relations professionals might want to think about using the web to tell their companies’ compensation stories.
By Dominic Jones on January 21, 2011
WHEN Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt announced that he was stepping aside from the top management job at the company, he did so in a way that provides a blueprint for the use of social media in official public company disclosures.
By Dominic Jones on January 11, 2011
THE Financial Times has launched a paid news and analysis website called FT Tilt that aims to cash in on the growing investor interest in emerging markets by bringing them unique information from reporters on the ground.
By Dominic Jones on December 15, 2010
BANGO plc, a micro-cap software firm with offices in the UK and the US, is saving thousands per year by hosting its investor relations website entirely on the popular WordPress.com blogging network.
By Dominic Jones on August 23, 2010
WHEN Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) reported its third-quarter earnings last week it did so using a wide range of new and traditional media in a reporting event that shows how complex online corporate reporting has become with the advent of social media.
By Dominic Jones on August 12, 2010
EARNINGS reporting practices are evolving and becoming more complicated as companies increasingly integrate social media channels into their distribution circuits — and one good example is the closely watched technology bellwether Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)
By Dominic Jones on July 29, 2010
COMPANIES that are early adopters of social media for corporate communications are increasingly using channels like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to deliver investor-related information, a new study has found.
By Pam Agnew on March 22, 2010
A SURVEY has found that financial websites and blogs are the top influences on U.S. individual investors, while those under age 40 are more heavily influenced by family, friends and work colleagues than are older investors.
By Dominic Jones on December 8, 2009
THERE are many reasons why investor relations officers and company executives avoid participating in new media such as blogs and social networks, but often the grounds they give are more misconceptions than real barriers. Take Regulation FD, for example. In my discussions with companies and other consultants, it’s the main reason given for companies taking [...]
By Dominic Jones on December 1, 2009
IN MY previous post, I called attention to the outstanding readership profile of Seeking Alpha, an increasingly popular web service that offers public company representatives an unprecedented opportunity to connect with a highly qualified audience of investors and analysts. In this post, I’ll explore different ways that investor relations departments can use Seeking Alpha to [...]
By Dominic Jones on November 24, 2009
BY now you have probably heard the sales pitches from various pundits and salespeople about how your company should be using social media in its investor relations program because investors are increasingly using new media. And to a large extent, the pundits are right. Investors are using the web and various social media more today [...]