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By Dominic Jones on November 12, 2010
THE Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) yesterday saw its stock plunge after the company’s earnings release, disclosing worse than expected results, was discovered on its website at least 30 minutes prior to the normal release time.
By Dominic Jones on October 28, 2010
MICROSOFT corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has become the latest high-profile company to end the decades-old practice of using a paid PR wire service to distribute its quarterly earnings announcements – a move that acknowledges the real-time capabilities of the web.
By Dominic Jones on September 1, 2010
STOCK charts are seldom a primary reason for investors to visit corporate investor relations websites, but no IR website is complete without them. That’s why free stock charts make a lot of sense for companies of any size.
By Dominic Jones on August 31, 2010
EVENT calendars on investor relations websites are one of the most important features companies can offer – but the calendar tools available from all IR website vendors today are little changed from what they were 10 years ago.
By Dominic Jones on August 4, 2010
NOW that we’ve shown that PR wire services can’t guarantee simultaneous access to disclosure information for all investors, let’s look at why it matters and what you can do to treat all shareholders fairly.
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 August 8, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new guidance for company websites gives investor relations departments an opportunity to cut their disclosure costs and boost traffic to their websites by using “notice-and-access” news releases for Regulation FD. Although the SEC’s guidance goes so far as to say that “some companies” may not need to use [...]
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By Dominic Jones on August 6, 2008
A SURVEY published by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has found that retail investors rely heavily on financial advisors for their investment decisions and rarely use the SEC’s website or blogs for investment information. The survey found that while 51% of investors said their financial advisors or brokers were their “main source” of [...]
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By Dominic Jones on August 2, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published its 47-page interpretive release that explains how companies can use their websites and blogs to meet its requirements for public disclosure under Regulation FD. Here’s a Scribd version of the complete release, which can also be downloaded in PDF from the SEC’s website. See my initial [...]
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By Dominic Jones on July 30, 2008
UNDER certain circumstances, companies can rely on their websites and blogs to meet the public disclosure requirements under Regulation FD, according to new guidance unanimously approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission today. The move is significant as it could cut disclosure costs for many companies that today use paid PR wire services to [...]
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By Dominic Jones on July 8, 2008
THERE is a growing chorus of calls for regulatory action in the United States against traders who spread false rumors to manipulate stock prices, but I think at least half of the problem lies with companies themselves — and poor investor relations practices in particular. In today’s New York Times, Dealbook writer Andrew Ross Sorkin [...]
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