By Dominic Jones on April 14, 2011
IT HAS become a tradition of sorts that quarterly earnings season kicks off when aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) reports its results. That’s still the case but it now comes with a twist that shows just how entrenched social media has become in the US corporate reporting scene.
By Anne Leslie-Bini on March 9, 2011
WHEN you work with eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) on a daily basis like I do, it’s easy to forget – and sometimes a little disconcerting — that most people don’t share your enthusiasm for the standard and its potential.
By Dominic Jones on February 21, 2011
WITH the world’s attention fixed on political instability in the Middle East and North Africa, and Dubai’s debt debacle still fresh in the market’s memory, the region’s fledgling investor relations profession has more than its fair share of challenges to contend with.
By Dominic Jones on January 31, 2011
EQUITY analysts in the UK say they are tired of companies using the London Stock Exchange’s Regulatory News Service (RNS) to send them non-market moving information, the Financial Times reports.
By Dominic Jones on January 5, 2011
US-BASED depositary banks competing to secure lucrative exclusivity deals for companies’ ADR programs are offering multi-million dollar incentive payments to cover everything from Sarbanes-Oxley compliance audits to hotel bills and travel expenses.
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 November 7, 2010
IR WEB REPORT is today publishing new guidelines to help investor relations departments maximize the reach and ROI of their investor presentation information on the web.
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 October 27, 2010
A GLOBAL survey of senior-level investor relations professionals has found that while most still have no intention of using social media for investor communications, 35% are interested and one in ten is already using services like Twitter for IR communications.
By Dominic Jones on September 20, 2010
A SURVEY of professional investors in Australia has found that they are almost twice as likely as retail investors to say that social media has influenced their investment decisions, but there is still widespread skepticism of social media’s value.
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 20, 2010
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