By Dominic Jones on April 29, 2010
IF YOU’RE looking for a good example of how corporate social media campaigns are rapidly overtaking traditional investor relations communications in both reach and effectiveness, look no further than Hewlett-Packard Company’s (NYSE:HPQ) announcement that it is acquiring Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM) for $1.2 Billion.
By Dominic Jones on February 18, 2008
THE spotty success rate of mergers and acquisitions in creating shareholder value has long dogged investors who must try to decide whether a proposed acquisition by a company they own makes sense. But with the advent of employee bloggers on the open Internet, especially those who work for leading technology companies, investors may be getting [...]
By Dominic Jones on February 11, 2008
Dear jerry, I’m trying hard to stay informed about your thinking around Microsoft’s offer to buy Yahoo, but your Investor Relations department is not making it easy for shareholders to get your views on this issue. For example, this morning you issued a short news release, which I found on Yahoo’s IR website, saying the [...]
By Dominic Jones on July 13, 2007
THIS is actually a couple of weeks old, but it only recently came to my attention via RR Donnelley’s excellent Real Corporate Lawyer website. It’s from a single-page memo on June 28, 2007 by heavyweight Wall Street lawyer Martin Lipton of the namesake firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Wikipedia says Lipton and his firm [...]