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 July 19, 2010
WHEN Internet giant Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) reported its second-quarter 2010 earnings last week it did so without using a paid PR wire service – a controversial move that some predicted would create challenges for the disclosure ecosystem.
By Dominic Jones on July 13, 2010
EXPEDIA, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one US company that has for several quarters used an advisory release process for its quarterly earnings releases. The process has run smoothly and resulted in an increase in the number of investors accessing the results from the company’s website, which recently was upgraded to a new platform hosted by [...]
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 June 22, 2010
US CORPORATE disclosure practices are undergoing dramatic change. New regulations and new web communications technologies are disrupting established practices. The old model is under pressure and increasingly incapable of meeting the needs of companies and their investors.