Using Seeking Alpha for investor relations and disclosure.
By Dominic Jones on February 12, 2011
THE short-seller whose negative treatise against Netflix inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) prompted the company’s CEO to pen a controversial rebuttal in a blog post has covered his short position in the top-performing stock.
By Dominic Jones on January 17, 2011
FINANCIAL blog aggregator Seeking Alpha, which reaches a global audience of 3.4 million, has launched a new program that will pay contributors for exclusive rights to their posts under a plan that it hopes will transform the investment research industry.
By Dominic Jones on January 13, 2011
SAYING that institutional investors are increasingly looking to the open web for information, a Boston-based independent research firm plans to use its blog as its primary publishing and client management platform.
By Guest Contributor on December 22, 2010
Patrick Kiss, Head of Investor & Public Relations at Deutsche EuroShop AG, sees a lack of progress in the use of social media for investor relations. He wonders if the time has come for IROs to take the next step and move beyond monitoring to active engagement — or potentially even withdraw to the sidelines.
By Dominic Jones on December 20, 2010
WHEN Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings personally responded to a short-seller’s treatise against his company in a Seeking Alpha blog post, he single-handedly upended investor relations convention.
By Dominic Jones on December 20, 2010
IN AN unusual move for a public company chief executive, Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings has responded via a blog post on the popular Seeking Alpha website to an investor who is shorting his company’s stock.
By Ezra Marbach on December 3, 2010
THE online social media revolution of the last 5+ years has touched nearly every facet of society with one glaring exception: open and direct online conversation between public company executives and equity investors remains minimal.
By Ezra Marbach on May 11, 2010
IT’S NOW mid-2010. And still, investor relations (IR) professionals are largely avoiding use of social media. Yet, the topic of social media has not only dominated IR discussion for what seems like an eternity but it’s also widely considered — especially among IR pros — an essential online tool for investor communications. Is there a [...]
By Ezra Marbach on January 12, 2010
THERE’S much talk in investor relations circles about the challenges of social media. But, as discussed in my recent post Investor Relations 2.0 – Is Seeking Alpha the Answer?, and, as you’ll see below, the opportunities for public companies to engage investors online using social media are real, measurable, and shouldn’t raise any red flags [...]
By Ezra Marbach on December 14, 2009
(Disclosure: I’m one of the core group who built SeekingAlpha.com. I launched the China Stock Blog in 2004 (now Seeking Alpha China Stocks) and subsequently worked on product development. I’m no longer affiliated with the company. All opinions are my own.)
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 [...]