By Dominic Jones on June 3, 2011
STATISTICS from trackable links in company press releases suggest that even small companies’ websites are the most heavily used sources for financial disclosure information and that dissemination via PR wire services is mostly ignored by investors.
By Dominic Jones on January 17, 2011
THE CEO of E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (NYSE: DANG), which went public last month in a $272 million IPO, has slammed Morgan Stanley for undervaluing his company and warned other Chinese companies against seeking a US stock listing.
By Dominic Jones on December 14, 2010
STARTING little over a minute ago, we’re introducing a new series to IR Web Report that aims to demystify the laws, rules and regulations that govern what public companies should and should not do on the web when it comes to information about their financial performance and business activities.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on December 14, 2010
HELLO IR Web Report readers, I’m here to hopefully provide you with a bit of perspective on how the U.S. federal securities laws can come into play in the context of a web-based investor relations practice. But, being that I am a lawyer, the first thing I have to do is refer you to a [...]
By Annica Strahner on November 26, 2010
EARLIER this week, I attended a lunch seminar “IR Excellence: Risks and opportunities in a digital world,” hosted by the Swedish IR association (SIRA), in cooperation with Cision, Grayling and Setterwalls.
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 22, 2010
EVEN though their companies might be using social media for marketing or public relations, more than 90% of 200 investor relations websites reviewed by IR Web Report in the past month failed to direct investors to these channels.
By Pam Agnew on August 10, 2010
A STUDY group of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) tasked with providing practical guidance on using the web for corporate reporting has published discussion drafts of three guidance publications.
By Dominic Jones on July 28, 2010
ALMOST six out of 10 respondents to the Australasian Investor Relations Association’s (AIRA) 2010 IR Benchmarking Survey say they see social media’s influence increasing, while one in five has acted on or responded to information found through social media.
By Dominic Jones on April 20, 2010
INVESTOR RELATIONS professionals at hundreds of companies are exposing their firms to potential compliance risks because they have failed to play an active role in monitoring, managing and engaging in their companies’ activities on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
By Dominic Jones on February 26, 2010
This is a complicated post, but I know that some people in the IR profession are very interested in this right now. First, I am on record on this blog as saying that until Twitter is more secure, investor relations departments should steer clear of using it as a news dissemination channel and use it [...]
By Dominic Jones on February 18, 2010
TWITTER is fast becoming an important channel for public companies to communicate with investors, but the platform’s 140-character limit for messages creates compliance challenges that may be preventing more companies from participating.
By Dominic Jones on February 10, 2010
When Canadian mining junior TVI Pacific launched its new corporate website a few months ago, much was made of how the new website was leveraging social media channels to spread the company’s message.