Using Twitter for investor relations and disclosure purposes.
By Dominic Jones on September 15, 2011
ALAN Meckler, CEO of WebMediaBrands Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBM), may be single-handedly redefining how corporate executives in the buttoned-down world of public companies communicate with their investors.
By Dominic Jones on August 16, 2011
OVER the past several weeks, dozens of companies have added a new feature to their normally mundane quarterly financial reporting ritual: they are using social networks to deliver a stream of updates and key facts from their results announcements in so-called “live tweeting” sessions.
By Dominic Jones on May 11, 2011
AS MORE companies and their executives begin to use Twitter in their investor relations communications, regulatory issues are becoming a pressing concern for IR professionals and in-house counsel.
By Dominic Jones on April 19, 2011
Updated: See update at end of post. BIG American banks are hardly innovators in the field of online investor relations communications, but Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is breaking the mold by incorporating social media into its quarterly reporting.
By Dominic Jones on April 7, 2011
A HEDGE fund that plans to use Twitter sentiment to predict the stock market has seen so much demand from investors that it has been forced to delay its launch and change its corporate structure to accommodate more investors, according to one of its founders.
By Annica Strahner on March 31, 2011
COMPLIANCE risk is the most common reason given by investor relations professionals in Scandinavia to explain why they do not use social media, and various discussions and events that have tackled the topic haven’t helped to give them more comfort.
By Dominic Jones on March 10, 2011
DEUTSCHE EuroShop AG (DES), a Germany-based mid-cap company that invests in shopping malls across Europe, recently redesigned their corporate website to place a strong emphasis on social media as a way to improve communication with investors and other stakeholders.
By Dominic Jones on March 8, 2011
Q4 WEB SYSTEMS, a provider of website software for investor relations departments, has been quietly rolling out a new breed of corporate website that features direct integration with a variety of third-party online services to push out information to investors and other stakeholders.
By Dominic Jones on March 1, 2011
A FORTUNE Global 500 company has suspended its activity on Twitter saying that the only people who engaged the firm were social media consultants and people trying to inflate their follower numbers.
By Dominic Jones on February 16, 2011
WHEN Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) reported its Q4 2011 financial results yesterday it broke new ground for online investor relations communications and set the stage for an era where companies and executives can use social media with as much confidence of compliance as traditional disclosure channels.
By Dominic Jones on February 8, 2011
RE-TWEETS on Twitter and “Likes” on Facebook may be endorsements of third-party content under securities laws, according to draft guidance published by the self-regulatory Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).
By Dominic Jones on February 2, 2011
“A LINK to the call will be provided on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin,” and with that Michael R. Kourey, Chief Financial Officer of Polycom Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM) begins reading the obligatory caution about forward-looking statements on his company’s Q4 2010 earnings call.
By Dominic Jones on January 28, 2011
TWITTER is the most popular social media service among FTSE 100 companies while Facebook and corporate blogs are least popular, a survey by UK-based corporate web development firm The Group has found.