Video use for investor relations communications.
By Dominic Jones on March 15, 2011
A VIDEO produced for Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Investor Day last month has become the most-watched corporate video of all time on YouTube with more than 8.8 million views.
By Annica Strahner on March 2, 2011
DESPITE having some of the highest rates of Internet use in the world, Nordic public companies still spend a huge proportion of their investor relations budgets on printed annual reports — even though there is growing evidence that investors seldom read them.
By Dominic Jones on February 10, 2011
SHEDDING their starchy images, public company chief executives and chief financial officers are increasingly turning to the popular video sharing service YouTube to tell their firms’ investment stories.
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 30, 2011
UK-BASED Software Radio Technology (SRT), which trades on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market for smaller companies, is being lauded for breaking new ground in its investor relations efforts by hosting a live video webcast to answer questions from retail investors.
By Dominic Jones on January 12, 2011
WITH company executives and their investor relations departments under pressure to allocate more time to meeting with investors and analysts at home and on the road, wouldn’t it be nice to lessen the burden while making access to management fairer at the same time?
By Dominic Jones on December 14, 2010
NASDAQ OMX has acquired its corporate services partner, Stockholm-based Zoomvision Mamato (ZVM), amid heightened competition in the Nordic webcasting business from bigger rivals Thomson Reuters and Qbrick-Arkena.
By Dominic Jones on September 14, 2010
THOSE expensive videos on your company’s website could be viewed 70% longer if people found them worthy enough to share with their friends, a new study suggests.
By Pam Agnew on August 16, 2010
A NEW study has found that when CEOs take responsibility for financial restatements and deliver the bad news via online video, investors’ trust in management rises and they recommend larger investments in the firm.
By Dominic Jones on August 10, 2010
VIDEO is a powerful communications medium that just doesn’t seem to want to take off in the investor relations field — especially not in North America. But a few pioneering Chief Financial Offers are shedding their dull “bean-counter” images and taking their message to the web in moving pictures.
By Dominic Jones on July 21, 2009
TWITCAM is a free new service that combines video and Twitter in a simple product that could make company executives more accessible to rank and file investors. It offers an easy way for company executives to answer questions from individual investors, blogger-analysts and other stakeholders who typically have less access to management.
By Dominic Jones on February 19, 2009
BEFORE I started IR Web Report and began helping companies use the web to communicate more effectively with investors, I produced plain English materials that made complex financial and investing concepts understandable to the general public. It’s probably the hardest work I have done in my career. You can literally spend hours, days, and even [...]
By Dominic Jones on November 23, 2008
AS THE use of audio and video become increasingly common on investor relations websites and archives become deeper, IR website managers must consider ways to ensure that investors can easily find information in these formats. The problem until now has been that information in audio and video is invisible to search engines, which rely on [...]