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 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 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 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.
By Dominic Jones on January 26, 2011
NOW that US shareholders have a formal way to express their opinions on companies’ executive compensation practices, forward-thinking governance and investor relations professionals might want to think about using the web to tell their companies’ compensation stories.
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
WHILE other countries’ banks have been snapping like twigs under the stresses of the financial crisis, Canada’s conservative financial institutions have been as steadfast as giant Douglas-firs in an old-growth forest.
By Dominic Jones on August 12, 2010
EARNINGS reporting practices are evolving and becoming more complicated as companies increasingly integrate social media channels into their distribution circuits — and one good example is the closely watched technology bellwether Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)
By Dominic Jones on July 29, 2010
COMPANIES that are early adopters of social media for corporate communications are increasingly using channels like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to deliver investor-related information, a new study has found.
By Dominic Jones on June 18, 2008
LAST WEEK, I wrote about how the US National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) annual conference was being given a little Web 2.0 treatment on the new, 100-day-old service called FriendFeed. That unplanned experiment, which occurred to me on a whim and far exceeded what I or anyone else expected, was followed this week by a [...]
By Dominic Jones on June 8, 2008
THE NIRI annual conference is underway in San Diego, and while there’s no replacement for actually being there, this year you’ll be able to pick up at least some of the goings on via the Web as attendees use Web 2.0 tools to share their experiences. We picked up the first online mentions of the [...]
By Dominic Jones on May 23, 2008
WHEN I first saw this on JustSystems’ website earlier in the week, I wondered why they didn’t provide a way for me to grab and embed it on this site. It looked to me like an obvious opportunity for them to get some free publicity. Fortunately, someone had the smarts — their PR firm, I [...]