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Guest Post: Relieve the Pain of Voting Season

Mike Tyrrell is Editor of SRI-Connect – an online research marketplace for professional institutional investors, analysts & companies interested in sustainable development.  He is keen to open up the site to corporate governance analysts & corporate governance research. I’ve heard so many complaints over the years about the work overload that occurs in ‘voting season’ and […]

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WD-40 Seeks Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communication

WD-40 $WDFC is seeking a passionate and driven Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communication who brings to the table broad and deep experience in finance and corporate communication engaging the investment community with confidence and poise. The position manages the entire quarterly earnings process including logistics, preparation of press releases, presentations, scripts, Q&A, supplementary schedules, and […]

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Investor Forums

Inside Investor Relations (IR) had an important article on July 30th, On the Way to the Investor Forum that raised the question: do companies really want to encourage their shareholders to chat about them in online forums? Wouldn’t it create a lot of work for investor relations officers (IROs) “who are responsible for monitoring these online […]

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Database of "Creative Activism Case Studies"

I’m not endorsing their activities, I’m just passing on a press release from creative groups whose tactics are much more unconventional than mine. I think of them like The Onion, but with more of a social message… although I’m not very familiar with their work. I searched the term “shareholders” on Actipedia.org and came up with […]

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Shareholder Mix Campaigns or Effective Engagement?

Writing for Inside Investor Relations, Elizabeth Judd‘s article, The Perfect Shareholder Base, demonstrates a more sophisticated approach. Still, I think directors will find Douglas Y. Park’s advice, Shareholder Activism: A Thoughtful Approach for Effective Engagement a better approach. (more…)

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Best Practices in Proxy Disclosure

Since 2004, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) has prepared best practices documents for reporting issuers to provide guidance on effective disclosure communication related to corporate governance and executive compensation. These documents have been (more…)

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LinkedIn: Connecting to Profits

Social network LinkedIn has reached more than 100 million users and released some surprising facts, including which companies are most connected to the site… Dominic Jones says Campbell Soup is a standout. Here is an old-economy company among other most connected companies, which include Cisco, Amazon, eBay, Apple, Cisco and EMC. Venture Beat reportedon a […]

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IR Makes Use of Social Web: AGMs?

While many companies are using social media to push out investor relations information, global conferencing firm PGi (NYSE: PGI) is among a rare few that is also using social media in two-way conversations with investors. During the company’s recent Q4 earnings call, PGi Senior Vice President of Strategy & Communications Sean O’Brien, who was an […]

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Video Friday: IR Video Goes Viral

Corning’s 6-minute video for CEO Wendell Weeks’ presentation to institutional investors and analysts in New York Feb. 4th has become the most-watched corporate video of all time on YouTube with more than 8.8 million views. It showcases potential (more…)

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The Annual Meeting: From Gloss to Dialogue

Directors & Boards ran an important series of articles in its 1st quarter 2011 magazine on Fixing the Annual Meeting. Some excellent ideas are put forward, especially if we parse out the thoughtful from the conventional. (Link through the Shareholderforum to a compilation of most of the articles cited below from Directors & Boards and […]

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Boardrooms at the Speed of Light

Technology has become a staple of the boardroom over the past decade. Today we see it reshaping the parameters of corporate governance itself. Electronic board books and board portals are shaking up what happens in the boardroom, of course, but online social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn will force directors to rethink how […]

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