Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

Jun 29, 2021
Cultivating your virtual self: Ticker 125
Over the last year, IR teams and senior management have been forced to embrace virtual interaction – whether they wanted to or not, and whether they were good at it or not. Thankfully, there are many tactics you can use to improve the way you come across on camera, explains Ben Chodor, president at Intrado Digital Media. Speaking to IR Magazine’s Jeff Cossette, Chodor discusses how Covid has rapidly accelerated the adoption of video by corporate communi...
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Jun 29, 2021
‘People think they’re more accessible than they are’: IR’s role in accessibility for aging shareholders
No one in IR sets out to alienate or insult shareholders. But that’s what can happen when investor communications fall short of accessibility standards and companies compound the problem in their dealings with shareholders who have disabilities. Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN, tells of one case that illustrates how quickly a lack of awareness can damage or terminate an investor relationship...
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Jun 16, 2021
How to deal with rumors on social media
An email arrives from one of your institutional investors. Attached is a screengrab of a social media post that makes harmful claims against your company. The investor wants to check with you whether there is any truth to the allegations. This has happened on multiple occasions to Winnie Lei, senior director of investor relations at Suncity Group Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed integrated resort developer. ‘We have media and social monitoring in place to find out w...
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Jun 11, 2021
Exploring the IR use-cases for blockchain
In 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto – an anonymous individual or group of people writing under a pseudonym – published a white paper about a ‘peer-to-peer electronic cash system’: Bitcoin. Just 13 years later, Bitcoin’s market cap exceeds $1 tn (as of early May 2021) and Coinbase, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is a public company with a listing valuation of $65 bn. The growth of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, which provides the infrastru...
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Jun 03, 2021
Salted or sweet? AMC to offer popcorn to shareholders
Following massive retail investor and Redditor interest, AMC Entertainment has announced that it will offer its shareholders perks as part of a plan to build a new proactive communications channel. AMC Entertainment now has more than 3 mn retail shareholders, representing more than 80 percent of its overall base, according to a company press release. Yesterday the company announced the launch of Investor Connect, a new communications and engagement initiative that w...
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