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Video: The Sharon Merrill Approach

What makes Sharon Merrill Associates excel in the world of strategic communications? Trust. Experience. Resilience. Passion. Vision. Perspective. Partnerships. Take a look at our story and see how we leverage these qualities to help you build value.

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Video: The Sharon Merrill Associates Approach

What makes Sharon Merrill Associates excel in the world of strategic communications?  Trust. Experience. Resilience. Passion. Vision. Perspective. Partnerships. Take a look at our story and see how we leverage these qualities to help you build value.      

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In Discussing CEO Pay Ratios, Context Is Everything

New disclosure rule presents an “apples and oranges” problem As any communication veteran knows, every corporate “happening” creates a messaging opportunity. That is certainly the case with the impending round of pay-ratio disclosures. Starting this year, under an SEC amendment to Regulation S-K, which stemmed from a provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection…

Sharon Merrill Associates Investor Relations

Investor Relations and High-Frequency Trading: Q&A with Bill Harts of Modern Markets Initiative

Bill Harts is the CEO of Modern Markets Initiative (MMI), an advocacy organization devoted to the role of technological innovation in creating the world’s best markets. MMI engages and educates public audiences about the value modern market professionals provide to today’s electronic marketplace. Harts is known in the financial services industry as a pioneer of…

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Five Keys to Executing a Successful Investor Day

Investor days are one of the largest and most influential investor events a company can organize. They also are arguably the most overwhelming, triggering challenges in logistics and human resources for public companies large and small. But don’t let organizational challenges prevent you from hosting a successful investor day that will have both your company…

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IR Website Best Practices: Five Ways to Drive Corporate Storytelling

A great IR website is not only about compliance; it’s also about creating a space investors can look to understand the qualitative aspects of your company’s story. While providing financial data and reports is important, what separates the best sites in the world are those that focus on providing context on the company’s strategy and clarity…

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When It’s Time for a Change: CFO Succession

A new CEO is the highest-profile personnel announcement a company can make, but a new CFO isn’t far behind. As with any executive transition, the reasons can vary widely – from termination to mutual separation to a legitimate retirement. Regardless of the rationale, however, you’ll need to negotiate a different set of questions when communicating a CFO…

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When It’s Time for a Change: CEO Succession

Whether it’s the longtime CEO’s retirement or the recent hire’s sudden exit, communicating the transition of the top executive is one of the most critical messaging tasks a company can undertake. So let’s discuss them both: the transitions that are well-planned, thoughtful and strategic, and those that are likely to catch investors by surprise. Here…

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Holly Jolly Market

(to the tune of “Holly Jolly Christmas”) Have a holly jolly market It’s the best one of the year Dow is up, don’t press your luck Two weeks are left in the year   Have a holly jolly market Take your meetings on the Street Tension’s low, and funds have dough And bears are in…

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7 Investor Relations “Things to Do” Before Your IPO

If you’re the CFO of a pre-IPO company, the months leading up to your S-1 filing can be exhausting. You’ve read your registration statement so many times you have it memorized. And you cannot even begin to imagine a time when you won’t be spending every waking moment with your bankers. But now that you’ve left…