Shareholder on a Shelf: An Earnings Tradition

By Dennis Walsh, Vice President The Shareholder on a Shelf is a new tradition that has become the holiday gift of choice for IROs to their executive management teams. The story of the Shareholder on a Shelf is as follows: “Have you ever wondered how the SEC could know; If you’re naughty or nice in…

Social Media + Investor Relations = Socialize IR

By Dennis Walsh, Senior Consultant & Director of Social Media Let’s face it; you can’t ignore social media any longer…even as part of your investor relations strategy.   You were hoping Facebook would go the way of MySpace and Friendster, but it keeps on growing and has even made its way into our world with its…

Is Your Investor Relations Plan Fit? Consider These 5 Steps.

By Dennis Walsh, Senior Consultant & Director of Social Media As another year comes to a close, two things are probably on every IRO’s mind: New Year’s resolutions and next year’s investor relations plan.  Every year, one of the most common resolutions is to get fit.  People spend a tremendous amount of time and money…

Investor Relations Program and SMA Blog Honored with 2010 Bell Ringer Awards

On Monday evening, the Sharon Merrill Associates  team attended the 2010 Bell Ringer Awards, sponsored by The Publicity Club of New England.  The Bell Ringer Awards recognize and honor excellence and achievement in the communications and public relations professions.  The awards are often hailed as the “Oscars” of PR/IR in New England and the club’s…

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the entire Sharon Merrill Associates team, I would like to wish all of The Podium’s readers a happy holiday season!  Thank you for supporting our blog. We look forward to continuing our regular posting schedule in 2010. Warmest regards, Sharon Merrill Chairman & CEO Subscribe to our weekly email: Investor Relations Around…

Welcome to “The Podium”

People often ask me what has changed the practice of investor relations most significantly during the nearly 25 years Sharon Merrill Associates (www.SharonMerrill.com) has been communicating the stories of our clients to Wall Street and to Main Street.  Regulation Fair Disclosure?  Sarbanes-Oxley?  The rise of the mutual fund? The answer is technology.  It has changed…