REIT IR: This Investor Pool Isn’t Big Enough for the Two of Us

By Andrew Blazier, Senior Associate A good friend and colleague of mine used to describe the universe of real estate investment trusts – REITs – as an “us girls” industry. It was difficult to break in, but once you did, the REIT community was so small, and so interconnected, that working within the industry could…

Is the Annual Report a Thing of the Past?

By Maureen Wolff, President and Partner Annual reports are so 1997. When the National Investor Relations Institute recently asked me for my thoughts on the public company practice of producing a glossy annual report, the premise of the question was not, “How can companies do this better?” or “Please provide some helpful tips for designing…

SEC Gives Social Media for IR Its Blessing

By Dennis Walsh, Vice President & Director of Social Media The SEC finally has provided guidance on the use of social media for investor relations. The guidance came in a report on its investigation to determine whether Netflix CEO Reed Hasting had violated Reg FD. In a Facebook status update on his personal account, Hastings…

Preparing for a Social Media Crisis

By David Calusdian, Executive Vice President & Partner I recently participated as the designated “social media expert” as part of a crisis communications case study session at the 2012 NIRI Southwest regional conference.  This year’s conference was held in New Orleans and the session centered on a fictitious publicly held bead manufacturing company (apropos for…

Social Media for Investor Relations for the Marketing/PR Professional

By Dennis Walsh, Senior Consultant & Director of Social Media It’s that time of year again: Back to School! For my first job out of college I worked as an educator.  This year, for “Back to School” season, I thought I’d step back into my teaching shoes.  The following is a quick lesson on social…

Investor Relations for Industrials

Communicating That 1+1 = 3 By David Calusdian, Executive Vice President & Partner A well-known portfolio manager once said to me that he loved diversified industrial companies “for their break-up value.” If you’re in the industrial space, this is the polar opposite of how you want investors to think about your company. For an industrial,…

Investor Relations for the New CFO – Six Steps for IR Success

By David Calusdian, Executive Vice President & Partner *Originally appeared on Samuel’s CFO Blog. Samuel Dergel is Director and Search Consultant at Stanton Chase International. Mr. Dergel specializes in Executive Search for Chief Financial Officers. As the new CFO of a publicly held company, somewhere on your extensive “to do” list is implementing an effective…

What makes for an effective investor presentation? [Video]

By David Calusdian, Executive Vice President & Partner We’ve all seen bad investor presentations at various conferences. But what makes them bad? The purpose of an investor presentation is to convey the company’s investment thesis. If the presentation does not succeed in articulating the investment thesis in a memorable way, it has failed. So how…

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…