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In-N-Out in IR for 2017

It’s once again time for our tongue-in-cheek roadmap of what’s in and what’s out in investor relations, and more, for the upcoming year. We hope you enjoy, and have a happy, healthful and successful 2017. In Out Empathy challenge Mannequin challenge FinTech Traditional banks Tick size program Mosquitos Smart homes Dumbwaiters IRC CFA Passive investing Active…

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The Art of Communicating an Acquisition: M&A in 2016

Global merger and acquisition activity set an all-time high last year, breaking the previous record set in 2007.  According to an EY survey in October 2015, 59% of executives planned to actively pursue acquisitions in the coming 12 months. Given that this number is significantly higher than the 40% reported in the survey a year…

Sharon Merrill Associates Investor Relations The Podium Blog

Preannouncing Results: Analyzing Corporate Profit Warnings

To preannounce or not to preannounce: Surely that is the question that stumps many management teams during the quarterly earnings cycle. There are several reasons for a company to preannounce its financial results – that is, provide the Street with a preliminary, high-level understanding of what the company’s quarterly performance will be. Typically, a preannouncement…

Sharon Merrill Associates Investor Relations The Podium

In-N-Out in IR For 2016

It’s once again time for our tongue-in-cheek roadmap of what’s in and what’s out in investor relations, and more, for the upcoming year. We hope you enjoy, and have a happy and successful 2016. In Out Elections Debates Mexico, Vietnam, Nigeria BRICs Drones Radio Shack Corporate Social Responsibility Hedge funds Millennials Everyone Else India China Uberization…