IR 2.0 – A Menu

We prepared this sampling of resources & websites on web media and interactive investor relations for the “Trends in Media and Technology” session at the NIRI 2009 Annual Conference in South Florida, June 8, 2009. Hope it’s useful to you.

I decided to share an IR 2.0 “menu” as a starting point for investor relations people learning about new technologies and connections in web and social media.

(This is a long list, but not comprehensive – apologies to the many we’ve inadvertently omitted. If you’re already a social media guru, you’re way beyond me. Whether an expert or newbie, please let me know what you think.) 

BLOGS FOR INVESTOR RELATIONS news on activists from various perspectives magazine’s blogs by issue good insights on corp law FEI on disclosure & reporting legal experts on governance & regulation John Palizza viewpoints on IR Dick Johnson on IR & communication staff blog of IR Magazine Dominic Jones with a IR 2.0 focus market structure, trading patterns & IR Online Disclosure S. African IR blog – global focus insights on IR from UK expert risk & governance for institutions executive comp issues corporate disclosure comments (UK)
• Follow @IRbloggers on Twitter

BLOGS FOR INVESTORS – EXAMPLES stock ideas by investment pros macro commentary news & opinion on companies finance & macroeconomics value investor ideas on stocks highlights studies on investing saucy commentary on Wall Street people & goings-on hidden surprises & other nasty things in SEC reports one guy’s take on banks pharma & biotech blog watching M&A deals indexes @stocktwits on Twitter

WEBSITES INVESTORS USE everyone’s search engine & now aggregating & linking news plus blogs & feeds or proprietary services or proprietary services news plus finance blogs news from the UK side of the pond
• Local news media wherever companies are

WEBSITES ON NEW MEDIA – EXAMPLES encyclopedia write-ups on everything extensive social media news & guides Wall Street Journal‘s “All Things Digital” blog
Silicon Alley Insider covering tech & new media biz reviewing everything new on the web supergeeks’ view of all things tech web usability guru on IR websites bloggers talking about the Net thoughtful comments & explanations of web
PNeo good new media how-to’s in Porter Novelli agency’s blog
PR 2.0 Brian Solis blogs on doing PR on the web PR perspectives from Rich Edelman

• Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff, Groundswell (2008) – good insights in trends
• Don Tapscott, Grown Up Digital (2009) – demographics of net generation
• David M Scott, New Rules of Marketing & PR (2007) – tactics of Web 2.0

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES friends, family, marketers 140-character Tweets personal websites professional networking (see NIRI and IR 2.0 “groups”) friends, blogging, music build your own network
• Your college alumni group or professional organizations

VIDEO & PHOTO SHARING SITES share videos (searchable) share photos (searchable) share photos on Twitter

Executive Alert 9/4/08: “IR Websites …” (NIRI members or fee)
IR Update February 2009: “Shareholder Forums …” (NIRI members or fee)
IR Update July 2008: “New Media? Old Media? …” (NIRI members or fee)
IR Update June 2008: “IR Communications on the Web (Pt.2)”
IR Update May 2008: “IR Communications on the Web (Pt.1)”

/rules/interp/2008/34-58288.pdf Aug. 08 interpretive guidance on websites
/pdf/disclosuredocs.pdf survey of individual investors on use of disclosure
/spotlight/xbrl.shtml XBRL home page (SEC webcast planned for 6/10/09)
/news/press/2009/2009-116.htm proxy access proposal
/rules/final/2007/34-56135.pdf e-proxy rules
• Follow @SEC_News on Twitter

MONITORING SITES & SERVICES free website traffic stats & additional paid services
Biz360 using the web for market research on brands (blog is free)
Buzzmetrics (Nielsen) paid online measurement & monitoring free website stats compare traffic among sites, plus paid services 
CoreMetrics website analytics, online marketing, consulting & training
Delicious social bookmarking & search ranking blog popularity 
digg ranks popularity of online news & postings
Dow Jones Insight monitors online news & commentary on any topic
FirstRain data mining yields investment research for institutions & companies
Google analytics tool to gather traffic data on your corporate website
Radian6 monitoring & analysis services for social media chatter
Social Radar monitoring & analysis services for social media chatter (free blog)
TNS Cymfony consulting on social media marketing & branding (free blog)
Visible Technologies brand monitoring & marketing in social media 

Q4 Web Systems IR-oriented software platform to manage web presence (blog) platform to create automated IR section (part of NASDAQ OMX)
SNL IR Solutions website services & IR practice platform
Thomson Reuters IR communication services & IR website platform


Dick Johnson • Phone 913.649.8885 • Email

Copyright © 2009 Johnson Strategic Communications Inc.


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