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
ActivistInvesting.blogspot.com news on activists from various perspectives
ComplianceWeek.com/page/505/bloggers magazine’s blogs by issue
TheCorporateCounsel.net/blog/index.html good insights on corp law
FinancialExecutives.blogspot.com/ FEI on disclosure & reporting
blogs.law.Harvard.edu/corpgov/ legal experts on governance & regulation
InvestorRelationsMusings.blogspot.com/ John Palizza viewpoints on IR
IRcafe.com Dick Johnson on IR & communication
crossbordergroup.typepad.com/IRmagazine/ staff blog of IR Magazine
IRwebreport.com/daily/ Dominic Jones with a IR 2.0 focus
modernir.com/tradingalerts.aspx market structure, trading patterns & IR
derek.abdinor.co.za/ Online Disclosure S. African IR blog – global focus
PWC.blogs.com/corporatereporting/ insights on IR from UK expert
blog.riskmetrics.com/index.html risk & governance for institutions
crossbordergroup.typepad.com/Say_on_Pay_forum/ executive comp issues
transparencymatters.blogspot.com/ corporate disclosure comments (UK)
• Follow @IRbloggers on Twitter

BLOGS FOR INVESTORS – EXAMPLES
SeekingAlpha.com stock ideas by investment pros
BigPicture.typepad.com macro commentary
BloggingStocks.com news & opinion on companies
calculatedriskblog.com/ finance & macroeconomics
ControlledGreed.com/ value investor ideas on stocks
CXOadvisory.com/blog highlights studies on investing
DealBreaker.com saucy commentary on Wall Street people & goings-on
Footnoted.org hidden surprises & other nasty things in SEC reports
BankStocks.com one guy’s take on banks
invivoblog.blogspot.com pharma & biotech blog
MergerInvesting.com watching M&A deals
StockTwits.com indexes @stocktwits on Twitter

WEBSITES INVESTORS USE
Google.com everyone’s search engine & now Bing.com
finance.Yahoo.com/ aggregating & linking
WSJ.com news plus blogs & feeds
Bloomberg.com or proprietary services
Reuters.com or proprietary services
nytimes.com/business/ news plus finance blogs
FT.com news from the UK side of the pond
• Local news media wherever companies are

WEBSITES ON NEW MEDIA – EXAMPLES
Wikipedia.org encyclopedia write-ups on everything
Mashable.com extensive social media news & guides
AllThingsD.com Wall Street Journal‘s “All Things Digital” blog
Silicon Alley Insider covering tech & new media biz
Techcrunch.com reviewing everything new on the web
gigaom.com/ supergeeks’ view of all things tech
useit.com/alertbox/ir.html web usability guru on IR websites
InternetEvolution.com bloggers talking about the Net
readwriteweb.com/ 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
edelman.com/speak_up/blog/ PR perspectives from Rich Edelman

BOOKS ON NEW MEDIA
• 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
Facebook.com friends, family, marketers
Twitter.com 140-character Tweets
MySpace.com personal websites
LinkedIn.com professional networking (see NIRI and IR 2.0 “groups”)
Bebo.com friends, blogging, music
Ning.com build your own network
• Your college alumni group or professional organizations

VIDEO & PHOTO SHARING SITES
YouTube.com share videos (searchable)
Flickr.com share photos (searchable)
Twitpic.com share photos on Twitter

NIRI PUBLICATIONS
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)”

SEC RESOURCES 
/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
Alexa.com 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
Compete.com 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 

IR WEBSITE VENDORS
Q4 Web Systems IR-oriented software platform to manage web presence (blog)
Shareholder.com 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

IF WE CAN HELP PLEASE GET IN TOUCH:

Dick Johnson • Phone 913.649.8885 • Email johnsonstrategic@gmail.com

Copyright © 2009 Johnson Strategic Communications Inc.

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