August 20, 2013

A Social Media Update

There continues to be social media developments – both in the corporate finance & corporate governance areas. Although LinkedIn & Twitter both get leveraged by folks in our community, it is at nowhere near the levels of other professions. For example, I have 2500 followers on Twitter – but only a few dozen of them tweet regularly about things in our profession. But still, there are lots of cool things happening, such as this Adidas’s social media policy – in the form of cartoons.

Here are a handful of articles, etc. that you may find interesting:

WSJ’s “Building Social Media Disclosure Infrastructure”

First ranking of Top 30 CEOs on social media

IR Web Report’s “Survey finds social media gap between investors, companies”

IR Cafe’s “Buy side half-interested in social media”

Q4’s interview with me

John Palizza’s “Social Media, the SEC and Corporate Disclosure – a Wobbly Three Legged Stool

WSJ’s “Earnings Not Yet a Viral Sensation”

Financial News’ “Buyside leads the charge into Twittersphere

Social Media: What is Stockr?

In this podcast, Vinny Jindal of Stockr describes what his platform can do, including:

– What is Stockr?
– How does it compare to other social media platforms for investors?
– Can companies create a verifiable presence on it (here is the CVS channel and the NetSol channel)?

More on our “Proxy Season Blog”

We continue to post new items regularly on our “Proxy Season Blog” for members. Members can sign up to get that blog pushed out to them via email whenever there is a new entry by simply inputting their email address on the left side of that blog. Here are some of the latest entries:

– Proxy Access Proposals in 2013: Anybody Out There?
– The Impact of the ISS Policy Against Pledging
– 10 Trends from the Proxy Season
– The Empowered Shareholder
– Recap of the Proxy Season

– Broc Romanek