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Diary of an IPO: The Facebook-Instagram edition

Posted by on April 18th, 2012

The Wall Street Journal reported today that, for all intents and purposes, the Board of Directors of Facebook was not consulted on the $1 billion Instagram acquisition until a week ago. When Facebook’s S1 was filed, I noted the fact that Mr. Zuckerberg maintains a 57% voting right in the company and suggested that this […]

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Twitter: Wise to wait

Posted by on March 7th, 2012

Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that unlike many other social media companies dependent on advertising for revenue, Twitter has determined at this point not to seek the assistance of the capital markets since its revenue visibility isn’t great enough.  Bravo to Twitter and the investment bankers advising the company. As I have been […]

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Two worlds colliding: Social Media and Investor Relations

Posted by on February 13th, 2012

Two year ago, social media was a “nice to have” in a communications plan.  Now – it’s a “must have.”  However, for Investor Relations professionals, the rules are different.  Actually – it’s more than that. The rules on best practices for using social media to communicate with investors have not even been discussed let alone […]

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Tweeting During Quarterly Calls – A New Way to Listen and Talk With Investors

Posted by on February 9th, 2010

There is growing popularity in using social networks to reach out to and proactively engage shareholders during the quarterly reporting process. Giants like CGI, Garmin, Compellent, Best Buy, eBay and Google are all using innovative social media messaging to reinforce their earnings call communications. The use of Twitter during conference calls to engage users is growing, both to Tweet relevant points, and to […]

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