PR Newswire Releases New Report on How Investors Consume Content from Public Companies

Shareholder Confidence 365 Study offers surprising insights on investor engagement

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PR Newswire, a global provider of shareholder, compliance and multimedia communications platforms, together with its CNW and Vintage Filings division, today announced the release of a new white paper that explores how investors consume investor relations content provided by a public company.

The Shareholder Confidence 365 Study is an ongoing survey targeted to the three key constituents with whom public companies communicate: institutional investors, individual investors and the financial media. Distribution includes an opt-in list of 13,000 individual and professional investors.

Every two weeks, the Shareholder Confidence 365 Study asks Capital Market participants one simple question on a topic germane to investor relations. The single question format was developed to help assure investor participation and mitigate the survey fatigue of multi-question studies. As of question #13, the study is compiled from over 8,770 unique responses. The data found within the white paper is unedited.

The Shareholder Confidence 365 Study is available for download here.

Shareholder Confidence 365 Study offers surprising insights on investor engagement “Shareholder communications have not kept pace with the web, or more specifically, with the web technologies practices embraced by other corporate communication disciplines within an organization,” said Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing for PR Newswire’s IR and SEC Compliance services. “At the very crux of this is the investor relations website.”

By definition, a commercially built investor relations website is a content-driven microsite, akin to many corporate product and services microsites. Today, however, product and services microsites are built using the ever-evolving content marketing methodologies of sales, marketing and client service departments. Unfortunately, these new methodologies do not have a presence in the IR space. As a marketer with expert knowledge of web marketing technologies, Smith challenged the engineering group to determine if the content marketing methodologies used by other departments within a company can benefit the investor relations department, and if an IR website can be a proactive tool for growth, rather than a passive destination. This became the genesis of this study and the drive for our newly enhanced investor relations solution, IR Room.

“As I have always evangelized, shareholder communications builds shareholder confidence; shareholder confidence builds shareholder value. Shareholder value is what everyone is working for,” said Smith.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire ( is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

About Vintage Filings

PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.


Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and SEC Compliance Solutions
PR Newswire
201 942 7157

2 responses to “PR Newswire Releases New Report on How Investors Consume Content from Public Companies

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