RetailInvestorConferences.com Featured as Top Social Media Platform for Investor Relations in Recent Global Benchmark Study 2012
RetailInvestorConferences.com co-founder PR Newswire, and 'Capital Markets Visibility 365' program partner StockTwits share acclaim in University of Leipzig study
NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire is pleased to announce that RetailInvestorConferences.com, the monthly, virtual conferences, produced in collaboration with BetterInvesting and MUNCmedia, has been identified as a top social media platform for the investor relations community by the University of Leipzig, the recognized leading Think Tank for Communication Management and Public Relations in Europe. The full Investor Relations 2.0 - Global Benchmark Study 2012 can be viewed here.
Now in its third year, RetailInvestorConferences.com addresses the need for consistent and engaging communications between investors and public companies. Combining PR Newswire's leading-edge online conferencing and investor communications capabilities with BetterInvesting's extensive retail investor audience network and MUNCmedia's sophisticated retail investor targeting, the program creates an environment that replicates the look and feel of physical investor conferences. The interactive, online forum provides the participating community with educational presentations and live Q&A sessions with top executives.
In addition to RetailInvestorConferences.com, StockTwits, the leading micro-blog and community for social media-based investors, is recognized for its high engagement value. RetailInvestorConferences.com and StockTwits are both integral elements in PR Newswire's exclusive 12-month investor relations visibility program, "Capital Markets Visibility 365," which simultaneously reaches institutional investors, retail investors, financial news media and influential stock portals
"We are quite honored to be included alongside social media stalwarts Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and of course our partner StockTwits," said John Viglotti, vice president, Investor Relations Products and Services, PR Newswire. "It truly validates our technology and our belief in, to quote the University's study, 'dialogue as the next level in online investor relations.' Transparently engaging investors is how companies will build shareholder confidence."
PR Newswire and representatives from StockTwits presented Capital Markets Visibility 365 at the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) 2012 Annual Conference that was held from June 3rd through 6th in Seattle, WA.
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Since 2010, RetailInvestorConferences.com, created by BetterInvesting (NAIC) PR Newswire and MUNCmedia, has been the only monthly virtual investor conference series that provides an interactive forum for presenting companies to meet directly with retail investors using a graphically-enhanced online platform.
Designed to replicate the look and feel of location-based investor conferences, Retail Investor Conferences unites PR Newswire's leading-edge online conferencing and investor communications capabilities with BetterInvesting's extensive retail investor audience network and MUNCmedia's sophisticated retail investor targeting.
StockTwits is the leading communications platform for the financial community, and the creator of the $(TICKER) tag for identifying and following investing ideas and information across the web. StockTwits provides a specialized environment created specifically for investors, institutions, and market analysts where they can contribute, find and follow ideas about stocks, markets, trends, and more. In addition, StockTwits' integration with leading social networks and financial sites, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo Finance!, CNN Money and Reuters, allows users to reach the broadest audience of viewers.
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