Investor Relations and Social Media – Putnam is Taking a First Step

July 09, 2009

There seems to be some growing awareness of social media as a tool for the Investor Relations (IR) community. Reg FD – the Fair Disclosure regulation issued by the SEC in 2000 – was meant to level the playing field for individual and institutional investors. Although well-intended

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Vanguard Dips its Toes into Social Media (with One Eye on FINRA and the SEC)

July 07, 2009

Taking a look at the world of investing and where many are gathering in the social media, Morningstar.com has a very impressive group of forums and blogs. Over roughly a 3+ year period, there were more than 1.7 million posts on Funds, Stocks and General topics. The big leader in terms of the groups is clearly the very active Vanguard Diehards – with more than 580,000 posts to date. And the Vanguard community is strong across the web. The Bogleheads – followers of John Bogle, founder and retired CEO of Vanguard – had 671 new posts over 98 topics in just one, typical day.

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Is It Really Just Social “Media”?

June 30, 2009

I recently read a post from David Armano who is part of Dachis Corporation – a company involved in the early stages of developing “social technology platforms and professional service programs with the stated goal of helping companies become ‘Social Enterprises’”. These guys are moving beyond just thinking about Social Media

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Is a Social Media Team as Important to a Company as IT?

June 30, 2009

I read a good post by Jeremiah Owyang called “Report: Companies Should Organize for Social Media in a “Hub and Spoke” Model”. It was based on some Forrester research, and stated that 42% of the companies it surveyed used this “Hub and Spoke” approach. Twenty-nine percent used

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