April’s Must Reads For MicroCap Investor Relations Teams
We know microcap investor relations professionals are busy. To help out our microcap IR friends (and all of our other microcap readers), we summarized some of our most popular microcap investor relations posts from April below!
Are MicroCap Insiders Aligned With Shareholders?
April 3, 2017
Michael Liu shared a post on WhyMicrocaps discussing the “Insider Dynamics In Microcap Companies”. Liu says that “Almost every microcap success story is, at its core, a management success story.” and he shares 3 ways microcap insiders signal alignment and confidence to common shareholders.
4 Tips For Dealing With MicroCap Activist Investors
April 4, 2017
In part three of IR Magazine’s video series with Activist Insight, they discuss what companies are doing today to prepare for an assault from activist investors. Microcap public companies have become increasingly popular targets for activists in recent years according to the Financial Times. Josh Black, editor-in-chief of Activist Insight shared four tips for IROs if an activist shows up on their shareholder register.
The Harvard Business Review shared an online post asking “Should CEOs Respond When Employees Complain About Them Online?” According to the post, “Social media has become an important employee communications tool that leaders should embrace. Employees are more likely to view socially active CEOs as good communicators and listeners, as open and accessible, and as more inspiring. But it’s important to know how to handle criticism, should it occur. Taking a few steps can help CEOs prepare for constructive exchanges with employees online.”
April 12, 2017
The SEC announced enforcement actions against 27 individuals and entities behind various alleged stock promotion schemes that left investors with the impression they were reading independent, unbiased analyses on investing websites while writers were being secretly compensated for touting company stocks.
April 13, 2017
Who are my shareholders and how do I contact them is probably a question every microcap CEO has asked themselves. Thankfully, Christopher Eddy of Catalyst IR shared some guidance on how to identify and contact current MicroCap shareholders in a recent post on IRMagazine.com.
April 18, 2017
IR Magazine announced a new event in New York for IR professionals, CEOs, CFOs and advisers at small-cap companies. This first event is scheduled for September 13, 2017 at Fordham University – Gabelli School of Business.The IR Magazine Conference – Small Cap is a one-day event focused on the key issues affecting small-cap companies, including creating an IR program, building analyst coverage, enhancing liquidity, crisis planning and using digital communications effectively.
April 24, 2017
In a recent post on IRMagazine.com, Audra Capas (president of 5StarPR) shared 12 top tips for ensuring roadshow success.