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AGORACOM Content On The New GlobeInvestor Beta Site (Part 2)

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 3:55 PM on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Last month we announced GlobeInvestor.com was undergoing a major site redesign.  Well, we’re happy to announce that more of our content found its way onto the pages of the new GlobeInvestor beta site!  This time, on a new section called  “Commodities”.

You can see our horizontal content brick as you scroll down the page.

I’ve also included an image of it below:

GlobeInvestor Commodities

GlobeInvestor Commodities

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Stay tuned!  Our content partnership with GlobeInvestor will be expanding even further and you can expect to see a few more changes in the next 30 days.  In fact, that’s where I am today!

We’ll update you as they go live.

SIGNIFICANCE TO THE SMALL-CAP INDUSTRY

As mentioned previously, this development is significant to both our clients and the small-cap industry in general.

Why?

GlobeInvestor.com and ReportOnBusiness.com are the online business and investing arm of the Globe & Mail, Canada’s national newspaper.  This is the Wall Street Journal of Canada.

It is where all investors, both retail and institutional, go to find investment ideas. How many investors? 3rd party traffic services say the number is approximately 950,000 unique visitors per month, though we’ve heard the number is bigger.

Add this all up and you have the small-cap industry coming out of the shadows and into the mainstream. The web now provides quality small-caps and mid-caps with a chance to finally be judged on meritocracy, while pushing scam stocks further into oblivion. This represents a major shift in market efficiency, which was once significantly out of balance by choosing to simply ignore all emerging companies.

Good news for investors. Good news for quality companies. Good news for content providers such as GlobeInvestor.com. Win-Win-Win.

Regards,
George


AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report – May 2009

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 10:13 AM on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

We’re pleased to provide you with the May 2009 edition of the AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report.  For those of you who didn’t receive our last report or are new clients of AGORACOM, you can now find an archive of these reports on our blog here.

For confidentiality reasons, all “Off The Blog” items mentioned in these reports are not mentioned in the archived reports.

WHY AN “INTELLIGENCE REPORT”

For the benefit of our new clients, we call this an “Intelligence Report” because it provides you with important information, data and trends that impact your business – information that you normally don’t have time to find.  We often write about these in The AGORACOM Blog, so we call these “On The Blog” Stories.

In addition, this newsletter gives you a chance to look into our crystal ball and know what AGORACOM is working on months before the general public.  You can’t find these tidbits on our blog, so we call them “Off The Blog” and ask that you keep them confidential.  As you know, we move faster than any IR firm on the planet, so knowing what we’re doing in advance helps both of us coordinate our activities.  This is especially true for what we expect to be an extremely fast moving and exciting year.

In short, greater market intelligence that puts you ahead of all of your peers.

I can’t stress enough my recommendation that you review our monthly newsletter carefully for the purposes of incorporating some of our market intelligence into both your IR and business initiatives.

AGORACOM is now the largest small-cap IR firm and site on the continent thanks to our effective use of web technology.  As such, following us will help you achieve your goals.

OFF THE BLOG … Shhhhh

**For confidentiality reasons, the “Off The Blog” items are not mentioned in the blog posts as they are only available to AGORACOM clients**

ON THE BLOG

AGORACOM 100 – New TV Commercial Takes Client Results To Biz TV Audience

Our AGORACOM 100 program has returned some serious results for clients. Why? Providing investors with a filter that separates the wheat from the chaff makes their small-cap research and investment decisions easier.  As such, we’re putting the program into overdrive and running a brand new prime time TV commercial in both the US (CNBC, Bloomberg) and Canada (BNN) beginning June 1. Check it out here…

AGORACOM Ranks 57 In Profit 100 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

AGORACOM is proud to announce we were recently added to the PROFIT100, a list of Canada’s fastest growing companies.  We want to thank all of our clients for both believing in the power of online investor relations and now benefitting from it.  Our success is your success.  Onward and Upward!

AGORACOM Sponsors 2009 Reverse Merger Conference, Presents Investor Relations Keynote

We are once again sponsoring the Reverse Merger Conference, the industry’s biggest conference, being held this year at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, June 11 & 12.  George Tsiolis will be presenting the investor relations keynote speech, which will teach both public companies and industry professionals on how to use Web 2.0 tools to tap into some of the best knowledge streams in the world.

AGORACOM Content On New GlobeInvestor.com

GlobeInvestor.com is the Wall Street Journal of Canada.  AGORACOM is playing a key role in providing new content for the site’s major redesign.  The significantly greater visibility benefits all of our clients.  Here’s a preview…

AGORACOM Sponsors 2009 Vancouver Cambridge Conference, Presents Web 2.0 Keynote

AGORACOM is once again a sponsor of the World Resource Investment Conference on at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC on June 7th and 8th.  George Tsiolis and Peter Grandich will lead a workshop for investors that want to learn about tapping into the Web 2.0 investment knowledge stream.

ChinaSecurities.com Traffic Rank Is Skyrocketing

Our new site, ChinaSecurities.com has climbed from an average traffic rank of approximately 530,000 over the last 3 months, all the way to 170,000 yesterday.  In investment terms, ChinaSecurites.com has absolutely smashed through it’s 90-day moving average and climbing fast.

We hope you found this edition of the AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report to be helpful.  If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us or your AGORACOM representative for further assistance.

Thank-you and have a great day.

Yours truly,

George Tsiolis, LL.B

Founder

AGORACOM

AGORACOM Sponsors 2009 Reverse Merger Conference

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 3:05 PM on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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AGORACOM is proud to announce we will once again be sponsoring the Reverse Merger Conference being held this year at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, June 11 & 12.

 This conference is for serious professionals in the business of alternative IPO transactions. The two-day event covers all of the technical issues relating to reverse mergers, self-underwriting, and other alternative routes to the public market.

I will once again be providing the Investor Relations keynote speech.  This year, my speech will be called, “SEC Greenlights Blogs, Twitter and RSS Feeds For Investor Relations…But What Are They?” 

This speech is a ‘must attend’ if you are:
 
1. Public Companies and IRO’s:  You’ve ignored them as irrelevant and for having quirky names – but with tens of millions of investors using them and the SEC green lighting them for investor relations, you now need to understand how social media tools such as Twitter, Blogs and RSS Feeds can supercharge your investor relations.
 
2. Fund Managers and Investors:  Learn how to use social media to cut through clutter, connect with the smartest people around the world and create an international business network never before possible.

You can also watch my previous presentations using the following links:

PIPEs Conference 2006 – E-Mail Is Dead. How To Conduct Great IR In A Web 2.0 World

PIPEs Conference 2007 – How To Use The Web To Find New Investors And Turn Them Into An IR Machine

PIPEs Conference 2008 – Best IR Practices During Market Turmoil

Once again, we are very proud to be a part of these great Deal Flow Media Events and encourage you to participate if you fall into one of the following categories:

·       Structured Finance and PIPE Investors

·       Investment Bankers

·       Investor Relations Professionals

·       Private Company Management Teams

·       Accountants

·       Attorneys

·       Equity Analysts

·       Venture Capitalists

See you in Las Vegas!

Regards,

George

AGORACOM Sponsors 2009 Vancouver Cambridge Conference

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 2:55 PM on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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AGORACOM is very proud to announce that we are once again sponsoring a Cambridge Conference. This time, we are sponsoring the 2009 World Resource Investment Conference on at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC on June 7th and 8th.

The 2009 event promises to be an incredible conference for both investors and public companies as it features an world class line-up of speakers, covering all types of direct investments in resource public companies, speculative investing, resource exploration, oil & gas, world outlook, investment strategies and more.

AGORACOM is ideally situated in the middle of all the action at booth #131 so if you plan to attend please stop by.

SPEAKER WORKSHOP

In addition, I will also be conducting a Speaker Workshop on Sunday, June 7th at 12:30 PST called, “Learn To Use Blogs, Twitter and RSS Feeds To Make You A Power Investor”. For years, CEOs and IROs have ignored them as irrelevant and having quirky names, but with tens of millions of investors using them, public companies incorporating them and even the SEC green lighting them for investor relations, you now need to understand how social media tools can supercharge your market knowledge.
This workshop will teach you how to use social media to cut through clutter, get the information you need directly to you and connect with the smartest people on the planet.

Hosted by: George Tsiolis, Founder of AGORACOM.com

Panelist: Peter Grandich, Chief Commentator of AGORACOM.com

See you in Vancouver!

Regards,
George

AGORACOM Ranks 57 In Profit 100 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 10:31 AM on Monday, June 1st, 2009

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TORONTO, June 1st, 2009 – AGORACOM North America’s largest online investor relations community and social networking website for serious small and micro cap retail investors, proudly announces that it has been selected by PROFIT Magazine as one of Canada’s fastest growing organizations.

Measured against a running five-year revenue growth, AGORACOM ranks 57th overall in the 21st annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine using results reported for the period between 2003-2008.

“We are thrilled to have our company achieve the #57th position on the PROFIT 100, and honoured to have received this recognition in spite of a tough economy,” says AGORACOM Founder George Tsiolis. “We are especially proud of the fact we are a Web 2.0 organization that has demonstrated a successful business model beyond mere advertising, Web 2.0 is not just about Facebook, YouTube and social networking sites. We are using the web to deliver real services to real customers, while generating real revenues and profits. I hope others Web entrepreneurs can follow our lead.”

In 2008 over 1.3 million retail investors from more than 200 countries visited AGORACOM.com 7.9 million times to read 96 million pages of small-cap news and information.

“It was clear as day to me the investor relations model for small-cap public companies was inefficient and broken. Small public companies needed a faster, more cost-efficient way to communicate their message to current and prospective shareholders around the world. The Web was the solution,” added Tsiolis. “Today, that vision has translated into millions of investors communicating with hundreds of small-cap companies via a moderated online community. I want to deeply thank our clients for believing and now benefiting from this great model. We pioneered the space, are still the leaders and now expanding into Europe, China and a mobile platform, so I look forward to being part of The PROFIT 100 for many years to come. Finally, this achievement serves as a real credit to our management team, employees and families, all of whom have sacrificed so much to make this happen.”

Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFIT100.com, the PROFIT 100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

“The PROFIT 100 are an inspiration to entrepreneurs at all stages of growth, from startup to major corporation,” says Ian Portsmouth, editor of PROFIT. “Their business practices and product innovations are exemplary of how businesses can succeed in uncertain times”.

About AGORACOM:

AGORACOM is North America’s largest online investor relations community for small-cap companies. We’ve partnered with the world’s biggest Internet companies, including Globe Investor, Yahoo, AOL, Google and Blackberry to market our clients to a massive audience of new small-cap investors. Over 300 small-cap public companies and their CEOs have trusted AGORACOM and our online investor relations model to reach millions of current and prospective small-cap investors from around the world. No rumours, profanity, stock bashing or hyping. Our traffic ranking is above the top 0.5% of all websites around the world. Visit AGORACOM online at http://www.agoracom.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/agoracom.

About PROFIT Magazine:

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them increase their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with 5 to 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching 306,000 readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT online at http://www.PROFITmagazine.ca.

CONTACT INFORMATION

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Mitchell Fanning

Director of Marketing / Communications

[email protected]

CORPORATE INQUIRIES

George Tsiolis, LL.B

President

AGORACOM

[email protected]

AGORACOM To Speak at Communitech 2009 Tech Leadership Conference

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 4:05 PM on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

 

For those of you who are in the Waterloo Region I’m proud to announce that I’ll be speaking at Communitech, the region’s premier business and technology leadership conference, being held at the Bingemans Conference Centre on Thursday, May 14th.

The hands-on workshop session is called Get Customers First, Funders Later” and will also include Mike McDerment from Freshbooks.  The workshop session is scheduled to between 9:55 am-10:55 am. 

To view the Communitech schedule click here.

I’m very proud to be sharing my views on building an online business with real customers, not funding.  Canadian web entrepreneurs have a great opportunity to step in and fill the void where the Silicon Valley free and cool model failed.  But first, we have to understand that funding a business with neither paying customers, nor a real business model is not a business in the first place.  To succeed, you need to get customers first.  It is the mantra we followed and the reason AGORACOM is now generating seven-digit revenues and profits. As such, our experiences will hopefully be extremely beneficial to those in attendance.

On March 3rd, 2009, AGORACOM reported 2008 traffic results that included:

  • 1.31 million unique visitors
  • 7.9 million visits
  • 96 million page views

About Communitech

The Tech Leadership Conference is Waterloo Region’s premier business and technology leadership conference.  The event is a full day of insights and real tactics for the tech professional, including inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, exhibitors and of course, your industry peers.  More than 500+ attended Tech Leadership in 2008, from CEOs to middle management, government and business professionals.

See you there!

George Tsiolis

La Mancha Q1 Profits Surge as Australian Mine Turns Cash Flow Positive

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 10:22 AM on Friday, May 8th, 2009

I’m very proud to announce the following Q1 2009 financial results from AGORACOM client, La Mancha whose profits surged as their Australian Mine turned cash flow positive.

Highlights from the press release include:

Key Points:

  • Cash flow from operating activities of $11.0 million
  • Revenues of $24.7 million
  • Net earnings of $3.5 million
  • Cash and short term investments of $20.1 million
  • 18,515 ounces of gold produced at an average cash cost of US $451 per ounce
  • Trading at 1.5x cash flow multiple, there considered to be significantly undervalued

La Mancha IR Hub


La Mancha
Profile

AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report – April 2009

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

We’re pleased to provide you with the April 2009 edition of the AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report. For confidentiality reasons, all “Off The Blog” items mentioned in these reports are not mentioned in the blog posts.

WHY AN “INTELLIGENCE REPORT”

For the benefit of our new clients, we call this an “Intelligence Report” because it provides you with important information, data and trends that impact your business – information that you normally don’t have time to find.  We often write about these in The AGORACOM Blog, so we call these “On The Blog” Stories.  In addition, this newsletter gives you a chance to look into our crystal ball and know what AGORACOM is working on months before the general public.  You can’t find these tidbits on our blog, so we call them “Off The Blog” and ask that you keep them confidential.  As you know, we move faster than any IR firm on the planet, so knowing what we’re doing in advance helps both of us coordinate our activities.  This is especially true for what we expect to be an extremely fast moving and exciting year.

In short, greater market intelligence that puts you ahead of all of your peers.

I can’t stress enough my recommendation that you review our monthly newsletter carefully for the purposes of incorporating some of our market intelligence into both your IR and business initiatives.

AGORACOM is now the largest small-cap IR firm and site on the continent thanks to our effective use of web technology.  As such, following us will help you achieve your goals.

OFF THE BLOG … Shhhhh

**For confidentiality reasons, the “Off The Blog” items are not mentioned in the blog posts as they are only available to AGORACOM clients**

ON THE BLOG

What The @#$! Is Twitter?

You’ve heard about it.  It’s been on Oprah, but you’re not quite sure what Twitter is and how it can help you achieve your business goals.  Our founder George Tsiolis has prepared a 5-minute on Twitter to introduce to this tool and why you should use it.   This is a must see…

Small Cap CEO Lesson: Millionaires Are Now Trading Online

For those CEO’s who continue to believe online traders are – for the lack of a better word – flakes, you might want to take a look at this article in the Wall Street Journal…

Small Cap CEO Lesson: Mobile Internet Trading And Research Skyrockets 188%

If you are a CEO of a small-cap or mid-cap company and have been considering a mobile strategy, then you absolutely have to see the blow away numbers in a comScore report that came out in March.

AGORACOM Hold’em Night at the PDAC a Smashing Success

We’d like to thank all who attended the AGORACOM PDAC “Bay Street Hold’em” Poker Tournament last month making it a smashing success that surpassed all expectations. A new standard has now been set for all future PDAC parties.

Skyrocketing Social Media Growth = Skyrocketing Online Investor Growth

We’ve always known the web is big.  However, what many in the small-cap space don’t realize is how big social media is becoming, or what social media actually is.

Small CAP CEO Lesson – Issue Press Releases By 8:30 AM EST

Why putting your news out by no later than 8:30 AM EST still makes the most sense…

Harvard Business: “Communities Of Stakeholders Will Help Shape Managerial Decisions”

If you don’t think creating a shareholder community is important read the following article from Harvard Business…

Online Investor Relations Model Makes AGORACOM ‘Greenest’ Firm In The Industry

AGORACOM is proud to announce the results of our Carbon Footprint findings in recognition of ‘Earth Day‘.

CONCLUSION

We hope you found this edition of the AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report to be helpful.  If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us or your AGORACOM representative for further assistance.

Thank-you and have a great day.

Yours truly,

George Tsiolis

Online Investor Relations Model Makes AGORACOM ‘Greenest’ Firm In The Industry

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 1:23 PM on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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AGORACOM is proud to announce the results of our Carbon Footprint findings in recognition of ‘Earth Day.  Our digital delivery of investor relations makes AGORACOM the most ‘environment-friendly’ investor relations firm in the industry.

In 2008, we delivered investor relations on behalf of 85 companies to more than 1.3 million investors in over 200 countries -  and we did it without having to take planes, trains and automobiles to meetings all over the world.  In addition, the digital delivery of investor relations means we didn’t need to senselessly cut down a single tree to produce collateral materials that unfortunately end up in a recycling bin within 24 hours.

AGORACOM CARBON FOOTPRINT

The results from an online Carbon Footprint calculator show that AGORACOM has a carbon footprint of 76.7 tonnes per year, which translates into 5.11 tonnes per employee.  To put this number into perspective, the average Torontonian’s carbon footprint measures 8.6 tonnes per year, lower than the average American’s footprint, which measures at about 11.9 tonnes.

 “While we realize online calculators measuring carbon footprints only offer an approximate indication of an organization’s emissions output, the results are relative and we challenge any investor relations firm with more than 50 clients to beat us”, Tsiolis added. “As a pure online investor relations firm, I am very confident that our carbon footprint is significantly lower than any traditional IR firm. Our use of Web 2.0 tools such as electronic shareholder forums, blogs, webcasts, video and other tools allow AGORACOM to fill the information void created by the lack of small-cap coverage in the media while keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum.”

3 KEY AREAS THAT MAKE AGORACOM ‘GREEN‘:

  1. No Micro Meetings -Thousands Of Investors Amalgamate and Communicate In Online HUBS.
  2. No Traveling – Clients Are Not Forced To Travel Around The World To Meet Investors.
  3. No Printing – 99% of Collateral Information Is Produced and Consumed Digitally.

For those whose inner environmentalist speaks loudest on April 22, visit the Earth Day Network to make a public commitment to take an environmental action.

Happy Earth Day,

George

The AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report – March 2009

Posted by AGORACOM - Mitch at 3:07 PM on Friday, March 27th, 2009

We’re pleased to provide you with the March 2009 edition of the AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report.  For those of you who didn’t receive our last report or are new clients of AGORACOM, you can now find an archive of these reports on our blog here. 

For confidentiality reasons, all “Off The Blog” items mentioned in these reports are not mentioned in the blog posts.

WHY AN “INTELLIGENCE REPORT”

For the benefit of our new clients, we call this an “Intelligence Report” because it provides you with important information, data and trends that impact your business – information that you normally don’t have time to find.  We often write about these in The AGORACOM Blog, so we call these “On The Blog” Stories.

In addition, this newsletter gives you a chance to look into our crystal ball and know what AGORACOM is working on months before the general public.  You can’t find these tidbits on our blog, so we call them “Off The Blog” and ask that you keep them confidential.

As you know, we move faster than any IR firm on the planet, so knowing what we’re doing in advance helps both of us coordinate our activities.  This is especially true for what we expect to be an extremely fast moving and exciting year.

In short, greater market intelligence that puts you ahead of all of your peers.

I can’t stress enough my recommendation that you review our monthly newsletter carefully for the purposes of incorporating some of our market intelligence into both your IR and business initiatives. 

AGORACOM is now the largest small-cap IR firm and site on the continent thanks to our effective use of web technology.  As such, following us will help you achieve your goals.

OFF THE BLOG … Shhhhh

**For confidentiality reasons, the “Off The Blog” items are not mentioned in the blog posts as they are only available to AGORACOM clients**

ON THE BLOG

AGORACOM Hits 1.31 Million Unique Visitors in 2008

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this snapshot from our Google Analytics is worth several million…

 

AGORACOM Surveys Online Research Habits of Investors at 2009 Toronto PDAC Conference

AGORACOM is pleased to announce the results of the Small Cap Resource Investor Survey from the Toronto PDAC Conference held on March 1-4, 2009.  The results of this survey could be invaluable to small-cap metals and mining companies across North America. 

 

Small-Cap CEO Lesson: Bill Joy Uses Search Engines To Find His Next Investment

Venture Capitalist Bill Joy uses search engines to find new investment opportunities.  If Bill uses the web what do you think retail investors are doing?

 

Peter Grandich Sheds Permabear Skin And Begins Building Long Portfolio

AGORACOM Chief Commentator, Peter Grandich, has officially shed his permabear skin according to his latest blog post.  This is a pretty important declaration because Grandich has an uncanny ability to call market tops and bottoms in commodities and equity indexes.

 

Small-Cap CEO Lesson: Take Advantage Of Broken Trust In Wall Street

Wall Street is out of favor…waaayyy out of favor.  Take advantage of the environment, get out there and show investors why you and your hard working small-cap company can be trusted.

 

John Stewart Rips CNBC To Shreds

CNBC has taken a relentless beating for its irresponsible business journalism consisting of cheerleading the markets vs. reporting on them.  John Stewart of the Daily Show ripped CNBC to shreds with their bullish clips over the last 2 years.  See videos…

 

CONCLUSION

We hope you found this edition of the AGORACOM Client Intelligence Report to be helpful.  If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us or your AGORACOM representative for further assistance.

Thank-you and have a great day.

Yours truly,

George