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IR Lesson From Bailout Crisis – Main Street Matters!

Posted by AGORACOM at 3:26 PM on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

My friend and colleague, Dominic Jones, publishes the best research and information about online investor relations practices through the IR Web Report. He has counseled some of the world’s biggest and best-known corporations across every sector and in more than a dozen different countries. As such, when he writes, I listen.

A couple of days ago he posted a must read article about the the single most important lesson we all can learn from the current crisis: Main Street matters.

Given the fact he wrote the article prior to voting and rejection on the bailout bill thanks to the people’s revolt, it’s safe to assume this important lesson has now graduated to a commandment.

Since I’ve already declared it a must read, I won’t ruin it by re-hashing it here – but I would like to give you a couple of his best quotes”

“Investor relations shouldn’t only be about hobnobbing with analysts
and portfolio managers, it must also support strategically important
retail investor communications.”

“Companies that don’t have dedicated IR website managers in-house can’t take advantage of even a fraction of the opportunities available to them to build and maintain relationships with their investors.”


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