Technology & social media Archive

Apr 11, 2011
A new web-based, cross-border voting platform has been launched to grant shareholders a right to vote at the annual general meetings (AGMs) of non-domestic companies, according to Brussels-based Euroshareholders, the organization of European shareholders’ associations. ‘Individual shareholders are eager to exercise their rights and take their respons...
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Dec 15, 2010
Thomson Reuters’ BoardLink tool is now available via iPad app. The mobile version will have the same functionality as the desktop version but will allow for greater mobility and flexibility for the user. Corporate board members, corporate secretaries and advisers now have the ability to compile, manage and share board documents anywhere, anytime, with the protection of enterprise-level security. ‘Directors are a very mobile group and becoming more so. The iPad a...
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Dec 08, 2010
Boston based UFood Restaurant Group, a franchisor and operator of healthy alternative food service restaurants, announced today its new marketing strategy to strengthen its communication between the company, consumers and shareholders by using media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The company expects to use social media techniques to piggyback on the success of its recent email campaigns that gave consumers the opportunity to opt in for coupons,...
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Dec 06, 2010
Shareholders are about to get a new way to vote their shares. Broadridge Financial Services will be making its ProxyVote.com tool available on cell phones and mobile devices in early 2011. Joe Vicari, vice president, business strategy and development, believes the new functionality will encourage more shareholders to vote in annual elections and enhance the ability of companies to communicate with investors. ‘The sophisticated graphical user interface is customize...
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Dec 06, 2010
Shareholders are about to get a new way to vote their shares. Broadridge Financial Services will be making its ProxyVote.com tool available on cell phones and mobile devices in early 2011. Joe Vicari, vice president, business strategy and development, believes the new functionality will encourage more shareholders to vote in annual elections and enhance the ability of companies to communicate with investors. ‘The sophisticated graphical user interface is customize...
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Aug 17, 2010
Corporate secretaries and others involved in running board meetings have been trying to move to more dynamic and efficient ways of working. This has become increasingly important as companies hold more frequent board and committee meetings and directors demand ever-increasing levels of information. Despite the obvious advantages of using technology and moving to electronic meeting management, few companies have achieved buy-in and taken board meetings to an electron...
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Oct 01, 2009
In 2009 alone, more than 9,000 pink slips have already been handed out at newspapers across the country – meaning that, by the time you finish reading this, two more journalists will be exiting the traditional media landscape. As the layoffs mount and investigative budgets are slashed, corporate America is being put on notice that reputational risk management in the 21st century is less about the front pages and nightly news leads than it is about what’s happenin...
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