Shareholders And Radishes 2010


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An irreverent look at Shareholder Communications in the US. Invitation to join Shareholder Communications Community

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Shareholders And Radishes 2010

  1. 1. 30% of investors never read their prospectus. <ul><li>Source Investment Company Institute. </li></ul>
  2. 2. 80% think reading a prospectus is like eating their vegetables. <ul><li>Source ICI – 80% of investors read some, very little or do not read the prospectus. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 92% of Vegetables find that insulting . <ul><li>Recent survey of legumes and leafy greens. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Radishes don’t mind. <ul><li>Source: International Radish Council. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Shareholder Communications are not as tasty as vegetables. <ul><li>Have you ever tasted a proxy? </li></ul>
  6. 6. They taste more like carbon spread on dead trees. <ul><li>According to Pat McGrew, Kodak’s Director of Industry Marketing who apparently tests that sort of thing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Because that’s what they are. Yuck!
  8. 8. If you were a Forest you would be afraid of Shareholder Communications.
  9. 9. Not that kind of Forest! This kind of Forest!
  10. 10. 98.5% of trees object to being turned into pulp . <ul><li>Research margin of error plus or minus 1.5% </li></ul>
  11. 11. Run Forest. Run!
  12. 12. It’s time to think about the environment, the bottom line and your shareholders. <ul><li>And perhaps, occasionally, radishes. </li></ul>
  13. 13. ‘ Cause there’s a revolution coming. . . <ul><li>No! </li></ul>Revenge of the Trees?
  14. 14. A Revolution . . . In how companies communicate with Shareholders.
  15. 15. Shareholder communications used to be a monologue . A very BORING monologue…
  16. 16. It should be a conversation.
  17. 17. A highly regulated conversation. <ul><li>No, our lawyers didn’t make us say that. </li></ul>
  18. 18. There’s a lot to talk about. <ul><li>Say on Pay. Sustainability. Corporate Performance. Majority Voting. Proxy Access. Your brand. P8 Group. Investor Relations. Governance. Election of Officers. Voting Records. Fund Expenses. Reputation Risk. What’s with that hair style? </li></ul>
  19. 19. People are talking. <ul><li>Even people at public companies. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Best Buy, CGI, Chevron, Cisco, Dell, EMC Corp, FedEx, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Oracle, Microsoft, NASDAQ QMX, Novartis, Pitney Bowes, Proctor & Gamble, Putnam Funds, Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell, Sun, Time Warner, UPS all have senior executives on Twitter. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Companies are using websites, social media, e-presentment, virtual meetings, mobile data, XBRL and sustainable print to improve their shareholder communications.
  22. 22. It’s Revolutionary! <ul><li>And highly effective. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Learn to revolutionize your shareholder communications by making them more Effective, Efficient and Sustainable.
  24. 24. Join us ! Shareholder Communications Symposium Online <ul><li>Broadridge </li></ul><ul><li>BNY Mellon </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Insight </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Disclosure Project </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance Week </li></ul><ul><li>DoubleSpeak </li></ul><ul><li>DST Output </li></ul><ul><li>Ethos Business Law </li></ul><ul><li>Exelon Corp </li></ul><ul><li>Fidelity Investments </li></ul><ul><li>Firehouse Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Tool Works </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Corporate Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Intel Corp </li></ul><ul><li>Insight Forums </li></ul><ul><li>McDonald’s </li></ul><ul><li>Merrill Corp </li></ul><ul><li>National Investor Relations Institute </li></ul><ul><li>NewRiver </li></ul><ul><li>Vintage Filings </li></ul><ul><li>Startup Army </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Corporate Advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Endowments Institute </li></ul><ul><li>The Plain Language Group </li></ul><ul><li>Wells Fargo Funds </li></ul><ul><li>And more people are joining the conversation every day! </li></ul>
  25. 25. No Radishes were harmed in the making of this presentation. <ul><li>Copyright Insight Forums LLC 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Please share this presentation with attribution to Insight Forums and the Shareholder Communications Symposium. </li></ul>