ICR Insight Series

We believe in having a strong voice on topics that matter to industry leaders, the investment community, and the business and financial media. Our team shares its insights based on in-depth analysis, an understanding of the issues, and how they apply to companies in all stages of their lifecycle.


 

New Study Shows the Benefit of Ex-Analysts in the IR Role

Who better to help management teams communicate to analysts and investors than former analysts?

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Hosting A Successful Investor Day

As companies look to generate interest form the investment community over time, they need to consider a broad range of activities.

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Equifax Exposes Personal Information… and Urgent the Need for Crisis Preparedness!

The immediate aftermath of the latest Company data breach – this one affecting a record 143 million people at consumer credit bureau Equifax – brings to mind the popular definition of insanity…

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PR Nightmares and Social Media: Winning Back Customer Trust

If 2017 has taught us anything so far, it’s that PR disasters can be made a hundred times worse by social media ineptitude.

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The Issue of Guidance

As a trusted advisor, we are often asked about earnings guidance and whether or not a company should provide it. And if they should, how often and what metrics should be provided.

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SPEED EQUALS REVENUE: DESIGNING MOBILE EXPERIENCES FOR B2B MARKETING

For many B2B companies, it’s become something of a self-fulfilling prophecy: “We don’t focus much on mobile,” they say. “It just doesn’t generate business for us.” The numbers do seem to bear…

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Want a Successful IPO in the US? Asian Companies Need to Work Harder

Asia What’s in a name? That which we call a meigui, by any other name would smell as sweet. Me-i guey? What’s a me-i guey? Well,…

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How to manage late SEC filings

Strategic planning and communications around late filings of an annual 10K or quarterly 10Q is critical for a company to manage the negative fallout. Companies must act quickly to reassure investors and other stakeholders when required to file an SEC Form 12b-25 Notification of Late Filing, which gives the company a short extension to file its SEC statements.

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The Ten People Who Determine Your Valuation

There is a tee shirt popular among social psychologists (admittedly a niche market) that reads, “Stereotypes are a Real Time Saver.” These scientists, many of them management professors, appreciate the ironic humor. They know, through their close study of behavior, that we are all cognitive misers with too much to do and too many things to understand.

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‘Hype vs. Reality’ – Managing the Delicate PR Balance for Innovation-Driven Businesses

But there is a fine line running between the reality of promising innovation and overhyped expectations that PR professionals must walk when helping companies

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Key Takeaways from Annual Tulane M&A Conference

Interestingly, and perhaps unique to this conference, the most heavily attended panel is one specific to the dynamics around media coverage of M&A.

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Dual-Listed IPOs: The Keys to Success in Managing a Cross-Border Offering

There is no expected slowdown in the pace of Canadian, or TSX-listed, companies looking to list in the U.S.

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A List for Listings: Considerations When Choosing a Stock Exchange

ICR President Don Duffy discusses which exchange to choose for your IPO in a new interview, via National Investors Relations Institute (NIRI). Read more about the interview.    

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Getting Social with Investor Relations

Only 28 percent of IR practitioners use social media for IR, according to a 2016 social media survey conducted by the National Investor Relations Institute. The same study reported reluctance among analysts, with only 15-18…

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Integrated Communications in the Life Sciences

One of the biggest challenges to achieving communications integration in the agency and corporate setting is culture.

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How to Handle Bad Financial News

To say the markets have been dizzying this year is an understatement. Stock instability, the Brexit vote, and an uncertain political climate in the U.S. have required companies to adjust to…

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Focus on Life Science and Healthcare Sectors

ICR Healthcare, a newly-branded specialty practice that provides communications counsel and support for ICR’s growing roster of clients in the biopharmaceutical, medtech and healthcare services sectors.

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The Value of PR: Lighter on Clip Books, Heavier on Revenue Creation

A significant transfiguration has occurred for PR in recent years as the internet and emerging technologies have reshaped the business landscape. Today, through its newfound ability…

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PR Seeks Social Media: A Match Made in the Digital Era

ICR As public relations professionals, we can’t so much as “swipe right” today without considering the important impact social media makes on every story we tell, every connection we make…

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Washington and Crisis, a Unique Relationship

Crisis communications and Congressional hearings are inevitably intertwined, proving the adage that the most dangerous place to be in Washington is between a politician and a TV camera. The recent…

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Don’t let Unicorns Fool you – The Tech IPO is not an Ancient Myth

Remember the market clamor about a possible tech bubble in 2014? It was a different time with dozens of successful IPOs and newly emerging unicorns – those hot private companies claiming…

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Communicating in the Golden Era of Shareholder Activism

Carl Icahn. Bill Ackman. Nelson Peltz. Daniel Loeb. These are the names that have struck fear into the hearts of every public company CEO in America since the corporate raider days of the 1980s…

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Navigating the Growing Healthy Living Industry

Increasingly more companies are focused on health and wellness. The paths of two divergent sets of consumers – boomers and seniors who are living to older ages and managing new health…

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The art of IPO communications, and why it matters

With the short amount of time between an IPO filing becoming public and the completion of the IPO, the transition from private company to public can feel like a whirlwind. In a matter of weeks…

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The Communications Role in the M&A Rebound

The use of strategic communications unquestionably plays a significant role in helping to ensure the success of a transaction through its different phases. It helps inspire confidence, minimize…

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The mainstreaming of shareholder activism

The prevalence of shareholder activism signals a new frontier for crisis communications. The practice of activism has evolved, its players have grown more sophisticated, and companies and their…

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