Meeting Notes

New Media Trends in Investor Relations

Summary of the Presentation at the Cincinnati NIRI Chapter Meeting on December 11, 2013

The Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter of NIRI held its third meeting of the season on December 11, 2013. This incredible lunch took place at McCormick & Schmick’s. Darrell Heaps, CEO and Co-Founder of Q4 Web Systems, made a presentation and led a discussion about new media trends in investor relations.

Below are several key points from the presentation.

  • The future is mobile
    • Mobile web browsing accounted for 7% of total browsing in January 2013, as of November it had grown to 20% and is expected to exceed 50% earlier next year
    • Tablet/phone will become the primary source of browsing in the future
  • Website and App expectations
    • Most helpful website is responsive – website is easily viewed from any device
    • In-line browser – website that acts like an app
    • Native apps are still important because they provide alerts to users as well as off line viewing
  • Twitter
    • Becoming more important for companies than Facebook
      • Able to provide a constant stream of information
    • Twitter will disclose earnings in Q1 via twitter
      • This could change how companies disclose earnings

The presentation from the meeting is available at

The presentation from the meeting is available here.