“The overwhelming majority (89 percent) of activists polled in a recent survey expect to see an overall rise in M&A activism in 2014,” finds Strategic Communications' The Shareholder Activists' View report.
“Many of the world’s activist funds will be looking beyond American companies as a focus for their activities in 2014,” reports IR Magazine, based on findings from Strategic Communications’ The Shareholder Activists’ View study.
“A 2013 study by FTI Consulting Inc. showed that 80 percent of institutional investors expect shareholder activists to leverage social media to target companies,” reports The Legal Intelligencer, citing Strategic Communications’ Digital Engagement Study. (Subscription Required to Read Full Article)
John Franklin of the Strategic Communications segment joins communication executives from Bayer, Cargill and Procter & Gamble to discuss the digital convergence of investor relations and corporate communications.
“The findings of this study emphasize that narrowcasting communications to the financial community no longer is possible, given that stakeholders are seeking information in increasingly varied ways,” says Strategic Communications’ Digital & Social Engagement team. (Subscription Required to Read Full Article)
A Strategic Communications study finds 80 percent of investors identify shareholder activism via social media as disconcerting; however, only 11 percent are confident corporations have a strong investor-relations, digital-engagement defense.
“The real new thing here is that they are going after companies with a market cap larger than $1 billion and targeting CEOs specifically,” said Strategic Communications shareholder engagement expert Steven Balet. “In the past they were seeking mergers or sales.”