SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - StockTwits®, the leading communications platform for the financial community, today announced a partnership with Q4 Web Systems (Q4), a leader in corporate websites and social media solutions for public companies.
Q4 will integrate StockTwits products and services as part of its offering to public companies, capitalizing on the growing trend of establishing direct communication and engagement between public companies and their key stakeholders. Companies such as Teekay Corporation, Ryder System, Inc., Shuffle Master Inc., and Vical Inc. all utilize Q4's customizable IR website system, as well as StockTwits' Investor Communications Solutions to optimize investor relations activities.
"Public companies are trying to find ways to connect directly with investors, analysts and other key constituencies as the number of potential communications channels expand dramatically," said Howard Lindzon, co-founder and chief executive officer at StockTwits. "IR professionals at public companies are increasingly facing challenges in reaching all their key audiences in the most effective way, with limited resources. Our partnership with Q4 provides simple, time saving access to our solutions for public companies using Q4 products."
Q4 has seen a surge in demand to increase awareness and broaden access to important company information from its customers. Q4 turned to StockTwits to integrate its platform for sharing financial information and news directly with investors, and to leverage its broad distribution network where messages are disseminated across the financial web. With the StockTwits Investor Communications Solutions integration, public companies can engage their investors in the following ways:
- Broad Distribution - Company news and information appended with a $(TICKER) tag is disseminated to an audience of more than 40 million across the StockTwits community, broad social networks and the financial web.
- Live Investor Events - Public companies can use the StockTwits platform as part of official earnings announcements to distribute real-time information and communicate with investors.
- Disclaimers and Compliance - IR departments can append disclaimers to social messages and links to third party sites, ensuring compliance.
- Performance Metrics - Users can also access performance metrics to measure the reach, impressions, and click-through activity of their messaging campaigns.
"By integrating StockTwits Investor Communications Solutions, we help IR professionals build stronger relationships with their stakeholders across the financial web," said Darrell Heaps, chief executive officer at Q4 Web Systems. "We are a leader in optimizing investor relations websites and social media strategies for effective communication, and using StockTwits products has become a critical 'best practice' in helping companies attract and engage investors."
About Q4 Web Systems
Q4 Web Systems (Q4) is the leader in corporate websites and social media solutions for public companies. Hundreds of investor relations professionals rely on Q4 for their IR website, social media and mobile applications. Using Q4, public companies of all sizes increase awareness, reduce risk and build better relationships with their investors. Through active best practice research, Q4 has earned a position at the forefront of the investor relations market, sharing knowledge through webinars, white papers and articles on www.q4blog.com.
For product information, please visit www.q4websystems.com.
With offices in San Diego and New York, StockTwits is the leading communications platform for the financial community and the creator of the $(TICKER) tag for identifying and following investing ideas and information across the web. It provides a specialized environment created specifically for investors and market analysts where they can contribute and find and follow ideas, while reaching the broadest audience of viewers through StockTwits' integration with leading social networks and financial sites, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money and Reuters. StockTwits provides premium services that allow public companies and professional market participants to monitor, manage and disseminate information over this network. The company was named "One of the Best Websites, 2010" by TIME Magazine, and was listed as one of the "10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web" by Fast Company.