October 13, 2015
For this episode of the Planet
MicroCap Podcast, I wanted to learn more about the importance of different communications
tools that MicroCap companies use on a regular basis. There's many communications tools that MicroCap companies use to communicate their stories. Some are required, some are not. But, If you’ve ever done
research on a public company and looked at the company’s news feed on Yahoo
Finance or StockNewsNow.com, you’ve probably read one of the following: a press
release, an SEC Filing, XBRL filing, or an Edgar or SEDAR Filing. These are
tools that public companies use to communicate their corporate messages. I want
to understand these tools a little better because, besides when management
talks to media like, StockNewsNow.com, its these documents that will help you
and I know what a public company is currently up to. And when it comes to
MicroCap stocks – transparency and information is incredibly valuable.
To help me with this task, I spoke
with Bradley Smith, Director of Marketing, Investor Relations and Regulatory
Compliance Services for PR Newswire and Vintage Group, a global
provider of corporate communications tools and services, enabling marketers to
distribute: press releases, SEC Filings, Edgar Filings, XBRL, and more.
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In this episode, Mr. Smith and I discuss the following topics:
- Who is PR Newswire/Vintage Group? What does the company do?
- Companies are required by
regulatory authorities to provide the public with specific current events,
material changes, and compliance oriented information, explain the business
relationship public companies should have with their information service
- What constitutes when
information is public? When the company sends it to PR Newswire or when say
Yahoo finance publishes it?
- What are Press Releases, XBRL tagging and
filing, SEC Filings, Edgar Filings, and SEDAR Filings
- What’s the difference
between Press Releases and SEC Filings?
- Why do
all public companies, including MicroCaps, have to disseminate, report and
distribute their information and press releases?
- As a
MicroCap investor, why should we pay attention to all of these various
- Before the Internet, how did investors, or
anyone for that matter, access this information?
- Where can we find this information?
- You can follow Bradley Smith @BHSMITH
For more information about PR Newswire and The Vintage Group, go to: www.PRNewswire.com and www.TheVintageGroup.com
You can follow the Planet MicroCap Podcast on Twitter @BobbyKKraft, and you can also listen to this interview on StockNewsNow.com