PR Newswire's Online Investor Conference Series Celebrates One Year of Success, Powered by UBM Studios' Conference Center

Interactive Forum Helps Public Companies Forge Relationships with Investors

Dec 13, 2011

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios today announced that BetterInvesting (NAIC), PR Newswire and MUNCmedia's RetailInvestorConferences.com, the monthly online investor conference series, is celebrating one year of success in strengthening relationships between public companies and investors. 

Combining PR Newswire's leading-edge online conferencing and investor communications capabilities with BetterInvesting's extensive retail investor audience network and MUNCmedia's sophisticated retail investor targeting, RetailInvestorConferences.com creates an environment that replicates the look and feel of physical investor conferences.  Powered by UBM Studios' Conference Center, the online series connects public companies with individual investors.  UBM Studios is a global leader in interactive digital events, environments and communities transforming the way audiences connect, educate and engage.

Through the easy-to-navigate, branded environment, public companies interact directly with retail investors and each month; providing the community with educational presentations and live Q&A sessions with top executives.  Since launching in November 2010, RetailInvestorConferences.com has grown from a single event with 262 attendees to a thriving community with over 7,500 active investors.  Additionally, over the past year, investors from 74 countries have engaged with public companies and institutions such as Aflac, Petrobras, SAP, The Securities, Exchange Commission, Deutsche Telekom, The Motley Fool and National Retail Properties. 

With 4,500 Twitter followers, RetailInvestorConferences.com (@RIConferences) is growing monthly and maintains continuous communication with its investor community. 

"We are very pleased to have celebrated our one-year anniversary with significant engagement between our sponsors and attendees," said John Viglotti, vice president, IR Services, PR Newswire.  "This unique forum has been a very valuable solution to our audience and we look forward to growing the environment in the coming year."

The interactive monthly forum is now also an integral element in PR Newswire's Capital Markets Visibility 365, a new investor relations strategy designed for small and micro-cap companies.  Small organizations with growth stories now have a visibility strategy that is easy to implement and cost effective.  

In 2012, RetailInvestorConferences.com will be expanding its environment internationally and will create single-sponsored investor relations environments, as well as digital extensions of face-to-face institutional investor conferences.    

To register for upcoming RetailInvestorConferences.com events, click PRNewswire/11-4-10/Registration/General%20Registration/registration.html" target="_blank">here. 

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About BetterInvesting

Since 1951, BetterInvesting, the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, has helped over 5 million people become better, more informed retail investors. BetterInvesting, based in Madison Heights, Mich., helps its members build wealth through local, regional and national learning events as well as through Web-based tools, software, member publications and online resources.

As the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to investment education, it provides investing knowledge and practical investing experience through local investment clubs, local volunteer chapters, online courses and an active online community.

BetterInvesting and its subsidiary, ICLUBcentral, currently serve over 120,000 investors. For more information, go to www.betterinvesting.org.

About PR Newswire

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PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 57 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

About MUNCmedia

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MUNCmedia is the first Information Media Network and world leader in web-based Retail Investor Targeting solutions. We provide online corporate communications, research and media solution to companies worldwide.

From targeting press releases one-to-one to individual investors to corporate video PR content, MUNCmedia helps companies deliver targeted and scalable messages to the precise audience in real-time. Hundreds of companies, IR and PR agencies, stock exchanges and integrated newswires rely on MUNCmedia services to deliver news messages to the retail financial community every day with measurable results.

MUNCmedia was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY with regional offices in Bellevue, WA and Boston. We currently service over 300 direct public company issuers and 40 IR agency partners.

About UBM Studios (www.ubmstudios.com)

UBM Studios is a global leader in interactive digital events, environments and communities transforming the way audiences connect, educate and engage.  UBM Studios offers a complete global marketing service from content and audience to creative and analytics creating world-class user engagement. For additional information on UBM Studios, visit www.ubmstudios.com.

About UBM LLC

UBM LLC is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

 

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For further information: CONTACT: Michele McPhail, UBM Studios, michele.mcphail@ubm.com, +1-773-687-4321, or John Viglotti, PR Newswire, John.Viglotti@prnewswire.com, +1-201-360-6767


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