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I'm founder and CEO of Seeking Alpha. I started Seeking Alpha after working for five years as a technology research analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York. Seeking Alpha is now the dominant crowdsourced equity research platform, with over seven thousand contributors, seven million monthly... More
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  • How Do The Most Successful IR And PR People Use Seeking Alpha?

    About 3,000 IR and 2,000 PR people are registered on Seeking Alpha. We've been watching how they use the site. Here are five tips, based on what we see the most successful IR and PR people doing:

    1. Know what's being said about your stock

    Sign up for real time alerts on your stock at http://seekingalpha.com/real-time-alerts

    2. Tell us if an article about your stock contains errors
    If there's a material error in an article about your stock, we'll act fast to correct it. You'll find a link to contact our editors (Problems with this article? Please tell us.) in the "About this article" unit below every article.

    3. Send information to authors who write about your stock
    Seeking Alpha enables you to direct message authors who write on your stock or sector. You'll find a "Send Message" button under the author's photo on every article page. You can use that to send press releases, or even offer an interview with management.

    4. Ensure your conference call transcripts are being published
    Seeking Alpha publishes thousands of conference call transcripts every quarter. Make sure yours is included by going to the quote page for your stock on SeekingAlpha.com to check if the transcript is there. If we're not publishing it, email racheltova [at] seekingalpha.com

    5. Get your news in front of the influencers who matter
    As well as broad coverage of individual stocks, Seeking Alpha has outstanding coverage of macro, sector and theme issues. If you have news that's relevant, search for articles on your topic and send a direct message to the authors.

    If you're an IR or PR person, in what ways do you use Seeking Alpha?

    Nov 05 1:22 AM | Link | 12 Comments
  • 55% Of The Equity Buy Side Reads Seeking Alpha

    According to the most recent Erdos & Morgan study, Seeking Alpha is widely read by buy side equity investors:

    • 55% visited in the last year
    • 47% in the last month
    • 22% in the last week
    • 14% in the last day

    By job type, the percentage who read Seeking Alpha is:

    • 38% of Chief Investment Officers
    • 19% of Heads of Trading
    • 46% of Portfolio Managers
    • 46% of Directors of Research
    • 58% of Analysts

    By type of firm, the percentage who read Seeking Alpha is:

    • 45% of investment management firms
    • 50% of mutual fund firms
    • 44% of hedge funds

    By firm, by assets under management, our readership is:

    • 53% of firms managing under $100 million
    • 48% of firms managing $100-499 million
    • 46% of firms managing $500-999 million
    • 50% of firms managing $1 billion or over

    By firm type, our readership is:

    • 44% of corporate pension funds
    • 44% of other corporate funds
    • 47% of government municipal pension funds
    • 50% of other government public funds
    • 48% of endowments and foundations
    • 45% of hedge funds
    • 49% of insurance funds
    • 42% of trust funds
    • 49% of mutual funds
    • 58% of venture capital funds
    • 47% of private equity funds
    • 46% of personal asset funds
    Jul 31 7:15 AM | Link | 3 Comments
  • This Made My Day
    A direct message I just received from a user:

    "I am writing to let you know that SeekingAlpha has helped me rethink, reposition, and reinvent my entire financial existence in a very positive way. For many years until this past summer, I would occasionally happen on SA and read a few articles; I always found them interesting and stimulating, but I never followed up in any way. As a result of a significant change in my financial circumstances, however, I suddenly picked up on SA a couple of months ago and since then, it's been one huge home run for me. I visit SA daily and find it to be the best, richest, most honest, and most flexible financial website for personal investing. As a direct result of SA, I have rediscovered valuable things about stock investing that I learned 35 to 40 years ago, but forgot or put aside over time. It's all coming back to me now thanks to the marvellous authors and community on SA. And the results show in my personal investment portfolio--it's impressed even my personal investment advisor! SA is an excellent resource and I hope it's around for a very long time to come. Thanks to you and your team for your excellent efforts."

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.
    Nov 17 5:56 PM | Link | Comment!
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