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Why Engagement Analytics Are Important to Your Investor Relations

July 27, 2022 No Comments

Featured article by Rob Teitelman

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In today’s digital landscape, there’s no way your IPO or publicly listed company can exist without an IR website. It’s one of the most used sources of information by investors before they make investment decisions. You could have hundreds of thousands of visitors checking your IR site to learn more about your brand and financials.

But the flow of information is never a one-way street. All that traffic is ripe with data telling you a lot about your visitors and your investor relations strategy.

Smart IROs know how valuable this information can be. In 2022, simply being online isn’t enough. You need to be actively tracking engagement analytics so that you can gauge your impact and target new investors.

What is Engagement Analytics?

Engagement analytics is the latest trend within the investor relations world describing the analysis of large sets of raw data collected from visitors online. Its purpose is to reveal how investors engage with your brand so that you can predict their behavior in the future.

Web traffic makes up a good deal of the information you review, giving you the following insights:

- Who visits your website
- How long their session is
- How often visitors return
- The number of unique page views
- Your most visited page

Website traffic analysis is not a new phenomenon by any stretch, and there’s a good chance you’re already tracking these details.

What makes engagement analytics different is just how broad your data winds up being, as it’s pulled from every interaction across an investor’s entire digital footprint.

Specialized tech can help you aggregate IR intelligence from your stock performance, communications, publications, and capital markets virtual event registrations and attendance.

Today, there are many apps that track these data points individually, but few programs consolidate everything in a single app like the experts at Q4. The engagement analytics from Q4 is an all-in-one IR service that collects and analyzes key data across your digital landscape in one place.

Centralizing your analysis into one app will improve your investor relations strategy. After all, more data leads to greater accuracy in data science. The more you know about your prospective and current shareholders gives you a greater chance of predicting how they’ll behave in the future.

What Are the Benefits of Engagement Analytics?

If you’re struggling to understand your shareholders or target the next investor who’s interested in your brand, an all-in-one IR program can help.

Combining data from all your engagements will help you gain the following insights:

- Your Content’s Value: You’ll be able to review and report on visitor’s reaction to your content, including your IR website, capital markets virtual events, press releases, webcasts, and emails. This can reveal a lot about the success of your content.

- Trends in Engagements: Crunching a wide array of data can help you recognize and understand patterns in your stock price when compared to engagements.

- Who to Target: You can easily spot investors who are interested by your story by the way they interact with your digital content. You’ll be able to monitor or target any investor that flags your IR program.

- Possible Activists: By increasing the data you track, you’ll be able to catch activists engaging with your brand long before surveillance reports or 13-F filings.

The Takeaway:

The success of your investor relations strategy hinges on knowing what connects with shareholders — and what doesn’t. Using an all-in-one engagement analytics tool can help you understand how your online content resonates with your audience — from your website and webcasts to the emails you send.

 

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