UBM Studios Platform Powers PR Newswire's Leading Virtual Event Connecting Public Companies with Investors

Mar 23, 2011, 09:00 ET from UBM Studios from ,PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 3, 2011, BetterInvesting (NAIC), PR Newswire and MUNCmedia presented the fourth, interactive, multimedia RetailInvestorConferences.com event in a series of retail investor conferences that connects public companies with retail investors.  

RetailInvestorConferences.com, powered by UBM Studios, provides an interactive monthly forum for public companies to present and meet directly with retail investors using a graphically-enhanced, virtual environment.  Designed to replicate the look and feel of physical investor conferences, RetailInvestorConferences.com combines 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.

The event includes an Auditorium where each public company's CEO presents their corporate vision and investment thesis in a live audio and slide webcast.  During the live presentations, retail investors are prompted to ask questions in real-time directly to the CEO and other senior executives.  After the live presentation, attendees are invited to continue "chatting" with the CEO in the company's virtual trade show booth.

"Investor engagement is the true measurement of success and the UBM Studios platform delivers a myriad of touch points that help our public company clients find and forge relationships with new investors," said John Viglotti, vice president, IR Services, PR Newswire.  

Of the 3,000 investors that registered for the event, 86 percent are individual investors, 81 percent are long-term investors and 55 percent purchase equities themselves.   These results highlight that RetailInvestorConferences.com reaches a critical mass of long term, self directed, individual investors.

Recent presenting companies include Allon Therapeutics (TSX: NPC);  Anthersys, Inc  (Nasdaq: ATHX); DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (OTC: DNPI); Drew Industries (NYSE: DW); Dutch Gold (OTCQB: DGRI); Heska Corp (Nasdaq: HSKA); MicroFinancial Inc. (Nasdaq: MFI); NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group (NYSE: NIVS); Quaterra Resources, Inc.(NYSE: QMM); TechniScan Inc.(OTC: TSNI); and Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE: TSS). In addition, the March event featured a live presentation by Social Media expert Phil Pearlman, executive editor at StockTwits, and is now available on demand.

To register for upcoming RetailInvestorConferences.com events, click here.  

For additional information on UBM Studios or to purchase a virtual business solution, contact Michele McPhail at (773) 687-4321 or michele.mcphail@ubm.com.

To follow UBM Studios on Twitter, visit http://twitter.com/UBMStudios, to follow on Facebook, visit UBM Studios and to follow on LinkedIn, visit UBM Studios.  

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 56 years ago, PR Newswire today is the preferred newswire for thousands of listed companies and provides the industry's most comprehensive and efficient end-to-end solutions for investor targeting, visibility, engagement and compliance. Services include news release distribution that meets U.S., European, and Canadian disclosure regulations; full-scale EDGAR filing services including XBRL formatting and processing and high-end printing services for financial documents through Vintage Filings; online investor engagement tools; multimedia and broadcast production services for IR events; and comprehensive market intelligence and research.  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 United Business Media 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 solutions 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 leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions.  A pioneer with virtual platforms, UBM Studios delivers deep expertise in live and online events that brings business value to customers.  UBM Studios connects, educates and enables virtual communications through a portfolio that fits every budget.  UBM Studios is the only virtual event provider to offer platform, content, audience recruitment, reporting and social marketing and gaming.   UBM Studios virtual events include Virtual Trade Shows, Virtual Career Fairs, Virtual Seminar Centers, Virtual Resource Centers, Virtual Product Launch, Virtual Business Continuity, Virtual Corporate Meetings, Virtual Sales Meetings, Virtual Focus Group Centers and Virtual Training.  UBM Studios delivers a complete global communication solution in Asia, Europe and North America in industries including, health, finance, technology, building and education.


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