Richmond, VA -October 2, 2003 - WILink, a global leader in providing investor relations and investment information services, today released data showing the majority of companies who webcast corporate messages prefer to use special features in their presentations to communicate more effectively with investors. Vcall® webcasting, part of WILink's PrecisionIR line of targeting and communications services, provides innovative webcasting technology that enables companies to communicate effectively with the investment community.
A review of companies using Vcall webcasting for their Investor Relations events shows that a majority prefers to customize their events by adding tailored features to their presentations. Almost 75% of companies webcasting with Vcall® use added features to enhance their corporate communications, representing a 15% increase from early 2002 when only 63% of companies used add-on features. Additional features like slide presentations or online surveys allow companies to make their presentations more interactive and to provide more details to investors.
Special Features for Webcast Presentations Include:
"The growing use of customization in webcast presentations supports the recent trend of companies seeking to communicate more actively and effectively with the investment community," said J. Patrick Galleher, chief operating officer of WILink, Inc. "Companies want to gain an advantageous level of interactivity with investors through customization of their corporate message."
About WILink: Since 1992, WILink plc (www.wilink.com) has been a leading provider of global investor relations and investment information services that attract and retain investors for public companies and mutual funds. WILink's PrecisionIR™ (www.precisionir.com) and PrecisionFM™ (www.precisionfm.com) custom investor-marketing programs enable publicly traded companies and mutual funds to deliver tailored and compelling communications to a precisely targeted audience of investors. This year WILink will make more than 8 million investor introductions for over 3,750 corporate clients through PrecisionIR™ and PrecisionFM™ programs, which include the Annual Reports Service, the Fund Info Service, Informed Investors Forums (www.informedinvestors.com) and Vcall® webcasting (www.vcall.com). WILink's InstitutionalReach™ database and partnerships with over 240 leading financial channels in 14 countries including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron's and Yahoo! Finance ensure clients targeted visibility within the investment community. WILink, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of WILink plc (WLK: LSE) began operations in Richmond, Va. in 1993.