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Print vs. Digital: Investor Relations Study Looks At Annual Report Production

Print not dead for shareholder communications

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each spring, public companies expend great energy producing their annual reports for shareholders. In the past few years, environmental awareness of excess printing and online alternatives has changed what many companies produce. Our recent Investor Relations benchmarking study asked public companies about their 2014 plans annual reports.

To view the infographic on these findings and other results, click to read the blog post:
http://irblog.prnewswire.com/category/ir-benchmarking-study/

  • Only 28.9% of respondents expect to produce a full color annual report. In addition to financial reports, these types of reports include marketing-based content: photographs, colorful charts and product descriptions
  • 41.3% expect to produce a "10-K wrap." Generally, this style includes a full color cover with one or two pages of non-financial content, including a CEO letter to shareholders. These pages are "wrapped" around the complete 10-K printing, which is only printed in black ink.

To learn what investors prefer regarding annual reports,please download the Shareholder Confidence 365 Study:
http://promotions.prnewswire.com/IR_consume_content_2013.html

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