SlideShare Partners With Q4 Web Systems to Help Bring Social Media to Investor Relations
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SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)-- SlideShare, the world`s largest community for sharing business presentations and PDFs today announced they have partnered with Q4 Web Systems (Q4), a leading provider of software for investor relations (IR) websites to help bring social media to investor relations. The collaboration will offer public companies enhanced best practice capabilities for their IR websites using SlideShare`s innovative web platform for displaying and sharing presentations and PDFs combined with Q4`s market leading IR website platform. A majority of companies are currently using their IR website as a filing cabinet in which they house PDFs of relevant documents such as press releases and presentations. In light of the current market conditions, traditional means of communicating with the market is not enough and companies are looking for ways to increase awareness and build better relationships with current and potential shareholders. The partnership between SlideShare and Q4 provides an effective tool set that uses existing content on IR websites that leverages social media and lets companies reach SlideShare`s 18 million monthly visitors in addition to visitors to their websites. "Q4 is an innovative company that provides leading edge investor tools and social media sharing capabilities and we are excited to be partnering with them," said Rashmi Sinha, SlideShare`s Cofounder and CEO. "We think it makes a lot of sense for public companies to use social media for investor relations and our partnership with Q4 will bring our social presentations along with millions of viewers to the world of investor relations websites." Companies using the Q4 web platform will be able to easily embed SlideShare presentations into any area of their IR websites and publish directly to both their IR website and SlideShare.com. Additionally, SlideShare is launching a separate Investor Relations category. Companies will also have the opportunity to promote their investor relations presentations to SlideShare`s 18 million visitors in a targeted manner. "The current economic climate has made it more difficult than ever for companies to raise awareness and connect with stakeholders, which means using traditional channels is not enough anymore. Social media is being adopted throughout the world in record numbers and companies need to get in tune with the mediums people are using or they will be left behind," said Darrell Heaps, President and CEO of Q4. "SlideShare is one of the best ways to package your investor presentation making it easy to view, share and disseminate across the web to millions of retail and institutional investors." SlideShare and Q4 are committed to investor relations and are currently in discussions regarding a number of other innovative enhancements to the service. About SlideShare SlideShare is the world`s largest community for sharing business presentations and PDFs. SlideShare gives users such as professionals, businesses and academics the ability to publish and share presentations over the Web, on their blogs, websites, LinkedIN profile or on slideshare.net. Founded in 2006, the company is privately held and based in San Francisco, California and New Delhi, India. For more information visit www.slideshare.net or the SlideShare blog at blog.slideshare.net. About Q4 Web Systems (Q4) Q4 Web Systems (Q4) is a leading provider of software for investor relations websites. Q4`s customized web-based solutions enable public companies to maintain control and flexibility over corporate communications while reducing regulatory and market risks. The Q4 Web platform works with any website and includes over 30 best practice IR modules and features to help investors easily find information, subscribe to updates and share it through social networks. Automated web records and a verifiable audit trail mitigate risk and ensure high quality disclosure. Q4`s solutions allow issuers to reduce costs and build better relationships with stakeholders. To learn more please visit www.q4websystems.com or Q4`s blog at www.q4blog.com. SlideShare Inc. Rashmi Sinha, 415-777-5770 ext. 201 CEO firstname.lastname@example.org or Q4 Web Systems Darrell Heaps, 416-626-7829 CEO email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2009