Investis Boosts Analytics and Usability with myInvestis5 Upgrade

NEW YORK – October 17, 2017 – Investis, a leading digital communications company, today announced the release of myInvestis5, a major upgrade to its industry-leading audience insight platform. The myInvestis platform is a unified multi-lingual cloud-based digital communications solution, combining traditional web analytics, multichannel publishing/monitoring and organizational corporate audience insight.

Investis Acquires ZOG Digital, Grows US Presence

NEW YORK – October 17, 2017 – Investis, a leading digital communications company, today announced the acquisition of Phoenix-based digital marketing agency ZOG Digital. The move expands the ability of Investis to provide integrated corporate communications solutions to the world’s most successful companies.

Investis Appoints David Corchado as Chief Digital Officer

NEW YORK - nvestis, a leading digital communications company, today announced the appointment of David Corchado as chief digital officer. Corchado will take charge of Investis product development strategy and have global responsibility for all web development groups. Corchado brings 20 years of leadership and deep industry knowledge to Investis, having spent most of his career building advertising technology for digital agencies.

Alert IR Rebrands as Investis Sweden AB

LONDON - 11 September, 2017 - Investis, a digital communications company, today announced the rebranding of Alert IR of Gothenburg as Investis Sweden AB, reflecting the company’s full integration with London-based Investis, Ltd., which acquired the company in 2014. The rebranding is a recognition of the company’s global reach and breadth of services they provide corporate communicators.

Investis appoints Digital Veteran Claire Price as CFO

LONDON ­– August 23, 2017 – Investis, a leading digital communications company, today announced the appointment of Claire Price as chief financial officer. Claire brings with her over 20 years’ experience in international business and finance, notably in mergers and acquisitions for digital communications, media and telecommunication companies. Responsible for setting the financial framework for Investis growth both organically and through M&A, Claire will also have a position on the Investis board of directors.

Investis appoints Adrian Goodliffe as Chief Commercial Officer

LONDON - April 10, 2017 - Investis, a digital communications company, today announced the appointment of Adrian Goodliffe as Chief Commercial Officer, a newly created position. Goodliffe will be responsible for the company’s sales and marketing operations in the UK and Ireland, Benelux, DACH, and Southern Europe.

Investis appoints Duncan Painter to Board

LONDON – March 15, 2017 – Investis, a digital communications company, today confirmed that Duncan Painter, CEO of Ascential Plc, has been appointed to the Investis Board of Directors as a non-executive director.

Investis names Marlin Jackson as President of North America Business

NEW YORK – January 31, 2017 – Investis, a digital communications company that helps brands tell their stories, today announced the appointment of Marlin Jackson as president of the North American office. Jackson joined Investis last April as chief client officer. He has over 20 years of consulting, professional services and business development experience with companies like Arthur Andersen, Concentra Healthcare Systems, and digital agencies Agency.com and iCrossing. Throughout his career, Marlin has primarily serviced Fortune 500 companies and successfully partnered with client teams to help them face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and complex business environment.

Don Scales Appointed Global CEO of Investis

LONDON — January 18, 2017 — Investis, the fast growing digital communications company, today announced that Don Scales has been named CEO, overseeing the company’s global business, taking over from Helen James who leaves the company in a full time capacity.

Investis Expands Creative and Biz Dev Teams in the US

NEW YORK – August 31, 2016 – Investis, a digital communications company that helps brands tell their stories, today announced the latest key appointments to build its creative and business development teams. The hires are part of an aggressive growth strategy in the US to meet the demand for the company’s corporate communications digital services.

Investis names Marlin Jackson as Chief Client Officer for North America

NEW YORK – July 19, 2016 – Investis, a digital communications company that helps brands tell their stories, today announced the appointment of Marlin Jackson as chief client officer. Jackson will be responsible for overall client satisfaction and oversee account management, strategy and business development in North America.

Investis joins with Irish Stock Exchange to provide digital IR advice

Leading digital communications company Investis partnered with The Irish Stock Exchange on 22 June 2016 to deliver an event outlining digital best practice for investor relations. Over 50 of Ireland’s leading companies and PR firms attended the event ‘Why digital matters for investor relations’, where Investis’ Creative Director Simon Gittings outlined some of the key IR trends in corporate websites, with particular focus on adopting mobile-responsive design, utilising annual report material across the website and the use of social media for IR.

Investis to Provide Exclusive Services to NYSE-listed Companies

NEW YORK, April 13, 2016—Investis Inc., an international digital communications company and provider of best-in-class investor relations (IR) webhosting solutions, today announced it has been selected by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as the preferred provider of IR webhosting solutions for NYSE-listed companies as part of NYSE’s expanded services program.

Don Scales Appointed as CEO of Investis Inc.

NEW YORK, March 8, 2016 -- Helen James CEO Investis, the global leader in digital communications for corporate and investor relations, today announced the appointment of Don Scales as CEO, Investis Inc. Scales joins the business with immediate effect and will be based in the New York office.

Investis included in London Stock Exchange's '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Investis has been named as one of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in a report produced by the London Stock Exchange.

The Middle East Investor Relations Society appoints Investis as corporate website partner and advisory member

The Middle East Investor Relations Society (MEIRS) has appointed Investis, an international digital communications and investor relations (IR) company, as its corporate website partner for 2015, as well as an Advisor member to the Society. The partnership aims to support listed companies in the region and encourage best practices in digital corporate and IR communications.

Audience Insight – a new Investis service

Investis is delighted to announce the launch of "Audience Insight", a unique service that allows organisations to monitor, understand and make decisions about how to engage with their digital audiences, providing time-poor professionals with the insight they require to act in today's ever-changing digital landscape.

Investis IQ Digital Presence Ranking Q2 2015: Dedicated mobile sites fall from grace

The majority of companies have now abandoned their dedicated mobile sites in favour of responsive web design, according to the latest Investis IQ Rankings, released today. The IQ Rankings benchmark corporate websites and companies’ use of digital media, scoring them out of 100 for aspects including usability, corporate governance, corporate responsibility/sustainability (CSR), investor relations (IR), use of mobile and use of social media.

Investis IQ Digital Presence Ranking Q1 2015: Companies are describing their business better – except in the US

How companies talk about themselves on their corporate websites has improved substantially, according to the latest Investis IQ Rankings, released today. The IQ Rankings benchmark corporate websites and companies’ use of digital media, scoring them out of 100 for aspects including usability, corporate governance, CSR, investor relations (IR), use of mobile and use of social media.

Investis IQ Digital Presence Ranking Q4 2014: Online sustainability reporting falls in quality

The depth and quality of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting on corporate websites is appearing to be declining, according to the latest Investis IQ Rankings, released today. The IQ Rankings benchmark corporate websites and companies’ use of digital media, scoring them out of 100 for aspects including usability, corporate governance, CSR, investor relations (IR), use of mobile and use of social media.

UK companies lag far behind US in use of social media

London, Monday 2 February 2015: UK companies lag far behind their US peers in their use of social media for corporate communications, according to the most comprehensive review to date. The review was conducted by Investis, the international leader in digital corporate communications.

ECI backs Investis to accelerate its growth strategy

London, 8 December 2014: ECI Partners (‘ECI’), the UK’s leading growth-focused, mid-market private equity firm, has invested in Investis, the leading independent global specialist in digital corporate communications. ECI will provide support and additional capital to the business to accelerate its global growth strategy.

Investis IQ Digital Presence Ranking Q3 2014: Multimedia driving change

More companies than ever are making use of multimedia on their corporate websites and across their digital estate, according to the latest Investis IQ Rankings, released today. The IQ Rankings benchmark corporate websites and companies’ use of digital media, scoring them out of 100 for aspects including usability, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility (CSR), investor relations, use of mobile and use of social media. These changes, coupled with the ongoing growth in the number of companies offering a mobile solution, meant that every index previously benchmarked saw their overall average score increase.

ENI, Shell and BP top first Investis report into the quality of digital communications in the oil and gas sector

London, UK – October 20, 2014 – Investis, the international leader in digital corporate communications, announces the results of its first sector-specific review of the digital communications of oil and gas companies.

Investis Acquires Alert IR to Further Strengthen its Position as the Leading Provider of Digital Corporate Communications Services in Europe

 

Investis Acquires global3digital to Strengthen its Position as the Leading European Provider of Digital Corporate Communications Services

London, UK – August 1, 2014 – Investis Ltd, the global specialists in digital corporate communications, has further strengthened its position in Europe with the acquisition of global3digital.

Investis IQ Digital Presence Ranking Q2 2014: Video comes of age

The amount of video content and video functionality used by public companies on their corporate/IR websites and their wider digital estate has increased dramatically, according to the latest Investis IQ Rankings, released today. The percentage of companies using video has increased across every criteria we measure.

Investis Adds Annual Report Mailing, Whistleblower Services in Partnership with Issuer Direct

New York, NY – June 9, 2014 – Investis Inc., one of the fastest growing providers of online IR and corporate websites in the US, will add annual report mailing and whistleblower services to its core IR website and webcasting packages in a partnership with Morrisville North Carolina-based Issuer Direct Corporation to reduce administration costs for issuers and offer price benefits.

Investis Launches Audience Intelligence for the Corporate and IR Communications Industry

New York, NY – June 8, 2014 – Investis the world's largest privately held IR and corporate website and app provider today launched another market first for the corporate and IR communications industry: Audience Intelligence. The new service will enable clients to see exactly which investment funds, hedge funds, activist investors, media organizations, government bodies and potential corporate customers are looking at their website and what they are reading.

Investis Boosts Marketing Function with new Global Head Sheryl Joyce

London, UK, (June 5) - Investis Ltd., the world’s largest privately-held IR and corporate communications specialist, has appointed Sheryl Joyce in the newly-created role of Global Head of Marketing to synchronize and drive the strategic marketing initiative across its core European and US markets.

Investis IQ Digital Presence Ranking Q1 2014: Mobile is still the key focus

Improving communications to the mobile audience remains the biggest driver of change to companies’ digital presence, according to the latest Investis IQ Rankings, released today.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q4 2013: Companies across Europe make substantial improvements to their digital estate

The past six months has seen a dramatic rise in the number of companies improving their corporate websites and wider digital presence, according to the latest Investis IQ Rankings, released today.

Investis appoints David Grigson as Chairman to support US expansion

Investis, the leading provider of digital corporate communications to listed companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Grigson as its new Chairman.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q3 2013: Mobile and social driving improvements in corporate websites

Mobile and social are the two biggest factors accounting for an encouraging improvement in the quality of corporate websites as the latest IQ Rankings, released today, reveal. Mobile scores, which consider whether and how companies are offering a dedicated mobile site, are using responsive design, or have an IR or corporate app, have leapt by over 30% globally. Social Media scores, which measure whether corporate sites have social functionality and look at whether they are linking to social accounts used primarily for IR or corporate communications, have also risen by nearly 18%.

Investis research shows mobile is driving increased visits to corporate websites

Visits to corporate websites are up by almost a quarter (24%) in two years according to the latest Investis research, and the increase is being driven by mobile devices.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q2 2013: EnQuest Takes the Lead as Mobile Website Optimization Triples

EnQuest is the best performing company for mobile use, as the number of companies ensuring that the content of their corporate website is accessible on mobile devices triples compared to 6 months ago, according to the latest Investis IQ Rankings, released today.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q1 2013: Mobile divides corporate communicators

Mobile is widening the gap in the quality of companies’ corporate communications as the latest IQ Rankings, released today, reveal. Historically high scoring companies have extended their lead over companies further down the list because of mobile, despite the technology’s universal importance. The rankings, updated for Q1 2013, now include a more extensive range of mobile criteria, to reflect the recent dramatic rise in visits from mobiles to corporate websites. In the FTSE100, 36 of the top 50 companies have either an app, dedicated mobile site or a responsive design website; only 12 companies in the bottom half of the index do the same. It is a similar story in the DAX30 with 14 of the top 50% of the index providing for mobile as opposed to just 7 companies in the bottom 50%.

Investis research shows business use of mobile is outpacing the global trend

Access to corporate websites from mobile devices is outpacing the global trend according to Investis research released today. The research shows that 15.9% of all corporate website visits come from mobile devices as opposed to 14.13% on all types of websites worldwide.

Investis expands into Indian market

Investis CEO, Helen James, joins the British trade delegation to India this week as we announce our intention of expanding further into the Indian market. Our first step is to put the digital corporate presence of some of India's leading public companies under close scrutiny as we extend our long-running IQ Benchmarking service to cover the BSE 100.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q4 2012 – social media in corporate communications hits the tipping point

Investis’ ranking of corporate websites in the fourth quarter of 2012* shows that the number of companies using social media has reached the tipping point. 40% of FTSE250 companies have a corporate social media presence, up from just 14% of companies a year ago. These results refer only to those accounts used specifically for corporate communications and linked to from the corporate website, giving an accurate measure of corporate uptake and engagement. We’ve also seen social media growth in Europe, with the MDAX up from 20% to 44% while the SMI20 now has an impressive 60% of its constituents using social media. The rate of growth shows that companies will soon be in the minority if they continue to avoid the social trend.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Rankings Q3 2012 – More companies than ever integrate social media into corporate sites

The results of the Investis IQ Ranking of corporate websites for Q3 2012 show the largest overall rise in the rankings for companies since we started releasing our IQ research 4 years ago, with companies scored this quarter rising by an average of 4%. The DAX30 is the leading index once more, overtaking the OMXH25, the leader during Q2. Many of the top companies remain the same and Bayer, Deutsche Post and Aviva lead the overall rankings.

Investis announces acquisition and change of ownership

Investis acquired in £25m management buyout led by Gresham Private Equity - announces agreement to acquire investor relations business from Morningstar (formerly Hemscott IR) to accelerate its growth strategy.

StockTwits and Investis are now in partnership

Investis is pleased to announce its partnership with StockTwits in Europe. StockTwits has grown into the leading social media platform for investors in North America, and now distributes content to over 6 million monthly users via financial news sites such as Yahoo Finance, CNN Money and Reuters.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q2 2012 - the UK indices move in on the DAX

FTSE350 companies have closed the gap on the DAX and MDAX as all the indices see a fall in their scores. Substantial changes to the IQ criteria and weightings were made at the start of 2012, reflecting developments in digital communications best practice. This has caused a drop off of all index scores, but the FTSE100 and 250 have gained on the DAX and MDAX by an average of 3.2%.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q1 2012 - Social Media shakes up Investis website rankings

The most substantial review of criteria and weightings since its launch in 2009 has led to some big changes to the Investis IQ Ranking of corporate websites in the first quarter of 2012.

New Survey Reveals Lack of Mobile Readiness on FTSE100 Websites

A new report by Magus and Investis, entitled “How mobile-ready is the FTSE 100?” provides crucial insight into how FTSE100 companies are responding to the rapid growth of the mobile web – and where the opportunities lie.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q4 2011 – Companies investing once more in their digital corporate communications

Investis’ ranking of corporate websites in the fourth quarter of 2011* shows the average score to have grown by 2.7%. This follows Q3’s modest rise of 1.7% suggesting, after a period of negative growth, that things are on the up once again. Nevertheless, the year-on-year average for all of the companies we benchmark shows that the average score is still down by 3.4%.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q3 2011 – Social Media driving change but not as you might expect

Investis’ ranking of corporate websites in the third quarter of 2011* shows the average score to have grown modestly by 1.7%. However, this follows three successive quarters of negative growth.

Investis joins British Business Delegation to Russia

Investis have been invited to join the forthcoming Business Delegation to Russia representing the best of British business, industry and technology. Managing Director Helen James will be among a group of 20-plus leading business representatives accompanying the Prime Minister to Moscow next week.

Investis Clients Win International Stevie® Awards in Eighth Annual International Business Awardssm

Investis are delighted to congratulate two of their clients for winning an International Stevie Award in The 2011 International Business Awards.

Investis launches new app for Kingfisher as our IR apps go social

An IR app for the iPad created by Investis for FTSE100 retail giant Kingfisher is now available in the iTunes store (http://bit.ly/qlqMuT) . The Kingfisher IR app showcases a number of new features including the ability to share news and other content with key social media channels like Twitter and Facebook. You can see share price data and charts from multiple exchange listings and simple drop-down navigation has been added for ease of use.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q2 2011 – Social Media continues to drive the online corporate communications agenda

The past six months has seen a substantial and on-going review and overhaul of how Investis ranks corporate websites. As previously reported, numerous criteria have been amended and there have been various changes in weighting to several categories. However, the most significant change overall was to the Web 2.0 & Social Media category: we now give much more prominence to how effectively companies are using social media.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q4 2010 – Social Media powers benchmarking revamp

The fourth quarter of 2010 saw a major overhaul of how Investis ranks European corporate websites. Several criteria were amended and there were changes in weighting to various categories, notably the CSR criteria were given more weight and Careers criteria saw a reduction. However, the most significant step change overall was to the Web 2.0 & Social Media category in that we are now giving much more prominence to how effectively companies are using social media.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q3 2010 - user experience driving change in websites

Investis’ ranking of nearly 700 corporate websites in the third quarter of 2010 shows the average score of European corporate websites to have grown modestly by just under 1%. However, this is almost entirely due to Investis now covering the French CAC40, which scores surprisingly lowly for such a major index*. When the CAC40 is discounted, the average score of European corporate websites shows a stronger increase of 2.35%. The DAX30 showed the most growth overall, up by 3%.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q2 2010 – big increase in website redesigns but only modest gains in quality

Investis' ranking of corporate websites in the FTSE250, Germany's MDAX, Austria's ATX20 and Switzerland's SMI20 indices reveals that 9% of companies we covered launched redesigned websites over the last quarter. This is the biggest rate we have seen since we began tracking corporate websites in July 2008 (by way of comparison, only 4.4% of companies redesigned their websites in this quarter last year). If this rate continues across other indices, some 36% of companies will redesign their websites over the course of the year – meaning that corporate websites have a current 'shelf-life' of less than three years.

Britvic wins award for Best Investor Communications

Investis are delighted to congratulate Britvic for winning the Best Investor Communications award at the PLC Awards recently. The PLC Awards recognise excellence in the mid-market sector. You can find more information about the PLC Awards by following this link: http://www.plc-awards.co.uk/winn.php.

Investis’ new online reports now live

25th March, 2010 - Investis, Europe’s leading provider of online corporate communications services, has kicked off its busiest ever online reporting season with the launch of the RWE AG online annual report (at http://rwecom-online-report-2009.production.investis.com) and the Ladbrokes ‘Express’ online annual report (at http://www.annualreport-2009.ladbrokesplc.com/).

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q4 2009 – websites still improving, but more slowly

Investis’ ranking of more than 650 corporate websites in the fourth quarter of 2009 shows the average score of European corporate websites continuing to improve – up 1% - although at a slower rate than in previous quarters. Consequently 2009 saw an average improvement of 11% over the course of the year – an impressive change in the context of the economic backdrop and the challenges faced by communicators during this unsettled period. The improvements were broadly-based across the companies and indices we follow, driven by a greater level of transparency and disclosure of corporate information and a steady improvement in CSR communications during the year. Our research shows that only about 10% of companies rebuilt their websites during 2009, less than half the long-term average.

Ed Meek

It is with the greatest sadness that we report the death of our colleague and friend Ed Meek on November 30th 2009.

More Investis clients win Awards

Investis are delighted to congratulate our clients who won awards for excelling in online corporate and investor communications at the 2009 Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards at a ceremony in the Royal Hospital Gardens, London, last night. Over the past five years Investis clients have won more than half of the available awards in the corporate website categories – a remarkable record of success.

Investis wins Tech Track 100 award for Performance Excellence

We’re proud to report more success in awards, this time at the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 Awards, where we won the Performance Excellence Award. The dinner was held to celebrate the success of Britain’s fastest growing technology companies following the publication of the 2009 Tech Track 100 league tables in September.

Investis rises again in the 2009 NMA Top 100 rankings

Investis is now the 7th largest Design and Build agency in the UK, according to the influential NMA Top 100 Interactive Agencies 2009 rankings.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q3 2009 - Websites improve in spite of economic backdrop

It's been a busy year for corporate communicators, but they've still found time to keep improving the quality of their websites. That's the conclusion of the latest IQ Ranking of corporate websites conducted by Investis, Europe's leading corporate website specialist. The IQ Ranking was launched a year ago, since when the average score for FTSE100 sites has risen from 50 to 58 - an impressive level of improvement against the backdrop of the recession.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q2 2009 - Improved CSR drives website quality forward.

The quality of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) disclosure on corporate websites has improved markedly during the second quarter, according to research by Investis, Europe’s leading corporate website specialist. In its quarterly assessment of more than 500 corporate websites conducted between April and June, Investis found that the overall average website score improved by some 5% - the largest quarterly increase yet seen. The CSR category was the main driver of this performance, with a 15% increase in the average score for FTSE100 companies. There was also evidence in the survey of companies investing more in technology again, with scores in the Web 2.0 and Multimedia categories improving strongly in both Germany and the UK following weakness in the prior quarter.

Investis IQ Corporate Website ranking launched in Finland

Investis has extended its IQ Benchmarking service to the Finnish market with the release of a ranking of the corporate websites of OMXH25 companies, which will be launched at the NIRC Conference in Helsinki on Thursday 11th June. Nestle Oil heads the rankings, with Nokia, M-Real, Fortum and Metso Group making up the top 5 in our survey.

Investis IQ Corporate Website ranking launched in Germany

Investis has extended its IQ Benchmarking service to the German market with the release of a ranking of DAX30 and MDAX companies, which will be launched at the 12th Annual DIRK Conference in Frankfurt on Monday 18th May. Deutsche Post heads the rankings, with Deutsche Bank, BASF, Thyssen Krupp and E.ON making up the top 5 in our survey.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking Q1 2009 – Shell tops FTSE100, FTSE250 ranking launched

Royal Dutch Shell is the new leader in the third Investis IQ ranking of UK corporate websites, while VT Group tops the table in our first ranking of FTSE250 company websites. The survey was conducted in the first quarter of the year and is the most comprehensive and authoritative of its kind, assessing nearly 200 criteria in measuring website quality and performance.

Investis launches new corporate website for Chinalco

Investis, Europe’s leading provider of online corporate communications services, is delighted to announce the launch of Chinalco’s corporate website (http://www.chinalco.com/). Chinalco, China's largest diversified mining company, recently announced plans for a strategic partnership with the Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto (http://www.riotinto.com/) in a deal worth $19.5bn. The website was designed and built in a matter of weeks and went live to co-inside with the deal announcement.

Investis IQ Corporate Website Ranking - consumer-facing businesses lead the way in Q4 2008

Big businesses are using their experience and understanding of consumers to improve their corporate communications, research by Investis has revealed today. The FTSE 100’s most authoritative corporate website ranking has revealed a list dominated by companies whose corporate websites continue to improve as they emerge from the shadows of their consumer-facing sister sites.

Anglo American wins Grand Award for Website Redesign at the iNOVA Awards 2008

Investis would like to congratulate our client Anglo American for winning the Grand Award, in Best Website Redesign category, at the 2008 iNOVA Awards.

Investis makes major European acquisition

Investis today announced the acquisition of Quartal Flife Oy, the Finnish-German online investor relations company, in a move which will establish Investis as the clear European leader in online corporate communications. The combined company will have over 1,000 clients in more than 20 countries globally, serviced by 180 employees operating in the UK, Germany, Finland, Italy and India. Pro forma revenues of the group in 2008 are projected to be around £12m.

Investis congratulates its clients on their success at the 2008 IR Best Practice Awards

Investis is delighted to congratulate our clients who won awards for excelling in online corporate and investor communications at the 2008 Investor Relations Society Best Practice Awards at a ceremony at the Royal Hospital Gardens, London, last night.

Investis launches IQ benchmarking - the definitive survey of corporate websites

The Investis Quarterly (IQ) benchmarking service has been launched today with a survey ranking the corporate websites of FTSE100 companies. Life insurance giant Aviva topped the poll with high scores in every category. Food Retail was the most successful sector while Mining performed worst overall, with four of the 10 FTSE 100 mining companies in the bottom 10.

Investis clients in the frame for more awards….

Investis are delighted to have corporate websites for six of its clients in the frame for the prestigious IR Society Best Practice Awards 2008, the shortlists for which were announced this week. We are also pleased that our work in creating HTML annual reports for International Power and Standard Life has been recognized with awards at The International ARC Awards 2008.

Friends of Investis Autumn events programme launched

Investis has launched its ‘Friends of Investis’ events programme for Autumn 2008. We will be running seven events leading up to Christmas, in our Working Breakfast and Forum and Drinks formats.

Investis research shows number of HTML annual reports up nearly 50% in 2008

A review of online annual report formats conducted by Investis has shown some significant changes in market practice in 2008, following the introduction of new legislation last year facilitating electronic communications with shareholders.

Investis launches Energy Charting Tool for BP Stats Review showcased in Financial Times

Investis launched the Energy Charting Tool for BP plc’s 2008 Statistical Review of World Energy as showcased by a leading article written by BP CEO Tony Hayward in the Financial Times. The Annual Review - in its 57th year of publication - is regarded as the most reliable source for objective energy data worldwide, according to the Financial Times, recording current and historic data on oil, gas, nuclear, hydroelectricity and coal production and consumption by country over a 42-year period.

Clients win awards in international corporate website competition

Investis clients were successful at the 7th Annual International iNOVA Awards competition. Congratulations to Unicredit, who won a Silver Award for Online Annual Reports: Banking Financial Services and to Arriva, who won the Honors Award for Corporate Website: Transport Service.

Investis soars up Marketing Magazine Top Digital Agencies Rankings

Investis, climbs to 13th place in Marketing's top largest digital agencies in the UK based on 2006 revenues, reflecting the company's 41% digital turnover growth from 2005 to 2006.

Investis launches its first Portuguese corporate website

Investis, Europe’s leading provider of online corporate communications services, is delighted to announce the launch of its first Portuguese corporate website for Altri, a major European pulp and paper supplier.

Investis Enters Top 10 in New Media Age 2007 Top 100 Ranking

Investis enters the top 10 largest digital web agencies in the UK, climbing 4 places to number 7 in the Design & Build category of the New Media Age 2007 Top 100 Interactive Agencies based on 2006 revenues.

Rule 26 deadline: 10% of FTSE AIM 100 companies still not compliant

Some ten percent of the largest 100 companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) are not complying with Rule 26 website disclosure requirements even after the passing of the August 20th deadline, according to an audit conducted by Investis Ltd., Europe’s leading online corporate communications specialist.

AIM Rule Weekly Update - 2 weeks to go!

The 20th August deadline for complying with AIM Rule 26 is now fast approaching. Here are the latest developments from last week....

Over 90% of Top 100 AIM Companies Fail to Meet Rule 26 Compliance Four Weeks Before Deadline

With only four weeks left to comply with the Rule 26 website regulations, only 6 of the top 100 AIM companies’ websites currently achieve full compliance, according to a survey carried out by Investis. Fewer than a third of the companies surveyed achieve a compliance score greater than 50% and one company still does not have a website!

Investis and Makinson Cowell publish fund manager survey on role of corporate websites in the investment process

Investis have this week published a report, in partnership with Makinson Cowell, on the role of the corporate website in the investment process. The report is based on interviews with 33 fund managers from some of the largest investing institutions in the world, controlling more than $8 trillion of investments between them.

Launch of moneysupermarket.com Dedicated Retail Share Offer IPO Site

moneysupermarket.com has launched an Initial Public Offering website dedicated to retail investors for their planned stock market listing.

Benetton wins the International Business Award for their Online Press Area

We are delighted to congratulate Benetton Group SpA for winning a Stevie International Business Award for their Online Press Area (http://press.benettongroup.com), which was designed, built and hosted by Investis.

Hamworthy wins Best AIM Website at the AIM Investment Awards 2007

Investis would like to congratulate our client Hamworthy for winning the Best AIM Website award, as voted for by readers of Investors Chronicle, at the 2007 AIM Investment Awards on 14th June 2007. As the sponsor of the Best AIM Website award, we are also delighted that three more of the six shortlisted companies – Protonex, RDF Media and Vantis – are Investis clients.

Investis launches UniCredit/HVB 2006 interactive annual reports

Investis Ltd has launched the 2006 interactive annual reports for Italian bank UniCredit and its German subsidiary HVB Group complete with a range of innovative new features such as a Flash introduction and a page look-up function.

Investis clients win big at the 2007 IRBP Awards

Our clients have reason to celebrate again this year, after winning 3 out of 7 website category awards, plus one commendation.

Investis clients win top ratings in FT / Bowen Craggs Website Index

Investis are delighted that two of our clients - Vodafone and BP - have been rated 1st and 3rd respectively in 'Serving Investors' ratings in the FT / Bowen Craggs Website Index survey, published in today's FT Digital Business.

New website requirements for AIM-quoted companies (Rule 26)

The London Stock Exchange has recently published a new set of rules for AIM companies.

Online corporate reporting: a coming of age Investis presentation to Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants

Investis, Europe’s leading authority on online corporate communications, this week delivered a presentation on the latest developments in online reporting to the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants. The event, held in Dublin on Monday 22 January, formed part of the LSCA Continuing Professional Development programme.

Investis climbs to number 11 in NMA Top 100 Ranking

Investis climbs three places to number 11 in the Design & Build category of the NMA 2006 Top 100 Interactive Agencies based on 2005 data.

Investis Launches Record Number of Corporate Websites in Summer of 2006

(Investis) Oct. 2, 2006 - Investis Ltd., Europe’s largest provider of online corporate communications solutions, has launched a record 15 new corporate websites across Europe this summer including sites for two of the UK’s largest companies.

Investis launches Benetton 2005 Interactive Online Annual Report

Investis, Europe’s leading provider of online corporate communications services, has launched Benetton Group’s 2005 Online Annual Report. The report includes a number of innovations such as integrated audio and video content, a print basket and an automated financial fact sheet.

Investis launches Friends of Investis Forum

Investis’ first Friends of Investis Forum of 2006 was met by tremendous demand and generally hailed as a great success by the participants, paving the way for further such events later this year.

Christie + Co wins award for corporate website at the 2006 Property Marketing Awards

Christie + Co have been awarded top prize for their corporate website at the 2006 Property Marketing Awards. The design, build and hosting for the website are managed by Investis.

Investis launches new website for Scottish & Newcastle

Investis, Europe’s largest provider of corporate websites for publicly quoted companies, has relaunched the corporate website for Scottish & Newcastle plc. http://www.scottish-newcastle.com/

Investis celebrates success at the 2006 IR Best Practice Website Awards

Investis clients have again enjoyed excellent results at the IR Best Practice Website Awards.

Investis acquires UK web solutions provider Saltmine

  • Broadens product range for corporate clients
  • Seeks more acquisitions in the UK and rest of Europe

London (March 28, 2006) – Investis Ltd, Europe’s leading provider of corporate websites and other online services, has expanded its range of cutting-edge products with the acquisition of UK web agency Saltmine Ltd.

For the second year running, Investis contributes to German annual reports review

For the second year in a row, Investis has contributed to the Deutsche Standards review of the best annual reports in Germany by assessing and commenting on the top 15 interactive 2005 annual reports amongst DAX30, MDAX and TECDAX listed companies, and by writing a foreword on the state of German interactive reports. The book is available in most German retailers or from the Deutsche Standards website.

Clients win awards in international corporate website competition

Investis clients were successful at the 5th Annual International iNOVA Awards competition. Congratulations to Stagecoach and Bradford & Bingley, who won a Gold Award for Corporate Website Redesign and to British Land, who won an Honors Award for their Online Annual Report.

Investis sets new standard in press websites with Benetton

Investis, Europe’s leading online communications agency, has launched a revamped online press area for Italian fashion house Benetton Group, which sets new standards in Best Practice for websites for journalists.

Investis clients find success in CityAM review and ranking of corporate websites

In CityAM’s survey of corporate websites, published on 17 October 2005, Investis clients won sixteen out of the top twenty places. The rankings, which review the websites of the 50 largest quoted UK companies against qualitative and quantitative criteria, are based on extensive research by Capital Markets Group, Mantra PR, Good Business, Wheel and Victoria Wall Associates.

Clients win seven out of ten awards at the IR Best Practice Website Awards 2005

Investis clients have performed outstandingly at the IR Best Practice Website Awards 2005. These excellent results are recognition that our clients are pushing the boundaries of online corporate communications.

Investis contributes to German investor relations book and annual reports review

Investis has participated in two publications in Germany in recent months. Rupert Spiegelberg, Director, and Michael Lindner, Associate Director, wrote the online investor relations section of the 2005 edition of the prestigious German investor relations book "Investor Relations - Das Standardwerk der Finanzkommunikation". The section gives tips on creating an effective and efficient online investor relations presence as well as taking a look at what might develop in the coming years.