Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Story on Electronic Shareholder Forums in February Issue of IR Update

Abe Wischnia's article on electronic shareholder forums is in the February 2009 issue of IR Update (page 12). It's a nice summary of why Oxygen Biotherapeutics implemented eShareholderForum, what the challenges were, what the benefits are, and what the early results have been. The issue can be found on the NIRI website at

Friday, January 30, 2009

Two More New Clients

Through our partnership with PrecisionIR we'll be going live shortly with two more clients using Press Releases By Type and Event Chart: NTELOS, Inc. (NTLS) and Animal Health International (AHII). An excellent way to end the month of January!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

PrecisionIR, iMiners, and Abe Wischnia Associates Team Up for Webinar on Electronic Shareholder Forums

This is now live on the PrecisionIR website under "Webinar Series": See the link to the webinar for Electronic Shareholder Forum. It is a 35 minute educational webinar about e-forums and the iMiners solution. We are proud to be working with Abe and the PrecisionIR team to offer eShareholderForum to any public company that wishes to use Web 2.0 technology to communicate more efficiently with its shareholders!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Peace on earth, and all that good stuff! Happy Holidays from iMiners, Inc. We had an exciting 2008 with the launch of 2 new products, the signing of a major reseller agreement, and a lot of buzz and interest from the industry. We look forward to what 2009 will bring!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Activity on OXBO's eShareholderForum

OXBO's eShareholderForum has been live on their website for about 2 weeks now, and it was only announced 10 days ago (via press release). But already the e-forum is getting quite a bit of activity. There are already 27 verified shareholders who have registered (and been approved by OXBO) to participate (post) in the e-forum, and another 17 pending approval (anyone can read posts in the e-forum, but in order to post OXBO is requiring that you verify you are a current shareholder). The message boards are getting a ton of page views, and quite a few comments/input from the 27 shareholders approved to post. Also, check out the Q&A section: it looks like it's been a very successful start. Shareholders have been submitting questions to OXBO management, and OXBO management is posting answers. Also, CEO Chris Stern posted to his blog on 11/20, to communicate his vision of the e-forum to shareholders. And he will continue to blog. The only feature that hasn't been utilized (yet) is the polling.

So in summary already OXBO is an excellent example of how a company can utilize an electronic shareholder forum to drive traffic from third party message boards to their IR site, enable shareholders to engage in a dialogue with each other on the IR site, and enable management and IR to engage in a dialogue directly with shareholders.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oxygen Biotherapeutics Goes Live with eShareholderForum

Today marked another milestone for iMiners: the launch of our very first (and the industry's first) electronic shareholder forum. Oxygen Biotherapeutics is traded on the OTC (ticker OXBO) and signed up for the service in July. They utilize Thomson Reuters to host their IR site, so their Shareholder Forum is seamlessly integrated. This is a soft launch; they'll be issuing a press release shortly to announce it to the public, but it is now live. We feel very strongly that these e-forums will soon become commonplace on many, many company IR sites. Now that OXBO has blazed the trail, others will be less shy about following.

Check it out for yourself: (go to "Shareholder Forum"; anyone can read content, but to post in the message boards, ask a question, or participate in a poll you need to register and be approved as a verified shareholder).