Ed Batts

At a recent American Bar Association meeting, a senior Securities and Exchange Commission official reviewed various aspects of interest for public company reporting and compliance purposes. As is customary, such Staff comments were on a non-attribution basis and were represented to be personal views only and not those of the SEC as a whole. Nonetheless, such informal commentary continues to offer contextual perspective on both current matters and, equally important, indicates areas of less current significance at the SEC.Continue Reading Senior SEC Official Comments on Key Public Reporting Disclosure Issues

social-media-small.jpgPublic companies are increasingly turning to social media to market their products and services and drive revenues. Given the sheer number of people who tweet, blog and post, the unique ability to target a message to a desired demographic and the relatively low cost of digital media marketing efforts relative to traditional advertising, such efforts are only going to increase. At many public companies, anyone from the C-level management team to the sales and marketing teams to individual employees – including those who are not designated as company spokespersons under the company’s communications policies – may be using social media to promote the company’s products and services.Continue Reading Do your corporate governance policies consider social media?