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  • Top Investor Relations Trends to Watch in 2021

    Cision, our parent company, recently partnered with the US-based National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) to release the 2021 State of Investor Relations report, an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities IR teams are facing in a still uncertain time.   For the study, Cision and NIRI spoke with senior IR leaders from companies representing a broad set of industries and market caps to get their views on 1) how they responded to an unprecedented year with a crisis around every corner and 2) where they see the industry headed.   Among the findings, four major trends emerged: …

    Investor Relations April 1, 2021
  • 2020 Indonesia Media Landscape Highlights

    Overview COVID-19 has posed a serious threat to the sustainability of Indonesia’s media industry. According to Asmono Wikan, the Secretary-General of the Newspaper Publishers Union (SPS), which represents more than 400 media companies in Indonesia, many media professionals are at risk of losing their jobs. Nearly half of SPS’ members have retrenched staff or are planning to do so. The pandemic has also posed risks health risks to some media professionals in the country. According to findings from the Independent Journalist Association (AJI), more than 70 media professionals tested positive for…

    Asia Specials March 12, 2021
  • The Impact of What Elon Musk Is Saying On Twitter

    Elon Musk’s Twitter account, which has more than 48 million followers, is one of the most closely watched ones in the world. On February 20, the Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur wrote a seemingly innocuous comment on Twitter that bitcoin prices “do seem high”.  Two days later, the price of Bitcoin dropped by more than $3,000 within 5 minutes – shortly after the opening of the US stock exchange. The decline plunged as much as 17% within 24 hours. Tesla, which had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, also saw its stock prices drop.   This is not the first time that Elon Musk has influenced his company’s share or Bitcoin prices through his Twitter activity. Previously, after the billionaire tech titan changed his Twitter bio to #bitcoin, the…

    Insights & Monitoring March 10, 2021
  • 2020 Vietnam Media Landscape Highlights

    Overview  One of the fastest emerging economies in Asia, Vietnam is home to a digital population that is highly connected to the Internet and mobile devices. In a country of 96.9 million people, there is a 70% internet penetration rate – the number of internet users in the country increased by 10% to 68 million last year. There are also 145.8 million mobile phone connections and 65 million active social media users as of January 2020, according to the 2020 We Are Social Vietnam Report. Despite the strong digital presence, the popularity of traditional media has not diminished in Vietnam. Television remains a…

    Asia Specials March 3, 2021
  • 2020 South Korea Media Landscape Highlights

    Overview The COVID-19 outbreak has left a significant impact on almost every industry and the Korean media industry was no exception. According to a 2020 Media Report by Korea Press Foundation, 84.2% of newspaper and magazine businesses said they are experiencing a state of financial crisis. The situation is even more dire for daily and weekly newspapers and they have been suffering a dramatic dip in advertising revenue from last year. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="805"] South Korea has one of the world’s lowest rating in public trust of its news,…

    Asia Specials February 25, 2021
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