Comments on: Rumors….You’ve Got to Love Them….or Hate Them http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/2007/05/08/rumors%e2%80%a6you%e2%80%99ve-got-to-love-them%e2%80%a6or-hate-them/ Taking Investor Relations to the Next Level Mon, 06 May 2013 23:42:09 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Anil Dilawri http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/2007/05/08/rumors%e2%80%a6you%e2%80%99ve-got-to-love-them%e2%80%a6or-hate-them/comment-page-1/#comment-17 Anil Dilawri Wed, 09 May 2007 17:06:34 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/8512.aspx#comment-17 <p>Thanks Boyd,</p> <p>Sufficient resources...usually.</p> <p>Right strategy...rarely.</p> <p>I think it's tricky for many IR departments to handle given the legal department's wishes to just stick with "no comment".  "No comment" is a very valid and responsible response, however, there is nothing wrong with stating the facts as well.  Example - "The company obviously does not comment on such rumors.  Also, it is important for you to note that the same newspaper published similar rumors about XYZ company last month and nothing came of it."</p> Thanks Boyd,

Sufficient resources…usually.

Right strategy…rarely.

I think it’s tricky for many IR departments to handle given the legal department’s wishes to just stick with "no comment".  "No comment" is a very valid and responsible response, however, there is nothing wrong with stating the facts as well.  Example – "The company obviously does not comment on such rumors.  Also, it is important for you to note that the same newspaper published similar rumors about XYZ company last month and nothing came of it."

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By: Boyd Neil http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/2007/05/08/rumors%e2%80%a6you%e2%80%99ve-got-to-love-them%e2%80%a6or-hate-them/comment-page-1/#comment-16 Boyd Neil Wed, 09 May 2007 13:07:32 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/8512.aspx#comment-16 <p>Useful post Anil . . . Do the IR departments in most companies have sufficient IR resources to hunt and kill rumours?</p> Useful post Anil . . . Do the IR departments in most companies have sufficient IR resources to hunt and kill rumours?

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