Managing Ahead of the Curve
As part of the relationship between FD and the Coca-Cola Company, the two parties decided in November 2008 to launch an investor relations-focused and research-based engagement study to recalibrate investor messages within a challenging economic environment.
To gain an understanding of the investment community’s perceptions of Coca-Cola’s near- and long-term issues of concern, the team developed a Market Intelligence Research Program. Targeting 80 investors, the team conducted telephone interviews to find out their feelings on topics ranging from Coca-Cola’s investor communication efforts to its M&A strategy.
Partly as a result of the research program, stock in the Coca-Cola Company rose 7.6% on February 12, 2009, the day the company issued its fourth-quarter earnings report. This was the largest single-day gain in the company’s stock price in almost 20 years. â–
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